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Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours

| PO Box 1471, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
0429083338
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Ranked #22 of 118 Activities in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: '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... more » Owner description: '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. « less
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Boonton, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Thought this was a great tour. Extremely informative and got to see a wild platypus which was what really drew us in. The guide was great and knew his stuff. It was about $200 but it lasted all day and until about 10pm but dinner and a snack is served through the trip. Lots of walking so bring appropriate shoes... More

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Hadera, Israel
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26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Although everything in the tour is 5min from the road this was an adventure. Animal sighting in the city was very interesting - we had gone under the tree with the flying foxes the day before and failed to notice them until the tour. The platypus was amazing - we watched these little animals swim back and forth along the... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My sister and I enjoyed our rainforest wildlife tour with Paul. He was extremely knowledgeable and we got to see 2 platypus! Since we weren't able to rent a car, this was a great way to experience more of the Cairns area other than the reef and Kuranda. We saw agile wallabies, water dragons, big buttress roots, opossums, and flying... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We took a full day tour with Paul which was superb in every respect. We visited rainforest, saw mighty strangler fig trees, crater lakes where we saw freshwater turtles and waterfalls with a fabulous off-road trip in his 4x4. We went platypus spotting at dusk, although they didn't show themselves for us, but reading the other reviews it seems we... More

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Little Current, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Paul, the owner and guide provided a unique experience. Although I had already spent 10 days in Cairns, he revealed more of the urban wildlife than I had even noticed. Moving on to the Tablelands,his wealth of information about the area, despite being an expat Englishman, and collegial manner made for a wonderful afternoon and evening. Dinner was good at... More

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Excellent expertise in wildlife, and the ecological background. Good array of species seen, many of which are very hard to spot.

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We enjoyed the tour. Paul was a personable guide who gave us information about native animals you could see in Cairns and in the rainforest. Wallabies in the suburban pastures, bats in Cairns centre, then off to the rainforest for an informative stroll,and afternoon tea. Heard a rifle bird and whip bird and several others, Paul had a nice tablet... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I've been on many, many tours before. Often, I'm faced with someone who has not known much about specific questions that I ask. Paul is completely different to that. He was extremely knowledgeable, kind, and accepting of all passengers, regardless of their ability to speak English. The beauty of this tour is that, not only do you get to see... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was a great tour, we got to see lots of locations in the Wet Tropics WHA rainforest and the scenery was absolutely beautiful. Paul was a great guide, he knew facts about everything from fungi to mammals with all the rest in between. He always had something new and interesting to show us! The weather was a bit cold,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a wonderful rainforest tour. The majestic forest. The impressive figs. The winding road. The lovely little creatures: bats, wallabies, green ants (be careful, they taste very very sour), the archer fish, the turtle that can breathe from their bottom, the 20 cents (platypus), the possums and many more...and the night tour was awesome. Although I have to admit... More

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