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Atherton Tablelands Rain Forest by Night from Cairns

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Overview
The lakes, rain forest, and waterfalls of the Atherton Tablelands harbor an incredible variety of wildlife, all just an hour's drive from Cairns. On this tour, enjoy a rare opportunity to hike through the jungle both during the day and at night, and spot nocturnal creatures, such as platypus, possums, owls, and Lumholtz’s tree kangaroo.
Highlights
  • Spot nocturnal wildlife during a guided night walk in the Atherton Tablelands
  • Includes afternoon tea and dinner at a traditional country restaurant
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Cairns
  • Small group of up to 11 people for a personalized tour
What to Expect
After pickup from your Cairns hotel, set out on the approximately 1-hour drive into the Atherton Tablelands region. Start your tour by with an afternoon walk through the rain forest, looking out for tropical birds, butterflies, and flying foxes or fruit bats. Stop to admire natural wonders, including ancient kauri pine trees, the Curtain Fig Tree, and Barrine Crater Lake. Then, enjoy afternoon tea at a lakeside teahouse. Continue your tour with a sunset walk to spot platypus, which are most often seen at sundown, before heading to a traditional country restaurant for dinner. After nightfall, follow your guide on a thrilling rain forest hike by torchlight, and look out for nocturnal wildlife, including green geckos, Lumholtz’s tree kangaroos, gliding possums, frogs, owls, and tiny ringtail possums. Back in Cairns, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any location and type of accommodation in and around the city of Cairns.

Ports
Cairns
Departure Time
2:00 PM
Duration
8h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Afternoon tea
  • Dinner
  • National Park fee
  • All equipment (binoculars, spotlighting gear, rain ponchos, reference materials)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Atherton Tablelands
Exclusions
  • Drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please wear closed toe shoes and a jacket for night time.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involve. Low fitness level required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please bring insect spray as this is not provided
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Picked from our accommodation spot on time by Paul. Quick trip to a Cairns Suburb to view the Flying Foxes and Agile Wallaby’s and to set up the binoculars which were provided. A quick trip up to the Atherton Tablelands. Paul warned us that the road was very twisty up the Gilles
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Response from WaitaWhileCairns, Owner at Atherton Tablelands Rain Forest by Night from Cairns
Responded 2 days ago
You nailed it! Great to hear you enjoyed it.
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+5
We spent a nice afternoon/evening with Paul and some other people of the group, watching some animals. Paul knows a lot and he knows where to find all those animals and how to find them when it’s really dark, amazing!!! Thanks Paul for that!
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Response from PaulM12041, Owner at Atherton Tablelands Rain Forest by Night from Cairns
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed it.
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+4
Wow, Paul our guide and driver had an amazing talent for spotting wildlife, day and night. He even stopped traffic to save a python in the road on the way back! We saw so much it's hard to pick a favorite - even witnessed platypus mating which is rare indeed. Binoculars are
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Response from WaitaWhileCairns, Owner at Atherton Tablelands Rain Forest by Night from Cairns
Responded 3 weeks ago
You did get special moment with the Platypus! Glad you enjoyed it.
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+3
We booked this excursion as we wanted to do something different to the run of the mill tours of the Tablelands. We were not disappointed. Paul was an excellent and knowledgeable guide and we saw more wildlife in a late afternoon and evening trip than we saw during the rest of
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Response from PaulM12041, Owner at Atherton Tablelands Rain Forest by Night from Cairns
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hey thanks for the review Andrew. So glad you enjoyed it!
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+1
My husband and our 18 year old daughter choose this tour because we flew into Cairns about 9:30 am and most all tours leave earlier than that. I began looking for afternoon/evening tours and this was perfect! We were lucky enough to have Tapio as our tour guide. We were
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Response from PaulM12041, Owner at Atherton Tablelands Rain Forest by Night from Cairns
Responded 26 Sep. 2019
Thanks for the recommendation. Tapio is a walking encyclopaedia when it comes the the Rainforest. Glad you enjoyed yourselves.
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