Wet Tropics Tour Guide Program
Join Tour Guides, Indigenous Rangers, Visitor Information Centre staff, researchers, and community members in the Wet Tropics Tour Guide Program. Everyone is welcome to undertake certification or just come and enjoy our activities.
The Wet Tropics Tour Guide Program was created in 2012 by the Wet Tropics Management Authority, Savannah Guides and other partners to support ongoing learning and enhance visitor experiences. The Program offers great networking, information and skill sharing opportunities and builds awareness of land manager and Aboriginal Traditional Owner protocols.
To receive your certificate and badge acknowledging you as a Wet Tropics Tour Guide you must:
- Participate in one full Wet Tropics Tour Guide Field School These are two days long and held generally twice each year in various Wet Tropics locations.
- Complete the Tour Guide Course consisting of units in Presenting the World Heritage Area as a Cultural Landscape; Developing Flora, Fauna and Landscape Commentary; and Commentary Excellence. These are delivered using workbooks at one day workshops.
- Pass a Guiding Field Assessment, usually a one hour walk.
These can be undertaken in any order.
Our next Wet Tropics Workshops will be held in Cairns 6-7 March 2018. Register here: 2018 Mar Cairns Workshops
Next Wet Tropics Field School will be held 16-17 March 2018. This will be based in Cairns and focus on Indigenous Cultural links to the Wet Tropics, featuring Mandigalbay Ancient Indigenous Tours. Registration details for the Field School are here: Wet Tropics Tour Guide Field School – Cairns – March 2018
A great place to start your Wet Tropics learning is the Wet Tropics Tour Guide Handbook. Wet Tropics Workshop participants receive a hard copy (if they do not already have one) at their first Workshop.
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