5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

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  • Location: Cairns, Australia
  • Duration:  8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
See Australia's unique animals and birds in their natural environment on a rainforest wildlife-spotting tour in the Atherton Tablelands. Led by an expert nature guide, your small-group nocturnal tour visits a number of locations including lush tropical rainforest and a volcanic crater lake. See kangaroos, lizards and possums by day, and search for the elusive platypus after sundown. Enjoy afternoon tea at Lake Barrine and dinner at a country restaurant, then go spotlighting for owls, bats and tree kangaroos by starlight on this fascinating nocturnal wildlife tour.

Highlights

  • Tour Atherton Tablelands Rainforest and see native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Follow interpretive rainforest walking trails
  • Look for endemic wildlife such as the shy platypus, Lumholtz tree kangaroos and tree frogs
  • Enjoy afternoon tea at Lake Barrine, a natural volcanic crater lake
  • Go platypus spotting at dusk
  • Enjoy Dinner at a country restaurant
  • Small-group tour of maximum 11 participants for a more personal experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a rare opportunity to see the rainforest come alive at night, and get up close to some of Australia’s unique nocturnal wildlife. With only 11 people on each tour, you'll receive personal attention and insight from your knowledgeable guide.

What You Can Expect

Atherton Tablelands Rainforest Wildlife Tour by Night

Curtin Fig Tree, Atherton Tablelands Rainforest

With pickup from Cairns’ city hotels, your wildlife-spotting tour begins in the early afternoon.

See wonders of nature including thousand-year-old kauri pines, as your expert guide leads you along interpretive trails through the rainforest to search for butterflies, birds and flying foxes (bats).

Your tour takes you to a spectacular volcanic pool at Lake Barrine, where afternoon tea at the tea house is served.

As dusk falls, follow a trail by the river to search for the shy platypus, one of the world's most unusual animals.

Enjoy dinner at a country restaurant, then go spotlighting on a walk under the southern stars. While helping you wind your way through the World Heritage-listed rainforest, your guide will point out tiny ringtail possums hiding in the trees, shiny green gecko lizards, the local Lumholtz tree kangaroo, glider possums, frogs and owls.

You'll come away with a greater appreciation of Australia's wonderful wildlife, environment and culture on this original spotlighting tour. Operating for more than 30 years, the tours are led by knowledgeable, enthusiastic and professional local guides who are familiar with North Queensland's lush and fertile wet tropics rainforests.

To help you spot the wildlife, use of on-board spotlights, binoculars and rain ponchos is included.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Small group tour so easy to hear the guide. Paul was very knowledgable and explained things well. We were the only group out at night so had the place to ourselves which made it very different and special. We learned so much that we continued to benefit from during the rest of our holiday.
Thank you Paul. Tim and Marion

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The highlight of this tour was watching a platypus come to the surface and then dive again. Waiting for ripples in the water and then his reappearance was amazing. I'm still raving about the experience weeks later.

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