All of our drivers are local accredited guides which means they have years of local knowledge and experience specialising knowledge of history, local aboriginal culture, all aspects of flora and fauna and in-depth knowledge of our wonderful World Heritage Rainforest and Outback, Tablelands.
Billy Tea Safaris is a Foundation Member of Far North Queensland Tour Operators Association. We are also members of the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC), Tourism Tropical North Queensland, Tourism Australia, Queensland Q Parks, Big 4 Caravan Parks Assoc. Billy Tea Safaris is also Advanced Eco-Tourism Accredited, and now a Green Travel Leader as we have now been Eco Accredited for more than 10 years.
So let's meet a few of our guides...
Qualifications: Bachelor of Biology and Environmental Science, Senior Savannah Guide
Hirani has been a Billy Tea Safaris Guide for 6 years. With a background in biology and zookeeping, Hirani has an absolute passion for the environment, including animals, plants and fungi and the natural environment and says she is "just obsessed with anything to do with natural history."
"I went on the one day Daintree trip with Hirani as a guide. We had a party of 4 adults one child (with special needs). We (adults) have all done a significant amount of international travel, really quite a lot. We all just wanted to pay tribute to Hirani - she is truly excellent. Great attitude, happy, friendly and an immense amount of knowledge about the area, wildlife, history, indigenous culture etc. Hirani is as good a guide as any of us have seen , and we have done hundreds of tours all around the world. With Hirani working for you, people will keep coming back and word of mouth will just spread. An excellent job Hirani, and thank you to Billy Tea Tours."
- Regards Jonathan Ryan, Hanh Tran, Brett and Kate Bonser, Darcy Ryan
Steve has been a Billy Tea Safaris Guide for just under a year. His special interests are in horticulture, nature and animals and has a personal interest in classic car restorations and fishing. We asked Steve why he loves what he does to which he responded: "It's a great buzz showing guests our beautiful country!" We couldn't agree more!