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Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours

| PO Box 1471, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
0429083338
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Ranked #21 of 120 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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Northridge
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We had a great time. We saw many animals including a platypus and a Victoria's Riflebird. But the best animals were the one's we saw at night as we walked down a road with Paul looking for the eyes of several marsupials in the trees. It was exciting and I got great photographs. The dinner was good and the walks... More

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Highly enjoyable trip! Had an awesome time! Our guide had heaps of knowledge and used his eyes, ears and knowledge to find us all kind of wildlife included treekangeroos and platypus :D Learned a lot about the Australian wildlife and the dinner was very good as well. Thank you wait-a-while for the amazing trip!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I went to Cairns from Brisbane on a last minute trip. The only thing I knew for sure that I wanted to do was see the reef. But I also love to see animals in their natural habitat, especially in foreign countries so upon my arrival I asked my hotel tourism person to recommend a trip where I would see... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a fantastic tour that allows you to spot some of Australia's more elusive nocturnal wildlife, in its natural habitat. Paul was friendly and easy-going, as well as very informative, and the tour took us off the beaten tourist track. Obviously Paul cannot guarantee sightings - the wildlife might choose not to show up on the night, but we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Not sure how you can see more wildlife but apparently we were lucky seeing a tree kangeroo and platypus as soon as we pulled up. Paul really knew his stuff, but seemed a little tense and irritable at times

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Brasilia, DF
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was the best wildlife tour I have ever been. The guide knows exactly where to take us to spot animals and see interesting nature (views, plants). My husband and I are biologists and we were amazed by the high quality information that we received during the tour. It is an excelent opportunity to see nature, if you want to... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Very enjoyable and relaxed tour with some differences to other tours available in Cairns: Small group, late start, less driving, more being out of the bus, fairly relaxed pace, lots of animals in the wild, no full-on, constant commentary, but nevertheless very informative, exciting spot-lighting with the element of not knowing what you might see. Paul, our guide, was good... More

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was our 30th wedding anniversary so we pulled out all the stops, staying at luxury lodges and being really picky about our tours. We had just spent 4 days in the Daintree Rainforest, had a wonderful time, but we didn't see any animals so when we arrived at the Kewarra Beach Resort, we thought, give it one more go,... More

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Boonton, New Jersey
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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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30 helpful votes 30 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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