Wildlife Tours from Port Douglas
Kangaroos, emus, platypus and lots more native Australian wildlife
Australia is home to an abundance of unique and unusual animals that are found nowhere else in the world. Join a Blue Adventures tour and spot wild animals in their natural habitat including emus, platypus, kangaroos, wallabies, native birds, freshwater turtles and more!
The World Heritage rainforests, wetlands and tropical savanna of north Queensland offer a diverse range of native wildlife habitat. Blue Adventures has access to a range of unique and little-known destinations where we can take our private guests to view and photograph Australian animals in the wild.
A private charter is a fantastic way to see and experience the region as we ca n move at a pace that suits you and build an itinerary that takes in the things you want to see.
An example wildlife tour itinerary
Our first stop of the day is at an outback nature refuge where we spend time looking for and photographing emus, spot a wide variety of birdlife aboard a private boat cruise on the spectacular wetlands and enjoy a light morning tea overlooking the Queensland outback. The wetlands are a highlight for the twitchers and birdwatchers travelling with us.
Following our wetland cruise experience, we head off to explore grasslands where Eastern Grey kangaroos and Agile wallabies are found in abundance. During the day these animals spend are found lazing in the shade of large trees and we can get close enough for great photos. There is also a variety of birdlife and lizards to be found here.
As the day continues we enjoy a delicious lunch (included) beside a breathtaking crater-lake surrounded by World Heritage rainforest. The volcanic crater-lake offers the chance to search for rainforest animals on foot with both short and longer walks available. The rainforest is provides great wildlife habitat and we often find Musky Rat Kangaroos, Boyd's Forest Dragons and Australian Scrub Turkeys.
In the afternoon it's time to find Lumholtz Tree Kangaroos or perhaps the elusive Platypus, an animal so strange that it helped shape Charles Darwin's theory of evolution! Depending on what you would prefer to experience we have access to several locations where the chances of seeing these animals is high.
As we make our way back to Port Douglas we have the opportunity to stop for local coffee, purchase fresh tropical produce and continue to look for native wildlife whilst enjoying the beautiful Queensland outback, tropical savanna, rainforest scenery and often a gorgeous sunset.
Trips depart at 7:00 am and return at approximately 5:00 pm.