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Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours

| PO Box 1471, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
0429083338
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Ranked #20 of 111 activities in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
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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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We had a really great time on our rainforest tour with Paul. No one else booked the tour, so it turned out to be a private tour for just me and my husband. We really appreciated Paul's knowledge and enjoying our time with him. The day was a bit rainy, but it was still very enjoyable! We didn't have too... More

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WaitaWhileCairns, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for posting the photo's! I love the one near the Lilly pads. More

Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We have known Paul the tour leader and owner for a long time.. He really makes it a great experience with his knowledge and wit. The number of people are perfect small and photos whit the live wild life is fantastic. He dinner at the Malanda Hotel was great and plenty. It is a easy walk even with a knee... More

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Fouras, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Outstanding afternoon and evening. Very structured. Small group. Fantastic amounts of clear and pertinent information. Excellent variety of wildlife sightings. One of the best one day nature outings we have ever had.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

What a fun experience! Our guide, Paul, is very knowledgeable and seeing the rain forest a night is quite an experience. Paul picked us up a 2pm and we ended around 8pm which included a great dinner before the night-time viewing of the rainforest. They only run small groups, so our trip was very interactive. From green ants to bats,... More

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WaitaWhileCairns, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed the tour. More

Poznan, Poland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We have a very intresting evening. Bats, wallabies, possums, platiphus, turles, frogs, rainforrest - that all were around us! Thanks Paul for a tour that we never forget. February 2014

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WaitaWhileCairns, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the compliments. It was a pleasure showing you around. More

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

My wife and I took this trip yesterday and we're still raving about it! Paul is very knowledgeable and the perfect guide to the rainforest and this part of Oz. Truly a "must-do" if you are in Cairns. And make sure you taste the green ants....

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WaitaWhileCairns, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the compliments. It was a pleasure showing you around. More

Bli Bli, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Thanks Paul a really fun afternoon and evening. Paul picked my daughter and myself up in the afternoon as we were the only ones on the tour that day he asked if we had seen the bats and wallabies as we had, he took us up the range and gave us time at other locations that we would of not... More

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Pincher Creek
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Really enjoyable tour and well worth the afternoon & evening. Came away with a much better understanding of the Australian rainforest & it's wildlife, plus we added some checks to our "animals to see - bucket list". Great tour for everyone, all ages.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This was a fun and interesting experience to do. Besides the bats we got to see a lot of things that we wouldn't normally see everyday or even thought would have existed. Paul, our tour guide and owner, was really knowledgeable and handy with his ipad. This is a must do and highly recommended for anyone who's into wildlife and... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

If you've not been to Australia before and you want to see animals in the wild rather than at the zoo then this is the trip for you. It's very informative and gives you a little taster of the tropical environment in and around Cairns - expect pleasant and relaxing rather than adventurous and adrenaline pumping. The highlight for us... More

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