Cairns & Wet Tropics Photography Tour

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Tour Details
June & July 2020 dates coming soon!

A great way to get outdoors and see animals you’ve never seen before AND learn how to photograph at the same time!  These tours are run once a month with one session during the day, and one night session for spotlighting. 

Our tour truck can take up to 15 people and we visit several locations with a variety of photography:

  • Landscapes
  • Animals
  • People & portraits
  • Infrastructure

The full-day photography tours begin at 6am to make the most of the morning light and run until late afternoon.

Departure & Return Locations


Price Includes
  • Morning & afternoon tea, lunch and coffee/tea
  • Transport for the day
  • All entrance fees to parks
  • Sunrise Photography: Esplanade Lagoon
  • Theory Lessons inc. Exposure Triangle & Histograms
  • Real Wildlife Photography!
  • Waterfall & water blurring photography
  • Macro photography
  • Snacks, lunch, coffee & tea provided!
What to expect

Our photography tours are one of the best ways to learn about your camera while exploring some stunning locations in the region. We mix the day with theory and practice in an incredibly fun way, throw in some local history, culture and ecology information, and relax with some food and a swim! 

Clients are shocked at how much they learn in a day.  They always say they wished they’d done one sooner as they would’ve learned so much more and that while YouTube videos were helpful, they didn’t progress their knowledge much.


$130 inc GST/pp

Standard booking

Your Guides
  • Your driver and guide is none other than Cockatours owner, Rossy. Rossy is an ecologist, photographer & speaker. He grew up in Bamaga (the Tip) and has lived & worked in Cape York for several years running feral pig & sea turtle projects with Indigenous Ranger groups. His connections & relationships throughout the Cape will make your tour that little bit more special and you will see it first hand throughout the tour! You can read more about him in our 'About Us' section.
  • Your other guide is RAW Worldwide owner and African safari leader and photographer, Shane Ross. You got it, the boys are brothers! Shane's photos of African animals and life are nat-geo standard images! His work has even been shown in exhibitions in Europe! Shane loves wildlife photography and is great at creative nature shots too.
Rossy the Guide Next to cycad
man with hat and scarf
All itineraries are subject to change due to unexpected conditions, circumstances or driver's decision based on what is best for the group.
itinerary of cairns photography tour
The Truck
Cockatours tour bus and trailer
Tour Truck at Camp with people relaxing

Our 18-seater tour truck, Zeus, takes us on all our adventures. He is equipped with very comfortable seating perfect for off-road driving, a sound system with microphones for those who love karaoke and plenty of storage. The air-conditioning works extremely well and the tinted windows in the cab help keep the glare & heat out! Our trailer is our portable kitchen with even more storage which is perfect for any event; short/long term camping trips, weekend getaways, the list goes on!  There’s even a large awning for those rare rainy days! 

On camping tours, we take a maximum of 14 people as we remove the 15th seat in the back and replace it with an esky for your own snacks and drinks!


We highly suggest reading through our Frequently Asked Questions before sending through an enquiry or making a booking. 

Click here to visit our FAQs page.