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 (maximum 11 people) personal rainforest nocturnal wildlife spotlighting tours into the world’s oldest continuously surviving rainforest near Cairns for more than 30 years. This the best tour for seeing native wildlife in its natural environment. Visit the scenic Atherton Tablelands, an area that features a range of habitats including lush tropical rainforest and volcanic crater lakes.
By day we may see the Musky Rat Kangaroo, Boyd's Forest Dragon and a selection of rainforest birds. At dusk we venture to the river to search for Platypus, one of the most unique mammals on earth. After dinner at a country restaurant, the night of spotting begins. As we walk along mountain tracks, we may be lucky enough to spot Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo, gliders, frogs, owls and more. Every night is full of discoveries. Later over supper, we reflect on what we have seen and return home with an increase appreciation of rainforest life.
This fantastic rainforest tour includes pick up from your hotel between 1:00 and 2:00 pm, with return back to your hotel at between 11:00 pm and midnight.
- Small groups (max. 11 people) led by personal professional guides
- All equipment (binoculars & rain ponchos)
- Meals - afternoon tea ~ dinner & refreshments (please advise any special dietary requirements prior to departure)
- Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
- Return coach transfers from Cairns & Northern Beaches