Tropical Treks Guided Bushwalks and Birdwatching are specialists in small group, personalised guided bush walks and birdwatching and wildlife tours in the Hinterlands of Noosa and the Sunshine Coast offering half-day and full day adventures. Passionate and dedicated to the preservation of wild places of Australia, Owner, Guide and Naturalist Steve Grainger provides interpretive sensory experiences while driving and walking through some of the most beautiful forests and National Parks along Australia's Nature Coast.
Designed to showcase the region’s landscape, flora, fauna, history and culture, their walks are interactive, fun and informative. Follow in the steps of the Aboriginal Australians, the first bush-walkers. Retrace the trails of the Explorers, Pioneers and Timber-getters who transformed the land for farming and provide resources for an expanding world. Unique landscapes in each walk will raise discussions on how the mountains were formed; why the rainforest exists; how it is interconnected with our lives today.
It is their mission to leave the guest with an appreciation of the bush and a sense of guardianship to protect and conserve this remarkable region of theirs.
The Bushwalk Adventure Full Day is designed for keen walkers to relax, refresh and connect with nature in walks that visit Noosa Country, Blackall Range, Conondale Range and Glasshouse Mountains in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. We walk at an easy pace to allow your senses to fine-tune to the green space and wild life that surrounds you. Walking along on natural terrain you will notice the sights, sounds and smells of the Bush. Your guide will interpret the wildlife, endemic plants and animals, the little beauties in Nature so often overlooked.
Soon you begin to pick-up the of the nuances in the natural green world: the calls of the Sulphur-crested cockatoo and Australian king parrot; scent of the Eucalypt, texture of the earth underfoot or a rough Bunya pine tree, see a shy red-legged pademelon or a water dragon scurrying to a creek. Enjoy refreshing morning tea along cool trails under sub-tropical rainforest canopies and fresh locally sourced packed lunch in an open giant Eucalypt forests, home of the koala and some of the 304 species of birds found in the region. Join us in a Bushwalk to reconnect with Nature.
Designed for the avid birdwatcher, fauna and flora enthusiast and nature photographer to see as much wildlife as possible and share interests in this Half-Day tour. In a roomy, air-conditioned mini-van we visit 6-8 locations with short tranquil easy walks, no more than a few hundred metres, to a vantage point. Ample time and opportunity to photograph and observe flora and fauna in their natural habitat is factored into this tour.
The UNESCO Noosa Biosphere Reserve is a unique area where tropical and temperate zones overlap, providing varied ecosystems and where we visit 6-8 locations which include Mangroves, Wallum, Wet and Dry Eucalypt forests and Rainforests. 40 per cent of Australia’s bird species are found in this area, some 304 species including Migratory wader species. Other fauna species include Eastern Grey kangaroo, Koala, Grey-headed flying fox, Echidna, Brush-tail possum, Ring-tail possum, Platypus, Carpet python. Rich in biodiversity we stop to enjoy a delicious, locally sourced morning tea as we absorb the ambience of this very special Nature reserve.
Designed for the avid birdwatcher, fauna and flora enthusiast and nature photographer to see as much wildlife as possible and share interests. In a roomy, air-conditioned mini-van we visit 8 - 12 locations with short tranquil easy walks, no more than a few hundred metres, to a vantage point. Ample time and opportunity to photograph and observe flora and fauna in their natural habitat is factored into this tour.
The UNESCO Noosa Biosphere Reserve is a unique area where tropical and temperate zones overlap, providing varied ecosystems and where we visit 3-4 locations which include Mangroves, Wallum, Wet and Dry Eucalypt forests and Rainforests. 40 per cent of Australia’s bird species are found in this area, some 304 species including Migratory wader species.
We head inland to climbed Blackall and Conondale Range where we visit 6-8 locations that include subtropical rainforest including bunya pine, piccabeen palms, towering Eucalypt stands, rich in plant and wildlife. Species of this region include Wompoo fruit-dove, Sulphur-crested cockatoo, Australian king parrot, Bell miner, Whip bird, Peregrine falcon, significant fauna include the rare Plumed or Marbled Frogmouth, Red Goshawk, Coxen's Fig Parrot, Powerful Owl, Black-breasted Button-quail, Paradise Rifle Bird.
Join Steve in The Bushwalk Adventure Half-Day designed for walkers to relax and enjoy views, photography and connect with Nature in the Blackall Range of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. You will discover remote waterfalls, streams and mountain tops that few have seen. Walk along cool trails, under the Sub-Tropical rainforest canopy and open giant Eucalypt forests, home of the koala.
Steve will take you on a sensory experience in a natural world of sights, sounds and smells. Walking slowly and quietly gives you the best opportunity to observe wildlife in natural habitat. The area is significant to the Aboriginal people and must be respected.
The rainforest is ancient and features bunya pine, hoop pine, piccabeen palms. Along the creek flats very tall flooded gums emerge from the rainforest. Black bean, blue quandong, and strangler figs, dominate the upper canopy hosting a variety of epiphytes and delicate orchids. In this surrounding we will enjoy fresh locally sourced morning tea amid Eastern yellow robins, a variety of honeyeaters and wrens.
Walks are conducted at an easy rate along natural terrain, walking six to eight kilometres, over three to four hours.