Cairns: Night Walk in Cairns Botanic Gardens

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Embark on a nature and photography walk through the rainforest boardwalk of the Cairns Botanic Gardens with expert guides and photographers. Discover how the rainforest comes to life at night.


  • Spot & photograph many different Green Tree Frogs and other amphibians
  • Encounter rare Striped Possums, Papuan Frogmouths and other nocturnal animals
  • See all kinds of nocturnal insects like Stick Insects, Beetles, and Moths
  • See a million eyeshines as you enter the darkness of the rainforest


Experience the rainforest boardwalk of the Cairns Botanic Gardens as the nocturnal creatures wake up for the night with this small group tour. Have a quick safety briefing at the meeting point and start a walking route that has been adapted for the season. Visit a number of host plants that are habitats for regularly seen creatures. Take the opportunity to capture photographs of some nocturnal creatures Find White-lipped Tree Frogs and Northern Stony Creek Frogs. Marvel at busy spiders such as Net-casting Spiders, Garden Orb-weavers, and Huntsmans. See critters that only come out at night and usually go unseen. Listen to a chorus of frog croaks, cricket chirps, and cicada buzzes as the rainforest comes alive. Keep your eyes peeled for Papuan Frogmouth birds, Striped Possums, Speckled flying foxes, Stick Insects, Geckos and Snakes.


Guided nature walk with head torches Camera rental (beginner, intermediate, and advanced options)

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