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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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2 days of birding around Julatten

David took my husband and I on 2 days of birding around Julatten. We saw over 100 species in... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2017
nancybA1932UM
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Los Angeles, California
A brilliant birding trip!

In October of this year (2017) we joined another couple on Great Northern Tour's week long birding... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2017
Colin C
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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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 December 10, 2017

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

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David M, Owner at Great Northern Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 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.

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Reviewed November 18, 2017

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 November 20, 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

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Reviewed October 5, 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 October 9, 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.

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Reviewed August 11, 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 October 31, 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.

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Reviewed July 26, 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

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Reviewed January 15, 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 October 4, 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

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Reviewed September 10, 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

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Reviewed July 25, 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
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Reviewed June 16, 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.

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