Queensland is a great place for the eco-adventurer, here are six suggestions for things to do when going green Downunder in Brisbane and Cape Tribulation. 

Walk Brisbane

Walk Brisbane is a family owned business run by true Brisbane locals, with a  fabulous team of experienced local tour guides. Their tours are based on the best aspects of the city – a balance of stories about Brisbane’s past, present and future, interesting sights, some hidden secrets, and recommendations of the best and newest places to eat and drink. They keep their tour groups small, up to a maximum of eight people and all the venues included on the walks are handpicked by the experienced tour guides. www.walkbrisbane.com

Brisbane by Bicycle

Explore the city on wheels with Brisbane by Bicycle on a twilight tour from Southbank Parklands to Hamilton’s iconic Eat Street Markets. Guests will get to explore the city from a local’s perspective with a knowledgeable guide as they cycle along the Brisbane River to Brisbane’s best night markets, followed by a river cruise back to the Parklands. The four-hour Eat Street Markets Tour is available on Friday and Saturday only (4.30-8.30pm), costing $89pp for adults and $55 for children under 16. www.brisbanebybicycle.com.au

Back Country Bliss Adventures

This eco-adventure guiding company offers visitors an array of activities such as snorkelling, bush walks, jungle surfing and four wheel drive tours to Cape Tribulation. Their adventure guides create unique journeys to suit holiday and budget requirements, with beautiful rainforest locations so guests can make the most of their holiday. Adventure seekers can also combine activities, such as snorkelling and jungle surfing for the ultimate Tropical North Queensland adventure. Their strong environmental philosophies and desire to educate and protect the natural world are second to none and the team are keen to share this with all visitors so they can appreciate the value in protecting this part of the planet. www.backcountrybliss.com.au

Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation Wilderness Cruise

Join the only tour boat permitted in the Cape Tribulation Section of Daintree National Park. Wind your way from Cooper Creek’s Coral Sea mouth towards the panorama of Queensland’s third highest mountain, Thornton Peak, on a relaxed cruise into the unique world of mangroves. A one-hour cruise through Australia’s richest mangrove system in search of saltwater crocodiles with Cape Tribulation Wilderness Cruises is combined with a two-hour guided interpreted walk through breath-taking old growth forest dominated by fan palms of exceptional magnificence with Cooper Creek Wilderness. www.capetribcruises.com.au

Sailaway, Cape Tribulation

Sailaway offers a luxury sailing day trip to Mackay Cay on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Each trip consists of just a handful of guests, ensuring a premium Great Barrier Reef experience for those onboard. Activities include snorkelling over the pristine coral reef with a qualified marine biologist offering reef interpretation and a guided glass bottom boat tour. Sailaway has successfully set the highest level of nature experiences on the Great Barrier Reef and holds Advanced Eco Tourism Accreditation. For Sailaway, eco-tourism is an opportunity to increase awareness and appreciation of the natural environment. www.sailawaycapetrib.com


For more information on holidays to Queensland go to: www.queensland.com

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