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Atherton Tablelands Rainforest by Night from Cairns

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  • Guided night walk in the rainforest: spot nocturnal wildlife
  • Includes afternoon tea and dinner at a traditional country restaurant
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Cairns
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Atherton Tablelands Rainforest by Night from Cairns
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Atherton Tablelands Rainforest by Night from Cairns
From US$150.72
Overview
The lakes, rainforest, and waterfalls of the Atherton Tablelands harbor an incredible variety of wildlife, all just an hour drive from Cairns. On this tour, enjoy a rare opportunity to hike through the jungle both during the day and at night, and spot nocturnal creatures like platypus, possums, owls, and Lumholtz tree kangaroo.
What to Expect
After pickup from your Cairns hotel, set out on the around 1-hour drive into the Atherton Tablelands region. Start your tour by with an afternoon walk through the rainforest, looking out for tropical birds, butterflies, and flying fox bats. Stop to admire natural wonders including ancient kauri pine trees, the Curtain Fig Tree, and the Barrine crater lake, then enjoy afternoon tea at the lakeside teahouse.

Continue your tour with a sunset walk to spot platypus, who are most often seen at sundown, before heading to a traditional country restaurant for dinner. After nightfall, follow your guide on a thrilling rainforest hike by torchlight, and look out for nocturnal wildlife including green gecko lizards, Lumholtz tree kangaroo, glider possums, frogs, owls, and tiny ringtail possums.

Back in Cairns, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic Tour & Guide

Definitely the best rainforest tour we did. The experienced guide managed to find and show us heaps of interesting animals that can only be seen at night. We've seen several platypus, tree kangaroos, possums, giant white-tailed rats, a bandicoot, flying foxes, a rat-kangaroo-thing and lots...More

Thank Marius F
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It is true that some Australians do not know about the wildlife we have around Cairns, some of the animals are so rare and elusive they are seldom seen in the wild. We just happen to know where they are and when to find them!...More

Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile
Ray S

Highlight of my months trip in Oz. Paul is a very knowledgeable man and focused on getting his party to see everything available. Great meal before the evening expedition, overall, 10/10.

Thank Ray S
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks Ray. I am glad you enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed 15 May 2018
Wonderful, educational trip!

My wife and I went on a tour with Paul last night. I can't say enough about this experience; we saw multiple species of rain forest wildlife and were provided with in-depth information regarding each species. We were able to see a platypus, tree kangaroo,...More

1  Thank Michael T
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

It was a pleasure to show you both this beautiful area. Thanks for the recommendation.

Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile
Fantastic experience

If you have time in Cairns do yourself a favour and do this tour. Our guide and fellow Brit, Paul, was friendly and helpful throughout and extremely knowledgeable, not only on the wildlife but history of the cairns area. The tour was well organised and...More

Thank Jim T
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thanks Jim. So glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile
Highly Enjoyable Tour!

Did the tour with Paul yesterday and highly recommend it for people that are interested in wildlife and nature. Highlights for us were seeing platypus and tree kangaroos. These were seen in the late afternoon. Doing the night walk after dinner, we had somewhat less...More

Thank Robert G
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thanks Rob. Glad you enjoyed it. Hope you got some good photos.

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