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  • From Cairns: Private Rainforest and Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

    1. From Cairns: Private Rainforest and Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

    You'll be picked up by your own private driver/tour guide from your accommodation in Cairns or Northern Beaches, before heading 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 afternoon tea at the world-renowned Lake Barrine, before taking a guided walk through the rainforest. Keep your eyes peeled for musky rat-kangaroo, Boyd's forest dragon, rainforest birds, butterflies and flying foxes. After a quick stop at Lake Eacham, visit a platypus viewing area in Yungaburra for a high chance of seeing this unique mammal. Enjoy a delicious dinner at a restaurant in the township of Yungburra before 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, ring...

  • Cairns: Guided Twilight Tour of the Aquarium with Dinner

    2. Cairns: Guided Twilight Tour of the Aquarium with Dinner

    Witness the setting of the sun on Tropical North Queensland’s mountain ranges and experience how steamy rainforests and shallow reef lagoons begin to stir with life. Reptiles, Amphibians, Insects, and nocturnal fish sense the onset of dusk and emerge from their day time lairs.  Get an insight into the unique changes of the region’s nocturnal creatures as they move in the shadows.  Complete your evening at Dundee’s Restaurant with a perfectly matched dining experience while you enjoy a stunning sea life backdrop.

    Cameron was very professional & enthusiastic when showing us through the museum.Very knowledgeable about the animals on display and was able to answer all my daughters questions about the construction of the aquarium. Interested to know if the clownfish eggs hatched and if there was survivors??? Dundees served a lovely meal and Thomas, including other servers we encountered on the night were all attentive and friendly. Only downside was probably our steaks weren’t cooked to our satisfaction. This was mentioned on the night and not something that could possibly be rectified once the steak is half eaten (only to find the middle raw). Thank you for a wonderful evening.

  • From Cairns: Rainforest & Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

    3. 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...

    Paul of wait-a-while tour is an excellent guide. We managed to see all animals during the daytime and in the dark.

  • From Cairns: Daintree National Park Day Trip and Night Tour

    4. From Cairns: Daintree National Park Day Trip and Night Tour

    Begin your foray into northern Australia's tropical rainforest climate with a pickup from your accommodation in Cairns in the mid afternoon. Drive along the Great Barrier Reef Drive, the region’s most scenic coastal highway, and observe the changes in habitat diversity as you venture north to Daintree National Park. Go for a guided cruise down the beautiful Daintree River and keep your eyes peeled for crocodiles and other native wildlife. Enjoy a quiet and fume-free experience on a solar-powered electric boat with zero environmental impact. Hop off at Cape Tribulation, a UNESCO World Heritage area with pristine beaches, rainforest, cool streams, towering mountains, and freshwater valleys. Spend an hour exploring this tropical paradise before heading to dinner at Whet Restaurant nestled in the dense jungle. Then finish with a not-to-be-missed night tour through the rainforest. Get the o...

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What people are saying about Cairns

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 48 reviews

It was magical to be in the rainforest, especially in the night, although it was tiring. I loved seeing the unusual animals, especially the tree kangaroo. I loved the dinner in the old-world hotel restaurant, and the food was good.

Our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and entertaining. The guide tour was simply amazing just like the staff and dinner

Paul of wait-a-while tour is an excellent guide. We managed to see all animals during the daytime and in the dark.

our guide was amazing and made the tour so exciting. Dinner was also fabulous

Great afternoon and evening. Paul was very well informed and we learnt heaps.