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Great Northern Tours

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5 Kellehaven Rd, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895, Australia
+61 7 4069 5705
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Wonderful birding trip

David Mead is a wonderful bird guide. We found all of the target birds due to his knowledge and ear... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Doug C
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Adelaide, Australia
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What a fabulous birding trip to Cape York (July 2017) we have just had with David and Janet Mead of... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Ozie81
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Brisbane, Australia
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Great Northern Tours offer local and extended, small group 'Birdwatching' tours in Far North Queensland, Australia. Visiting such iconic destinations as Lakefield and Iron Range national parks, Cape York, Gulf of Carpentaria, World Heritage listed Wet Tropics and the bird-rich Mt Isa and Winton regions. Whether you choose one of our scheduled tours or prefer a taylor-made private charter, your local North Queensland guide, David Mead, will make sure your personally guided tour is both memorable and rewarding.
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5 Kellehaven Rd, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895, Australia
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

David Mead is a wonderful bird guide. We found all of the target birds due to his knowledge and ear for bird calls. The vehicle we travelled in was very comfortable for 4 birders. Very careful driver on some difficult roads. The accomodation was better...More

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David M, Owner at Great Northern Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you very much,, it was a pleasure showing a few new birds and some great Cape York landscapes to you. Hope to meet you again soon and keep enjoying your bird photography, some of your shots are amazing. David.

Reviewed 11 August 2017

What a fabulous birding trip to Cape York (July 2017) we have just had with David and Janet Mead of Great Northern Tours. Without a doubt the intimate knowledge that David has of both the area and the bird life is unsurpassed. He is an...More

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David M, Owner at Great Northern Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks you very much for your kind words ,Ian and Jan, it was a most pleasurable trip, made a lot easier by your enjoyable company.

Reviewed 26 July 2017

We travelled from Cooktown to the Tip of Cape York by private charter with David Mead of Great Northern Tours, a tour company owner operated, that gives value for the dollar. David first identified our travel goals and then mapped out a 6 day camping...More

3  Thank Heather F
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We had a thoroughly enjoyable visit to Seisia and environs. David's expertise and knowledge made for a rewarding trip and we added many new species to our list including the Yellow-billed Kingfisher. The resident croc that patrolled 'our' beach also provided visual entertainment! David is...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2016

David was a very hospitable host driver. His knowledge of the area we covered from Cooktown to Tip of Australia is extensive. He was very obliging with our requests and couldn't do enough to please our small group of 4. The tents and beds were...More

1  Thank gunnsja
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I was privileged to be one of a group on a 6 day visit to Olkola country in August-Sept 2016, and from there across to Cooktown and south through the Daintree. Dave from Great Northern Tours was one of our amazing guides - we could...More

1  Thank bronwen23
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We found all of our target birds, including incredible views of a Golden-shouldered Parrot pair by their nest mound. We have our own campervan, but traveled with David in his vehicle and found his tent and cots very comfortable. David's knowledge of the area and...More

1  Thank R B
Reviewed 16 June 2016

David is one of the best guides you could wish for, knowledgeable and serious about showing our great countryside and its attractions to visitors.

1  Thank JacquelineGeorge
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

We spent an enjoyable day with David in the areas around Cooktown which we could not have visited on our own, and we were glad we did. He provided a really personalised experience and his knowledge and passion for the area enhanced our stay. We...More

3  Thank 927lucy
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Wow. What a great half day tour. This area has taken my breath away. Thank you David for showing us these special places. Can't wait to return to see more. Morning tea was tasty and a good cuppa made.

1  Thank Ma S
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