Laurie and any interested others I hope the info below is useful
Fly/Drive packages for Portland House
*Fly/Drive/Accommodation package inclusive *
• Airfares with *Skytrans *from Cairns to Lockhart River and return
• You are met on your arrival at the Lockhart River airport with
your 4WD car. (Conditions apply, please see below).
• Accommodation at *Portland House*, Portland Roads, Iron Range.
Self contained retro- styled beach house with air-conditioning in your
bedroom for improved personal comfort.
The house is fully self contained and there is a good store in at Lockhart
River for you to be able to buy breakfast and lunch supplies. You could
have evening meals at the Cafe - a copy of the current night menu is
attached for info.
The car offered is a Toyota Petrol GXL Landcruiser (7 seater). Conditions
of use are:
· The car will be handed over full of fuel and we ask that you
refill before flying out. If the car is not left full we will refill and
charge at the local rate of fuel from the retail store.
· The car is not to be driven on the beach
· The car is not to be driven through any flooded creeks
· The car is not to be driven any further than the Mount Toza
· A $1000 payment will be charged in the event of an accident
Contact Greg Westcott & Sheree Barker
price breakdown - depends on the number of people sharing the costs
Kobble Creek, Qld
On 18 December 2017 at 18:36, Laurie Knight <>
> G’day Marie
> Could you please outline how the fly/drive/accommodation package works
> [not described on either website].
> Do they pick you up at the Lockhart River airport?
> Regards, Laurie.
> On 18 Dec 2017, at 3:28 pm, Marie Tarrant <> wrote:
> > Hi MIlton
> > I've just returned from a trip to Iron Range. 3 of us took the fly/drive
> > accommodation package offered by Portland House - here's a link to it.
> > The trip exceeded all expectations in every way and we ate at the
> > Roads cafe which has an outstanding menu on offer - we got all the
> > bar 4 and didn't get or expect the Pitta in early December and went in
> > knowledge of that.
> > My best advice would be to learn the calls in advance as the birding can
> > overwhelming without that. The ebird hotspots have it very well covered
> > for references
> > Here's a link to the Portland House package if you're interested
> > http://www.tourismcapeyork.com/explore/iron-range/
> > Not to be missed is the Metallic Starling murmaration on dusk each day at
> > chilli beach
> > regards,
> > Marie Tarrant
> > On 18 December 2017 at 14:46, milton smith <>
> >> Dear Birders,
> >> This is an RFI regarding suggested itineraries for a private excursion
> >> Iron range. I know there are some excellent Bird guides that do the trip
> >> however
> >> this will be myself with about 6 sons and nephews, who have become avid
> >> birders also.
> >> So any info re Accommodation, transport, best way to see all the local
> >> Birds would be great
> >> We are thinking say from 3rd week feb onward , is that too late?
> >> Thankyou in anticipation
> >> Milton Smith
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