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Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours

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Address: Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 429 083 338
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'Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours' specialises in small group day and night...

'Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours' specialises in small group day and 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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Fantastic, informative and entertaining tour

We never expected to see a platypus or tree kangaroo on our visit to Australia but we saw these plus so much more thanks to Paul, our wonderful guide on this amazing tour. Paul... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We never expected to see a platypus or tree kangaroo on our visit to Australia but we saw these plus so much more thanks to Paul, our wonderful guide on this amazing tour. Paul is an absolute oracle of fascinating information about all aspects of the local wildlife around Cairns. He took us to all the best locations in the... More 

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

Thanks for the review, it was a pleasure to show you around! More 

Panama City Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was AMAZING! Paul, the owner, picked us up, and took us on a tour of the wild animals you see in Australia. Paul is very knowledgeable of the animals in the area, can tell you what animal it was if you hear it and can find hidden animals in the trees. I will say on the way to... More 

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

Thanks Ashley. A few people have made the comparison to the Road to Hana! More 

Trinity Beach, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to spend an afternoon and evening! We really enjoyed this wonderful wildlife tour. Our host Paul, was very hospitable and knowledgeable, with a keen eye, pointing out wildlife that we would otherwise have missed. The tour is well suited to all ages and I believe particularly good for families with children, who are able to participate... More 

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

Thanks Sharon. I always love to show locals and especially children around our very special rainforests so I am glad you enjoyed it. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful afternoon and night where they went an extra mile to make sure we saw everything we wanted to see. There was only 3 of us on the bus and he still ran it as he genuinely enjoyed what he did 100%. Saw everything from possoms to snakes! Even the platypus and tree kangaroo's. Thank you so much.

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

Thanks Helena. We promise small groups and so we run with a minimum of 2 people and it does not matter if you get me or Tapio as your guide we both do love what we do! Spotting the wildlife is always fun as they are never in the same place twice! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent an amazing day with Paul , who took my wife and I on this fantastic trip . The wild life we saw was awesome. Fox bats , possums, dragon lizards , wallabies, birds of paradise and platypus not to mention tree kangaroos . This is just a flavour of what we saw . Binoculars were supplied and I've... More 

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

It was a pleasure to show you all those animals. So glad you enjoyed it. More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour was recommended to me by a friend and luckily I was able to book last-minute. Paul, our guide, is very knowledgeable about the local plants and wildlife and we were able lots of these throughout the entire afternoon/evening. I highly recommend this tour and would definitely do it again

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

Thanks for the recommendation Oscar. And thank your friend for the recommendation too! Glad you enjoyed it. More 

St. Helier, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the wait-a-while tour is brilliant! Plenty of wildlife watching in between short drives where the wildlife appears as if to order; platypus, tree kangaroos, musky rat kangaroos and all of the possum types... Paul is knowledgeable and an excellent host/chauffeur and Nicks restaurant offers some very tasty meals. Highly recommended!

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

Its nice that you came back for a second go and I am glad you enjoyed it just as much! Each tour offers something new as the animals are always up to something different each time. More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is seriously the best tour I have taken in my entire trip to Australia. It's absolutely recommended for everyone interested in Australian wildlife and animal spotting. I was excited to watch a tree kangaroo male protecting his territory, learn what were the leaves clumps I have seen on the trees all along the East coast and of course to... More 

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

Wow thanks for that statement! We try to make sure it is an experience not just a sight seeing tour for everyone so I am glad you got so much out of it. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Several Australians, who claimed that they had vast experience in the woods, adamantly told me that I would not see a wild platypus on my upcoming tour. They even told me that the tour company was giving me B.S because sightings are so rare. When I told this to Paul, the tour operator, I think he just chuckled. Within a... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to put up a review. Now you can go and tell the none believers how it is done! I can never guarantee the platypus will show up but i have a couple of really consistent places where we can find them and I will not give up looking until we have to. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The whole tour was wonderful! Paul, the tourguide, was very friendly and impressed us with his huge knowledge of the australien wildlife. Moreover, he found so many animals. Without him I would not have seen one of them. We saw green ants, wallabys, platypus, rat kangaroos and some other animals, that I never heard of. The highlight were mating tree... More 

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

Thanks Fabian. The tree kangaroos mating certainly was a highlight that tour! More 

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