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“Wildlife Tour”

Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours
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Atherton Tablelands Rainforest by Night from Cairns
Ranked #16 of 157 Tours in Cairns
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: '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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 9 May 2012

1  Thank Cat W
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Reviewed 27 April 2012

If you love nature and the outdoors, this tour is definately one to do. Even though I live up here, it never cease to amaze me how beautiful this area is. Veiwing native animals found in suburbia right at our doorsteps such as wallabies and many native birds, to winding our way up the range overlooking stunning countryside. Adrian our guide kept us all entertained with local infomation and crocodile tales - haha! He was awesome at spotting the well hidden creatures we found along the way! At Lake Barrine we had scones and a cuppa, then headed off at dusk to spot platypus before dining at the lovely Nicks Restaurant. Spotlighting was fun, the possums we saw peering down at us were adorable. We also saw owls, bats, bandicoots and the Giant Curtain Fig tree which looked totally magical at night. A great tour to see the region in a different way!

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Reviewed 15 April 2012

A wonderful experience in the rainforest, very interesting and amazing. Terry, the guide, is so friendly and knows a lot of things about rainforest and its animals. We eat excellent "scones" and the/coffee in a the saloon just front of Lake Barrine, and the evening, a great meal in a pretty restaurant, with excellent food. Small group, comfortable bus, good atmosphere. Wa have seen a lot of animals, in the lake, in the trees, in th sky, on the road...

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Reviewed 4 April 2012

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Reviewed 23 March 2012

Terry was absolutely brilliant! He was incredibly informative and knowledgable, and his superhuman vision in the dark allowed him to spot tree kangaroos up metres in the air in the dark, tiny fireflies and illuminated fungi. Great choice of food too: scones at a teahouse and spectacular dinner at Nick's. Very comfy ride in the luxury 4WD.

Without a doubt one of the best tours we have been on! We would highly recommend it!

3  Thank Bernard L
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WaitaWhileCairns, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2012

Hi Bernard L,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm very glad you enjoyed your tour with us and we look forward to meeting you again and sharing our piece of paradise. The wildlife you see is some of the best Australia has to offer and being endemic you don't get to see them any where else in the world. Spotlighting in the world heritage tropical rainforests of North Qld is definitely a unique experience and we love sharing this with everyone. Until next time....Rgds Team Wait-a-While

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