FNQ Nature Tours

Brinsmead, Cairns Area

Far North Queensland is a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise! Their small group tours explore the rainforest habitat, concentrating on the endemic wildlife found within.

Their passionate and knowledgeable guides are eager to share the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area with you.

They provide premier wildlife encounters in Far North Queensland, based out of Cairns.

They are locally owned and operated.

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Off Road Driving

Other Information

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Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
5 Chesterfield Close
Brinsmead, Cairns Area
Queensland
Australia

Our tours

Daintree Experience

Perfect for Nature Lovers.

Flora and Fauna are the major focus for this tour encompassing the best of Mossman Gorge and Lower Daintree Region. The Daintree is an area of ancient tropical rainforest spanning 120,000 hectares, making it the largest portion of tropical rainforest in Australia. Walk the 2.5 kilometre quiet track to witness the complex ecosystems in this World Heritage Area and swim in the incredible fresh water gorge.

At the Daintree Tea House, lunch has an exotic theme. The outside dining area is beautiful and exclusive with views of the tropical rainforest and continuous sounds of birds and nature.

After lunch travel to the Daintree River for the Wildlife Cruise. The surroundings are full of opportunities to observe and photograph some of the most primitive forms of animal and plant life in the world. Most days they experience great bird life and crocodile activity.

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$200 $600
Tablelands and Crater Lakes

On this spectacular Tablelands adventure, they visit the ancient Cathedral Fig Tree. An 800 year old relic of the flora kingdom. Learn about the intricate life story of the Giant Fig while enjoying morning chorus. Over 120 birds can be found and heard in the area.

Travelling on to Lake Barrine for some beautiful morning tea, your guide will take you on a journey through the lakeside rainforest. Enjoy a one hour lake cruise for more wildlife opportunities. Listen out for their Bird of Paradise, the Victoria’s Rifle Bird and many other elusive creatures.

They continue on their way for a delicious seafood lunch and some Platypus spotting!

To finish off the day, they take in the fantastic panoramas of Milla Milla lookout and a nice long swim or simply relax at Lake Eacham, often a highlight and a pleasant cool off. Returning to Cairns approximately 5.30pm.

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$200 $600
Cairns Hiking Experience

The only guided Hiking Experience in Cairns! Don’t expect to see much traffic on the walk! Perfect right? Beautiful Lamb Range is an hour drive west of Cairns and towers high above the Dinden National Park surrounds.

Expect an early start! They like to begin their hikes while the birds are singing and their wildlife are becoming active.

The track consists of open woodland, giant gum trees, savanna habitat and beautiful iconic Xanthorrhoea grass trees. As you gain height you’ll notice abrupt granite boulders coursing the summit area, providing spectacular scenery.

They will provide their guests with snacks and fruit to keep your energy high while on the hike. On your return from the walk, you’ll travel a short distance to Davies Creek for your picnic lunch and a swim!

The trail is a 10 kilometre experience of a lifetime. The Rainforest habitat near the summit with it’s beautiful Oraniopis palms and Cycads will amaze you! Experience the smells and sounds of the ancient Wet Tropical Rainforest.

They have access to several mountain ranges to allow guests of all fitness levels the opportunity to enjoy their Hiking Tour.

Indicative rates

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$175 $525

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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Smithfield, Cairns Area
From AU$51 - 210
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a unique rainforest experience, taking you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests. Spanning seven and a half kilometres in the Barron Gorge National Park, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway glides just metres over the canopy, its comfortable six-person gondola cabins providing spectacular views of the rainforest, tropical Cairns, the Coral Sea and lush Cairns Highlands.

Daintree Discovery Centre

Cow Bay, Douglas Area
From AU$32 - 35
A multi-award winner, the Discovery Centre is nestled in the heart of the rainforest, 10 kilometres north of the Daintree River. The Centre is a 'must see' for anyone visiting the area and where you can experience the rainforest at every level - from the forest floor to the upper most reaches of the canopy.

Mossman Gorge Centre

Mossman, Douglas Area
From AU$9.50 - 9.50
Visit Mossman Gorge and experience the Daintree World Heritage Rainforest with pristine waterfalls, mountains and vivid flora and fauna, all the while getting lost in its enchanting stories and rich Indigenous heritage.

Hope Vale

Hope Vale,
Hope Vale Aboriginal community lies 40 kilometres north of Cooktown. Originally established as a Moravian Lutheran Mission on the east coast near Cape Bedford, the community was later moved to its present location.

Mount Cook National Park

Cooktown, Cook Area
Free Entry
Rising 431 metres above the surrounding landscape, rugged Mount Cook is the scenic backdrop to Cooktown. Lieutenant Phillip Parker King named Mount Cook in June 1819 during his navigation of northern Australia.

Thetford Reef Dive Site

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
Thetford Reef, nestled close to the Cairns coast and just a short boat trip from the popular Green Island, is a two kilometre long burst of colour - with scattered coral heads, sandy floor areas inviting glittering schools of sea life, and lots of swim-throughs for adventure-seekers.

Wonga Beach

Wonga, Douglas Area
Named after the beautiful Torres Strait pigeon, Wonga Beach is a quiet refuge north of Mossman. Off shore there are views to Snapper Island and it is within easy access to the Daintree River and its rainforest habitat.

Green Island Dive Site

Green Island, Cairns Area
Green Island is the closest coral reef to Cairns, and located on the inner side of the reef it doesn’t have the crystal clear water found on the outer reefs. However, this pretty coral cay is a great place to snorkel, and also has a few good dive sites.

Barracuda Bommie Dive Site

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
Free Entry
With a name like Barracuda Bommie you would expect to see barracuda at this dive site, and fortunately it rarely disappoints. Located on the Agincourt Reefs, off Port Douglas, Barracuda Bommie is a giant pinnacle of coral that rises from the sandy sea floor at 26 metres.

Steve's Bommie Dive Site

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
Located north of Cairns, Steve’s Bommie is an incredible dive site located at Ribbon Reef No.3. The bommie rises from 30 metres deep up to just five metres below the water, and attracts schools of bigeye trevally, barracuda, yellow-lined snapper, Moses perch, yellow-lined goatfish and many others.
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