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Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours

#15 of 159 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 day and night rainforest wildlife tours. It is magical to be involved in seeing a wild animal unrestricted in its natural environment in the rainforest. We often see platypus, birds, possums, tree kangaroos, insects, frogs, owls, reptiles, various invertebrates and other animals on our tours. As a lot of Australian rainforest animals are nocturnal, a night element and spotlighting is included with a knowledgeable, enthusiastic guide.
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  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Picked up at hotel and off to rainforest. Paul found us platypus and tree kangaroos, as well as flying foxes and green possums. Great time and he really knows his stuff, highly recommend

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

Thanks for the recommendations David.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Night Tour was a great way to see some of the local Tableland wildlife. Although classed as a night tour, we started early afternoon (2pm I think) and did not get back to the hotel until around 10 pm. Group size is small. Heading...More

Thank Matt R
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the recommendation Mat. You just about summed us up nicely! I do genuinely say we have a 90% chance of seeing the platypus and as you witnessed we do find them most of the time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would highly recommend this tour if you are staying in the Cairn's area. It was well organized tour with highly informative and knowledgeable guide. It was raining but Paul provided rain panchos which kept us dry while viewing various wild life such as wallabies,...More

Thank mbunak
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey thanks for the recommendations. I am glad you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour was very disappointing, everything we did was from a road, we walked down a paved road to do the night walk, stopped on the road to look off at other animals, no real walk in the rainforest. This tour should be renamed, saw...More

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

It Is a pity you did not appreciate seeing wildlife in its natural habitat. You should probably go to a zoo next time.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guide was extremely knowledgeable and nice. He spotted numerous animals with ease day and night - tree kangaroos, platypus, flying foxes, leaf tailed gecko etc.

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Thank Sam D
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Cheers Sam. We make it look easy because there is so much wildlife around these parts!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pick up was on time and the afternoon/ evening tour headed of into the rainforest. Our guide Clayton was personable and enthusiastic about the environment and ticked all of the boxes in terms of what we expected to see, The evening meal was good and...More

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

Thanks for the recommendation.

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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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