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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

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 4 days ago

Thanks Nesta. Glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 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 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 7 October 2018

If you are an animal lover, this is the tour for you. I did six different tours out of Cairns and this one was my absolute favorite. We saw so many different creatures, and the scenery was lovely. Getting away to the quiet, scenic backroads...More

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PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

I am glad you enjoyed your tour. We always get to see lots of animals, the other tours are all day trips so beautiful scenery but not many animals. Our timing means we see so many. Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

A great day for anyone who's interested in seeing Australian animals. I got to see platypus and tree kangaroos, animals that even most Aussies never get to see! Paul was great, food was good and lots of things to see.

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PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thanks for the nice review. This is such a special place as it has so many creatures everywhere. You just need to know when to look for them.

Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Finished our vacation with this great trip into the beautiful countryside around Cairns. The whole day was informative, educational, and thoroughly enjoyable. Paul's knowledge of the area ensured that we got to see all sorts of creatures, trees, and plants. The platypus sightings where amazing,...More

Thank sean s
PaulM12041, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thanks Sean. It was a pleasure showing you around. Thanks for the recommendations too

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had an amazing tour with Paul who was a fountain of knowledge. As Australians we learnt many interesting facts about North Queensland's rainforest and wildlife and the night time tour allowed us to see a lot more. It was also the...More

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Paul M, Owner at Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

I am glad you enjoyed it. We have so many rare animals, birds and reptiles around here that as you found even Australians have not heard of many of them. It is a very special piece of Australia here. Thanks for the recommendation.

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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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