Let’s Go Buggin – School Holiday Special

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2 Hours (minimum)
Cairns Botanic Gardens
Min Age : 6+
Max People : 10

Cairns School Holiday Special – Let’s Go Buggin – Nature & Photography Tour

School Holiday Special Let's Go Buggin Tour Cairns Botanic Gardens

Beautiful wildlife in the Cairns Botanic Gardens – Let’s Go Buggin Nature & Photography Tour

Let’s Go Buggin has Special prices for the School Holidays. A leisurely walk with expert tour guide provide opportunities to see our beautiful animals in their natural surroundings in the Cairns Botanic Gardens. Enjoy a guided tour and get photography assistance as we will walk around the gardens to find a huge variety of insects, amphibians, spiders, reptiles and fungi. BYO phone or camera, or hire a range of cameras on the day.


We commence our walk of discovery immediately after our briefing at the meeting point. Depending on the season we will adapt the walking route to see what is around at that time of year. There are a number of host plants that are habitats for our most regularly seen critters. I will also try and incorporate any individual interests.

We meander through the gardens looking for animals to photograph and I give you information on the animals as we come across them.

In the second half of the tour we walk in a loop inside the rainforest boardwalk looking for frogs, beetles and bugs as well as seeing an amazing ‘Undescribed’ Lacebug that is currently in the early stages of being scientifically classified and named. (see last picture in gallery above)

I’ll continually be checking in with you and your photography, making sure they are getting the most out of what camera you are using.

Children are offered a Field Guide ‘Treasure Hunt’ to tick off species of what they see.

Times: Tours run daily (Bookings Essential)

8:30 – 10:30 am

Afternoon Tours available on request

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$60 Adult

$20 Child (Save $32) Ages 6-15 must be accompanied by an adult

$100 Family (Save $72) 2 adults, 2 children

$29 Camera Hire Pending Availability (Pre-book only, pay on arrival) includes 16GB memory stick for you to keep

Camera Hire  or  BYO

You can capture great pictures with some of the newer smart phones.  A lot of ‘point and shoot’ or ‘compact cameras’ have macro settings suitable to photograph small creatures.

Hire of Olympus TG5 for $29 Camera – pending availability (pre-book only) includes 16GB memory stick to keep.  If you want a hire camera, please mention it in the booking process. 

Children are offered a Field Guide ‘Treasure Hunt’ to keep as a memento of the experience.  A list of potential species with images and names as well as ‘Fun Facts’ they can continue their ‘Buggin’ in the back yard or in the local park.

If you have a magnifying glass bring it along to get some closeup views of the tiny (4mm) bugs that were recently discovered on my tours.  The Midgey Bridgey is currently being studied at the University of NSW and will be named once the study is complete.  At the moment it only has a Genus of Lacebugs (Tingidae).

Midgey Bridgey Undescribed Lacebug

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