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Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours

#8 of 156 Tours in Cairns
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Address: Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 429 083 338
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09:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:30
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'Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours' specialises in small group day and night...

'Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours' specialises in small group day and night rainforest wildlife tours. It is magical to be involved in seeing a wild animal unrestricted in its natural environment in the rainforest. We often see platypus, birds, possums, tree kangaroos, insects, frogs, owls, reptiles, various invertebrates and other animals on our tours. As a lot of Australian rainforest animals are nocturnal, a night element and spotlighting is included with a knowledgeable, enthusiastic guide.

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A Must Do Tour In Cairns

While planning our trip to Australia, Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours was on the top of my list of things I wanted to do on our trip, based upon TripAdvisor reviews. My wife and I... read more

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While planning our trip to Australia, Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours was on the top of my list of things I wanted to do on our trip, based upon TripAdvisor reviews. My wife and I are both wildlife enthusiasts and from what I read Paul was the man to see and he did not disappoint. First I did not book in advance,... More 

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and recommendation! It makes life easier if you book ahead thats for sure but we can sometimes accomodate last minute bookings, especially at this time of year. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so exciting and fun to search for and find all the animals we saw! Paul was great at spotting them and making sure everyone saw them. We found it great that the tour was smaller otherwise it would be difficult for everyone to see everything and I am sure the animals would be more likely scared away with... More 

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this review

Cheers Brian. It has been harder to find the old platypus recently but we do not like to give up! Thanks for the recommendation. More 

Washington
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great experience. Our guide (Hans?), was outstanding! He was very knowledgeable and a wonderful host. And, we saw platypus in the wild! Very clearly too! We also saw two different species of possum, Boyd's forest dragon, and learned much about the rainforest ecosystem. The tour includes a dinner that was great too. Thanks!

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this review

It would have been Tapio as your guide and thank you for the review. Tapio really does know his stuff! More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw more native creatures on this tour than we did on the whole of the rest of our five week holiday in Australia. Paul is extremely knowledgeable and imparts this in a fun and friendly way. He picks you up and delivers you back to the door, drives to various locations to see the creatures, both in daylight and... More 

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the recommendation. We have lots of wildlife up here in FNQ so I am glad you enjoyed the tour! More 

Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know how Paul spots the animals in the dark but without him we would have seen nothing! Despite trying really hard and 4 trips to the creek we were unable to see a platypus this time. Despite this we saw flying foxes, wallabies, rat and tree kangaroos, pavement, 3 types of possum, giant white-tailed rat, water monitor, forest... More 

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this review

Its all in the eyes! We sure did try hard to find the platypus with no luck. But as you mention there are always lots of other things to see as well. Thank you for the recommendations. More 

San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Paul was a fabulous tour guide and showed us animals I would have never seen on any other tour! He was very experienced in all the trees, flowers and animals and I just had an amazing time. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone that really wants to see the wildlife of Australia. We saw everything from a platypus,... More 

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, thanks for the review and the recommendations! More 

West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Paul was a fantastic tour guide. Our family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed it. We were able to see 4 platypus, a mother tree kangaroo and baby, posuums etc. Paul was wonderful talking about all the plants, trees, etc. Spoke about the lifecycle of some of the trees which was very interesting, the environmental impact of deforestation. It did rain but... More 

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. It is that rainy season now but we are always ready for it and the animals love the rain too! More 

Denbighshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Booked this tour because I was desperate to see a platypus. I wasn't let down either. Had a good few minutes following one down a small river and got pretty close. A Truly magical moment. The weather made it harder to spot some animals (heavy rain) but Paul and his young helper were brilliant and spotting wildlife. It was like... More 

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this review

Cheers Ryan! It was hard on your tour with all the rain but I am so glad we delivered on the Platypus for you! More 

Manassas Park, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The tour and our guide were great! Our guide was an expert in all the flora and fauna in the area. He was amazing at finding wildlife high up in the trees with the spotlight. We found wallabies, several kangaroo species, possums, a sooty owl, flying fox and even a platypus! We saw two species of snake and even rescued... More 

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Andrew. Tapio, your guide, is an expert and loves to share his knowledge so I am glad you enjoyed it. More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful night filled with animals, good food, great company and all despite the rain. We got to see the elusive platypus, 3 types of possums, birds native to the area, turtles, frogs and more! Dinner was a delicious pub meal and ponchos and umbrellas were supplied. We took hundreds of photos and recommend a big lense if... More 

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the recommendation. It's great to hear you got so many photos as well. We got a bit wet but it doesn't stop the animals. More 

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