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

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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 19 May to 25 May 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in AUD ($)

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

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

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

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

4.8

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Sara Couch from Australia wrote on 26 July 2021

Excellent

Fantastic day

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Susan from Australia wrote on 08 May 2022

Platypus heaven

This tour was great. We saw a number of platypus and were lucky enough to see 3 tree kangaroos at the same location. There were numerous stops with short walks to view varied wildlife and flora, a lovely dinner at a gorgeous country pub and very informative tour guide. The tour exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend it.

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Thanks Susan. So glad you enjoyed it.

Steve from Australia wrote on 26 April 2022

Great experience

The tour is amazing. Paul obviously really know his stuff and was able to point out so many amazing things. The tour is jammed pack full of animal sightings, knowledge of the environment, history of the area and good banter. He is exceptional at finding animals, especially the platypus.

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Thanks Steve. Glad you enjoyed it.

Laura from Australia wrote on 11 April 2022

don’t miss this

highly recommend this tour to see beautiful wildlife and learn tips on how to spot them. really enjoyable afternoon and evening. I have recommended this tour to family and friends travelling to FNQ

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So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the recommendation!!

Verona from Australia wrote on 06 April 2022

Excellent tour with knowledgeable passionate guide

We had the tour to ourselves as a family and the guide adapted to tour to our preferences (eg after hearing my efforts to find platypus previously he ensured we had as much time possible to find one on this tour- which we did). Our guide taught us about the flora and fauna as we went and we had excellent sightings. Highly recommended as a must do when in Cairns.

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Cheers! Glad you enjoyed it

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