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Night Rainforest Wildlife Tour

FROM: $199

Departure Times

Departs: 2:00pm - Daily
Returns: 10:30pm - Daily

Pricing Options

$199 AUD per Person - General (Between: 30 Sep 2015 and 01 Apr 2020)
$170 AUD per Person - Backpacker (Between: 30 Sep 2015 and 01 Apr 2020)

Small group rainforest and wildlife experience, all at night time! 

  • See the rainforest come to life at night
  • Small group setting
  • Best chance to see nocturnal animals in their natural environment
  • A chance to see platypus, Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroos, Lemuroid Possoms & the Green and Herbert River Ringtail Possums
  • Visit Lake Eacham - a volcanic crater lake

This Night Rainforest Wildlife Tour isn't just fun, but it's also informative. You will learn all about the region and everything that lives in it, from its plants to its animals! Take with you a greater understanding and appreciation of our environment and culture, and how you can make a difference to our future!


  • Cairns & Northern Beach Transfers (except Port Douglas)
  • All equipment included
  • Meals (afternoon tea/dinner) & refreshments included
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles
  • Professional, experienced, naturalist guide
  • Small groups for an intimate experience
  • Enjoy interpretive rainforest walking trails
  • Look for the Musky Rat Kangaroo
  • Afternoon Devonshire Tea at Lake Barrine
  • Visit Lake Eacham
  • Platypus spotting at our exclusive private viewing area
  • Dinner at a country restaurant
  • Spotlighting at the 500 yr old Curtain Fig Tree
  • Look for Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroos, Lemuroid Possoms & the Green and Herbert River Ringtail Possums

Sample Itinerary

Your night tour starts in the southern suburbs of Cairns where a number of agile Wallabies live - keep an eye out for these adorable marsupials as you make your way along, heading for the tablelands. 

Danbulla State Forest
Drive up the scenic Gillies Range and stop in the Danbulla State Forest to observe an 800-year-old, Cathedral Fig Tree! This huge tree is a great place to take photos and enjoy your surroundings before heading off to your next location.

Lake Barrine
Enjoy afternoon tea at Lake Barrine, which has a volcanic crater lake amongst the rainforest. This is followed by a walk through the rainforest to the 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.

Lake Eacham
Stop at Lake Eacham, an extinct volcanic lake where you can 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 in Yungaburra or the Malanda Hotel. Coffee, tea or hot chocolate provided (other drinks also available at your own expense).

Wildlife spotting
After dark and armed with flashlights for our spotlighting, we then head back to the rainforest where the huge Curtain Fig Tree plays host to various species of nocturnal wildlife. The tour ends in Cairns and you will be dropped off at your hotel or other accommodation.

Departs/ Returns

Departs: 1:30pm Northern Beaches. 2:00pm Cairns. Tour departs 7 days a week. Hotel pick ups included. Port Douglas Transfers available at extra charge (please enquire)
Returns: Approximately 10.30pm


What To Bring

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Walking shoes
  • Camera

What's Included

  • Cairns & Northern Beach Transfers (except Port Douglas)
  • All equipment (binoculars, spotlighting gear, rain ponchos, reference materials)
  • Meals (afternoon tea/dinner) & refreshments
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles
  • Professional, experienced, naturalist guide
  • National Park fees, fuel levies, insurances, and surcharges
  • Small groups

What's Extra

Transfers from Port Douglas - return - at additional cost. (please enquire)

Terms and Conditions

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1.5% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD purchases.


All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 21 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the sailing holiday. If the sailing company has to cancel the trip (prior to the boat's departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

Please note it is the responsibility of ALL passengers traveling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of ANY medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

Thank you for booking with Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any advice or assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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