See Australia's unique animals and birds in their natural environment on a rainforest wildlife-spotting tour in the Atherton Tablelands. Led by an expert nature guide, your small-group nocturnal tour visits a number of locations including lush tropical rainforest and a volcanic crater lake. See tree kangaroos, lizards and musky rat kangaroo by day, and search for platypus at dusk. Enjoy afternoon tea at Lake Barrine and dinner at a country restaurant, then go spotlighting for possum, bandicoots, owls, bats and tree kangaroos by starlight on this fascinating nocturnal wildlife tour.
With pickup from Cairns’ city hotels, your wildlife-spotting tour begins in the early afternoon.See wonders of nature including thousand-year-old kauri pines, as your expert guide leads you along interpretive trails through the rainforest to search for butterflies, birds and flying foxes (bats).Your tour takes you to a spectacular volcanic pool at Lake Barrine, where afternoon tea at the tea house is served.As dusk falls, follow a trail by the river to search for the shy platypus, one of the world's most unusual animals.Enjoy dinner at a country restaurant, then go spotlighting on a walk under the southern stars. While helping you wind your way through the World Heritage-listed rainforest, your guide will point out tiny ringtail possums hiding in the trees, shiny green gecko lizards, the local Lumholtz tree kangaroo, glider possums, frogs and owls.You'll come away with a greater appreciation of Australia's wonderful wildlife, environment and culture on this original spotlighting tour. Operating for more than 30 years, the tours are led by knowledgeable, enthusiastic and professional local guides who are familiar with North Queensland's lush and fertile wet tropics rainforests.To help you spot the wildlife, use of on-board spotlights, binoculars and rain ponchos is included.