North Queensland Wildscapes Phototours

Cairns, Cairns Area

Join Paul Curtis of North Queensland Wildscapes Phototours in a tour some of the less visited but extremely photogenic sites around the tropical north. Tours are varied to suit the customer and the prevailing weather and conditions, but foremost is the goal of finding some remarkable sites and returning with wonderful pictures. Tours can be half day, full day, or one or more nights away, to capture the golden hours of dusk and dawn.

Paul can provide a window into the true north Queensland and assist you to get the most out of the opportunity. The experienced enthusiast/professional is catered for, as well as those new to outdoor photography. Paul can help you get the best out of your camera and the wonderful subjects presented. Maximum number is four adults so each trip is flexible to suit your needs. No rushing from place to place, or packing up unless you are satisfied.

Costs are all inclusive except where indicated. You can be collected from anywhere from Cairns to the northern beaches (up to Palm Cove). Departure times depend a bit on your location, but are generally around 8am. There is no schedule where certain places are visited on certain days.

Facilities

  • Car park

Activities

  • Off Road Driving
Hotel Pick Up
Various Locations
Cairns, Cairns Area
Queensland
Australia

Our tours

Sunset Tour

Depart Cairns at 1pm for a one hour drive to Davies Creek National Park. Some time will be spent at the falls, and exploring the picturesque creek side scenery before indulging in a mildly strenuous 10 minute walk to one of Paul's favourite lookouts. Return to Cairns around 7pm, depending on the time of the year. Afternoon tea provided.

Indicative rates

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$110 $250
Golden Beaches - Half Day, Full Day or Overnight

An hour south of Cairns is one of the best beaches in north Queensland for photography. For a half day tour, an afternoon low tide is preferable to fully appreciate the area. Otherwise a more leisurely full day will give everyone more time to explore further including nearby Eubenangee Swamp with its variety of birdlife and ominous creekside scenery. Depart between 12.30pm to 1pm for half day or 8am for full day. Bring a hat and light shoes (they may get wet) and sunscreen and insect repellent, if necessary, can be provided. Return whenever you feel like it! Light lunch provided on day tour.

Overnight tours are available for those who enjoy camping in a rainforest setting next to tropical beaches. Please enquire.

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$120 $185
Cloud Forest Tour

Spend a day in high altitude rainforest exploring the lush creeks and one of the norths premier rainforest drives. Opportunities to stop in many places to indulge your creativity. Depart Cairns around 8am and return around 7pm. Snacks and lunch provided. Approximately a one and three quarter hour drive from Cairns through some great scenery and country towns.

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$185 $350
Mysterious Waterfalls Tour

Some photogenic tableland waterfalls that few people visit or even know about. A little bit of exciting four-wheel-driving through remote country past some great lookouts and spectacular northern rainforest. Depart 8am and return 7pm. Option to stop off at Hasties Swamp bird hide if you are interested in wildlife.

Lunch at your expense at the Popular Cafe in Ravenshoe - Queensland's highest town. Stopping off at the Windy Hill windfarm, then back for late afternoon at Drover's Lookout and Hall's Falls (for the nimble of foot) or Wright's Creek Falls for the not so nimble. Possibly catch a sunset from Gillies Lookout.

Indicative rates

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$165 $350
Rainforest Circuit Drive

A bit of everything on this tour. Anything can pop up along the 40 kilometre rainforest drive but you will have the chance to explore some rainforest streams, all sorts of scenic forest types and some spectacular viewpoints along this wilderness circuit drive. Depart around 8am, return around 7pm, and snacks and lunch are provided. The tour includes an optional 10 minute steep rainforest walk up to the Mount Edith lookout. Time and energy permitting, a stop can be scheduled at Emerald Creek Falls for some nice creek and cascade country at the end of the day.

Indicative rates

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$185 $185
Creek and Canopy Tour

About one hour south of Cairns is the Mamu Rainforest Canopy Walkway. This is quite unique in this part of the world and provides some great photo opportunities. Along the way, Babinda Boulders and Henrietta Creek's falls and cascades will be visited. Tour cost includes entry to Mamu. Weather and time permitting, a stop at Josephine Falls can be scheduled on the return trip to Cairns. A light lunch is provided though we have the option of a purchased lunch at a number of nice locations.

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$185 $350

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