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Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours

#11 of 160 Tours in Cairns
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Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 429 083 338
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Atherton Tablelands Rainforest by Night from Cairns
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'Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours' specialises in small group rainforest wildlife tours with a twist! As a lot of Australian rainforest animals are nocturnal (at least 80% of them) a night element and spotlighting is always included with a knowledgeable, enthusiastic guide. It is magical to be involved in seeing a wild animal unrestricted in its natural environment in the rainforest, especially at night with all the new sights and sounds around you. On our tours we can never guarantee what we will see but we do promise you will see something! As an example we often see the elusive platypus (we have at least a 90% success rate) and the rare Tree Kangaroo as well as rare birds, musky rat kangaroos, possums, frogs, owls, reptiles, bandicoots and various invertebrates. Your wildlife adventure starts early afternoon with pick ups from your Cairns hotels and returns you around 10pm. Included is binoculars, wet wether gear, afternoon tea in the forest and dinner at a country restaurant.
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“tree kangaroo” (69 reviews)
“green ants” (24 reviews)
“musky rat” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 429 083 338

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Reviewed 4 days ago

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Thank neilk0305
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent a wonderful day with Paul. We wanted to see the Australian wild life in its natural habitat and we did this seeing 27 different animals. Paul was an encyclopaedia of knowledge not only about the animals but also Australia. A very high class...More

Thank Alison M
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Alison. I am glad you enjoyed your tour.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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Thank A_G190730
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a day/night tour up to Atherton tablelands and we were blown away. Our guide was a research biologist (German) who was fab. His knowledge and passion were unequalled and he was so informative that learning was a real pleasure. This tour is...More

Thank John M
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks John. Your guide was Tapio and he really does know his stuff and as you found he enjoys showing and telling people all about this area. I am so glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 11 December 2017

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Thank Steve13527
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

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Thank JanZlovestraveling
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Paul who had planned the tour carefully to maximise the opportunities to see animals in their natural habitat. Always a risky thing to do as animals are unpredictable but to see not one but two platypuses was a real...More

Thank Reithian
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Thanks for the review I am glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Great trip with super friendly knowledgeable guide. Really different approach and the wandering around at night in the forest by torchlight was fascinating.

Thank Tim C
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thanks Tim. The rainforest is a fascinating place, especially at night. I am glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We had such an excellent trip on the Atherton Tablelands, rainforests and surrounding areas! The short drives were broken up very professionally with some great stop off points to see wildlife, interesting facts about local aboriginal culture and opportunities for bush-tucker experiences! Our guide was...More

Thank luke12222
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Cheers Luke and thanks for the recommendations.

Reviewed 12 November 2017

We had a great trip, you start late, so the trip continues into the night. Our guide is just a big dictonary, he seems to know every thing about the nature and the animals. I swear to god, he can see a 5cm spider in...More

Thank Karina P
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thanks for putting up a review. I am glad you enjoyed it. We have so much wildlife here as you witnessed we find lots of it.

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It is around 15-20 mins from Airport to Hilton. We pick up there between 1:30 and 1:45. So as long as your plane is on time you will be ok. It is not really possible to catch up to us in a taxi.
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