Places are still available, and tour guides are invited to register for the two days of in-field workshops and professional development sessions now.
The program which will be based at Echo Creek in the Tully Valley includes an Indigenous cultural walk with Traditional Owners, interactive workshops on Wet Tropics plant identification and insects, a bird walk, tropical fruit safari tasting, cassowary conservation presentations, and a post cyclone flora and fauna recovery field trip to Lacey Creek at Djiru National Park, Mission Beach.
“We are very proud to announce that our first Rainforest Aboriginal person, Andrew Morta, has just graduated from the Wet Tropics Tour Guide program. Mr Morta’s expert knowledge of his traditional Ngadjon Jii lands on the Atherton Tablelands makes him an ideal Wet Tropics guide. Mr Morta currently offers interpretative tours from the Malanda Falls Visitor Centre,” said Andrew Maclean, Executive Director of the Wet Tropics Management Authority.