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Small-Group Wildlife and Rainforest Tour from Port Douglas provided by Blue Adventures Wildlife & Rainforest Tours

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Small-Group Wildlife and Rainforest Tour from Port Douglas

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Get off the beaten path and out into Australia's diverse environment to see wildlife on this tour of the Great Dividing Range. With a naturalist guide at the helm, travel through the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s rain forest to see a volcanic crater lake and a wetland oasis inhabited by native Australian animals. With the help of your guide, spot native birds, wallabies, tree kangaroos, emus, and platypus.
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    Lake Barrine
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    River Cruise and lunch over looking the crater lake
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  • All transportation provided so travelers can relax and enjoy the scenery
  • Cruise through the wetlands in search of native bird life
  • No hidden fees: All entrance fees and national park fees included
  • Commentary from a guide on the area's wildlife and natural environment
What to Expect
Enjoy convenient pickup from your accommodation in Port Douglas and then soak up the scenery on the ride to the top of the Great Dividing Range and the start of the Atherton Tablelands. Begin the day with access to an Outback nature refuge, where you board a boat for a private wetland cruise. Get your cameras ready for sights of wallabies, wild emus, and a large number of native bird species. Stop for views of Clancy's Lagoon while digging into a light morning tea with local coffee and homemade pastries. Head for the grasslands to see some Eastern grey kangaroos and learn about them through your guide's commentary. Then move on to the rain forest for a creek-side walk in search of the duck-billed platypus, which makes its home here. Stop for lunch and then take a short walk through the Mabi rain forest to see some rare tree kangaroos, finishing up with possible stops at the Curtain Fig Tree and the Garden of Eden Waterfall. Your tour ends with convenient drop-off back at your hotel.
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Important Information
9–11 hours
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Boat cruise & electric buggies where applicable
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Barrine
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 guests are required for a trip to proceed. If minimum numbers are not met we will contact you in advance with an alternative tour option or full refund
  • Subject to favourable weather conditions. We occasionally have to make changes last-minute changes to itineraries due to road closures and/or weather events. If a tour is cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • 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 6 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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Sandy s wrote a review Feb 2020
Wrightstown, Pennsylvania5 contributions2 helpful votes
Really enjoyed seeing all the different animals of Australia. Mark was a very friendly and informative tour guide. His explanations were helpful in gaining an understanding of Australia and the different animals; he was very knowledegable. Favorite parts of the trip were the
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Date of experience: February 2020
profdeb2 wrote a review Jan 2020
Carlsbad, California6 contributions2 helpful votes
We signed up for the Small Group Wildlife Tour, and it turned out to be the highlight of our trip to Australia. We lucked out and ended up with a private tour, as no one else had signed up. Their loss for sure! Our guide Ben was phenomenal. From pickup to drop off and every
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Date of experience: September 2019
Jmscott824 wrote a review Jan 2020
Denver, Colorado28 contributions7 helpful votes
Our family of 5 spent 2 1/2 weeks in Australia over Christmas and NYE and this tour was absolutely the highlight of the entire trip! Ben was so knowledgeable about the history and animals for our day. What an amazing asset to your team! Our children have taken to saying, “Be
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KnoxWebb wrote a review Jan 2020
Knoxville, Tennessee4 contributions1 helpful vote
Ben was our guide. We had a great time. He was very informative and a fun conversationalist. We saw kangaroos, fed wallabies, found platypus, found bats, petted eels, saw all different birds. The curtain fig tree was amazing. The lunch spot was very good. I would highly
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JNARHM wrote a review Nov 2019
Roseville, California92 contributions
This is a great tour if you're interested in seeing more of what Queensland has to offer and animals in the wild! Ben was our tour guide and his genuine enthusiasm of what he was showing us was evident through his energy and level of knowledge. Our group was also super lucky to
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Response from BlueDivePortDouglas, Manager at Small-Group Wildlife and Rainforest Tour from Port Douglas
Responded 2 Dec 2019
Very glad you saw a platypus in the wild...thanks on behalf of Ben. Our wildlife tours are such fun to run. Safe travels and many thanks for the review Jina.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9–11 hours
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, Spanish
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