Our tour to the Adelbert Range and Huon Peninsula takes in some of the remotest birding available, in an already distant part of the world. First, we’ll head to the Adelbert Range to search out one of Papua New Guinea’s most exquisite species, the Fire-maned Bowerbird; hopefully followed shortly afterwards by one of its most obscure, the Obscure Berrypecker! We’ll then drive down the coast to Madang to find the range restricted Edward’s Fig Parrot before winging our way from Lae to the resplendent, cool montane forests of the Huon Peninsula.

Host to a number of rarely seen, endemic Bird-of-paradise species that include Huon Astrapia, Wahnes's Parotia and the regal Emperor Bird-of-paradise. Throw in the attractive and localised Spangled Honeyeater, Huon Bowerbird (formerly part of the Macgregors Bowerbird complex), Cinnamon-browed Melidectes, Mottled Berryhunter (now in its own monotypic family, endemic to New Guinea), Pesquet's (Vulturine) Parrot, Tit and Fan-tailed Berrypecker (two different families endemic to New Guinea!), gaudy Papuan Lorikeet, Papuan Sitella, Blue-capped Ifrit (endemic to New Guinea) and Superb Bird-of-paradise, and this tour is sure to satisfy listers of both rare and remote species and families alike.

Top Birds

Fire-maned & Huon Bowerbirds; Huon Astrapia; Wahne's Parotia; Emperor, Lesser & Magnificent Bird-of-paradise; Superb Lophorina; Crinkled Manucode; Growling Riflebird; Spangled & Rufous-backed Honeyeaters; Obscure, Tit, Streaked, Mid-mountain & Fan-tailed Berrypeckers; Pesquet's Parrot; Papuan & Orange-billed Lorikeets; Dusky & Black-capped Lorys; Red-breasted & Buff-faced Pygmy Parrots; Edward's & Double-eyed Fig Parrots; Banded Yellow Robin; Brown-headed & Spotted Jewel-babblers; Tan-capped Catbird;  Sclater’s, Brown-backed & Regent Whistlers; Canary & Lemon-bellied Flyrobins; Mountain & Hook-billed Kingfishers; Blue-capped Ifrit; Great Cuckoo-Dove; Ornate, Superb & Beautiful Fruit Doves; Rufescent, Pinon's, Torresian, Zoe's & Purple-tailed Imperial Pigeons; Papuan Sitella; Red-collared & Mountain Red-headed Myzomelas; Red-capped Flowerpecker; Black Monarch; Black-breasted Boatbill; Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo; Buff-faced Scrubwren; Brown-breasted & Green-backed Gerygones; Mottled Berryhunter (Whistler) [now in its own monotypic family]; Great Woodswallow; Varied & Black-mantled Goshawks; Papuan Eagle; Blue-grey Robin; White-shouldered & Orange-crowned Fairywrens; Cinnamon-browed Melidectes; 

Habitats Covered

lowland rain forest for half the tour, and mid to high montane forest for the latter half

Expected Climate

hot and humid in the lowlands, with expectant rain showers. Cool to cold in the mornings and evenings at higher altitude

Max Group Size

7 with 1 Rockjumper Leader & 1 local leader

Tour Pace & Walking

Our Mega tours are very fast-paced birding adventures designed for the dedicated lister and serious birder. The focus of the tour is to see as many of the endemics and area specials as possible in our given time. In order to cover the necessary route to maximise the species list we tend to spend a single night at most sites and travel large distances. There is very little down time aside from that spent driving from one site to the next. These tours are not suitable for dedicated or avid photographers; inexperienced or new birders; as well as anyone with serious mobility or health challenges.

Accommodation

variable from tents and basic lodge to good in Madang and Lae

Ease of Birding

moderate, can be challenging at times

Photographic Opportunities

average to good

What our clients say about us

Adam Walleyn
DH & RD, Papua New Guinea

The birds were magnificent, and when you combine this with the awesome guide combo of Adam Walleyn and the 'Big G' (Gareth Robbins), it made for a once in a lifetime trip. Thanks again Rockjumper for delivering a first-class birding experience.

Dušan Brinkhuizen
GH, Papua New Guinea 2018

Special thanks to Dušan Brinkhuizen for his care in helping me to locate birds on my camcorder.

Lev Frid
KL, Papua New Guinea 2022

I thought Lev Frid did a great job in managing the tour.

Dušan Brinkhuizen
RL & CL - Papua New Guinea

We thought the birding went very well. Both Dusan and Stephan were great guides - very knowledgeable, very dedicated, quite determined to get everyone onto pretty much everything, and they combined very well. And, they both tried very hard to help all the participants who needed it, whether it was locating a bird, getting up a steep section or getting in or out of the boats. They did an admirable job.

Adam Walleyn
JH - Papua New Guinea 2019

Adam Walleyn knew the birds and the calls and worked hard to make sure we saw not only the specialties of the area but all the birds. His nightbirding skills were phenomenal. It is like he knew exactly where the bird was going to show.

Papua New Guinea - Adelbert Range & Huon Peninsula 2024

17 Aug 2024 - 28 Aug 2024 (12 days)

USD7,595 - 4 Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Stephan Lorenz

Tour price (Per person): USD7,595 * GBP5,987 * EUR7,016 * AUD11,578

Single Supplement: USD950 * GBP749 * EUR878 * AUD1,448

Flight costs: USD320 * GBP252 * EUR296 * AUD488

Papua New Guinea - Adelbert Range & Huon Peninsula 2025

20 Aug 2025 - 31 Aug 2025 (12 days)

USD8,000 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Robert Williams

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): USD8,000 * GBP6,307 * EUR7,390 * AUD12,195

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