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Indicative Rate* $190.00 to $190.00 Tour - All Inclusive (Single)

04 2908 3338
0429 083 338

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Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours is Cairns' original environmental and wildlife spotlighting tour company, founded in 1982.

Wait-a-While takes small groups into the World Heritage Rainforest to experience native wildlife in its natural habitat. They offer a unique experience to witness rare and endangered wildlife roaming freely in tropical rainforest. North Queensland is home to many animals that are not found elsewhere in Australia. There is something quite unique about watching a platypus swim undisturbed or seeing a possum climb freely in the canopy. Australian wildlife is mainly nocturnal so their tours have a night element and a later start to the day's touring. They venture up to the Atherton Tablelands where there is a much greater variety of wildlife such as possums, platypus, birds, snakes, frogs, kangaroos (big/small or rare tree kangaroos), and flying foxes. Their wonderful naturalist guides delight all with their enthusiasm.

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The thrill of being deep in the rainforest at night is an experience not to be missed.

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Property Details


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Other Information

Child car seats are available on Private Charters by prior arrangements.

Currently the scheduled Rainforest Wildlife Tour can cater for one disabled wheel-chaired person per tour by prior booking only (days may be subject to access to suitable points on the trip which may vary according to weather, permits and wildlife habits at the time). Under a Private Charter booking they can design a wildlife orientated day to suit disabilities but due to the nature of the tour, content may vary from person/tour to tour. Please contact the operator for further information.

Child Guest Information

In general these tours are not suitable for young children or people who cannot act in a sensible and appropriate adult-like manner - wildlife spotting requires personal control over movement and noise and most children have too much energy for serious wildlife spotting!

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation fee is 100 per cent of cost for cancellation three days or less before scheduled tour departure.

Entity Restrictions

Due to limited storage space on vehicles bring minimum personal effects. A change of clothes to long sleeve shirts, trousers (pants) and closed toe shoes (trainers, walking boots, pumps) strongly advised for cooler higher altitudes and walking on tracks. Most of the tours visit remote locations and therefore those who may have a health condition and may need urgent specialised medical treatment should seriously consider the suitability of these tours where at some stages during the trip immediate medical treatment is limited to first aid only. Guests should re-confirm pick-up times and points 24 to 36 hours prior.

General Comments

They do not feed or encourage the native wildlife and do not tolerate harming the wildlife or environment by anyone.

Hotel Pick-up

Pick up is available at all accommodation outlets in the Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas areas. Please contact the operator for details.

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Private charters (10 hours) are also available at a rate of AUD990.00 for two people. Additional people are AUD100.00 per person. Please contact the operator for further details.

Family rates are also available for two adults and two children (4 to 12 years old), please contact operator for availability and rates information.

Rainforest Wildlife Tour One

Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours

This is the best tour for experiencing the great range of native Australian tropical wildlife in its habitat - 'an unforgettable natural experience'.

The tour heads inland and up to the Atherton Tablelands via the Gilles Highway south of Cairns. You'll visit the scenic Crater Lakes and the magnificent strangler fig tree. Afternoon Tea is at the beautiful Lake Barrine Tea. Come dusk and you visit their exclusive platypus viewing area and then have dinner at a local country restaurant on the Tablelands. After dinner you venture into the permit controlled National Parks areas to experience spotlighting in which they look for the wonderful array of native wildlife.

Tour Information

9 hours
Pick up is available from all accommodation outlets in Cairns. Extra charge on application for Port Douglas

Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 01 Apr 2014 - 31 Mar 2015
2:00pm - 10:30pm
2:00pm - 10:30pm
2:00pm - 10:30pm
2:00pm - 10:30pm
2:00pm - 10:30pm
2:00pm - 10:30pm
2:00pm - 10:30pm

Tour Departs From

Tour Travels To


$190.00$190.00Adult Tour - All Inclusive (Single)

Other Information

Disabled: Some guests with a disability are welcome with prior knowledge.

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.