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Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours

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Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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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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Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Paul was our wonderful tour guide. He introduced us to a wide variety of kangaroo, plants, insects and reptiles. He is very knowledgeable and entertaining. He knows just where to look to find all the critters. We never would have seen such a wide variety...More

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thank you. It is always fun on this tour, and luckily for me the wildlife is very consistent all year round! I am glad you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

One of the more unique aspects of this tour is the night-spotting part following dinner. You get to see the rainforest "alive" at night. My wife and daughter were worried initially about mosquitos and the difficulty level of the trails. Both worrries didn't materialise. Walking...More

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thanks for the review. We keep it easy on our walks and mosquitoes are not crazy here either. Glad you enjoyed the night walk. That’s what makes us different.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

I was really looking forward to this experience and I was not disappointed. The guide was so knowledgeable and explained everything very well. We visited several different locations looking for specific animals and the only one we did not manage to see was the platypus....More

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

That platypus can be tricky to find sometimes! So glad you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for the review and recommendations.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This tour was better than expected. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and answered all our questions. We saw some incredible flora and fauna, including the elusive platypus. The nighttime tour was wonderful. We wouldn't have done it on our own and wouldn't have seen all...More

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hey thanks for the recommendations!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Unfortunately we could not participate in the tour we booked due to other issues on our vacation. We were really looking forward to it! When we called to explain our situation, we were pleasantly surprised by how we were treated. Thankfully we didn't have to...More

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Well you did book last minute as well and you didn’t quite get the distances involved from your hotel to Cairns! Port Douglas is ok but Cape Tribulation is a bit far. Hope you do try again next time.

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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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