Meet Your Barefoot Dream Team
Dive into the heart of Cairns with Barefoot Tours, where our seasoned guides turn every adventure into a personal journey. With years of globetrotting and a deep-rooted love for Far North Queensland, our team is dedicated to showcasing Cairns’ hidden treasures. Our tours are more than excursions; they’re experiences crafted with passion, safety, and heaps of fun. From the crystal-clear waters of Atherton’s volcanic crater lakes to the enchanting waterfalls, we’re here to ensure your adventure is unforgettable.
As a proud, women-led small business, Barefoot Tours champions sustainability, inclusivity, and community. We’re not just about exploring; we’re about making a positive impact, one tour at a time. Join us, and discover why Cairns has captured our hearts and why we’re committed to protecting its beauty for all to enjoy.
Why Choose Us?
- Experienced and passionate guides
- Commitment to safety and fun
- Eco-friendly and carbon-neutral tours
- Small, women-led business
- Personalized, flexible itineraries
With Barefoot Tours, you’re not just booking a tour; you’re joining a family that values adventure, the environment, and the joy of discovery. Let’s make memories together in Cairns, a place we love and call home.
Independantly Owned & Passionately Operated
Guest Experience Champion
✨ Kiana, who joined Barefoot Tours in 2022, is the heart and voice of our customer service. With her extensive background as a Tourism Travel Organizer, she’s no stranger to ensuring every guest’s needs and queries are met with enthusiasm and expertise. Kiana’s knack for understanding and addressing the unique preferences of our travellers makes her an invaluable part of the Barefoot Tours experience. Whether you’re calling in with a question or need personalized advice for your Cairns adventure, Kiana’s here to ensure your journey with us is seamless and memorable.
🌿 Patty, a Cairns local for over 40 years, joined Barefoot Tours in 2023 and quickly became a legend for her unique blend of humour, knowledge, and passion for the outdoors. Escaping her hubby’s dad jokes to share the beauty of Cairns with visitors, Patty’s tours are filled with laughter, scenic tea breaks, and even a “bear-o-guard”🐨 for those pesky drop bears. Her storytelling brings the landscapes to life, from thrilling survival tales to the serene beauty of FNQ’s hidden gems. With Patty as your guide, you’re guaranteed an adventure that’s as entertaining as it is enlightening.
Sustainability Advocate & Marketing Strategist
🌟 Since 2018, Mahila has been the driving force behind Barefoot Tours’ Sales & Marketing. With a keen eye for market trends and a heart for sustainable tourism, Mahila crafts campaigns that resonate with eco-conscious travellers. Her strategies not only highlight the unique experiences Barefoot Tours offers but also emphasize the importance of responsible travel. Mahila’s commitment to promoting tours that celebrate and preserve Cairns’ natural beauty has helped position Barefoot Tours as a leader in eco-tourism. Her innovative approaches and dedication to excellence ensure that every guest’s journey begins with inspiration.
Chief Exploration Officer (CEO)
🚌Chelsea’s journey with Barefoot Tours began in 2017, but her love affair with Cairns started long before. A seasoned traveller with visits to over 30 countries, Chelsea brings a world of experience to her role as Groups Coordinator. From her days as a Dive Master to orchestrating Educational Multiday Custom Group Tours, Chelsea’s diverse background is her strength. Now, balancing life as a mum and an eco-warrior, she’s committed to creating group experiences that are as enriching as they are enjoyable. Chelsea’s expertise ensures that every group adventure is seamless, memorable, and deeply connected to the heart of Cairns.
Proud Silver Winners of The Steve Irwin Award for Ecotourism 2023
We’re thrilled to announce Barefoot Tours has clinched Silver in The Steve Irwin Award for Ecotourism at the QLD Tourism Awards 2023. This accolade celebrates our dedication to conservation and eco-friendly adventures across Queensland’s stunning landscapes. Named after the iconic conservationist Steve Irwin, the award underscores our commitment to preserving nature’s beauty while delivering unforgettable experiences.
This honor reflects our team’s passion and the support of our guests who join us in embracing sustainable travel. Together, we’re making a difference, honoring Steve Irwin’s legacy by exploring and protecting Queensland’s natural wonders for future adventurers.
Join us for an award-winning Barefoot Tour and experience the best of eco-conscious travel in Queensland.