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Address: Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 429 083 338
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Sun - Sat 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Description: 'Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours' specialises in small group day/night...
'Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours' specialises in small group day/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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Atherton Tablelands Rainforest Wildlife Tour by Night
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There's a lot out there that you wouldn't find unless an expert showed you and Paul did just that. He knew his environment like the back of his hand, was hugely informed and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Southminster, United Kingdom
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Southminster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

There's a lot out there that you wouldn't find unless an expert showed you and Paul did just that. He knew his environment like the back of his hand, was hugely informed and enthusiastic, and communicated knowledge at levels that everyone could deal with. He also had the knowledge to answer more demanding and technical questions over and above the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Being a big fan of wildlife, I was excited to go on this night "safari" tour which I definitely wouldn't have been able to do on my own. Paul, the owner of the company, made sure the tour was exciting and educational without being over the top. He was also very responsive to email and I got a response regarding... More 

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Marion, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A fantastic tour with a very knowledgible guide. Great tips for further independant explorationof this amazing area, "Tommy Paul" showed us a variety of wildlife and kept the group moving, but with tea and dinner breaks, not physically demanding. We toured in March and it was a good break from the heat for an afternoon and evening.Thanks again< Paul. Daryl... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A small group day-night visit to the rainforests of the Atherton Tablelands. After seeing the amazing sight of fields of wallabies in suburban Cairns we drove up to the Tablelands via what must be the windiest and steepest section of road in Australia (19km and 150 hairpin bends so not the best for anyone liable to travel sickness!). During daylight... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Excellent tour and well worth the money, time and adventure. Paul does an excellent and entertaining night tour of the wildlife. Nick's Restaurant serves excellent food and cold beer (we liked the XXXX on tap). We were all glad to have had the wonderful experience.

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Paul picked my wife and I up from the hotel. We were the only two he had that day but nevertheless he enthusiastically guided us through the rain forest. Most of the day it rained but it didn't dampen the spirits. Thought the giant fig trees were amazing. The main highlights have to be spotting the rare species such as... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Picked up from the hotel for the night trip and what a trip, Paul the owner took us round and this guys knowledge is amazing, he knows where to go to see the various animals,birds and insects including the elusive platypus and tree kangaroos, the stop for the meal was excellent having had the steak. What was the highlight for... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I agree with the other recent reviews - this is unlike anything I'd ever done and although a bit pricey, was worth it! The guide, Paul, was so knowledgeable and personable. The trip was thoroughly entertaining - stopping by the side of the road to discover tree kangaroos, ridiculously huge bats, wallaby's and such. After dinner, walk through the forest... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The right choice if you want to see and feel the nature and wildlife you can only see in Australia, guidance (Paul) very knowledgeable and not pushy, you are picked up and returned to the place of your accomodation

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Victoria, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Wait A While Rainforest. Cairns - 5 star Paul was great and a the owner of this business. The tour was fabulous and the only one of it's kind. He provides everyone with a pair of binoculars and has 10-12 seats in his van so that is the most he will take on any tour and normally takes smaller groups.... More 

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Address: Address: Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 429 083 338
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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