Birdwatching in North Queensland

When you’re thinking of things to do in North Queensland, visiting the local mining towns may not exactly spring to mind. But being overlooked can sometimes have its advantages.

Mackay is part of the Mining Trail drive, along which you’ll find many rustic and industrious townships that have sprung up since the mining boom.

Surprisingly, these places are home to a variety of bird species that even the most passionate birdwatcher would hope to see. The towns host a diverse range of habitats and enable our winged friends to flourish.