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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 renowned macro photographer Bridgette Gower. Discover how the garden comes to life at night.


  • Spot & photograph frogs, crickets, and cicadas
  • Encounter flying foxes, bandicoots, striped possums, and other nocturnal animals
  • Snap photos of nightlife in a garden setting


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 micro-bats, Papuan frogmouth birds, striped possums, speckled flying foxes, longicorn beetles, Pademelons and Echidnas.


Guided nature walk with head torches Camera Hire Available (reserve prior and pay on the night)

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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