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Address: Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 429 083 338
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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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Cairns Wait-a-While Rainforest Wildlife Nocturnal

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Dalibor M
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Belgrade, Serbia
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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were a very small group, which I appreciated. Paul has a lot of knowledge to share about the flora (and fauna) of the rainforest and knows a lot of places where to spot wildlife around Cairns. Our tour was organized as follow : -Depart from Cairns (pick-up from hotel) -Stop in suburb to see wallabies + taste green ants... More 

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Port Moody, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A friend and I (both 20 years old) have never done a tour like this before. We are glad we did because it was a lot of fun and interesting. I was happy to be able to sleep in, and Paul was entertaining and answered any questions we had. We saw all the animals he talked about, and he also... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Paul took us from Reef Retreat into Cairns where we saw unexpected flying foxes. Then up into the Atherton Tablelands where we were thrilled and astounded at the range of animals and woodland life we saw. Never in my lifetime did I expect to see a platypus, tree kangaroos and so many possums in their natural habitat. A brilliant tour... More 

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

Hi John, thanks for the kind words! It turned out it was the starter motor as we thought. All fixed now so no more push starting!! More 

Atoka, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Saw many native animal and plant species. A very knowledgeable tour guide who provided excellent commentary and was well versed in finding the local animals.

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This tour was one of the highlights of our Australia trip. Paul, our guide, was great, knowledgable and passionate (and funny)babout the subject and it really made the difference. The nighttime walk was a ton of fun, more so than I expected. It was like being a kid again and having that natural sense of wonder and adventure. All in... More 

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Perry Hall, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Our experience was simply not something that a tourist or visitor could expect to check out on his or her own. Paul is an incredibly knowledgeable guide with an uncanny knack for spotting wildlife. If you want a real and memorable experience, nothing beats this all-day trip through the rainforest replete with mammoth-sized fig trees, tree-dwelling kangaroos, the perfect spot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

So impressed with this experience. My two friends and I visited from America and had our trace agent book this tour. Our expectations were average but were greatly exceeded by the intentionally small size of the tour groups, the knowledge of the owner/tour guide, and the well planned excursion. The tea and biscuits were a wonderful break and the dinner... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Wonderful night with paul as our guide, equipped with a lot of knowledge and a quick pair of eyes! The tour starts at 2pm in cairns where we went looking for bats and wallabies, we even got to lick green ants (do it!!). We headed up into the atherton tablelands via a windy road to spot tree roos, platypus and... More 

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