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From Cairns: Rainforest & Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

Product ID: 137024
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Explore the rainforest when it really comes alive - at night! On this small-group tour see nocturnal animals such as platypus, musky rat kangaroos, Boyd's forest dragons, rainforest birds, butterfliea, flying foxes and more!
About this activity
Duration: 8 - 10 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pick-up is available from your accommodation in Port Douglas
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover a World Heritage Listed rainforest by day and night on this small-group tour
  • Spot a wild platypus at a private viewing platform
  • Enjoy your afternoon by the stunning Lake Barrine
  • Venture into the rainforest after dark to spot the nocturnal animals that call it home
  • Have a delicious dinner at a restaurant in Yungburra
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Expert guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Afternoon tea
  • Dinner
  • Tea, coffee or hot chocolate with dinner
  • Wet weather gear, if required
  • Binoculars
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The maximum number of participants for this tour is 11 people
• Please wear cool and comfortable clothing
• Walking shoes are a must
• The tour supplier will provide wet weather gear if required
• Bring a water bottle, a small backpack for your things and don't forget your camera
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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This is a wonderful wildlife tour. We had the chance to see many australian animal species (tree kangaroo, platypus, possums, flying foxes and many others) into the wild. The guide was very enthusiastic and explained us a lot about the tablelands, the wet tropic and all the species that we encountered. Dinner was fantastic and the night walk exciting and full of animals. It was perfect.

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December 13, 2019

Great Knowledge of animals and where to find them. We saw pretty much everything that’s was mentioned being a possibility! Paul was also good fun and knew how to keep things interesting throughout the day/evening. His driving is “spirited” up and down the mountain but never felt unsafe. Would thoroughly recommend!

January 8, 2020

December 27, 2019

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Wait A While Rainforest Tours

Product ID: 137024