Rainforest and Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

Rainforest and Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

Earn Eco-Rewards
Earn Eco-Rewards

Crater Lakes and Tree Kangaroos

Explore the world’s oldest rainforest – including a private area not open to the general public – with passionate local guides.

Spot crocodiles during a wildlife cruise on Cooper Creek, with expert eyes on board to point out creatures hidden in the forest.

Take a guided walk along the pristine, rainforest-rimmed beach of Cape Tribulation, where Europeans tried and failed to tame the coastal wilderness for hundreds of years.

After warm days spent walking deserted beaches and rambling through rainforest, relax in the comfort of your 4-star resort accommodation.

Trip code:



Nocturnal Wildlife

Start / Finish:

Group Size:

min 2 / max 11

Age Range:

5 - 75 yrs


Advanced EcoTourism Certified

Age Range:

5 - 75 yrs

Fitness Rating:

out of 5

Climate Cert:

Climate Action Innovator


Advanced EcoTourism Certified


  • Discover a World Heritage Listed rainforest by day and night on this small-group tour
  • Spot a wild platypus at a private viewing platform
  • Enjoy your afternoon by the stunning Lake Barrine
  • Venture into the rainforest after dark to spot the nocturnal animals that call it home
  • Have a delicious dinner at a restaurant in Yungburra


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Expert guide
Hotel pick-up and drop off
Afternoon tea
Wet weather gear, if required
Restaurant Dinner (+$29)


Your wildlife Tour starts in the southern suburbs of Cairns where a mob of Agile Wallaby’s lives within the city.

Drive up the scenic Gillies Range to the Cairns Tablelands. Climbing up to 800 metres above sea level this is one of Australia’s windiest roads.

Stop in the Danbulla State Forest to observe a fascinating 800-year-old, Cathedral Fig Tree with a giant root system.

Afternoon tea at Lake Barrine, a volcanic crater lake nestled amongst rainforest followed by a walk through the rainforest to see the towering Twin Bull Kauri Pines.

Look for wildlife such as the Boyd’s Forest Dragon, Musky Rat Kangaroo and rainforest birds and learn how the local aboriginal tribes use some of the plants and vegetation. Sample some rainforest fruits (depending on the season)

Stop at Lake Eacham, an extinct volcanic lake to look for Saw Shelled Turtles, Archerfish and Eastern Water Dragons.

Head to our private access viewing area to catch sight of an active breeding pair of Platypus.

Enjoy dinner at a country restaurant in Yungaburra. Coffee, tea or hot chocolate provided (additional cost).

After dark and armed with a flashlight for our spotlighting, we then head back to the rainforest where the huge Curtain Fig Tree plays host to various species of nocturnal wildlife. Approximately 80% of Australian animals are nocturnal or active at night, so the rainforest is a hive of activity after dark.

On clear nights, the minimal light pollution also allows star spotters to enjoy taking in the Southern Cross and Milky Way.

The tour ends in Cairns at around 10pm (or 10:30pm for Northern Beaches) where you will be dropped off at your hotel or other accommodation.

Prepare for your experience

  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Please wear cool and comfortable clothing
  • Walking shoes are a must
  • The tour supplier will provide wet weather gear if required
  • Bring a water bottle, a small backpack for your things and don’t forget your camera
Cancellation and Refund Policy
  • Cancelation by Operator: 3% Fee*
  • Cancellation by Customer:
    1. Within 72 hours of departure: 100% fee
    2. More than 72 hours of departure: 10% fee*
  • Cancellation via Force Majeure events: 6% fee*

*Refund to Customer Credit Wallet: No Fees

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