1D Rainforest Wildlife Spotlighting Tour

Cairns, QLD, 4870, Australia,
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Free Cancellations Available
8h 30min
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What To Expect

The Wait-a-While Rainforest Tour takes you wildlife spotting by both day and night. Visiting the World Heritage Listed Wet Tropics Rainforest National Parks from Cairns, we have been hosting small (max 11 people) personal rainforest wildlife spotlighting tours into the world's oldest continuously surviving rainforest near Cairns for more than 30 years.

Cairns is a major tourist destination with thousands of visitors coming here each year to experience the Great Barrier Reef and yet relatively few discover the Cairns Tablelands (sometimes known as the Atherton Tablelands). The Tablelands are within easy reach of Cairns offering a shorter drive time than any Daintree rainforest tours and greater rainforest wildlife spotlighting opportunities. The best time of day to spot wildlife in Australia is at dusk through to nighttime so our tours depart in the early afternoon. As the rainforest comes alive at night (80% of animals in Australia are nocturnal or more active at night), our spotlights enable us to capture the animals up in the canopy. Experiencing the tropical rainforest at night is something you will remember, especially with an informative guide to help you understand this magnificent wildlife environment.

What's included
Meals: Afternoon Tea, dinner and refreshments Transport: Return transfers from accommodation with air-conditioned vehicles Friendly and professional guides All equipment (binoculars, rain ponchos) National park fees Fuel levies
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Enjoy the scenic Gillies Range to the Cairns Tablelands
Explore the Danbulla State Forest with 800-year-old Cathedral Fig Tree
Visit Lake Barrine, a volcanic crater lake nestled amongst the rainforest
Enjoy a walk through the rainforest to see the towering Twin Bull Kauri Pines
Look out for Boyd's Forest Dragon, Musky Rat Kangaroo and rainforest birds
Sample some rainforest fruits (depending on the season)
Visit Lake Eacham, an extinct volcanic lake to look for Saw Shelled Turtles, Archerfish and Eastern Water Dragons
Enjoy dinner at a country restaurant in Yungaburra
After dark spotlighting rainforest walk
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Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until a year before your travel date
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Meeting Point

We will pick you up from Cairns at around 14:00, from Port Douglas at 12:15 (AUD100 extra cost), from the Northern Beaches at 13:00.