Cairns Birdwatching App


Atherton Tablelands

Cairns City

Cairns Esplanade



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Kingfisher Park sign

Kingfisher Park is run by birdwatchers.

Julatten in the tablelands makes a good base for birdwatching in Queensland's Wet Tropics. The tablelands are also known as the Atherton Tablelands and the Cairns Highlands.
There are only four roads to the tablelands, one from Innisfail, two from nearer to Cairns and the Rex Highway from the Captain Cook Highway near Mossman and Port Douglas. The most significant birdwatching destination here is Mount Lewis Road near Julatten.

Pick up supplies on the way?
If you are going to self catering accommodation in Julatten then Mossman offers a good opportunity to stock up; Woolworths, banks, newsagent, clothing, Chemist, dress shops, hairdressers, fuel, ice, gas, cafes, alcohol, PO, hospital and police station. The new Woolworths (2014) offers Free WiFi and has undercover parking.

Other places to see
Abattoir Swamp, particularly the flowering plants at the carpark for honeyeaters.
Bicentenary Park, access from Mt Molloy downhill from PO to lagoon and forests.
Lake Mitchell, driving from Mt Molloy to Mareeba you will see the lake from the road. Find the causway road a little way along after first sighting the lake and go past the gate.
Wetherby Cattle Station water hole. Is on a public gravel road between Mt Molloy and Julatten next to the homestead.