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Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours

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Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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'Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours' specialises in small group rainforest wildlife tours with a twist! As a lot of Australian rainforest animals are nocturnal (at least 80% of them) a night element and spotlighting is always included with a knowledgeable, enthusiastic guide. It is magical to be involved in seeing a wild animal unrestricted in its natural environment in the rainforest, especially at night with all the new sights and sounds around you. On our tours we can never guarantee what we will see but we do promise you will see something! As an example we often see the elusive platypus (we have at least a 90% success rate) and the rare Tree Kangaroo as well as rare birds, musky rat kangaroos, possums, frogs, owls, reptiles, bandicoots and various invertebrates. Your wildlife adventure starts early afternoon with pick ups from your Cairns hotels and returns you around 10pm. Included is binoculars, wet wether gear, afternoon tea in the forest and dinner at a country restaurant.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 22:30
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Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was by far the best trip of our four weeks spent down under! We were picked up from our hotel in Port Douglas by Paul bang on time in a very comfy minibus. Luckily for us we were the only guests - although the...More

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for the recommendations.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of four spent the afternoon/evening with Paul in search of all the animals you can find in the Atherton Tablelands. We were so excited to see a platypus and tree kangaroos. Our guides from other parts of Australia told us we would never...More

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We do usually get to see the types of animals most Australians do not see! Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the recommendations. Thanks

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow!! What a great tour which my husband and I enjoyed with our adult daughter. We have spent several months on the Atherton tablelands enjoying so much of what it has to offer....however we have never seen all the beautiful nocturnal wildlife. The forest comes...More

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

That is high praise indeed, thank you. I really love showing Aussie’s what is in their own backyard. Many of them do not even know most of our animals even exist! I am glad you got to see the other side of this fabulous region.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A few weeks ago we were travelling through various parts of Australia. From Sydney to Melbourne, to Adelaide, Alice Springs, Darwin, Cairns We drove the Great Ocean Road, we drove through the outback. We visited some nice National Parks such as the Blue Mountains, the...More

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

I enjoyed showing your group around, it was a lot of fun. We have a beautiful environment here and there are always lots of animals around but it’s at night that you find most of them. As you witnessed even locals that come with us...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family consisting of 2 adults and 3 children aged 11 to 7 went on this tour Sunday night and I would have to say I’m not sure who enjoyed it more the kids or us!! Paul is so knowledgeable and we saw all of...More

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

My pleasure. You guys were fun to show around. So glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the recommendations!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

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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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