Field Trips

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PRE CONFERENCE TRIP – Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 November

Two-day Pine Creek Birdwatching Tour “Parrot & Finch Paradise”

Inclusions: Transport, specialist guiding, breakfast, lunch and dinner on both days, twin-share accommodation ($70 per day single supplement option available).

What to bring: water to drink, binoculars if needed, sturdy shoes, sun protection
Cost: $900 inc GST

Minimum numbers apply

10 species of parrots, including the locally endemic Hooded Parrot, Red-winged Parrot, Cockatiel and Northern Rosella, rightfully makes the historic gold mining and railway township of Pine Creek the ‘Top End’s home of parrots’. With 5 common finch species breeding in the region, including the spectacular Gouldian Finch, it’s no wonder why guests love seeing these inland bursts of colour on this two day bird watching tour in Pine Creek.
Day 1
We start by taking advantage of the early morning and scope out some of the best birding sites in Darwin. We look for species such as Rainbow Pitta, Rufous Owl, Barking Owl, Azure Kingfisher and Orange-footed Scrubfowl. After a hearty lunch we travel to our accommodation in Pine Creek, home of the illustrious Hooded Parrot in the midst of an outback historic town.

Day 2
We concentrate in the local region for the best chances of finches including Masked, Long-tailed, Crimson, Double-barred and mesmerizing Gouldian Finch. We travel back to Pine Creek where 10 species of parrot are regularly seen including Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo, Northern Rosella, Varied Lorikeet and Red-winged Parrot. Getting our parrot fix, we then travel back to Darwin.


Monday 22 November – East Point Birdwatching Tour

Depart 6:30am. Return to Darwin Convention Centre by 8am.

Cost: $50 inc GST includes coach transfers and specialist guide

Hosted by NT Bird Specialists, this tour will explore Darwin’s urban reserves for local specialty birds, wildlife and floral wonders.

What to bring: water to drink, binoculars if needed, sturdy shoes, sun protection

Minimum numbers apply

Monday 22 November – Botanic Gardens Birdwatching Tour

Depart 6:30am. Return to Darwin Convention Centre by 8am.

Cost: $50 inc GST includes coach transfers and specialist guide

Hosted by NT Bird Specialists, this tour will explore Darwin’s urban reserves for local specialty birds, wildlife and floral wonders.

What to bring: water to drink, binoculars if needed, sturdy shoes, sun protection

Minimum numbers apply

Monday 22 November – Lee Point Birdwatching Tour

Depart 6:30am. Return to Darwin Convention Centre by 8am.

Cost: $50 inc GST includes coach transfers and specialist guide

Hosted by NT Bird Specialists, this tour will explore Darwin’s urban reserves for local specialty birds, wildlife and floral wonders.

What to bring: water to drink, binoculars if needed, sturdy shoes, sun protection

Minimum numbers apply


Tuesday 23 November – East Point Birdwatching Tour

Depart 6:30am. Return to Darwin Convention Centre by 8am.

Cost: $50 inc GST includes coach transfers and specialist guide

Hosted by NT Bird Specialists, this tour will explore Darwin’s urban reserves for local specialty birds, wildlife and floral wonders.

What to bring: water to drink, binoculars if needed, sturdy shoes, sun protection

Minimum numbers apply

Tuesday 23 November – Botanic Gardens Birdwatching Tour

Depart 6:30am. Return to Darwin Convention Centre by 8am.

Cost: $50 inc GST includes coach transfers and specialist guide

Hosted by NT Bird Specialists, this tour will explore Darwin’s urban reserves for local specialty birds, wildlife and floral wonders.

What to bring: water to drink, binoculars if needed, sturdy shoes, sun protection

Minimum numbers apply

Tuesday 23 November – Lee Point Birdwatching Tour

Depart 6:30am. Return to Darwin Convention Centre by 8am.

Cost: $50 inc GST includes coach transfers and specialist guide

Hosted by NT Bird Specialists, this tour will explore Darwin’s urban reserves for local specialty birds, wildlife and floral wonders.

What to bring: water to drink, binoculars if needed, sturdy shoes, sun protection

Minimum numbers apply


Wednesday 24 November – Half Day Fogg Dam Naturalist Tour

Depart 6:30am (pick up locations to be advised). Return by 11:30am.

Cost: $150 inc GST

Minimum numbers apply

Explore the serendipitous man-made wetland of Fogg Dam over a great morning out looking for birds and wildlife in monsoon forests and wetlands: Combcrested Jacana, Rainbow Pitta, Arafura Fantail, Rose-crowned Fruit-dove, Swamp Lashtail and more

What to bring: water to drink, binoculars if needed, sturdy shoes, sun protection, snacks

Inclusions: coach transfers and specialist guide, and morning tea

Wednesday 24 November – Full Day Litchfield National Park Wildlife & Habitats Tour

Depart 6:30am (pick up locations to be advised). Return by 4:30pm.

