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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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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a bit if bad luck on this trip. The weather was bad, rained all the time. On the positive side: our guide was obviously very knowledgable about wildlife. But: our guide (which cannot have been the owner judging by the other fantastic reviews)...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sarahebrooks57
PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So sorry to hear you did not enjoy your tour so much. You are right that the weather does play some part and wild animals are hard to predict. As for the lack of commentary from tour guide, thank you for letting me know. I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best excursions I've ever done (and I'm very widely travelled). The drive alone, up the mountain to the tableland beyond, was great. Walking in the rainforest in the day was interesting and informative but it was at dusk and later...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jane V
PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Cheers guys, it was a pleasure showing you our wonderful wildlife!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You don't need to be a wildlife enthusiast to enjoy this tour. It's definitely a different experience. I was looking for something to finish off my time in Carins when I came across this. This has been the best tour of the bunch that I...More

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

Thanks Cassandra glad you enjoyed it. Nice photos too.

Reviewed 16 February 2019 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 16 February 2019

Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 11 February 2019 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 11 February 2019

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 6 February 2019

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 7 February 2019

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 30 January 2019 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

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PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2019

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

Reviewed 29 January 2019 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

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PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2019

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

Reviewed 21 January 2019

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 11 February 2019

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!

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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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