Over 50 different species of birds have been noted at Tyrconnell,
making it an excellent spot for birdwatching. Red tailed black cockatoos,
pale headed rosellas and channel billed cuckoos during the wet season
are just a few.
An Australian Field Guide to Birds is provided in each cottage.
most of the wildlife in the area is nocturnal, it's possible to
spot a wallaroo or agile wallaby while walking at dawn or dusk.
Cate and Andy are registered wildlife carers and may have orphaned
or injured native animals on site at times.
Nothing beats outback stars. With no light pollution to interfere,
and especially during the dry season (April to October) when humidity
levels are low, the night skies at Tyrconnell are awe-inspiring.
has a dam on site, available to overnight guests for swimming.
Other swimming spots in the area can also be pointed out, though
by the dry season (September), all dams in the area can be quite
low on water.
Self Drive Tour
A self-drive tour to Mt Mulligan, 25km north west of Tyrconnell,
is highly recommended.
Often referred to as the Ayers Rock of the north, this 18km long
300m high sandstone bluff is Queensland’s oldest dated Aboriginal
site and also has a tragic coal mining history.