Wildlife Night Tour

From $220

per person


Join us for a unique Rainforest Wildlife tour in Cairns Spotlighting Nocturnal Wildlife tour


We then 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 so you might want to consider some travel medication before we leave. The road is windy but the view is worth it! When we arrive at the forest we stop for a little afternoon refreshment 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. As we go we 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. We can sample some rainforest fruits (depending on the season). After Lake Barrine comes the highlight of our tour when we head to our viewing area to catch sight of a Platypus.
After dark we head out again to the Forest for our spotlighting 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 2130 (2200 for Northern Beaches) where you will be dropped off at your hotel or other accommodation.


  • Comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles.
  • After lunch Pick up from a Cairns City Hotel.
  • Small groups led by personal, professional guides.
  • No extra charges like National park fees, fuel levies, insurances, and surcharges.
  • Please advise any special dietary requirements prior to departure
  • All Meals Included – Afternoon Tea, Dinner and Refreshments
  • All equipment (binoculars, rain ponchos, reference materials)

Activity Date

You can take this activity on day 24, 27 or day 28 while in Cairns.

Additional Information:

Our tour does involve walking a distance of 3-4 Km, sometimes on slight slopes with uneven ground. It can also get muddy and slippy at times due to the rain (it is a Rainforest after all). So please consider your overall walking capacity. It suits people who can walk 1km at a time unaided.

Included is your pick up and drop off at Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation, Port Douglas extra pick up and drop off charge, afternoon tea and evening meal, use of binoculars, reference material and wet weather gear.

From $220

per person

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