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“Well worth the time and money”

Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours
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US$158.69*
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Atherton Tablelands Rainforest Wildlife Tour by Night
Ranked #12 of 161 Tours in Cairns
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Owner description: '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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“Well worth the time and money”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

I took a three week trip to Australia and New Zealand and this was one of my favorite tours. Paul was a fantastic guide - funny, personable and very knowledgeable. I'd recommend this tour for anyone who has any interest in flora and fauna or the history of how Australia developed, or just likes a nice (but very manageable) hike. There is no guarantee that you'll see any animals, but we saw platypus, wallabies, flying foxes, a bearded dragon, possums, etc. However, even if all of the animals had been hiding the trip would have been worth it just to see the vegetation and hear Paul's explanation of it.

Visited April 2014
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“Amazing night walk”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Could see some shy platypus in a pond. The night walk was awesome! Dinner delicious and the tour guide has a big knowledge about the flora and fauna of the rainforest! Well done! I can highly recommend it to everyone who is interested in Australian wildlife!

Visited May 2014
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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“A different view of the rainforest”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Seeing the night creatures of the rainforest was a magical experience. Paul is an entertaining and knowledgeable guide, the van is comfortable, and the barramundi served up at Nicks in Yungabarra was very good. Saw a platypus in the wild. Lots more of course, but you will have to do the tour to find out.

Visited May 2014
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Obbuergen, Switzerland
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3 reviews
“Great Tour”
Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Wallabys, turtles, birds, flying foxes, possums even platypus, we saw them all. We had a great time with Paul and can recommend the tour highly to everyone wanting to get to know the nature around Cairns.

Visited April 2014
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WaitaWhileCairns, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
So glad you enjoyed the tour!
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St. John's, Canada
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“Wonderful Adventure”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We really enjoyed this amazing glimpse into to the wildlife and flora of the rainforest. Paul was very knowlegable and a great guide. Along with all the other interesting animals, birds and plants, we even managed to spot a platypus swimming around in a creek for a fairly long time. The van was very comfortable and well equipped with binoculars, rain ponchos, lights, etc.

Visited April 2014
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WaitaWhileCairns, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Thanks for coming. It was a pleasure showing you around.
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