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Rainforest Wildlife Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Venture to a river to search for Platypus, one of the most unique mammals on earth.
  • Visit the scenic Atherton Tablelands, an area that features a range of habitats including lush tropical rainforest and volcanic crater lakes.
  • Get a chance to see the Musky Rat Kangaroo, Boyd's Forest Dragon, and a selection of rainforest birds.
  • Do some night spotting. Walk along mountain tracks, and look out for Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo, Lemuroid, Green and Herbert River Ringtail Possums, gliders, frogs, owls and more.
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    9 hours

    Start time

    1400h (2:00pm)
    01APR15-31MAR16- 8 hours
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Cairns and Northern Beaches.
    (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Cairns and Northern Beaches

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Visit many different habitats, from lowland to highland tropical Rainforest, each housing a remarkable concentration of flora and fauna. This is a great scenic tour and the best tour for seeing the widest range of native plants, mammals, reptiles and birds all in their natural environment! As a Day and Night tour covering various elevations it enables guests to truly experience the full majesty of the Rainforest.

    Itinerary

    Visit the scenic Atherton Tablelands, an area that features a range of habitats including lush tropical rainforest and volcanic crater lakes. By day we may see the Musky Rat Kangaroo, Boyd's Forest Dragon, and a selection of rainforest birds. At dusk we venture to the river to search for Platypus, one of the most unique mammals on earth.

    After dinner at a country restaurant, the night of spotting begins. As we walk along mountain tracks, we may be lucky enough to spot Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo, Lemuroid, Green and Herbert River Ringtail Possums, gliders, frogs, owls and more. Every night is full of discoveries.

    Later over supper, we reflect on what we have seen, and return home with an increased appreciation of rainforest life.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick up & drop off
    • All equipment (binoculars, spotlighting gear, rain ponchos, reference material)
    • Afternoon tea
    • Dinner
    • Refreshments
    • Entrance fees
    • English speaking Guide
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
    Passengers are advised to wear good footwear (no open toe shoes or sandles).
    Take a sweater or jacket and long trousers.
    There should be minimum 2 passengers for guaranteed departure

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    During the wet season, the tour may be cancelled depending on weather conditionsThe confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.