The Experience: You will explore the coastal area of the UNESCO Noosa Biosphere Reserve, home to more than 300 bird species, 60 eco-systems, 1300 plant species and unique landscapes. You will discover Mapleton National Park as well as Conondale National Park which is an important refuge for Eastern Bristle Birds and home to a further 174 bird species, 14 of which are considered endangered or vulnerable. Conondale National Park is also considered a critical site for the Richmond Birdwing-butterfly. Our Half and Full Day tours cater for birders & wildlife lovers at all levels. You will be accompanying a local professional, experienced guide who will provide an informative interpretation about the many birds, flora and fauna you will observe alongside a history of the region. We have designed short, tranquil, easy walks to explore the rich diversity of fauna, flora and landscape with ample time and opportunity for photographs. We can even create a tour based on particular species of interest. Iconic bird species that you may discover are: • Noisy Pitta • Glossy Black-Cockatoo • Eastern Whipbird • Scarlet Honey-eater • Pale yellow robin • Eastern Osprey • Regent Bowerbird • Variegated Fairy-wren • Green catbird • Pale-headed Rosella • Paradise riflebird
Walking distances: The Half-Day option is designed for 6 to 8 locations and a Full-Day at 8 to 12 locations, all easy strolls up to a maximum of about 200 metres each.
Inclusions: Trail snacks & fresh locally sourced morning tea. The Full-Day Bushwalk also includes lunch.
Number of Guests: Minimum guests: 1: Maximum guests: 6: Minimum age: 15 yrs.
Exclusive charter tours are available for groups including groups with children under 15 yrs.
Pick -Up & Drop-Off: These tours start at Noosaville visiting selected local locations first and then travel inland. These tours depart Noosaville at 0700 am daily and return at 1330pm (Half-Day) or 1730pm (Full-Day). The Country House at Hunchy guests should make their own way to Pelican Park, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville ready for a 0700 am departure. For tours booked only by our guests and Exclusive Charters arranged by our guests, pick-up & drop-off is at The Country House at Hunchy.
Tour Costs (if not arranged as part of our 2 Night Hinterland Natural Landscape Experience):
Half-Day: $150 per person. Full-Day: $215 per person.
Exclusive Charter Cost:
Half-Day for 1 to 4 guests: $600 (add $150 per person after 4 to maximum of 6).
Full-Day for 1 to 4 guests: $860 (add $215 per person after 4 to maximum of 6).