Just outside Cairns in the tropical north of Australia, a thousand-year-old rainforest is home to countless amazing creatures. The area is known as Atherton Tablelands and it makes a memorable day trip from Cairns.

While it’s beautiful here during the day, if you leave at sundown you’ll miss out on all the incredible nocturnal creatures. This tour offers the best of both worlds.

Start your wildlife tour in the early afternoon while it’s still light. An expert guide leads you through the walking paths of the forest as you look for butterflies, birds, and bats. Enjoy afternoon tea overlooking a unique volcanic pool.

As dusk falls, search for platypus by the river. An egg-laying mammal, the platypus is considered one of the most unusual animals on earth.

After dinner at a local restaurant, head out under the stars to look for nocturnal wildlife. See native green geckos, tree kangaroos, frogs, owls, and more.

If you’re a traveler who appreciates nature and loves animals, Australia is perfect for you. Stellar Travel’s luxury partner Classic Vacations offers this tour and so much more. Your advisor can put together a spectacular custom trip for you – call today for details.


Photo Credit: Korkut Toss