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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 November 30 to December 06

Change Dates

All prices are shown in AUD ($)

Mon 30 Nov
Tue 1 Dec
Wed 2 Dec
Thu 3 Dec
Fri 4 Dec
Sat 5 Dec
Sun 6 Dec

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$139.00
  • Child$139.00
  • Family$680.00

11spaces priced from:

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

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$169.00
  • Child$139.00
  • Family$680.00

11spaces priced from:

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

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$139.00
  • Child$139.00
  • Family$680.00

11spaces priced from:

  • 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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Brane Mihajloski from Australia wrote on 15 November 2020

Fantastic

Great experience, excellent service, worth to try Branco &Slavi Brisbane

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johnh6 from Netherlands wrote on 01 February 2020

Orher Wildlife

We really like this tour, with animals you won't find easy on your on your own. The Waitawhile guide was absolutely great. We saw tree kangaroos, platypusses and much more wildlife. We recommend to go with Waitawhile!

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Rebekah Bisset from Australia wrote on 28 March 2019

Fab tour

We saw so much wildlife we would not have spotted on our own! Tree kangaroos, platypus, green ring tailed possums, white tipped giant rats, etc food was great, u get binoculars each and Paul has so much knowledge to tell you all about the wildlife you are looking for.

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Sophie from Norway wrote on 14 March 2019

Enjoyable day

Although we did not see all the possible animals we could spot (that’s just how nature is), we had a great experience. The day part could maybe have been shortened some and the food was just okay. The night part was definitely the best part.

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Daniella from France wrote on 02 March 2019

Amazing afternoon and night !

Paul is a very knowledgeable and patient guide ! I had a wonderful time, saw plenty of animals and plants, it was a real breathe of fresh air and an adventure. I recommend it with eyes closed !

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