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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

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 $220.00
Child $200.00 (4-12 years old)
Family $750.00 (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 30 May to 12 Jun 2024

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  • Adult$220.00
  • Child$200.00
  • Family$750.00

  • Adult$150.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$159.00
  • Family$750.00

  • Adult$220.00
  • Child$200.00
  • Family$750.00

  • Adult$220.00
  • Child$200.00
  • Family$750.00

  • Adult$150.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$159.00
  • Family$750.00

  • Adult$220.00
  • Child$200.00
  • Family$750.00

  • Adult$189.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$159.00
  • Family$750.00

  • Adult$220.00
  • Child$200.00
  • Family$750.00

  • Adult$150.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$159.00
  • Family$750.00

  • Adult$220.00
  • Child$200.00
  • Family$750.00

  • Adult$220.00
  • Child$200.00
  • Family$750.00

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

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Sara Couch from Australia wrote on 26 July 2021

Excellent

Fantastic day

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emmam15 from Australia wrote on 11 May 2024

A+

This was a wonderful and unforgettable experience. Paul is a great guide! Highly recommend this! We have a wonderful video of the platypus we saw, that Paul took and airdropped to my phone!

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tess17 from South Korea wrote on 03 December 2023

너무 행복했어요

오리너구리를 보았습니다ㅠㅠㅠ 동물원이 아닌 야생에서 사냥하는 걸 보다니 너무 기뻤어요 그리고 가이드 분이 야생동물을 대하는 자세가 매우좋았어요. 정말 그들의 삶을 해치지 않고 살짝 엿보는 느낌이에요. 사실 불빛 하나 없는 곳을 탐험할 일이 살면서 얼마나 있겠어요. 꼭 오리너구리가 아니라도 인디아나 존스 찍는 기분이라 좋았어요 해가 지기 전에는 그냥 그랬는데 해지니까 본격적으로 재밌어졌어요. 여러분 꼭하세요ㅠㅠ

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Josh Walker from New Zealand wrote on 15 September 2023

Fantastic experience 👏

Great tour, the guide was very knowledgeable, charming and friendly. We got to see a really good view of the platypus and the night walks were really atmospheric. Would highly recommend

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Donna F from Canada wrote on 20 March 2023

Slippery mud after heavy rains

Guide extremely knowledgeable. As one of the older participants, found the group separated into those immediately behind guide and trailers. Wish I’d taken my head lamp to see foot placement in dark. Food average. Major complaint was lack of stated times. Arriving at dinner, not told we had to depart at 7. So after purchasing extra drinks at 6:50, we were only then told about 7 departure. Sadly, animal sightings lacking.

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