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Tropical Treks
Tropical Treks
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Tropical Treks
Multiple Locations

Indicative Rate* $120.00 to $215.00 Tour - All Inclusive

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Description

Tropical Treks acknowledges the traditional owners of the region they visit and pay respect to the elders both past and present. Welcome to Tropical Treks. They are dedicated to bush walks and tours in Far North Queensland Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and Savannah country. Half and full day walks and tours ex Port Douglas, an hour north of Cairns, are offered. Early departures ensure an experience of wildlife preparing for the day ahead.

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Extended multi-day walks are also available and covers Mitchell River Plateau and the Bicentennial National Trail from Port Douglas to the Goldfields and surrounding areas. 4WD experience include Cape York and Gulf of Carpentaria. 4WD tours are between October and November to avoid crowds. The guide is a Wet Tropics tour guide and Savannah Guide Roving Interpreter. Tours are personalised up to six persons.

Tropical Treks employs the principles of slow-tourism providing you with a sensory experience while walking slowly over the land, immersing ourselves in the flora, fauna and landscapes of the region. The trails are challenging and off the beaten track, the walks are interactive and fun and the Bush pristine and ancient. Their aim is to reawaken your senses to re-connect with Nature.

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Property Details

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Off Road Driving
    Off Road Driving
  • Walking
    Walking

The Bump Track

Tropical Treks

This historical track, affectionately referred to by locals as "The Bump Track", is part of the Bicentennial National Trail and an important wildlife corridor between centres of biodiversity in the Daintree and Atherton Tableland. Featuring rainforest and eucalypt forest it is home to forest kingfishers, sulphur-crested cockatoos, southern cassowaries, nesting home to the buff-breasted Paradise kingfisher.

Blazed in 1877 by Christie Palmerston following traditional Aboriginal walking tracks, it was infamous for its steepness. Historically, this bullock track was a lifeline when mines, farms, stations and townships were being established between Port Douglas to Thornborough. Passengers on horse-drawn coach service had to get out and walk when going up or coming down Slatey Pinch. During World War II the track was an integral part of a coastal evacuation plan amid fears of Japanese invasion. Land mines were laid just below Slatey Pinch to be blown up after the last vehicle had passed to seal off the interior from the coast. The Full Day walk features Slatey Pinch, The Landing and Robbin Creek. The journey ends in the cooler Tablelands. The Half Day walk includes the cooler top section of the Track.

Tour Information


Yes.
7 am departure. Return in 4 hours half-day or 7 hours full-day.

Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 02 Jan 2014 - 02 Jan 2015
7:00am - 5:00pm
7:00am - 5:00pm
7:00am - 5:00pm
7:00am - 5:00pm
7:00am - 5:00pm
7:00am - 5:00pm
7:00am - 5:00pm

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$120.00$185.00Adult Tour - All Inclusive




Waterfall Walk

Tropical Treks

This walk follows an old tin miner's track a little upstream from the mouth of a tropical freshwater creek, through Paperbark forests, Molloy Box and grass trees, onto the gallery forests. Eventually the track leads to a permanent flowing rainforest creek and a spectacular waterfall. Tropical freshwater crayfish can be seen in the clear mountain waters.

Depending on conditions you can have a swim. Along the way share local history and culture and way of life and the unique plants and animals that inhabit this region. For the bird enthusiast there are over 370 species of birds in the region including the vulnerable Macleays fig parrot and Rufous owl. This area offers uninterrupted habitat that protects the endangered Southern Cassowary.

Tour Information


Yes.
7am pick up. Tour duration: 4 hours half-day; 7 hours full-day

Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 02 Feb 2014 - 02 Feb 2015
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$120.00$185.00Adult Tour - All Inclusive




Highland Rainfores/Savannah Cattle Station Tour

Tropical Treks

Drive up to the rainforest clad mountain tops to walk where trees harvest water directly from the clouds. A treasure trove of unique and endemic wildlife and plants, some dating back to the ancient land mass of Gondwana, this area is the oldest continuous surviving rainforest in the world; wildlife such as the spiny crayfish and blue-faced parrot-finches. The cloud forest may be shrouded in cloud, mist and fog fostering mosses, ferns and epiphytes, as the walk winds along an old logging road through massive rose gums, Bakers oak and grass trees.

After, drive to the savannah woodland to a working Droughtmaster cattle station established in 1878. This historic property is privately owned and straddles two bio regions. Imagine the sounds and smells of Cobb & Co. coaches plying their way along the historic Bump Track to the Hodgkinson Goldfields.

Follow the footsteps of pioneers from the homestead through Ironbark, Blue Gums and Paperbarks, around wetlands and creeks, home to Saw Shell turtles, Water Monitors, and Platypus.

The Droughtmaster breed are developed for this country and learn how the property is managed using innovative approaches of sustainability and protection of wildlife

Tour Information


Yes.
7 am departure. Return in 5 hours half-day or 7 hours full-day.

Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 02 Jan 2014 - 02 Jan 2015
7:00am - 5:00pm
7:00am - 5:00pm
7:00am - 5:00pm
7:00am - 5:00pm
7:00am - 5:00pm
7:00am - 5:00pm
7:00am - 5:00pm

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$135.00$195.00Adult Tour - All Inclusive




Mountain Cloud Forest Full Day Walk

Tropical Treks

Upon arrival at the trail start point the sun will be rising and the temperature will be cool. Note the quiet. Listen for the dawn chorus as the birds and animals awake. After crossing this stream, the trail climbs sharply under the canopy of this ancient Gondwana rainforest, the oldest continuous surviving rainforest on Earth and home to rare and beautiful plants and animals found nowhere else and have evolved to survive at different altitudes. Keep your eyes open for Wompoo Fruit-doves, and Boyd's Forest Dragons.

A brief stop at a natural clearing at 1,100 metres where the wiry ground coral ferns dominate and compete for the valuable sunlight, View the coastline below and the Coral Sea beyond. Up into the ancient and eerie, twisted and stunted mountain tea trees that are washed by the moist clouds passing through. The destination is near as the walk continues under the canopy of the upland rainforest on undulating ground to a large granite boulder outcrop. Finally at the summit your spirits will soar. A sense of achievement and connection with Nature comes over you that only the wilderness can provide. Perhaps a Wedgetail Eagle may soar by.

Tour Information


Yes.
6am pickup. Duration 8 hours.

Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 02 Jan 2014 - 02 Jan 2015

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$215.00$215.00Adult Tour - All Inclusive




* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

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