You’re in safe hands with your Barefoot Team. Your Barefoot guides have all been involved in tourism and tour guiding for many years. They have traveled extensively throughout Australia and the world, finally settling down in one of their favourite places, Cairns in the beautiful Far North Queensland.
If you are looking for things to do in Cairns, ask your guide for some advice about Cairns… Cairns has so much to see and do, you’ll soon see why we at Barefoot Tours love Cairns so much!
Your Barefoot guides are all excellent swimmers with experience in water safety, so if you tend to impersonate a rock while swimming, don’t worry, you’re in pretty good hands.
- First Aid & CPR trained
- Water safety/rescue skills
- Know how to have fun
- Love to laugh
- Cheeky, slightly non-PC humor
- Can make a good sandwich 😉
Independantly Owned & Passionately Operated
Passionate Environmentalist, part time hippy, and enthusiastic lover of being outside in nature! Previous Adventures include full time musician, English teacher in Bali, creative activities coordinator in an aged care home, and many many more! When not touring with Barefoot, Gabs can often be found on solo missions into the rainforest, seeking out the best places to swim… barefoot and barebum! She is definitely one of our top 3 tour guides here at Barefoot Tours.
Dylan comes with a bucket load of laughs, excitement, adventure and so much more – all the ingredients for an epic trip with us. Safety is also one of his top priorities and you will recognize this with his sharp life guarding skills that he’s been working on since the age of 17 or 18 (7 years ago). Dylan has also completed training in fitness, sports medicine and yoga. Loving his positive, vibrant attitude and we are glad to see him back with Barefoot since his return from “lifeguarding” in Denmark.
Reservations & Officework Lady!
Started with Barefoot Tours back in July 2017, excited & passionate for tourism in Cairns. Chelsea has traveled solo to more than 20 something’ countries before the age of 21. She moved to Cairns around 2013 where her career advanced in Tourism. She is trained in first aid, rescue, fire and survival at sea. Her previous jobs included working as Dive Master out on the Great Barrier Reef, Educational Tourism for groups, Local travel agent and Event Coordination for Tourism.
Trevor is a millennium kid, she really is the one that really bring us all together and take us places… She loves to cruise along with good beats and magical scenery, showing the beautiful Cairns region off to the world! You’ll see more of her outgoing personality once you step inside the bus.
Eco-friendly Tourism is Responsible Tourism
One of the most satisfying aspects of our work is connecting people with nature, embracing & showing people a deeper understanding within Far North Queensland. Our tour practises are run with, not only the intention of giving you a once in a lifetime experience, but we are also committed to conserving FNQ’s habitat & cultural diversity… We all have an obligation to protect our planet, Barefoot Tours starts with itself, through carbon offsetting, awareness & education on tour ❤
Eco Tourism is Responsible Tourism
At Barefoot Tours we believe each one of us has a responsibility to look after our earth. We visit our beautiful backyard everyday & we have the privilege of sharing our backyard, with the whole world, we have an opportunity to help contribute to the reversal of our damage & to pass the message on to our guests through education, so they too can make more positive eco-conscious choices themselves whilst travelling…
We also like to help you, as a tourist, with this same task. If you are interested please follow this link for the . The choices we make in our lives impact our environment so tread lightly.
The choices we make in our lives, impact our earth… Some of the top contributors are frequent flying, frequent driving & having a meat-heavy diet. Some alternatives to these things is to consider travel by train where possible, take public transport, ride a bike or consider having a plant-based diet for a few days each week.
Barefoot not only encourages this but we like to walk the talk. Some of the ways we like to help minimise our impact on the environment include;
Choose to offset your footprint, or to calculate it & reduce your impact… If you’d like to understand more about your Carbon Footprint in the world click here.
Respect our Culture
Barefoot Tours is committed to protecting cultural authenticity & integrity by acknowledging the Indigenous peoples’ spiritual connection to the sites we visit. We are privileged to have permission to showcase these cultural sites to our guests. We honour our elders by respecting the cultural and living heritage within the communities & the sensitive areas in the region.
A portion of our profits each year goes into the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, which translates books into local language & sends them to remote communities across Australia. Their purpose is to help make a difference by focusing on early literacy & first language skills.