Meet Our Team
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!
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
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.
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!
After working in aquatics; looking after fish and large aquariums in Melbourne and Adelaide for many years, I moved to London to work at The London Aquarium. After many years of travelling and working I thought I’d give tour guiding a go.
In 2010, I began to take tourists out to Uluru and Kings Canyon on 3 Day tours, eventually running 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 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 incredible; Plus I now get to swim in the most incredible natural aquarium!
- Minimum age is 3 years
- Child age is 3-14 inclusive
- Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
- Child seats availble free of charge
Our family rate is based on 2 adults & 2 children up to 18 years
Tours departs daily from:
6.40am – return 5.15pm
7.15am – return 4.45pm
7.30am – return 4.30pm
- No Tours run Christmas Day (25th Dec)
- Jungle Surfing closed New Years Day (1st Jan)
- Itineraries may operate in reverse or in a different sequence
What to bring with you
- Enclosed walking shoes
- Shorts or pants (no skirts for jungle surfing)
- Swim wear and a towel
- Hat & Sunglasses
- Money for souvenirs
- Any personal medication