At Down Under Tours we abide by the motto "Our People make the difference". From our accommodating Driver-Guides and dynamic Marketing personalities working on the front line of our company to our friendly Reservations staff, Operations team and dedicated Administrative people working behind the scenes, it is our people who define our standards of quality and consistency.
In our fifteen years of operation, Down Under Tours has enjoyed significant growth. The company's increasing success is reflected in our workforce, which has grown and flourished from 18 in 1990, to 131 in 2005.
Our fleet of 56 modern, luxury vehicles ranges from 7-seater 4WDs to 53-seater touring coaches and even a specialised wheelchair-equipped vehicle.
From our Cairns base, Down Under Tours conducts tour and charter services throughout Tropical North Queensland into the areas of Cape Tribulation, the Tablelands, outback mining towns, and south along the East Coast.
A wide range of day tours including highlights such as the Queensland Scenic Rail, Kuranda, Skyrail, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Clohesy River and Cape Tribulation tours, are also offered.
Additionally, Down Under Tours operates an outback adventure safari tour, Desert Venturer, which traverses the isolated, far flung routes between Cairns and Alice Springs or Cairns and Darwin. Recently, Down Under Tours has recently launched an innovative series of supreme touring options for the discerning traveller, which includes Down Under by Appointment and by Down Under by Design.
From our Central Australia base, Down Under Tours conducts comprehensive charter services for groups exploring the many remarkable attractions of central Australia including Alice Springs, Kings Canyon, Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).
With such an incredible variety of touring options available, Down Under Tours remains the unparalleled choice for outstanding travel experiences in the region.
Accreditations And Memberships
- QTIC (Queensland Tourism Industry Council)
- Tourism Queensland
- Meetings & Events Australia
- Eco Accredited
The Queensland 400
The Queensland 400 is a central part of Queensland Business Review’s purpose to inform and connect the State’s business leaders.
Described as one of the key business events of the year, it is a unique program that provides public recognition of the achievements of Queensland’s local business heroes - the owners of the state’s leading home-grown enterprises.
Down Under Tours is honoured to be ranked among Queensland's top 400 privately owned businesses for 2008.
With significant diversity in its natural resources, Australia is an environment where enormous opportunity exists for people to learn more about the area?s natural and cultural resources.
The Down Under Tours Group of Companies has made a firm commitment to environmental sustainability through the support and participation of local studies, the implementation of staff accreditation and achieving nationally and internationally recognised company accreditation.
Additionally, best practice operations management is a fundamental component of the Down Under Tours Group commitment to environmental sustainability. It includes the focus on energy management, waste management and contribution to conservation through all levels of the Company.
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Desert Venturer is proud to have received assistance through an Australian Government funded initiative under the Australian Tourism Development Program.