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Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours

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'Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours' specialises in small group rainforest wildlife tours with a twist! As a lot of Australian rainforest animals are nocturnal (at least 80% of them) a night element and spotlighting is always included with a...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 429 083 338
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Reviewed yesterday

I really lucked out with this tour, having a super small group and a very knowledgeable guide (PhD in Tropical Ecology!). We saw so many animals, nearly 30 species in just the one tour. Wallabies, platypus, possums, bats, birds, and more! The best tour I...More

Thank Kim B
PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks Kim. We are so lucky living here as there is so much wildlife out there and when you have someone like Tapio as your guide you really get to see it, and learn about it.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trip was well spent and we went back with lots of pictures and information on the animals. First we were supplied with bino, however the journey was quite rough. This was compensated by the guide (sorry we didn't get his name but he was...More

Thank Peck Lin T
PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed it. We love what we do and we have a very special area to take you to. Thanks for the recommendations.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first time we went to Australia, we were frequently told that the most interesting wildlife emerged at night, but we were unlikely to see any of these nocturnal animals in the wild. On a return to Australia in July, however, we were determined to...More

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PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I can never guarantee we will see a Platypus but we have a great place to try and find then and luckily we usually do it is such a special place here. Thanks for the recommendation.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent tour if your main objective is to see wild life in and around Cairns, the forest and tablelands. It provided many more options than a rainforest-only type tour. On this you will likely see wallabies in the suburbs, tree kangaroos near...More

Thank stellapug
PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words. I am glad you enjoyed the tour. We are all about the animals so we take you to the best spots to find them. And looking for them is all part of the fun!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice tour. We could see tree kangaroo, rat kangaroo, lots of possums, platypuss and plenty of wallabies. We spent a little time on the bus but it's wonderful the division between day watching and nivjt watching. Paul is so enthusiastic and knows plenty of things...More

Thank Nesta S
PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Nesta. Glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

+ educational, plenty of hard to find creatures seen - alot of time spent in the minibus, very little patience with an inquisitive 8 year old, uncomfortable evening meal as only 2 guests present

Thank michellewoodward01
PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Sorry you did not seem to get the most out of our tour. Picking you up in Port Douglas does mean extra drive time and with children that can be a bit much for them.

Reviewed 2 November 2018

Everything about his tour was unique from start to finish. The small group size was definitely a plus as we were able to move quickly from one spot to another. They came to pick everyone up at their hotel which was awesome. Paul was our...More

1  Thank Kelly C
PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Cheers Kelly. Thanks for the recommendations. Our roads do test people’s resilience sometimes. But the area they take you to is so worth it, as you discovered!

Reviewed 31 October 2018

We were kindly picked up from our apartment in Earlsville and were off on an action packed trip. We saw lots of hard to find animals and heard all about their habits and quirks. Paul really knows where to look to find animals of all...More

1  Thank doralei
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thanks for the review. We often see animals that Australians never get to see!

Reviewed 31 October 2018

If you only do one wildlife tour, this is the one ! We saw Agile Wallabies, Green Ants, Red Backed Spider, Musky Rat Kangaroo, Microbats, Flying Foxes, Boyd's Forest Dragon Lizard, the rare Lumholtz Tree Kangaroos and in the dark, several different possums as well...More

1  Thank HayKay1
Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the recommendations.

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Joined this amazing afternoon-till-night tour! Our wonderful guide Paul took us to different spots and he knows how to find those Australia wildlife animals quickly! We saw ringtail possum, brushtail possum, pademelon and python, all nocturnal rainforest animals you can name them! And I got...More

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PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thanks kelvin. It was a pleasure to show you around.

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Samantha S
4 March 2018|
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Response from WaitaWhileCairns | Property representative |
Of course you can. It is up to you what you wear.
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Shelahlah
20 July 2017|
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It is around 15-20 mins from Airport to Hilton. We pick up there between 1:30 and 1:45. So as long as your plane is on time you will be ok. It is not really possible to catch up to us in a taxi.
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Mariano F
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