I'd be delighted to answer any questions you may have regarding any tour listed. I am also ready to put together a package outside of my listed tours that can be tailored just for you or your group, so please don't be afraid to ask anything at all. It is essential to get your itinerary right before we meet for our tour.
A little about myself, In the past I have travelled extensively across Australia as a child with my parents, then later on by myself, then with my wife and now with 3 children. Presently I am in my mid 40s, and can safely say that such experience means I am more than capable of tailoring small group tour packages that are both couple and family friendly.
I have an expert local knowledge of Tropical North Queensland and the Cairns area. My enthusiasm and passion for Australia and my guests enjoyment and comfort are evident when it comes to showing off my backyard paradise, and using professional people skills, so you can always count on being treated very well during your tour.
I will take you to see extinct volcanic crater lakes, giant species of trees, rare and endangered wildlife, such as Platypus, Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo, and cassowary, ancient lava flows, waterfalls, unique Australian bird life, insects and reptiles, along with much more. My historical knowledge of Australian indigenous culture, pioneering and Australian wartime history, is also quite good. However I never bore my guests with overloading facts or scripted opinions. Being a local, I know the stories behind the Australian and Queensland culture, which I weave into the day at a tasteful pace. I never rush my tours "ever".
I can tailor a package according to your time, taste and budget. Maybe a scenic plane or helicopter flight, hot air balloon ride, bungy jump, jet-boat, or skydive. For the less adventurous like myself, I could put together a scenic drive, walk, or train ride through the world heritage listed tropical rain-forests right through to the Aussie outback. Or maybe tapas by the coral sea, or in the mountains. On the other hand, relaxing by the pool under the coconut palms at Palm Cove is more your style. It really all depends upon you.
This has given me a trustworthy name in the Australian and Queensland Tourism industry for both budget and 5 star customised service. However I am a firm believer in the saying "You get what you pay for" and refuse to subject my travellers to second rate accommodation and food.
So lets start the conversation. I look forward to working closely with you before you plan your travel to Queensland Australia, and to having you as my guest on board a tour you WILL remember for all the right reasons.
A Recent Review of this guide
Our family had a great time with Darrin. He was very professional and was able to make changes to the tour to meet our families needs. He was great to visit with and our teenage kids also really enjoyed him as well. We will be using Darrin again if we return to the Cairns area.
I am a fully accredited privately operated tour business carrying travel permits into most of Nth Queensland's National Parks.
Likewise I am fully insured and registered to drive public passenger vehicles for both short and long distance tour services. My tours are ranked #3 in the popularity status of things to do in Atherton.
I have won awards for best small tour operator in the Cairns Highlands and have also received accolades for outstanding customer service in my branch line business for remote and long distance Airport shuttle coach services.
I only cater for small tour groups between 2 -10 passengers on any one tour.
I specialise in couples and groups of between 4 -6 passengers.