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Nocturnal Wildlife Tour - See Platypus and Rainforest Animals in the Wild - Departs Cairns

Offering the best of both worlds, day time and night wildlife spotting tour visiting locations across the Atherton Tablelands. Spotlighting at the giant 500 year old Curtain Fig Tree and keep a close eye out for a variety of rare emdemic species within a small group

Highlights

  • Platypus spotting at dusk at our private viewing area
  • See wildlife in their natural habitat, at night time when they most active
  • Looking out for the Musky Rat Kangaroo
  • Interpretive rainforest walking trials
  • Afternoon Tea at Lake Barrine
  • Dinner at a country restaurant
  • Spotlighting at the giant 500 year old Curtain Fig Tree
  • Small group tours, maximum of 11 guests

Come and join Wait-a-While Rainforest Wildlife Tours for an unforgettable nocturnal tour on the Atherton Tablelands. On this afternoon and evening tour you will visit a number of locations across the Atherton Tablelands, rich in bio-diversity, featuring tropical rainforests, volcanic crater lakes, and view native wildlife in their natural environment.

We depart pick you up from your Cairns/Palm Cove accomodation and make our way to the Atherton Tablelands with a few stopovers on the way to spot wildlife.

We head to Lake Barrine for afternoon tea and a rainforest walk before heading on to an exclusive Platypus spotting area! Here you have the highest of chances of spotting a Platypus in the wild.

We take you to a fantastic local restaurant for dinner and once darkness settles in we head off. We take you spotlighting at the giant 500 year old Curtain Fig Tree. Keep a close eye out for wildlife such as the Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo, Leaf Tailed Geckos and a variety of rare endemic ringtail possums.

We then return home with an increased appreciation of the beauty of the rainforest and the wildlife that inhabit the region.

Adult $199.00
Child $175.00 (4-12 years old)
Family $680.00 (2x Adults + 2x Children)

What's included

  • Professional, passionate guide
  • Hotel transfers (ex Cairns and Palm Cove)
  • Meals & refreshments
  • All equipment (binoculars, spotlighting gear, rain ponchos, reference materials)
  • National Park fees, fuel levies, insurances and surcharges

Duration

  • Allow approximately 8 hours for the whole experience

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 4

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Departs Cairns at 1:30pm - 2pm, returning by approx. 10pm

Available Bookings from September 23 to September 29

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  • Adult$199.00
  • Child$175.00
  • Family$680.00

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  • Child$139.00
  • Family$680.00

  • Adult$199.00
  • Child$175.00
  • Family$680.00

  • Adult$199.00
  • Child$175.00
  • Family$680.00

  • Adult$139.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$139.00
  • Family$680.00

  • Adult$199.00
  • Child$175.00
  • Family$680.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Lauren Mcevoy from United Kingdom wrote on 22 September 2021

Great experience

Myself and my partner done this tour and would definitely recommend, Paul is a really knowledgeable and friendly guide, we saw possums, tree kangaroo’s, numerous platypus and much more!

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Sara Couch from Australia wrote on 26 July 2021

Excellent

Fantastic day

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sandrak5 from Australia wrote on 20 June 2021

Wonderful Day

Great afternoon and evening, seeing many wildlife and vegetation. Paul is very knowledgeable about the Queensland rainforest and animals and great at spotting then day and night.

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From Nocturnal Wildlife Tour - See Platypus and Rainforest Animals in the Wild - Departs Cairns

Thanks Sandra. It was a blast showing you guys around.

Lucina Ridgwell from United Kingdom wrote on 01 June 2021

Amazing experience

I had a fantastic afternoon and evening on this tour. The guide was extremely experienced and knew the best places to take his group to view extraordinary wildlife. The dinner was scrumptious. Take this tour you will enjoy every moment.

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Paula Cortie from Australia wrote on 28 April 2021

Amazing trip, amazing guide

Viewing wildlife is hard, the wildlife are never where you want them to be. However with our guides knowledge and a little bit of luck we were able to see a mother and baby tree kangaroo, a platypus (who made us run along the muddy bank to keep up with her) then during the night portion we saw the rare green ring tail possum (three of them) the rusty ring tail and the common ring tail. It was a fantastic trip and I would recommend this to every one when they visit Cairns!!

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From Nocturnal Wildlife Tour - See Platypus and Rainforest Animals in the Wild - Departs Cairns

Cheers Paula it was a blast showing you around. By the way it’s a Coppery Brushtail not a rusty ringtail!

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