Tropical Treks - 4WD Tours
About Tropical Treks
Welcome to Tropical Treks
Tropical Treks acknowledges the traditional owners of the region we visit and pay respect to the elders both past and present.
Welcome to Tropical Treks, a Port Douglas based owner-operator tour company offering guided bushwalks, half-day and full day treks in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and North Queensland Savannah.
Tropical Treks is the only dedicated bushwalking tour operator in North Queensland. Owner and Guide, Steve Grainger, has lived in North Queensland for 32 years and 13 years in the Douglas region. Growing up in the foothill of the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, and inspired by his dad’s love of the Bush, Steve took the leap in 2012 to realise his dream to share his love of the Bush and became an a accredited guide with Wet Tropics Management Authority and a Savannah Guide Roving Interpreter. In 2013 he built Tropical Treks, designed exclusively for guided bush walks and tours of small personalized groups up to 6 persons.
Early departures of half-day and full day bush walks and tours ex Port Douglas ensure you experience wildlife preparing for the day ahead. For the seasoned adventurer extended multi-day accommodated/camp walks covers the Far North Qld Tablelands/Savannah, Bicentennial National Trail from Port Douglas to Goldfields. Steve’s 4WD experience include Tableland Savannah, Cape York and Gulf of Carpentaria regions.
Steve employs the principles of ‘slow-tourism,’ the practice of providing a sensory experience while walking slowly over the land, allowing you the time to immerse 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. Steve’s aim is to reawaken your senses to re-connect with Nature and come away with an appreciation of conservancy and guardianship of this great land.
The Wet Tropics rainforest is the oldest continuous living rainforest on Earth and is home to unique, ancient wildlife found nowhere else in the world, including the musky rat kangaroo, Australia's smallest macropod, the rare Lumholtz and Bennetts tree kangaroos and nearly half of all Australian bird species, including the Southern cassowary.
Large rapid flowing river systems like the Daintree River are home to the famous fighting fish, the barramundi (lates calcarifer) and saltwater crocodile (crocodylus porosis). High coastal mountains provide a refuge for many endangered and unique animals, birds, insects and plants.
Our walks retrace ancient Aboriginal trails where your guide will relate their stories, lifestyles and connection with the rainforest and savannah. Unique landscapes in each walk will raise discussions on how the mountains were formed; why the rainforest exists; how it is interconnected with our lives today.
The tropical savannah is on the western side of the high coastal mountains. The stark sudden change of habitat is evident, when you walk from the rainforest and, within a few metres, the savannah unfold before your eyes. It is home to spectacled hare-wallabies, red back fairy wrens, tall eucalypts and paperbark forests and open grasslands.
Tropical Treks Guided Bushwalks
P. O. Box 291| Port Douglas, QLD. 4877 | Australia | ABN: 52 707 697 145
Contact DetailsTropical Treks
Port Douglas QLD 4877
P: (+61) 407388747