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Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours

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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...more
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 22:30
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Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 429 083 338
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Joined this amazing afternoon-till-night tour! Our wonderful guide Paul took us to different spots and he knows how to find those Australia wildlife animals quickly! We saw ringtail possum, brushtail possum, pademelon and python, all nocturnal rainforest animals you can name them! And I got...More

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PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks kelvin. It was a pleasure to show you around.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are an animal lover, this is the tour for you. I did six different tours out of Cairns and this one was my absolute favorite. We saw so many different creatures, and the scenery was lovely. Getting away to the quiet, scenic backroads...More

Thank Rikki H
PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am glad you enjoyed your tour. We always get to see lots of animals, the other tours are all day trips so beautiful scenery but not many animals. Our timing means we see so many. Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great day for anyone who's interested in seeing Australian animals. I got to see platypus and tree kangaroos, animals that even most Aussies never get to see! Paul was great, food was good and lots of things to see.

Thank Ariahne T
PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the nice review. This is such a special place as it has so many creatures everywhere. You just need to know when to look for them.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Finished our vacation with this great trip into the beautiful countryside around Cairns. The whole day was informative, educational, and thoroughly enjoyable. Paul's knowledge of the area ensured that we got to see all sorts of creatures, trees, and plants. The platypus sightings where amazing,...More

Thank sean s
PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Sean. It was a pleasure showing you around. Thanks for the recommendations too

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had an amazing tour with Paul who was a fountain of knowledge. As Australians we learnt many interesting facts about North Queensland's rainforest and wildlife and the night time tour allowed us to see a lot more. It was also the...More

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

I am glad you enjoyed it. We have so many rare animals, birds and reptiles around here that as you found even Australians have not heard of many of them. It is a very special piece of Australia here. Thanks for the recommendation.

Reviewed 27 August 2018

This tour brings you to the Tablelands slight South of Cairns. We saw very nice sites such as Lake Eacham, the Curtain Fig tree, The Cathedral fig tree, etc...what makes this tour special is Paul! His great knowledge of the region, plants and animals allowed...More

Thank christianfankhauser
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thanks for the review. This area does all the work, I just show it to you!

Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Overall it was an enjoyable tour and I recommend it if you are looking for a nature tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable of the animals and forest and had a lot of respect for them. Contrary to what some people say on here, you...More

Thank Danielle G
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Sorry about the menu options. You should have been given the full menu from the restaurant not our tour menu. That has lots of options from pizza pasta and a variety of mains including several vegetarian and even gluten free choices. As long as we...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018

This was a great experience!. Although I live in the U.S., I have relatives living in the area and have seen quite a bit of Far North Queensland, but this tour was special. As others have noted, we saw a platypus and tree kangaroos, which...More

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

We always show people things that they have never seen before, even locals get a surprise with what lives round here! The night time is our special thing though. The road is cruel to some people so medication is advisable as noted. Thanks for the...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our host was knowledgeable and experienced, and we were able to see animals rarely seen in the wild. Our friends from Sydney were especially surprised we saw platypuses swimming in a creek. I was glad to see...More

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thanks for the recommendations. The night sky on a clear night is a special sight. Seeing platypus as often as we do always suprises Australians as they are seldom seen.

Reviewed 17 August 2018

I could not have asked for anything more from my tour of Atherton Tablelands with Wait a while. We saw, literally, everything from tree kangaroos and possums to huge huntsman spiders and the elusive platypus. I was truly enthralled with the amount of wildlife that...More

Thank TravelAngler725
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

There is a lot of wildlife around here, you just have to know where and more importantly when to look for it. That’s our specialty. Thanks for the recommendation.

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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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