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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 5 days ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I booked this while we had a quick weekend in Cairns and this review has been long overdue. We had an absolutely fantastic time! I regret to inform you I cannot remember our guides name but I do know he was the,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MikeK2881
PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paul is a wealth of information! Alone, we would have not seen 1/3 of the animals, even the platypus! Truly a fantastic tour.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank CSilly1983
PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was Wait-a-While Rain Forest Tours. We had about 10-15 people and all were given binoculars if wanted. It rained on and off all day and they gave us disposable rain gear if wanted. We covered a number of rain forests and saw many animals...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Diana N
PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Diana. I am glad you enjoyed it. We try to cover all bases regarding the weather as the wildlife are always out and about come rain or sunshine! And what better way to experience the world’s oldest Tropical Rainforest than in the rain.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After being stymied trying to do several other planned outings due to heavy flooding, we came upon this, which should have been #1 on our list! We had a great time seeing the two animals high on our list, the platypus and the tree kangaroo,...More

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

We like to take it easy in small groups so I am glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for the recommendation.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back from the rainforest tour with Paul, and it was incredible! We saw multiple types of possums, including a green ring tailed possum and a baby possum, two platypus, pademelons, tree kangaroos by day and night, and more! I also licked a green...More

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

So glad you enjoyed it. Experiencing this place always leaves you with great memories, sun or rain it is an amazing place.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our ship over-nighted in Cairns so we could do this great tour to the Atherton Tablelands,. Saw so much wildlife we had never seen in the wild before like tree kangaroos, green possums, coppery brush-tailed possum, Boyds forest dragon, plus others like the platypus, bats,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nicky M
PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 21 December 2018

I took a tour with Wait-a-While this past June. It was absolutely amazing! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and personable. I highly recommended this tour if you have even the slightest interest in the native wildlife of Australia. This was one of the highlights...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ghargiss
PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2018

Thank you for the review and recommendations!

Reviewed 18 December 2018

Luckily, I had a private solo tour with Paul to the wild animal kingdom in Atherton Tableland. Paul showed me almost everything I expected to see there day and night. Some are showed in my photos pasted. I went to Cairns twice, and I think...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2018

Thank you for the review. I am glad you enjoyed your tour.

Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Truly a great afternoon/evening. Even with a cyclone on the way in, we still saw many animals-the tree kangaroo, three types of possums, leaf tail gecko, platypus, pademelons to make just a few. The night glimpse of the creatures and plants was well orchestrated and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Teresa R
PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 13 December 2018

As an Australian who loves our land and natural environment I was thrilled to see so many of the creatures unique to this rainforest. It was amazing how easy it was, with Paul’s local knowledge taking us to roadsides and easy short walks in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marg J
PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Thanks for the review. It kind of is easy to find the wildlife round here, as long as you know where and when! I am glad you enjoyed it and got to see those bucket list animals.

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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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