The legendary ‘Birdman of Atherton’

The legendary ‘Birdman of Atherton’ has flown the coop to join the flock at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat.

Mark ‘The Birdman’ Culleton is bringing his passion for wildlife to O’Reilly’s this Christmas with the famous ‘Birds of Prey’ show, along with his feathered friends including an amazing array of owls, falcons and eagles.

The intimate wildlife experience lets guests get up close and personal with these awesome aerial predators as they fly free in a stunning display of natural aerobatics, before returning safely back to perch on Mark’s arm.

The interactive presentation also allows guests to be part of the show alongside other animal stars, including crocodiles and a Spotted-tailed Quoll, an elusive local of Lamington National Park.

The legendary 'Birdman of Atherton' Educational and entertaining, the show inspires young and old about our natural world as they learn about the everyday and unusual behaviours of the animals, and the local environments in which they live.

It is an experience the whole family can enjoy.

Mark has been in the zoo/tourism industry for 20 years and has worked with many species, including dolphins, sea lions, crocodiles and birds from all over the world. Following years of presenting shows in England and Spain, he returned to Australia in 1997 to develop shows for zoos, including the first free-flight bird show in Queensland. In 2005, he created his own unique presentation, the famous Atherton Birds of Prey Show, for which Mark’s larrikin character made him as famous as his winged friends.

The Birds of Prey Show is part of O’Reilly’s Discovery Program, an interpretive activities program that aims at sharing the wonders of Lamington National Park with guests.

The 30 minute presentation will start in time for the Christmas school holidays and will run daily.

Conference and incentive groups also have the opportunity to meet resident ‘locals’ with a mobile presentation experience. Morning or afternoon tea, or pre-dinner drinks are served with a difference as Mark introduces delegates to juvenile crocodiles, eagles and other Australian wildlife during their break-out sessions.

O’Reilly’s is in the Gold Coast Hinterland, only 2 hours drive from Brisbane or 1 ½ hours from the Gold Coast.

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat Queensland

O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat


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