We Want You!
Calling all adventurers, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts? We have the perfect job for you, work in one of the most diverse and beautiful settings in the world as a Tour Guide in the Daintree Rainforest.
If you are looking for a diverse, challenging and rewarding job? And you like to have fun & meet new people? A tour guiding role with us will be perfect for you.
The Jungle Monkeys (our guides) take you into the beating heart of the Daintree Rainforest on a guided ziplining tour through a series of flying fox and tree platforms plus our famous Human Hamster Wheel cable lift. The guides offer interpretation on every platform and control the customer’s flight throughout the tour.
The platforms range from 5 to 19.5 metres above the ground and each one reveals a different level of the rainforest ecosystem with unique and spectacular views into the canopy and over the treetops. The guides provide eco talk on each platform so our lovely customer gain a better understand of the forest.
Our team is made up of dynamic bunch of fun loving, enthusiastic people from all over the world, coming together as one big family to share their love of the rainforest and wildlife with our awesome customers. There is 25 of us in total including tour guides and office staff.
Your role will be to work with a team of up to 3 guides operating the ziplines tours up to 4 times a day. You will be entertaining and educating customers as they zip between platforms. This is a physically demanding job, so you will need good upper body strength and a good level of fitness.
We are looking for people with the following skills and qualifications:
- Excellent communication skills
- Roping / abseiling / outdoor recreation experience or qualifications
- Tour guiding experience
- A degree in biological / environmental sciences (Not essential)
- First Aid
All new recruits are required to hold an external qualification in abseiling (minimum Work Safely at Heights, Vertical Mobility, Basic Abseiling Techniques or equivalent).
This is something we can arrange for you before you start and courses are available on site.
The Extra Bits
We offer discounted rates and freebies (outside of school holidays) to friends and family so they can experience the tour for themselves. As well as familiarisations on other activities in Cape Tribulation and Tropical North Queensland area. So you can truly be TTNQ experts.
We also love a get together a chance for the team to bond. We hold two parties a year, where there is food and entertainment is provided! Our Christmas party Santa is always very generous and our staff walk away with a cool adventure tour like Sky Diving or a plush hotel stay!
All guides complete up to three weeks paid training prior to working unsupervised on the tour. The training covers all elements of tour operation, with specific training on all equipment & structures, harnessing customers, belaying and receiving customers and interpretive information. Guides must complete a number of customer connections on each Platform before being passed to work unsupervised.
We have all year round employment opportunities for Tour Guides, all we ask for is 6 months commitment. There are opportunities to progress to a senior guide or supervisor level for the right candidate.
If you think you’ve got what it takes to join our award winning team in the Daintree Rainforest? Please contact our Operations Manager Leigh Gallon on 07 4098 0043, send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the online form below.
The Local Area And Accomodation
Jungle Surfing offers an opportunity to work in one of the most spectacular parts of the world – the world’s oldest continuously surviving tropical rainforest – and also an insight into a completely different and sustainable way of life.
We are Australia’s largest sustainable energy community and have no mains power or town water/sewerage. Most homes run on solar power with generator backup, and Jungle Surfing runs on solar and hydro power. Our private property borders the Daintree Cape Tribulation National Park, part of the World Heritage Listed Wet Tropics of Queensland.
Cape Tribulation is around 1 hour and 10 minutes from the nearest town, Mossman, and around 2.5 hours north of Cairns. There are two small general food stores, but no post office or bank although there are ATMs.
Cape Tribulation is one of only two places worldwide where the rainforest meets the reef, so directly off our palm-fringed, white sand beaches we have fringing reef and access to some of the best snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef with the one tour operating here. Plus cycling tours, horse- riding, bushwalks, exotic fruit tasting…
Cape Tribulation is small, and reasonably remote, so although it’s easy to get around (you can walk pretty much anywhere in Cape Trib within 15 minutes), it can be useful to have a car to give you the freedom to get to town and pick up groceries or explore the area.
Our climate is tropical. The Wet comes any time between November and April, but in practice February/March are usually the wettest months. It doesn’t rain constantly throughout the wet, most of the time its sunny one minute then there might be a shower a few minutes later, then sun again. Either way, it’s rarely cold, even when it’s pouring. Lowest night temperatures are around 14°. The most beautiful time of year is probably July to October when it’s dry and warm with clear blue skies and cool nights.
There is a variety of accommodation available in Cape Tribulation and we undertake to find each new employee a room or choice of rooms, usually in a share house or hostel, on commencement of employment. Rent is around $75-$150 per week.
Being rather remote Cape Tribulation is made up with a selection of long term Aussie locals, people that fell in love with the place and didn’t leave and travellers looking to soak up the beautiful environment and work. There are 6 different restaurant & cafes to choose from and everyone is very friendly – you will make friends quickly. There is always a cool adventure around the corner or an off the beaten track place to explore on your days off.
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