Cairns: Night Walk in Cairns Botanic Gardens

Activity provider: Aussie Macro Photos

Cairns: Night Walk in Cairns Botanic Gardens

Activity provider: Aussie Macro Photos

From US$ 38.72 per person

Embark on a nature and photography walk through the rainforest boardwalk of the Cairns Botanic Gardens with renowned macro photographer Bridgette Gower. Discover how the garden comes to life at night.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Listen to the sounds of frogs, crickets, and cicadas
  • Encounter frogs, insects, spiders, and other nocturnal animals
  • Snap photos of nightlife in a garden setting
Full description

Experience the rainforest boardwalk of the Cairns Botanic Gardens as the nocturnal creatures wake up for the night with this small group tour.

Have a quick safety briefing at the meeting point and start a walking route that has been adapted for the season. Visit a number of host plants that are habitats for regularly seen creatures. Take the opportunity to capture photographs of some nocturnal creatures

Find white-lipped tree frogs and northern stony creek frogs. Marvel at busy spiders such as net-casting spiders, garden orb-weavers, and Huntsmans. See critters that only come out at night and usually go unseen.

Listen to a chorus of frog croaks, cricket chirps, and cicada buzzes as the rainforest comes alive. Keep your eyes peeled for micro-bats, Papuan frogmouth birds, striped possums, speckled flying foxes, longicorn beetles, Pademelons and Echidnas.

  • Guided nature walk with head torches
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Please come to the Cairns Botanic Gardens and we will meet at the main entrance on Collins Ave. There are some seats in a covered entrance. Please wait here for your guide. There are toilets behind the café about 50 meters inside the gardens.

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Very enjoyable and interesting night walk. We saw a well fed bandicoot and many insects and bugs and frogs. If you love photography you will love this. A terrific experience.

August 5, 2022

Really fun and informative tour with an expert guide, we had a blast and my kids loved it too! They were really proud of the photos they took and felt really included.

September 22, 2022

Really enjoyable and informative walk. Would appeal to all ages and knowledge levels. We were provided with head torches and could hire cameras if we do wished Bridgette sent us information before the trip and then followed up with a very useful species list after the trip.

September 25, 2022

Product ID: 398507