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From Cairns: Rainforest & Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

1. From Cairns: Rainforest & Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

Departing from your Cairns or Northern Beaches accommodation, head south to view the agile wallabies that live within the city limits. Make a second stop at the Cathedral Fig Tree, an 8,000-year-old Strangler fig with a giant root system. Enjoy an afternoon tea at the world-renowned Lake Barrine before walking through the rainforest. Keep your eyes out for musky rat-kangaroo, Boyd's forest dragon, rainforest birds, butterflies and flying foxes. After a quick stop at Lake Eacham, visit a private access platypus viewing area in Yungaburra for a 90% chance of seeing the unique mammal. Enjoy a delicious dinner at a restaurant in the township of Yungburra. Then, your nighttime spotlighting adventure begins! Walk under the night stars and into the rainforest. Look out for Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo, northern leaf-tailed gecko, ringtail possums, gliders, frogs, owls and more. Return to Cairns at around 10:00 PM and Northern Beaches at around 10:30 PM.

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4.7 / 5

based on 42 reviews

This tour is highly recommended !! Paul is a great guide as he really knows how to see all the animals! It was a great and unforgettable experience!!!

Our guide was very knowledgeable and one could tell he was very experienced. I learnt a fair bit about the wildlife on that trip. Highly recommended.

We had an amazing time. Paul is a pationate and knowledgeable guide that made the whole arvo/evening a treat. Highly recommend this tour.

Paul was an excellent and knowledgable guide. Got to see a lot of wildlife and had a great time.

The guide was excellent. It is an experience that I recommend to anyone visiting Cairns.