RAINFOREST TOUR INCLUDES
– Spot rare native animals in the wild
– Experience Candice’s passion about the rainforest
– Lunchtime and Evening Options
– Suitable to all fitness levels
– Premium Experience
– Gourmet Lunch or Dinner
– Scenic Lookouts along the way
– Newest Vehicles
– Eco Friendly
– Central Pickup locations in Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Southport
Rainforest covers only 2% of the Earth’s surface and only 1% of Australia’s land
mass yet 50% of Earth’s plants and animals can only be found in rainforests.
And of the Gold Coast’s wildlife, you can find over 60% of all plant life and over 80%
of all animals on Tamborine Mountain.
Don’t miss out on witnessing all the creatures that make this a ‘hot spot’ for species
Venture by day and let’s test our luck spotting the critically endangered, Albert’s
Lyrebird, only found in the Scenic Rim area and listen to it’s incredible mimicking
calls that blew David Attenborough away! Learn about the most ancient of plants and
of the indigenous Yugambeh people who lived in harmony with the land, searching
for edible bush tucker, tools and medicinal rainforest plants. Watch out for the
cheeky satin bowerbirds and admire his assemblage of blue items; all to impress the
Or adventure into the dark as the rainforest comes alive. The hunt is on for glow-in-
the-dark fungi, mammals that many have never heard of like the phascogale,
melomys or antechinus and marvel by waterfalls and creeks at sunset as the
rainforests most important pollinators, the flying foxes fly out over head.
The subtropical rainforest is full of life that could never be imagined! Experience it
with me, your local rainforest guide!
As a creator and storyteller, with a great interest in people and culture, Candice
pursued her love of the arts and studied filmmaking at university. Her studies lead to
Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast and freelanced across various
departments in the film and television industry.
She found herself particularly fond of documentary work, and travelled all over
Australia, meeting world renowned scientists, politicians, community members and
tour guides, forming a deeper understanding and love of the natural world and all it’s
After directing a documentary on the Great Barrier Reef, asking the question, ‘Can
our environment live in harmony with the economy?’ Candice felt the urgency to
share her knowledge of Australia’s natural places and inspire others with a love for
some of the world’s most beautiful, important and diverse places so it can be
protected and enjoyed for generations to come.
She soon after moved from the middle of Brisbane city to the top of a mountain, over
a thousand meters above sea level in the Gold Coast’s world heritage rainforests as
a nature and adventure guide, including work at the beloved heritage listed Binna
Burra lodge which sadly burnt to the ground in the 2019 wildfires. She is often
volunteering for citizen science projects and research field trips to build on her
experience and knowledge of the natural world. The latest surveys lead herself and
a small team to the discovery of a new population of a rare and endangered
caterpillar. Her passion is evident in her guided walks and in-between tours she
works at a tropical plant nursery or is pursuing the next adventure, often finding her
way into a new forest, hoping to stumble upon the next undiscovered species.