OUR GUIDES

We wouldn’t be who we are without our professional and talented team, so we would love to introduce them to you.
These are the people who will go the extra mile, ensuring you have the best day out possible!

Glen

Back Country Bliss

I have been a guide for over 20 years in many locations. I began as a kayak guide in the Whitsundays then went to working on overnight and day charter boats. I worked on all types of boats from maxi sailing yachts, hundred year old tall ships and fast motor boats.

I have worked in Tasmania taking people on 6 day adventure tours. I have worked in the Northern Territory driving a boat showing people birds and crocs. I have worked in Byron Bay kayaking with dolphins and I have volunteered in Bolivia taking people over mountains.

More recently I have made Port Douglas my home.I have been here for 5 seasons. My first season here I worked on Sailaway showing people the reef around the Low Islands. For the past 4 seasons I have worked for Back Country Bliss doing all of their tours. In the off seasons I travel to the Philippines were I have established a small tour company renting out motorcycles and kayaks.

I love nature and I love meeting people so being a guide is a perfect fit for me. I get a huge kick out of showing my guests our backyard. I believe a day out with Back Country Bliss should be well managed, informative, have great food, good conversation but most importantly it should be FUN! I believe all our tours achieve this and more

Paul

I’ve been interested in the natural world for as long as I can remember. From trying to hide critters caught in a home-made butterfly net from my Mum – to discussing the evolutionary pro’s and con’s of feathered dinosaurs. My interest in wildlife is a fascination that has never left me.

Becoming a guide was a natural progression from years of writing about and photographing the animals of the region. Taking people through Daintree gives me the opportunity to share my love and fascination for the plants and wildlife that can be found no-where else on earth.

If even a little of my passion for the place rubs off, we’re all ensured of a good day out.
I can’t wait to share the experience with you.

Will

Will Back Country Bliss

Born on the tropical island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea, Will has always lived in the tropics. His love of wild and extreme places has led him to travel to many diverse and biodiverse places of the world, in search of natural beauty and fascinating animals and culture.

He settled in Tropical North queensland because it allows him to experience wild places through various activities including; hang gliding, mountain biking, kayaking, bush walking and scuba diving.

Will has lived in the area for seventeen years and his involvement in a number of environmental organisations including: Wildlife Rescue and Low Isles Preservation Society (volounteer ranger) has contributed to his knowledge of the area.

After working as both a primary and high school science teacher for most of his time in the Douglas Shire, he found that introducing new visitors to the place he loves is the best way to share his passion for this area.

Jason

River Snorkelling

After working in aquatics; looking after fish and large aquariums in Melbourne and Adelaide for many years, I moved to London to work in the education department at The London Aquarium. After many years of travelling and working I thought I’d give tour guiding a go.

I applied for a tour guide Job in Central Australia in 2010, after an intense month of training, I began to take tourists out to Uluru and Kings Canyon on 3 Day tours, eventually running 7-10 day tours the entire length of the Stuart Hwy (Adelaide to Darwin).

After the outback I changed it all up and moved to Cairns to run Day tours up to Cape Tribulation from Cairns.  This was followed by many alternating seasons between 7 day tours around Tasmania in the Summer, mixed with Winters in Alice Springs.  So much hiking was possible!

The River Drift Snorkelling Tour is my absolute favourite,  the freshwater fish found in this river are plentiful and diverse; Plus I now get to swim in the most incredible natural aquarium!

Sam

Back Country Bliss

My love of the outdoors begun as a teenager, surfing at Bells Beach & Fairhaven in Victoria. As a genuine water-baby, I literally immersed myself by becoming a dive master, where I worked on various oceans around the world. Ultimately, diving brought me to Far North Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef and the uncovering of the wondrous Daintree Rainforest.

I was so inspired by our ancient region, I wanted to tell the planet about its magic, and went onto to marketing and blogging in tourism. I’ve truly never found a more stunning domain than the rainforest in my Port Douglas backyard.

Joining the team at Back Country Bliss felt like the most perfect fit, as I find our tours unique as they are eco-aware. It’s easy to boast and write about adventures that are wholly unlike any other in the region.

My favourite of our tours is the River Drift Snorkelling; you’ll find a pristine balance of activity and tranquillity, snorkelling and gliding down crystal -clear waters. And I simply love the never-ending wildlife and fascinating Daintree factors, which I’m still uncovering each day!