Rainforest and Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

Rainforest and Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

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$170 AUD
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1
Theme
Earn Eco-Rewards
136 points
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$170 AUD

Crater Lakes and Tree Kangaroos

The beautiful Atherton Tablelands may not get the same attention as its world-famous neighbours – the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest – but trust us, it’s a destination that really shouldn’t be missed on your Far North Queensland holiday.

Our Nocturnal Wildlife Rainforest Tour combines an afternoon exploring crater lakes and world heritage rainforest trails followed by incredible wildlife encounters as the sun sets and darkness falls.

You will be fascinated by our unique native wildlife including duck-billed platypus and endangered tree kangaroos found no-where else in Australia.

Trip code:

CNS-WAW

Activity:

Nocturnal Wildlife

Start / Finish:

Group Size:

min 2 / max 11

Age Range:

4 - 75 yrs

Eco-Certified:

*not certified at present*

Age Range:

4 - 75 yrs

Fitness Rating:

2 out of 5

Climate Cert:

*not certified at present*

Eco-Certified:

*not certified at present*

Highlights

  • 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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Inclusions

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

Itinerary

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, and we can help. If you need to make changes such as, updating your contact details or changing the date or time of your activity, contact us by phone, WhatsApp or email.

Yes. In fact, our online payment system encrypts your payment information to protect you against fraud and unauthorised transactions. When paying via emailed payment links you are also protected by the same encryption. Tree Hugger Travel uses internationally recognised secure payment systems to process your transactions.

Yes we are. Tree Hugger Travel is 100% family owned and operated travel business. When you get in touch you are speaking directly to the family founders.

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