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Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours

#15 of 159 Tours in Cairns
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Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 429 083 338
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Atherton Tablelands Rainforest by Night from Cairns
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'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.
  • Excellent89%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 429 083 338

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Reviewed November 10, 2016

This tour was great. Paul the guide is obviously passionate about the flora and fauna of the area and shares a lot of his knowledge with you during the tour. We saw Platypus, Paddy Mellon's, 100's of Wallaby's and my highlight Tree Kangaroo's with their...More

Thank Sally O
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2016

Thanks Sally. Those baby tree kangaroos are so cute!

Reviewed November 7, 2016

Guide was well informed. Going out at night made for a unique experience. Would recommend this trip to others.

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Paul M, Manager at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2016

Thanks for the recommendation! And yes we are unique out of Cairns but going out at night it is what you have to do to see the animals.

Reviewed November 6, 2016

Paul is so knowledgeable of the area flora and fauna. As a local I was surprised with all the new things that I have learnt. I saw a tree kangaroo in the wild for the very first time!!! This tour I fantastic for both adults...More

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2016

Thanks Shira, I always like to take locals to show them the stuff they have been missing out on!

Reviewed November 5, 2016

My husband and I had a wonderful afternoon and evening with Paul. We were very lucky, as only one other couple had booked, so we were just 4 people. Paul have an amazing knowledge about the area and the different animals, and he is happy...More

Thank Camilla C
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2016

Thanks Camilla. The Daintree tours are a long drive with not much time to get out and about when you get there. And as they are all day tours you do not get to see many animals! That's why in my opinion if its the...More

Reviewed November 2, 2016

Paul was a great tour guide. My wife and I enjoyed every moment of the tour, we saw all kinds of animals during the evening and at night. Highly recommend this tour as well as Paul as your tour guide!

Thank MIchael L
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2016

Thanks Michael. I am glad you enjoyed the tour!

Reviewed November 2, 2016

This trip was outstanding for the sheer variety of wildlife we saw, and for Paul's knowledgeable commentary. Paul took us to places where we saw creatures that are rare and elusive, and the day was packed with interest. We'll never forget seeing a baby tree...More

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2016

Thanks for taking the time to put up a review. Variety of wildlife is what we are all about so I am glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Out of the three excursions we did in Cairns, this one stood out as we saw more animals and in their natural habitat and learned more than in any others. Thanks Paul!

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2016

Thanks Richard. On our tour we always find lots of wildlife. We have more wildlife in this area than anywhere else in Australia, you just have to know where and when to look!

Reviewed October 23, 2016

Highly recommend this tour! Paul was amazing at spotting wildlife and was such a genuine, knowledgeable and friendly guide. We saw a great range of wildlife, with the highlight being platypus. Dinner was delicious. Overall it was a great day/night.

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016

Thanks. There are always lots of animals and birds and reptiles around here! And plenty of Platypus too!

Reviewed October 18, 2016

We were picked up on time made to feel welcome. Pauls knowledge of the animals was great, we saw everything that he told us about expect for a snake !! Meal was lovely. Couldn't wish for a better night . His spotting of the night...More

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2016

Thanks ladies! We certainly did see just about everything on your tour!

Reviewed October 17, 2016

Went on this trip last week, as we woke up slightly late and wanted to do something but all tours had already left early in the morning. I had seen this rated on TripAdvisor already, so was keen to go as I wanted to see...More

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2016

Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed the tour!

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It is around 15-20 mins from Airport to Hilton. We pick up there between 1:30 and 1:45. So as long as your plane is on time you will be ok. It is not really possible to catch up to us in a taxi.
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