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Wait-A-While Rainforest & Wildlife Night Tour

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
Wait-a-While Rainforest and Wildlife Tour (Budget option) $170.00 $170.00 N/A $680.00 N/A
Wait-a-While Rainforest and Wildlife Tour $199.00 $175.00 N/A $680.00 N/A

Family Rate: 2 adutls and 2 children (aged 4 to 12 years).

Cancellation Policy: 100% if cancelled 3 days or less prior to departure.

Transfers: Prices include return transfers from Cairns region only. This tour is not available from Port Douglas. If staying in Port Douglas and wanting to do this tour please contact us regarding options.

Rates are valid until 31st March 2019.

Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.

Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours offers small group rainforest and wildlife experiences within the Wet Tropics World Heritage area of Tropical North Queensland. Our wildlife tours visit restricted access mountain rainforest at nights, giving the best chance of seeing nocturnal animals in their natural environment. This is the best tour for seeing native wildlife in its natural environment during the day and into the night.


Visit the scenic Atherton Tablelands, rich in bio diversity, an area that features a range of habitats including lush tropical rainforest and volcanic crater lakes. Enjoy a Devonshire Tea at the world renowned, Lake Barrine Tea House. During our adventure by day we may see the Musky Rat Kangaroo, Boyd's Forest Dragon, a selection of rainforest birds, butterflies and Flying Foxes. At dusk we venture to the viewing area by the river to search for the Platypus, one of the most unique mammals on earth.


After dinner at a local country restaurant, our night time spotlighting adventure begins. As we walk under the night stars, and into the World Heritage Rainforest, we may be lucky enough to spot a Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo, Northern Leaf Tailed Gecko, Ringtail Possums,gliders, frogs, owls and more (most are endemic to the region). Every night is full of discoveries. Later, on the trip home, we reflect on what we have seen, and return with an increased appreciation of Australian Wildlife and the World Heritage Rainforest's of North Queensland. 


Departs Cairns: 2.00pm

Returns Cairns: 11.00pm



  • Return transfers from your accommodation
  • Stunning scenic drive through lowland to highland Rainforest around Cairns including Atherton Tablelands
  • Widest selection of birds
  • Reptiles & Mammals (Kangaroos Platypus & rare Possums) - includes endemics
  • Visit relic Rainforest including Cathedral Fig & Crater Lakes
  • Afternoon tea
  • Restaurant meal & supper (not included in the budget option)
  • Use of onboard spotting equipment
  • Reference books & spotting lists included
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