Day trip

From Cairns: Private Rainforest and Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

From Cairns: Private Rainforest and Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

From US$ 1,075.71 per group up to 6

Explore the rainforest when it really comes alive at night. With the help of your private tour guide, spot animals such as platypus, musky rat kangaroos, rainforest birds, flying foxes and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 - 9 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available from all accommodation in the Northern Beaches area of Cairns.
Private group


  • Discover a World Heritage listed rainforest by day and night
  • Learn about the native wildlife from your own expert tour guide
  • Spot a platypus in the wild
  • Enjoy an afternoon by the stunning Lake Barrine
  • Have a delicious dinner at a restaurant in Yungaburra
Full description
You'll be picked up by your own private driver/tour guide from your accommodation in Cairns or Northern Beaches, before heading south to view the agile wallabies that live within the city limits. Make a second stop at the Cathedral Fig Tree, an 8,000-year-old Strangler fig with a giant root system. Enjoy afternoon tea at the world-renowned Lake Barrine, before taking a guided walk through the rainforest. Keep your eyes peeled for musky rat-kangaroo, Boyd's forest dragon, rainforest birds, butterflies and flying foxes. After a quick stop at Lake Eacham, visit a platypus viewing area in Yungaburra for a high chance of seeing this unique mammal. Enjoy a delicious dinner at a restaurant in the township of Yungburra before your nighttime spotlighting adventure begins. Walk under the night stars and into the rainforest. Look out for Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo, northern leaf-tailed gecko, ringtail possums, gliders, frogs, owls and more. Return to Cairns at around 10:00 PM and to Northern Beaches at around 10:30 PM.
  • Private expert tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Afternoon tea
  • Dinner
  • Tea, coffee or hot chocolate with dinner
  • Binoculars
  • Wet weather gear (if required)
  • Alcoholic drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The maximum number of participants for this tour is 11 people
  • Please wear cool and comfortable clothing
  • Good walking shoes are a must
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Product ID: 391629