Cost: $295 inc GST includes coach transfers and specialist guide, morning tea and lunch

Minimum numbers apply

Visit Florence Falls, Termite Mounds, Wangi Falls with a view to spotting Wilkins Rock Wallaby, Frill-necked Lizard, Arafura Shrike Thrush, Merten’s Water Monitor, Black Flying Fox. This tour will explore multiple habitats. There is an option for swimming at waterfalls.

What to bring: water to drink, binoculars if needed, sturdy shoes, sun protection food? What food and snacks are provided?


Thursday 25 November – East Point Birdwatching Tour

Depart 6:30am. Return to Darwin Convention Centre by 8am.

Cost: $50 inc GST includes coach transfers and specialist guide

Hosted by NT Bird Specialists, this tour will explore Darwin’s urban reserves for local specialty birds, wildlife and floral wonders.

What to bring: water to drink, binoculars if needed, sturdy shoes, sun protection

Minimum numbers apply

Thursday 25 November – Botanic Gardens Birdwatching Tour

Depart 6:30am. Return to Darwin Convention Centre by 8am.

Cost: $50 inc GST includes coach transfers and specialist guide

Hosted by NT Bird Specialists, this tour will explore Darwin’s urban reserves for local specialty birds, wildlife and floral wonders.

What to bring: water to drink, binoculars if needed, sturdy shoes, sun protection

Minimum numbers apply

Thursday 25 November – Lee Point Birdwatching Tour

Depart 6:30am. Return to Darwin Convention Centre by 8am.

Cost: $50 inc GST includes coach transfers and specialist guide

Hosted by NT Bird Specialists, this tour will explore Darwin’s urban reserves for local specialty birds, wildlife and floral wonders.

What to bring: water to drink, binoculars if needed, sturdy shoes, sun protection

Minimum numbers apply


Friday 26 November – East Point Birdwatching Tour

Depart 6:30am. Return to Darwin Convention Centre by 8am.

Cost: $50 inc GST includes coach transfers and specialist guide

Hosted by NT Bird Specialists, this tour will explore Darwin’s urban reserves for local specialty birds, wildlife and floral wonders.

What to bring: water to drink, binoculars if needed, sturdy shoes, sun protection

Minimum numbers apply

Friday 26 November – Botanic Gardens Birdwatching Tour

Depart 6:30am. Return to Darwin Convention Centre by 8am.

Cost: $50 inc GST includes coach transfers and specialist guide

Hosted by NT Bird Specialists, this tour will explore Darwin’s urban reserves for local specialty birds, wildlife and floral wonders.

What to bring: water to drink, binoculars if needed, sturdy shoes, sun protection

Minimum numbers apply

Friday 26 November – Lee Point Birdwatching Tour

Depart 6:30am. Return to Darwin Convention Centre by 8am.

Cost: $50 inc GST includes coach transfers and specialist guide

Hosted by NT Bird Specialists, this tour will explore Darwin’s urban reserves for local specialty birds, wildlife and floral wonders.

What to bring: water to drink, binoculars if needed, sturdy shoes, sun protection

Minimum numbers apply

POST CONFERENCE TRIP – Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 November

Two-day Pine Creek Birdwatching Tour “Parrot & Finch Paradise”

Inclusions: Transport, specialist guiding, breakfast, lunch and dinner on both days, twin-share accommodation ($70 per day single supplement option available).

What to bring: water to drink, binoculars if needed, sturdy shoes, sun protection

Cost: $900 inc GST

Minimum numbers apply

10 species of parrots, including the locally endemic Hooded Parrot, Red-winged Parrot, Cockatiel and Northern Rosella, rightfully makes the historic gold mining and railway township of Pine Creek the ‘Top End’s home of parrots’. With 5 common finch species breeding in the region, including the spectacular Gouldian Finch, it’s no wonder why guests love seeing these inland bursts of colour on this two day bird watching tour in Pine Creek.
Day 1
We start by taking advantage of the early morning and scope out some of the best birding sites in Darwin. We look for species such as Rainbow Pitta, Rufous Owl, Barking Owl, Azure Kingfisher and Orange-footed Scrubfowl. After a hearty lunch we travel to our accommodation in Pine Creek, home of the illustrious Hooded Parrot in the midst of an outback historic town.

Day 2
We concentrate in the local region for the best chances of finches including Masked, Long-tailed, Crimson, Double-barred and mesmerizing Gouldian Finch. We travel back to Pine Creek where 10 species of parrot are regularly seen including Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo, Northern Rosella, Varied Lorikeet and Red-winged Parrot. Getting our parrot fix, we then travel back to Darwin.