The Wait-a-While Rainforest Tour takes you wildlife spotting by both day and NIGHT! Visiting the World Heritage Listed Wet Tropics Rainforest National Parks from Cairns, we have been hosting small (max 11 people) personal rainforest nocturnal wildlife spotlighting tours into the world’s oldest continuously surviving rainforest near Cairns for more than 30 years.
With an impressive success rate, we take our guests to the Atherton Tablelands to observe animals, such as the elusive platypus (we have a 90% + success rate) and the rare tree kangaroos, in their natural habitat as well as the nocturnal animals.
Cairns is a major tourist destination with thousands of visitors coming here each year to experience the Great Barrier Reef and yet relatively few discover the Cairns Tablelands (sometimes known as the Atherton Tablelands).
The Tablelands are within easy reach of Cairns offering a shorter drive time than any Daintree rainforest tours and greater rainforest wildlife spotlighting opportunities.
The best time of day to spot wildlife in Australia is at dusk through to nighttime so our tours depart in the early afternoon. As the rainforest comes alive at night (80% of animals in Australia are nocturnal or more active at night), our spotlights enable us to capture the animals up in the canopy.
Experiencing the tropical rainforest at night is something you will remember, especially with an informative guide to help you understand this magnificent wildlife environment.
To book, select “All Day – Available” on the booking form.
|TOUR OPERATOR||Wait a While Rainforest Tours|
|DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION||Cairns / Northern Beaches|
|DEPARTURE TIME||14:00(Cairns)/13:00(Northern Beaches)/12:15 (Port Douglas) – $100 extra|
|RETURN TIME||21:30 (Cairns)|
| INCLUDED||Small groups (max 11 people) led by personal, professional guides.|
All equipment (binoculars, rain ponchos).
No hidden extras like National park fees, fuel levies, insurances, and surcharges.
Meals – afternoon tea, dinner and refreshments.
Please advise any special dietary requirements prior to departure.
Comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles.
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|SPECIAL NOTE||Cancellation 72 hours prior to departure is subject to 100% cancellation fees.|
Pick up at your accommodation
See a mob of Agile Wallabies in the southern suburb of Cairns
Observe Cathedral Fig Tree
Afternoon tea at Lake Barrine
Enjoy dinner at a country restaurant in Yungaburra.
Nocturnal Wildlife Spotting
18:30: Arrive in Cairns.
*Schedule is subject to change depending on the circumstances.