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6 Night Top End Birds & Wildlife Photographic Workshop Immersion

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Tour Overview

This photographic safari has been designed for you to capture key endemic and speciality birds and wildlife of the Top End, such as the sought-after Rainbow Pitta, Gouldian Finch, Hooded Parrot, 6 species of kingfisher, Saltwater and Freshwater Crocodile, Frill-necked Lizard, macropods, plus many of the 290+ bird species.

During a comprehensive travel package (6 nights/5 full days of field workshops and tutorials) you’ll learn and trial Jay Collier’s creative photography techniques in diverse and remote World Heritage landscapes.
Intimate local knowledge and super-sharp eyes from award-winning guide Luke Paterson will ensure you’re positioned well to make the most of your time with incredible species.

Delight in touring comfortably in our private and spacious 18-seater 4WD tour bus while getting off the beaten track. Topping it off with fabulous scenery along the 1,400km+ journey departing Darwin helps to engrain the Northern Territory’s exceptional wildlife experiences in your heart and mind.

Private transport, two photography cruises, photography lectures and field tuition is included throughout. All camera brands and experience levels welcome. Non-photographing partners welcome.
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Join Australia’s Best Birding & Wildlife Team for a Photographic Immersion You’ll Never Forget.
Book today, spaces are limited and will fill quickly: Complete our booking form and email us on [email protected] / Call us on 0455 921 092

Notes

*Save $1,000 per person*
When booking 2 photography tours delivered by NT Bird Specialists and Jay Collier in 2022 OR use CODE NTBS1000 when booking this tour.

• Group Size: 6-8 guests, 1 Photo Educator, 1 Local Expert Wildlife Guide
• 6 nights of exceptional bird & wildlife photography tuition in a comprehensive travel package
• Hard to find key bird species & Top End specialities
• Farewell dinner at one of Darwin’s premier restaurants
• Pre and post-tour accommodation included
• Tour departs and concludes in Darwin, Northern Territory Australia

• All meals, touring and accommodation included plus 1 night pre and post tour accommodation (see inclusions/exclusions below).
• 2 private photographic cruises
• 18-seater spacious 4WD bus

• Solo guests may choose to pair up to remove single supplement charges.
• Comprehensive travel insurance is recommended. Moderate general fitness is required. Walks over uneven surfaces with some rocky steps to lookouts and high temperatures.
• All camera brands and models welcome.
• Non-photographing partners welcome.

*Please be respectful and always ask before photographing people.
*Equipment-hire may be available closer to the date. Stay tuned.

* NT Bird Specialists are licensed and accredited COVID-19 Safe Operators with flexible booking Terms and Conditions. We only use and support local operators in this unique photography package.

Tour Inclusions & Exclusions

This expedition includes:

• 6 nights en suite accommodation (boutique, 4.5 star & best available)
• 5 full days wildlife photography tuition by professional Photographers Collective leader Jay Collier (over 15 years experience in Africa and Australia)

• 5 full days multi award-winning tour operators and specialist guiding team with Luke Paterson, of NT Bird Specialists (2o years experience in northern Australia)
• 5 full days Private air-conditioned & spacious 4WD commercial tourist vehicle with driver (18-seater) with purpose-built 4WD trailer
• Excellence in guiding skill and local natural history knowledge
• Exclusive itineraries built by local specialists
• All transport, tours and private cruises as stated in itinerary
• All meals on tour and a 3-course farewell dinner (please notify us of allergies at time of booking)
• Cool water, tea and coffee, evening beverages
• Hotel pick up and drop off
• Field guides to share
• Airport transfers

• National Park permits and entry fees
• Emergency communications, COVID-19 hygiene kit, first-aid kit
• Assurance of touring with an award-winning Australian Accredited Tourism Business and Licensed Commercial Tour Operator
• COVID-19 safe accredited operators with flexible booking terms

• Genuine ecotourism, low impact tours that support the environment and local communities
• Excellent interpretation and customer service
• Birds! Birds! Birds! Birds!
And more…
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The per person rate excludes:

• Flights to/from Darwin and excess baggage
• Visas
• Pre and post tour meals and accommodation *not stated in itinerary – booking services available on request
• Comprehensive travel insurance (recommended)
• Laundry, personal shopping, phone calls, gratuities and other items not stated in itinerary are excluded

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3 - 7
Jun
2022 Limited Release
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Jun
2022 Limited Release
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1 - 7
Jul
2022
7 Day
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Jul
2022
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2 - 2
Aug
2022
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5 - 13
Aug
2022
9 Day
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Aug
2022
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27 - 27
Aug
2022
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Aug
2022
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Sep
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2022
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