Rainforest Tours - Wait a While Cairns
Rainforest Tours - Wait a While
Touring the World Heritage Rainforests of Northern Australia
Wait–a–While Rainforest Tours offers small group wildlife and birding experiences within the Wet Tropics World Heritage area of Tropical North Queensland. Our day/night wildlife tours visit restricted access mountain rainforest at night, giving the best chance of seeing nocturnal animals in their natural environment.
You will get to visit lush tropical rainforest and other habitats with an enthusiastic, knowledgeable guide who will show you the fascinating wildlife.
Tour 1 - Rainforest Wildlife Tour
The best tour for seeing native wildlife in its natural environment during the day and into the night.
Visit the scenic Atherton Tablelands, an area that features a range of habitats including lush tropical rainforest and volcanic crater lakes. By day we may see the Musky Rat Kangaroo, Boyd's Forest Dragon, and a selection of rainforest birds. At dusk we venture to the river to search for Platypus, one of the most unique mammals on earth.
After dinner at a country restaurant, the night of spotting begins. As we walk along mountain tracks, we may be lucky enough to spot Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo, Lemuroid, Green and Herbert River Ringtail Possums, gliders, frogs, owls and more. Every night is full of discoveries. Later over supper, we reflect on what we have seen, and return home with an increased appreciation of rainforest life.
- Return Cairns accommodation transfers
- Afternoon tea and dinner
- Late night tea/coffee
- Use of spotlights, binoculars and reference material
- Allow 10hrs round trip from Cairns
- 2pm from Cairns accommodation (returns approx. 11.30pm)
- Bring your camera and a jumper or sweater during the winter months
- Pick ups available from Cairns and Northern Beaches
- Maximum 11 passengers
- Child price available
- Family price available