O'Reilly's Autumn Bird Week

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area

4 – 9 March 2018 - 

Join bird lovers from far and wide af O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat’s famed Autumn Bird Week from Sunday 4 to Friday 9 March, 2018.

Home to Australia’s largest collection of sub-tropical birds, explore World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park on guided tours and witness migratory birds preparing to leave for wintering grounds further a field.

Guests can expect to see hundreds of bird species throughout the week, whereby assisting several research and conservation programs. Explore a range of habitats from dry rainforests to lagoons and some offsite locations such as neighboring Kerry Valley.

Spot species such as Thrushes, Lyrebird, Pitta, Riflebird, Catbird, Wompoo Pigeon, Rose Robin with some Eucalypt forest edge species. Add to your count at night during Nocturnal Bird Spotlighting for species such as Boobook Owl, Marbled Frogmouth, Owlet Nightjar and Sooty Owl.

Plus, enjoy presentations by experienced O’Reilly’s guides and guest speaker Dave Stewart who has been involved in the previous 16 events. Dave is the most renowned wildlife sound recordist in Australia and has the most comprehensive collection of quality digital Australian bird recordings, exceeding 700 species.

*Note: Autumn Bird Week is a precursor to the larger, internationally renowned annual Bird Week held each November.

Event Dates

This event occurs annually:
4 – 9 March 2018

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Car park
  • Kiosk
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant - Licensed
  • Shop

Event Venues


O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat
Address:
Lamington National Park Road
Canungra
Queensland, Australia 4275

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Mon Repos Turtle Centre, Mon Repos Conservation Park

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
No visit to Mon Repos is complete without a stop at the turtle centre. Here you’ll learn heaps about marine turtles, and the conservation and research programs that are protecting them. You'll also find out how a colourful history and ancient connections have shaped the Mon Repos you see today.

Coral Cove

Coral Cove, Bundaberg Area
Enjoy beautiful views of the Coral Sea. Spend quiet days fishing for tailor, diving coral reefs or taking up the challenge of an 18-hole golf course at Coral Cove. At the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, just 20 minutes from Bundaberg and a short drive from Bargara the Coral Cove community is friendly and relaxed.

Baldwin Swamp Environmental Park

Bundaberg East, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Known as Bundaberg's own "Kakadu", Baldwin Swamp is home to many species of birdlife and wildlife. Meander through the trails and take in the smells of the Eucalypt trees whilst enjoying the peace and quiet Baldwin Swamp offers.

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Miara, Bundaberg Area
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Hoffman's Rocks Dive Site

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Hoffman’s Rocks is a colourful underwater playground just south of Bargara in the Woongarra Marine Park. The area is covered in hard and soft corals including gorgonian sea fans and pretty soft corals, and home to resting turtles, stingrays, gropers and wobbegong sharks.

Sharon

Sharon, Bundaberg Area
Situated approximately eight kilometres out of Bundaberg towards Gin Gin is the small town of Sharon. The Sharon Gorge is a further four kilometres along the highway, and is home to a tranquil area with rainforests, ferns, palms and orchids.

Port Bundaberg

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
The Burnett River flows out to sea at Burnett Heads, and just upstream is the Port of Bundaberg with its wharves and imposing sugar terminal. Here, the broad reaches of the Burnett are home to the Bundaberg Sailing Club, and as expected, there are boat ramps and car and trailer parking at the river mouth.

Coonarr

Burrum Coast, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
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Cochrane Artificial Reef Dive Site

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
The Cochrane Artificial Reef in the Woongarra Marine Park, is like something straight out of a movie. Just a short boat trip from shore, you'll find the impressive 50 metre ‘Ceratodus II’ and the 40 metre long 'Porteur' surrounded by two Mohawk aircraft and a Kingair aircraft, two lightships, and a criss-cross of concrete modules, pipes and other structures all taken over by coral and sea life.

Hummock Lookout

Qunaba, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Situated off the road to Bargara is the low-lying volcanic remnant known as "The Hummock" which, although only 96 metres above sea-level, offers visitors good views over the whole area. The ocean is visible to the east while, to the west, the sugar fields can be seen encircling the city with the smoke stacks of the Bundaberg Distillery and Mill on the horizon.
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