Princess Parrot Expedition

Bellbird’s founder & lead guide Peter Waanders will be leading a private (non-profit, non-Bellbird) expedition targeting Princess Parrots commencing 1 September 2019 (subject to various conditions being met, most importantly the birds being present – please read on). Seats are very limited and restricted to people without mobility restrictions and without significant health issues.
Upon booking you’ll pay a non-refundable deposit of around $500. You’ll pay a refundable balance before the start of the tour. We’ll send out a scouting mission just prior to the trip to establish the birds exact where-abouts. Your deposit pays for the cost of the scouting mission. If the birds are present the tour proceeds. If they aren’t present you will receive your balance payment back and you can stay home 🙂
Assuming the trip goes ahead we’ll depart from Alice Springs. We’ll be camping and self-catering. This is not a commercial tour so while we’ll provide everything you need, you’ll have to set up & break down your tents or swags, help cook the common meals and do other chores. We’ll provide everything, tents, mattresses, cooking gear, food, vehicles, drivers etc.
This will be a 6-day trip and cost price will be somewhere between AU$4000-6000 per person depending on how many participants.
As this is a non-profit, private trip any profits will be donated to the Oreoica Fund, Bellbird’s environmental fund from where donations to worthwile bird research and conservation projects are made.
Please stay tuned for updates or contact Peter on his private email by clicking here.
All photos on this webpage (c) David Adam with thanks.
Click on the ‘Itinerary’ button below to download a recent trip report by Bernie O’Keefe (with thanks) which describes a trip similar to the one we’re planning. The Alice Springs and onward section will give you an idea of what’s in store!

Upcoming Scheduled Departures:

  • AU$5000 per person

    accommodation and all meals, transport, expert guiding, entry fees, taxes.

    Not included:
    drinks, personal expenses, tips, pre- and post-tour accommodation/meals.

    Price based on double or twin-share occupancy. Single occupancy attracts a surcharge.

  • $ Earlybird discount

    Earlybird discount of $99 applies for bookings received up to 6 months prior to departure.

  • Return-client discount

    Book a tour within 12 months of your last tour and receive 4% off your second tour, 6% off your third tour, 8% off your fourth tour and 10% off your 5th tour. If your bookings are made within 3 months of each other for tours that take place within the same calendar year, discount applies to the cheaper tour(s). Discounts are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Bellbird Tours Pty Ltd.

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