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What we stand for
What we stand for
Our brand principles were developed to help us focus on what we are really passionate about and what type of experience we want to offer our guests.
Creating a connection with nature.
Providing a means to get away from it all and be in nature to just relax.
Offering guests mental and physical wellness by walking and breathing in the fresh air.
We are educators, lovers of nature and sharers of nature.
We choose to advocate for the environment, conservation and protection.
What are we passionate about?
This could be summarised in one word “nature” but it’s broader than that. We are lovers of nature, we are protectors of rainforests, we work to conserve the natural environment and we educate others on the plight of our natural environment and its inhabitants.
At Southern Cross Tours we believe Rainforest protection is everyone’s responsibility so as part of our tours we share with you the key elements of the rainforest, the importance of their existence and that of its inhabitants. We also show you how to enjoy the rainforest without impacting it and what you can do to help protect it.
Pollinators such as fruit bats and bees are keystone species which means the survival of the planet and mankind depend on the survival of these species. Saving the pollinators is essential as bees and bats pollinate all fruits, crops and vegetables we need as humans to survive. So as part of our visit to the rainforests and National Parks we share with you how you can help not only pollinators to thrive but the human population.
How does buying local and supporting local producers help nature?
Buying local food helps the environment in so many different ways.
- Local is fresher as it hasn’t had to be stored.
- It prevents pollution, as goods don’t have to be transported on roads, ships & heavy rail
- Locally sourced foods often use less packaging.
- Buying locally help create a thriving local economy which creates more jobs locally
- Buying locally also helps diversify food supply. Preventing multinationals controlling all food and prices on food.
Why do we run tours to the rainforest?
Good question, originally we would have said because we love being in business and we love people. But when we started to dig down a little deeper, we love showing visitors where we live, we love showing off our home to the world because we live in such a naturally beautiful part of the world here on the Gold Coast.
We also have a deep desire to protect the rainforest environment that sits behind the Gold Coast. It’s the habitat for some of Australia’s most endangered species. As the city grows, urbanisation impacts more and more on the environment, rainforest and its wildlife.
So now we do what we do to showcase this precious environment to visitors and also educate them so they too can care for the environment where they live.
We do this so we can advocate for the environment in our own backyard.
Southern Cross Tours is an educational experience as much as a tourism experience. Our expert tour guide provides you with an abundance of knowledge on the region, shares stories of history, highlights wildlife and connects you with the local community.
We also offer you an escape from the world. A few short hours away from it all, to be free and be in a truly unique and beautiful location where your everyday life can be forgotten.
On our guided walks through the rainforests and national parks you can stretch your legs, move the body, get the blood flowing again and breathe in deep the fresh clean air of nature.
A connection with nature makes us feel good. Southern Cross Tours we see 3000 year old trees, the tiniest and brightest of insects and the most sensational views in the regions. All of this gives you the opportunity to not only learn about the natural environment but enjoy it, connect with it and we hope to inspire and empower you to become lovers and protectors of the local and global environment.
We educate guests on the value of conserving and protecting our environment but also as a business work hard to ensure we have minimal impact on the environment. We also support local charities who protect local bat and bee colonies.
On tour we support the local community by sharing their history, culture and stories. We also support local businesses and buy locally wherever we can.
What our customers are saying
Andrea De Vere
I went on the glow worm tour after dark. Great experience. Our guide – Duff was very professional, friendly and cracked some jokes. Trip was to tamborine mountain – took about 40 mins to get there, walk to Curtis falls while seeing creatures of the night like frogs and trapdoor spiders.
Duff provided vast knowledge of native wildlife.
This is a must see adventure for everyone. Highly recommend!
Thank you southern cross tours.
– June 2021