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Tree Kangaroos really do exist!!

Tree-Kangaroo

Photo Credit: https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/animals/tree-kangaroo People come to Australia and Far North Queensland for numerous pleasures, but one of the most common requests we get on tour is to see some of the different wild life this country has to offer. This country is notorious for having some of the strangest wildlife in the world. We are…

Top Things You Can Do in Sydney for Free

Are you visiting family or friends in Sydney soon? You surely have spent much on your plane tickets and visas, you would want to save where you can save some money. Lucky for you, you do not need a large budget to go around and enjoy Sydney. There are many activities that you can do…

Far North Queensland, the Superlative Wet Tropics & Heritage Listing – Series 1.4 Stepping back in time

a wooden bench in front of a building

Welcome to the final of our series of articles about the World Heritage Listing of the Wet Tropics… Walking into the Wet Tropics is like taking a step back in time. We have talked about the ancient flora, prehistoric reptiles and the endangered cassowary, but this only scratches the tip of the iceberg. Each time…

Far North Queensland, the Superlative Wet Tropics & Heritage Listing – Series 1.3 Biological Evolution

UNESCO Barefoot Tours Fig Tree

Welcome to the third of our series of articles about the World Heritage Listing of the Wet Tropics. The Wet Tropics is not only inscribed by UNESCO for its superlative natural beauty and its wide variety of endangered species but it also displays much about the history of the natural world.  This is where we…

Far North Queensland, the Superlative Wet Tropics & Heritage Listing – Series 1.2 Endangered

a close up of a sign

Welcome to the second of our series of articles about the World Heritage Listing of the Wet Tropics. We have already discussed about the natural beauty of the region, and it is amazing. But this is only a fraction of the importance of the region and it’s universal value. Throughout it’s huge array of diversity…

Far North Queensland, the Superlative Wet Tropics & Heritage Listing – Series 1.1 Beauty

a wooden bench sitting next to a fence

The Wet Tropics was inscribed as a World Heritage listed area in 1988. It begins just north of Townsville and runs 450km north to Cooktown and includes an amazing array of natural wonders throughout 31 national parks. We visit many of them through Barefoot Tours and this series of articles will help outline some of…

The Peculiar Platypus is no stranger to the Wet Tropics…

Platypus

Photo Credit: http://wildmelbourne.org/articles/2013/11/5/platypus-magic One of the most peculiar and definitely the strangest of animals found in the Wet Tropics would easily have to be the platypus. From its first discovery there has been much controversy surrounding them, for they are a venomous mammal that lays eggs, has a duck bill, the tail of a beaver,…

Places you don’t want to miss on your day to the Atherton Tablelands from Cairns

Our green bus at Millaa Millaa falls

Located at an hour’s drive to south-west of Cairns, in Tropical North Queensland, lies the cooler-climate of The Atherton Tablelands that accents of a wide variety of landscapes and attractions. A region that changes from agricultural land, to scrub forest, to ancient rainforests, it is definitely a natural wonder which is worth exploring. Everything from…

30 Iconic Aussie Animals for the Bucket List

Blog - 30 Iconic Aussie Animals for the Bucket List.

Here in Australia we have lot’s of different animals that are special to us… However we do eat our coat of arms, both the Kangaroo and the Emu. Here is the Australian Coat of Arms (Yum! – Just kidding) Growing up in all through Primary school every year we would pick an “Aussie” animal and…

The Must Pack Equipment for Camping in Australia

Wildlife spotting

Camping is an ideal way to experience the glorious, sprawling landscape of Australia. Waterfalls, pristine lakes, a magnificent coastline, and some of the world’s most unique flora and fauna – Australia has so much for nature lovers. But its vastness makes it important to have the right equipment and planning in place as you set…