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Atherton Tablelands Rain Forest by Night from Cairns provided by Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours

Atherton Tablelands Rain Forest by Night from Cairns

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
The lakes, rain forest, and waterfalls of the Atherton Tablelands harbor an incredible variety of wildlife, all just a short 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, such as platypus, possums, owls, and Lumholtz’s tree kangaroo.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Atherton Tablelands
    Stop: 4 hours
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  • 2
    Curtain Fig National Park
    Stop: 60 minutes
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    Pass by
    Yungaburra
  • 3
    Lake Barrine
    Stop: 60 minutes
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Highlights
  • Spot nocturnal wildlife during a guided night walk in the Atherton Tablelands
  • Includes afternoon tea and dinner at a traditional country restaurant
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Cairns
  • Small group of up to 11 people for a personalized tour
What to Expect
After pickup from your Cairns hotel, set out on the drive into the Atherton Tablelands region. Start your tour with an afternoon walk through the rain forest, looking out for tropical birds, butterflies, and flying foxes or fruit bats. Stop to admire natural wonders, including ancient kauri pine trees, the Curtain Fig Tree, and Barrine Crater Lake. Then, enjoy afternoon tea at a lakeside teahouse. Continue your tour with a sunset walk to spot platypuses, which are most often seen at sundown, before heading to a traditional country restaurant for dinner. After nightfall, follow your guide on a thrilling rain forest hike by flashlight, and look out for nocturnal wildlife, including green geckos, Lumholtz’s tree kangaroos, gliding possums, frogs, owls, and tiny ringtail possums. Back in Cairns, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Duration
8h 30m
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Afternoon tea
  • Dinner
  • National Park fee
  • All equipment (binoculars, spotlighting gear, rain ponchos, reference materials)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please wear closed toe shoes and a jacket for night time.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involve. Low fitness level required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please bring insect spray as this is not provided
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Timothy W wrote a review Sep 2020
Sydney, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
Unique experience being involved in rescuing a tree kangaroo fro the roadside, then viewing more of them in the trees. Night-time platypus-spotting, followed by other nocturnal animals in the trees. Lunchtime pickup and evening drop-off in Cairns by friendly, very knowledgeable
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from WaitaWhileCairns, Owner at Atherton Tablelands Rain Forest by Night from Cairns
Responded 5 weeks ago
Cheers Tim, glad you enjoyed it.
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196JerryS wrote a review Sep 2020
Noosa, Australia266 contributions51 helpful votes
Amazing tour with Paul! We decided to do this tour for something different and to support a fellow local small business and we ended up having the best day our. Paul was really friendly, funny and knowledgeable and taught us heaps about our own region. He was very conscious
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from WaitaWhileCairns, Owner at Atherton Tablelands Rain Forest by Night from Cairns
Responded 10 Sep 2020
Loved showing you around so I am glad you enjoyed it.
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Nhaywardnyc wrote a review Aug 2020
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
We are just back from our Atherton Tablelands Rain Forest by night tour with Paul. It was amazing. We are a family of five with three girls aged 11,9 and 7 and we all loved it. Paul knew so much about the forest and animals and answered every question they had. The trip was
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from WaitaWhileCairns, Owner at Atherton Tablelands Rain Forest by Night from Cairns
Responded 27 Aug 2020
No worries guys. Pleasure to show you around!
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Wessel wrote a review Aug 2020
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This was one of the best tours we have had in our time in Australia. Paul was like an encyclopedia, he knew about everything and made us feel very safe during the tour. He shares his passion for nature and made us very enthusiastic about it as well. He was also very nice to talk
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Response from WaitaWhileCairns, Owner at Atherton Tablelands Rain Forest by Night from Cairns
Responded 11 Aug 2020
No worries Wessel. It was a pleasure to show you around.
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Stephen W wrote a review Jul 2020
Osaka, Japan3 contributions1 helpful vote
A really great afternoon and evening. We got to see so many spectacular parts of rain forest. Paul was able to show and importantly explain so much of the environment that we would never have found on our own. We got to see a kangaroo up a tree, imagine that! Platypus at
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from WaitaWhileCairns, Owner at Atherton Tablelands Rain Forest by Night from Cairns
Responded 17 Jul 2020
Cheers guys. It was. A pleasure to show you around.
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Jalee15
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Holiday highlight
Just did a fantastic nature tour with Paul from Waitawhile. He pointed out so much wildlife that we would never hav
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PrathaDenmark
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An amazing experience
I booked on this tour not quite sure what to expect. I was delighted. The guide, Trapio, I hope I have splet his n
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765GWH
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Very interesting experience
My family thoroughly enjoyed this tour experience. Seeing so many animals in their natural, uniquely Australian hab
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Udita P
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Informative, interesting and fun
Since the moment I decided to visit Australia, seeing the biodiversity of this unique place has been on my priority
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emusdad
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Can you leave a sixth star?
I guess not, I tried. Where do I begin? First, with owner operator Paul. What a friendly and knowledgeable guide an
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loveshak22
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Interesting and fun tour!
Paul was a great guide and I loved seeing all the animals of the area! While we didn't see everything we set out to
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Imliooper
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We struck lucky...
This is a tour worth doing if you are interested in seeing flora and fauna in the rainforest habitat by day and by
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clairer1965
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Day trip
I did This trip alone but didn’t feel alone , I was picked up from my hotel and the guide , who was German was so l
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FiwDi
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Very beautiful experience !
Very small group (4 and Peter our guide) and we could see wallabies, bats, platypus, tree kangaroos, oppossums... b
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Anne L
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A unique experience
This was a great way to see native species in their own environment. Our guide was able to spot many animals and ga
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Sansom1978
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Unique
I went on the Rainforest tour yesterday. Loved that it is a lunchtime pick up and does not require a 0600 alarm clo
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T2845PUsimons
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Tablelands Marsupials and much much more
The trip was booked for by trip advisor and I’d pretty much forgotten about it until I arrived in Port Douglas in e
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906johannesk
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Deep insights in the Australian Rainforest
Had the tour with Tapio who is a rainforest researcher at James Cook University and proves that by knowing the exac
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kims405
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The best way to see the rainforest!
This was one of our best tours. It was fun and informative. A great way to see the creatures at night - we even s
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Nicoleasharp
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Amazing trip full of wildlife
We went on this trip on 26th March and we were incredibly impressed with the amount of different species that Paul
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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