Strolling off road
WALK off the beaten track and experience nature first hand with new Port Douglas business Tropical Treks.
After noticing a niche in the market for ‘‘slow tourism’’, director and guide Steve Grainger said they decided to start a business catering to all levels of bushwalkers, from the inexperienced who want to see the country to experienced hikers and trekkers.
‘‘Bushwalking, trekking, hiking, has always been part of my life and I’ve travelled in many countries and after moving up to North Queensland I saw there was a need here for dedicated bushwalking,’’ he said.
‘‘I figured this is what I like to do and started guiding in Cape York and the Gulf Penninsula and after a couple of years decided to do a hiking/ bushwalking tour operation for this region based around the Wet Tropics. ‘‘The ethos is centred around slow tourism, which is a fairly new concept about providing less travelling distance and more quality of the experi-