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.
All Blue Adventures Port Douglas Wildlife Tours are run as private charters. No large groups or rigid time schedules to follow. Our experienced guides will tailor each tour to your interests and requirements.
Our most popular Port Douglas wildlife tour itinerary
After being picked up from your hotel by your Blue Adventures guide we begin the day with a leisurely drive from the coastal lowlands of Port Douglas through lush rainforest-clad slopes to the top of the Great Dividing Range and the Atherton Tablelands.
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 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. In addition to the kangaroos and wallabies we also regularly spot Frilly Neck lizards and incredible birdlife at this location.
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.
Before leaving the Crater Lakes National Park we will take a trip to our secret 'Garden of Eden', an enchanting stream just a short walk down a hidden trail. A truly spectacular and rarely visited piece of World Heritage rainforest.
In the afternoon it's time to see the elusive Platypus, an animal so strange that it helped shape Charles Darwin's theory of evolution! While searching for the unique platypus your private Blue Adventures guide will share with you, the fascinating story of this incredible animal.
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.