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Atherton Tablelands Rain Forest by Night from Cairns

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The lakes, rain forest, and waterfalls of the Atherton Tablelands harbor an incredible variety of wildlife, all just a short drive from Cairns. On this tour, enjoy a rare opportunity to hike through the jungle both during the day and at night, and spot nocturnal creatures, such as platypus, possums, owls, and Lumholtz’s tree kangaroo.
  • Spot nocturnal wildlife during a guided night walk in the Atherton Tablelands
  • Includes afternoon tea and dinner at a traditional country restaurant
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Cairns
  • Small group of up to 11 people for a personalized tour
What to Expect
After pickup from your Cairns hotel, set out on the drive into the Atherton Tablelands region. Start your tour with an afternoon walk through the rain forest, looking out for tropical birds, butterflies, and flying foxes or fruit bats. Stop to admire natural wonders, including ancient kauri pine trees, the Curtain Fig Tree, and Barrine Crater Lake. Then, enjoy afternoon tea at a lakeside teahouse. Continue your tour with a sunset walk to spot platypuses, which are most often seen at sundown, before heading to a traditional country restaurant for dinner. After nightfall, follow your guide on a thrilling rain forest hike by flashlight, and look out for nocturnal wildlife, including green geckos, Lumholtz’s tree kangaroos, gliding possums, frogs, owls, and tiny ringtail possums. Back in Cairns, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
8h 30m
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Afternoon tea
  • Dinner
  • National Park fee
  • All equipment (binoculars, spotlighting gear, rain ponchos, reference materials)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Atherton Tablelands
  • Drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please wear closed toe shoes and a jacket for night time.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involve. Low fitness level required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please bring insect spray as this is not provided
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours
Kerstin S
Berlin, Germany
Very special tour!
Very special tour! We enjoyed it a lot, saw tree kangaroos, the platypus and other wild animals. It started to
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London, United Kingdom
Tremendous tour
Only the two of us on the night tour. Lead by a German Professor who's knowledge was second to none. Saw an over
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Very interesting experience
My family thoroughly enjoyed this tour experience. Seeing so many animals in their natural, uniquely Australian
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Salem, Oregon
Small groups, great finds
I’m not someone who enjoys tours generally. The crowds, the jostling to hear the guide or see whatever it is, no
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What an adventure!
This is a really cool tour that had originally been recommended from AAA in the US (Seattle area), and also from
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Lewis C
Brewood, United Kingdom
Great tour, saw lots of wildlife. Our tour guide (didn't quite catch his name) was full of knowledge on
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Shaurya G
Seattle, Washington
Not your typical tour!
Tapio was our guide. He is a research scientist specializing on the subject of tropics and sometimes moonlights as
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Udita P
Informative, interesting and fun
Since the moment I decided to visit Australia, seeing the biodiversity of this unique place has been on my
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Great tour! Thanks
So very impressed with our guide, he was so knowledgeable and showed us all the wildlife I was hoping to see here
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Rebecca W
Denver, Colorado
Definitely worth it!
We were hoping to see some of the more "rare" animals int he wild - and this did not disappoint. Our guide was
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Key Details
  • Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, Atherton Tablelands, and 1 more
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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