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TOUR and/or TRANSPORT OPERATOR
2012 QLD TOURISM AWARDS - Judges Commendation Award - New Tourism Development
G'day, and welcome to North Queensland Adventure Kayak Tours.
WHAT WE DO AND WHERE WE GO:
We are Townsville and North Queenslands first fully guided, fully equipped and fully catered kayak tours. We are also an Ecotourism Australia Certified business. And the only kayak tour business in the North Queensland region where the guide on your tour is a certified EcoGuide, and Swiftwater Rescue Accredited. All our tours are with-in a 350 km radius of Townsville. We are also a Tourism Australia Accredited Business, offering an authentic experience of nature based eco-friendly kayak tours, with the T-QUAL tick of approval. With all meals and equipment supplied. Including pick-up, and set down for the extended and out of town tours.(Currently does not include the half and full day Ross River and ocean tours. We meet at the launch site). We cater for the first time kayaker, to the well paddled kayaker.
For your enjoyment we have added our youtube piece of the Ch7 television segment from the television show, Queensland Weekender. Just click on the links below.
To see some more of our tour videos, including 3 day Greenvale trips, Ocean tour, and some of our Ross River tours, please click on this link, https://www.youtube.com/user/nqkayaktours .
We are also on Facebook, so please click "LIKE" on Facebook and share with your friends.
We do from half day tours (including a night tour), through to four day/three night self sufficient, fully equipped and catered, camping tours. We carry everything required for our “In harmony with nature” tour, on the kayaks with us. With the accommodation tents being on a share with another participant basis. Either as a couple, or men only and women only tent share. Or you have the option of sleeping in a single swag. We conduct Lake tours, river tours, and ocean tours, all around the North Queensland region. It’s your choice of tour. We supply everything, including the 30+ sunscreen. NO KAYAKING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY AS WE WILL TEACH YOU.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION - Please phone 0429 775 414.
LATEST NEWS - Townsville now has an International Airport that opened on 1 st March, with 1st flight coming 2nd September. About time.
Business is currently still not operating. Sorry for any inconvenience. Please refer below.
NEW TOURS AVAILABLE. kayak reef fishing trips - Kayak fishing the outer Great Barrier Reef. Using a 58 foot & 48 foot mothership. 2 & 3 day trips available. Please go to the tours section for more information on these tours.
NEW BUS TOUR IS HERE - 1 day bus trip to Charters Towers. Includes pick up, all admissions, smokos/lunch, a good time, and return home. Minimum of 7 people to do the tour. (Not nececarily from the same place). Pick ups start at 0700, back home at 1730hrs.
We also have a number of other tours in the pipeline as well. Stay tuned for when this is going to happen.
Are you a single, or a couple, and want to do a tour, but can't get the minimum number or a group together to do a tour? No probs. Then please give us a call or use the contact page, and we will try to arrange a tour for the date you want, or near. Others are in the same boat and wanting to do a tour.
Seeking private financier/s for an $100k business loan to get the business back up and going. (With $75k being secured by vehicle purchase). Now that Townsville has an International airport (opened March 1st), I am now more keen than ever to get Business up and going. I am knocking back tours EVERY week. From many half day, to even fully booked 2 and 3 day tours. People want to do the tours. And we are also keen to assist the local charity organisations once again. Genuine enquiries only please. NO SCAMMERS. I am over them.
Due to losing to much revenue from lost tours because of not being able to get bank finance to purchase my own 4wd bus (only due to not having any bricks and mortar security), the business has had to temporarily SHUT DOWN. The buses i was hiring cannot legally tow the kayak trailer weight wise, (i put the trailer on the bridge and it is 300kg over the allowable towing capacity), and the next size bus able to tow the trailer is $350/day to hire. Not viable unless there is 7 or more persons wanting to do a tour. Most tours wanted are from 2-4 people. (But have been fully booked out as well). The banks wont give a Chattell Mortgage using the bus as security, which is what a Chattell Mortgage is, but instead want bricks'n'mortar security, (which I sold my share of a unit to get the business going). I have tried everywhere to obtain finance but to no avail, and will continue to try. Will have to come from private sources. Financials (incl Accountants report) are available on request. If you know of any person or persons that could assist, please pass my details onto them. Sorry for the inconvenience of not being able to do tours, but outa my hands.
After the Half Day and Full Day Tours, and if you are feeling hungry, I am pleased to also offer, in conjunction with Irish Finnegans Bistro, a meal (from off their lunch menu only) and a cold beverage for only $10. Available for lunch or dinner.
I acknowledge the Bindal, Wulgurukaba, Gudjala, and Gugu Badhun traditional custodians of this land that I work, live and play on, and pay my respect to their cultures, their ancestors and to the elders, past, present and all future generations