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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...more
5 Kellehaven Rd, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895, Australia
All reviews bird guide birding trip highly recommend david careful driver cape york national park his knowledge nocturnal birds excellent local knowledge great company bird life an excellent guide great trip mead target vehicle lakefield
In early September 2018 we did the 9 day Cairns-Cooktown-Iron Ranges-Weipa tour with David and a couple of close friends. We were novices to bird watching but David was very happy to share his extensive knowledge and introduce us to some amazing bird species. We...More
Small group tour of 4 people in a Toyota Land Cruiser led by David, the tour operator. We went from Cairns as far as the Iron Ranges National Park, then across to Weipa for our first sighting of the Gulf of Carpentaria and flying back...More
David M, Owner at Great Northern Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much for the kind words, The four of you made it very easy for me, because of your enthusiasm and interesting conversations. Really enjoyed traveling through Cape York with you and being able to share some stunning birdlife and points of...More
There is no substitute for an excellent local guide when birding. My wife and I spent 3 days with David - mostly birding in the Cooktown area including an overnight stay at Laura to the north.
We are beginners and found David’s ability to find...More
This is a great 3-day bird tour with some history thrown in for good measure. David is not only an excellent bird guide, but he also has a deep knowledge of the history of this part of Cape York (Cooktown -Lakefield-Musgrave-Laura). He knows all the...More
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David M, Owner at Great Northern Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018
Thanks very much, Joe and Sue!
We are very happy you had such a great time and your positive feedback is greatly appreciated.
I have had a look at some of your photos and certainly some fantastic shots of often difficult birds to view. We...More
This was our second trip with David and it exceeded expectations again. David is a wonderful bird guide and we enjoy travelling with him. The small group size (4) is great for birding. This gives David's tours the edge over his competitors. He knows the...More
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David M, Owner at Great Northern Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018
Thank you Doug and Sandy for your positive feedback. It was a pleasure to travel with you both and you helped our group have a wonderful time targeting some very special birds of the North West. Our next trip together can't come soon enough.
David took my husband and I on 2 days of birding around Julatten. We saw over 100 species in various spots in the region. Highlights include the rain forest walk, the kingfishers, and bower birds. He offered us a lot of flexibility, which we really...More
David M, Owner at Great Northern Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017
Thank you Nancy for your positive feedback. It was a pleasure to show you and your husband some of the special birds of the northern Tableland region. I hope the rest of your Australian holiday went well.
In October of this year (2017) we joined another couple on Great Northern Tour's week long birding trip up Cape York. Everything about this trip was wonderful; we were picked up in Cairns by David Mead in his extremely comfortable vehicle and then our adventure...More
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David M, Owner at Great Northern Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017
Thank you Rosemary and Colin, your positive feedback about our 'Cape York' birding tour, is very much appreciated. You made it a most pleasurable tour with your own birding expertise and great company. I hope to again enjoy the great outdoors with you both, either...More
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.
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
David M, Owner at Great Northern Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017
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.
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