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Australia Pricing: Birding and Wildlife: From 17 to 28 Days

2025 Pricing for Australia: We recommend all tour participants enjoy 17 days and 16 nights in Southeast Queensland and North Queensland: 12,200 AUD (estimate $7,990 USD or 6,290 GBP) for 17 Days and 16 Nights.

  • Add 6 days and 5 nights in Tasmania: You can add the Tasmania module (6 days and 5 nights) for 3,800 AUD (just about $2,490 USD or 1,960 GBP).

  • Add 7 days and 6 nights in the Northern Territory: You can add the Northern Territory module (7 days and 6 nights) for 5,100 AUD (just about $3,360 USD or 2,650 GBP).

  • Please note our SE Queensland tours now include 2 days and 2 nights at Rainbow Beach.

 

Inclusions: 

  • The tour package includes (as priced) all lodging, meals*, and access fees to reserves, parks, and other birding sites.

  • Premier Bird Guide: All of our tours use the services of excellent local bird guides, often a well-recognized expert on birding in this area. 

  • Top-Rated Preparation Services: We support your preparation for the trip. We provide information on the birds you will see and all the travel details, including all logistic details (arrival plans, trip itinerary, lodging details, and more), information on entry into Australia and information on travel health issues, packing information, and more. Most of our clients comment that our Trip Participation Guide is the best they have ever seen. These custom birding tour modules for Australia require additional support for scheduling, planning, and building group consensus, and these services are built into the tour price.

  • Transport and Airport Transfers

    • Local ground transport is included. This includes a large transport van for most of the trip and jeeps in some locations.

    • We support airport transfers (whether from an international flight or a domestic flight). No matter your transfer plans, we arrange the best way to get you to and from the airport to your first hotel.

    • Flight costs for international and internal (to Australia) flights are not included. We book internal flights at cost and charge you the true cost of the flight.

  • Acre for Bird Conservation: As part of our efforts to support bird conservation, we purchase in the name of customers (for each booking) at least one acre (but averaging between three and four acres) of wilderness to support bird conservation.

  • Small-Group PricingAll the prices mentioned above are for tour groups of seven or eight participants.  We will offer reasonable small-group supplements for group sizes of 4 to 6.

  • Private and Custom Group Pricing: We are glad to provide pricing for smaller groups (including couples) or custom groups.

Additions to Basic Trip Pricing:

  • Most of our Australian groups start their tour in Brisbane; and, most tour participants fly from their home country to Brisbane to start the tour.

  • Most clients continue from Brisbane to Cairns, Darwin, and/or Hobart for additional Australian birding. Most internal flights cost about $110 to $260 US Dollars per flight (based on our 2024 experience) with most tour participants averaging about $180 US Dollars for each leg of their internal (to Australia) flights. We prefer to book these flights (so the group is on the same flight), and we book these flights at cost for you.

 

*Pricing Notes and More Details:

 

  • Main Trip Price Fixed in Australian Dollars: The trip price is fixed in Australian Dollars (AUD). The final invoice will be based on exchange rates charged by our banks.

  • US Dollar and GBP Pricing: (1) Our 2025 (and late 2024) price estimates are mostly based on US Dollars; so, our GBP/British Pound pricing is based upon an exchange rate of .79 GBP (British Pound) per US Dollar (the exchange rate on March 19, 2024). (2) We will charge you the actual transaction rate here, but please note that we work to minimize transaction costs. Using Transferwise, we usually pay under one-half a percent (and sometimes less) on the actual exchange. (3) Due to costs related to UK travel regulations, our tours booked and paid through BlueTailBirding.com (for the UK and European clients) will cost 200 GBP more. Please contact us anytime with questions here.   

  • Note on Meal Inclusion: Meals include three meals per day during any full day of the trip. Most arrival days include supper.  

  • Note on Beverage Inclusion: We provide water during the birding day, and the guide keeps the cooler well supplied.

 

Optional Costs for Booking the Trip:

 

Single Room Supplement: If you want a single room, please let us know. We are often able to find a roommate for those wanting to share a room with a person of the same sex.

  •  2,500 AUD FOR 17 NIGHTS (about $1,640 USD or about 1,290 GBP) for the SE Queensland and North Queensland main tours.

  • SINGLE TASMANIA MODULE IS 5 NIGHTS AT 880 AUD (or about $580 US Dollars or 460 GBP) AND LIMITED single availability AT INALA BRUNY COTTAGES (SO ACTUAL CHARGE COULD BE LESS)

  • Singles for Northern TERRITORY MODULE for 6 nights run 1,200 AUD (or about $790 US Dollars or about 620 GBP)

 

Tipping for Meals/Lodging INCLUDED: Gratuities for hotel staff and restaurant staff are included in the pricing for this tour. However, we ask that you tip the trip leader/bird guide/driver.

 

Notes on Other Tour Costs: Exclusions: 

  • You will need to pay for any flight costs involved in this trip. 

  • The tour fee does not include taxes/fees for entering or exiting the country, telephone calls, laundry, and other items of a personal nature.

  • Tips for birding guides are not included in the tour price.

 

Want More Tour Information or Have Questions about Pricing?

 

Please call Charles (in the USA at 720-320-1974 in Colorado or toll-free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912) or Jennifer (in the UK at +44 7500 185 058, in Suffolk), and/or email info@pibird.com.

 

We are happy to answer any question you may have and/or provide you with trip reports (reports of birds and other wildlife seen on our trips) or more details on trip logistics (from vehicles used to lodging details).

Like to Book these Trips:

 

Booking by Phone in the USA: Call Charles at the Partnership for International Birding toll-free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912. Charles can also be reached on his cell phone at 720-320-1974.

 

Booking by Phone in the UK: You often reach Leio or Jennifer De Souza in the UK (at Bluetail Birding and the PIB UK Office). Leio can usually be reached at +44 7881 685 779. Call Jennifer at +44 7500 185 058.   

 

Tour Pricing Update Note: These tour prices were updated on April 25, 2024, for all 2025 tour dates.                REV                          

                

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