4 Day Victoria River Tour


Ever wanted to see a Rainbow Pitta hopping around the forest floor? Dreamed of seeing a Gouldian Finch in the wild? How about seeing your first Banded Fruit-dove amongst Monsoon Forests of Kakadu? Being a local bird photographer I have extensive knowledge of Darwin, Katherine, Kakadu and the Victoria River Regions. I can help you find and photograph that bird you've always dreamed of seeing, join Tracks Birding & Photography Tours for an unforgettable day out or the adventure of a multi-day Birding Tour around the Top End of the Northern Territory.


DAY 1 - Pick up from your accommodation in Darwin around 7 am and spend the morning birding at one of Darwin's many nature reserves, which one will depend on what the group wants to target.  We will slowly make our way South to Pine Creek for lunch. The afternoon we will head a little south to target the many Parrots and Finch species in the area including the spectacular Gouldian Finch ending up in Katherine for our first night.

Accommodation - Ibis Styles, Katherine

DAY 2 - We will head off early in search of Hooded Parrots and Chestnut-backed Button-quail in the area. Later that morning we have a long but easy drive to the Victoria River Region about 200 km west, along the way we will stop at a few secret spots to see what we can find. The afternoon at Victoria River can be spent searching for Purple-crowned Fairy-wrens along the river banks of the river or go and look for White-quilled Rock-pigeons which are found up on the escarpments. Hopefully we also have time to search for the very elusive Yellow-rumped Mannikin which can sometimes be found in the area.

Accommodation - Victoria River Roadhouse

DAY 3 - Day 3 is "Finch day" with hopes of up to 9 species of finch in one day, possibilities are Double-barred Finch, Crimson Finch, Long-tailed Finch, Masked Finch, Chestnut-breasted Mannikin, Star Finch, Zebra Finch, Yellow-rumped Mannikin and Gouldian Finch. Lunch at Timber Creek and the we will spend the afternoon birding around Timber Creek.

Accommodation - Timber Creek Hotel

DAY 4 - The final day we have a big drive back to Darwin but we will still have time to try and find birds we have missed, I try to have you back to your accommodation in Darwin by 6 pm.

Target Species - Black-breasted Buzzard, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Red-winged Parrot, Northern Rosella, Hooded Parrot, Black-tailed Treecreeper, Grey-crowned Babbler, Northern Crested Shrike-tit, Apostlebird, Rufous Songlark, Chestnut-breasted Button-quail, Varied Sittella, White-throated Gerygone, Purple-crowned Fairy-wren, Double-barred Finch, Long-tailed Finch, Masked Finch, Chestnut-breasted Mannikin, Star Finch, Yellow-rumped Mannikin and Gouldian Finch.

Cost -  $3350.00 AUD - Per Person Twin Share | Minimum group size 2 / Maximum 4 

Single Supplement $300.00

For larger groups please contact me for pricing and numbers etc.

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