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Premium Wildlife Day and Night Tour in the Rainforest - Small Group Tours - Cairns

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.

Some highlights:

  • See wildlife in their natural habitat, at night time when they most active
  • Interpretive rainforest walking trials
  • Looking out for the Musky Rat Kangaroo
  • Afternoon Tea at Lake Barrine
  • Platypus spotting at dusk at our private viewing area
  • Dinner at a country restaurant
  • 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.
  • Return home with an increased appreciation of the beauty of the rainforest and the wildlife that inhabit the region.

We provide:

  • 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
  • Small group tours, maximum of 11 guests

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

Price: Adult $199 Child $175 (4-12 years)

Special deals are limited to the allocated times and numbers and are exclusively available through Bookme.com.au. The operator will not, and is under no obligation to, offer these discounts through direct enquiry.

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Sophie from Norway wrote on 14 March 2019

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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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Roweth family from Australia wrote on 27 October 2018

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Amazing experience

We were very impressed by our guide who was a qualified biologist and able to make our tour highly informative for all of our family. We were thrilled by all the animals we were able to observe, including platypus and 3 types of possums. The scenery and dinner was very enjoyable. Our guide was able to tailor our tour to what we were wanting to experience and our young children were kept interested and came away with great memories and new knowledge. Would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Cairns, it was a highlight of our family holiday.

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John from Netherlands wrote on 01 February 2020

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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

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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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Daniella from France wrote on 02 March 2019

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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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