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“You will enjoy Pete”

Heritage & Interpretive Tours
Reviewed 22 April 2013

Booking Pete is advised as he is a true character. With being born and raised in Kenia, spending some 24 years in Papa New Guinea and now over fifteen years in the Rainforest he can share wonderful experiences and introduce you to survival in nature. You will learn a lot about plants, natural medicines and animal life, but be advised, that the rainforest is not crowded with birds or other big animals, hence a combination of this tour with a visit to the Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat is advisable. With Pete you will climb inside giant trees, taste ants and termites, swim in water retention of a creek, taste rainforest fruits as well as tee, fruit juice, sandwiches and wonderful cookies made by his wife, and enjoy learning about termites, Cape Tribulation, the Cassowary bird, mangroves and other attractions. He knows trails away from the touristic offers and while you should have a capacity to adjust to his special english slang the tour is worthwhile even if you catch not all of his stories.

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Reviewed 8 March 2013

Our day spent with Pete was absolutely the highlight of our trip to Australia. My husband and I joined another couple from Germany for a full day adventure customized to our interests. We licked ant butts, witnessed ants turning into spiders, climbed inside giant trees, spotted cassowaries, explored medicinal plants in the rainforest, all while learning a ton about the Daintree rainforest, Australia's rich history, and our guide's extraordinary life. Pete found us a beautiful private beach to eat our lunch, handmade by his adorable wife, and kept us well fed, well hydrated, and highly entertained. He went above and beyond to ensure that we had a perfect day in the rainforest.

Thank sued0ise
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

In one word: Fantastic! Our family of 2 adults and 3 kids under 12 spent the day adventuring in the Daintree with Pete. We licked ant butts (source of ascorbic acid), watched fruit bats resting, picked apart Cassowary poop, watched a leech grow on Pete's wrist (he put it there on purpose since it's good luck), saw spiders the size of a small plate, ate native fruits, climbed on the gorgeous roots of a mangrove, caused touch sensitive plants to fold-up, and learned so many fun details of wild lives of local flora and fauna.

This was my single best day of 15 spent in Western Australia. He served tea and biscuits in mid-morning, later followed by a lunch and home-made cookies. He's a joy and has a endless supply of fascinating stories from his life; someday we'll come back for a multi-day tour!

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Reviewed 23 February 2013

My husband and I had the opportunity to go on a tour with Pete in December of 2012. He could definitely be in the running for the most interesting man in Australia. He is full of amazing stories from around the globe, which really made the day fly by. Pete instantly feels like an old friend who truly loves to show you the wonders of the Daintree.

Pete picked us up at our hotel in Port Douglas in a 4x4 Landrover and drove us into the Daintree Rainforest. Before entering the rainforest, Pete stopped to show us the local fruit bat colony in Port Douglas. Once in the rainforest, Pete pulled into an overlook so we could take pictures. He was more than willing to be our paparazzi during the tour and even climbed into bushes to get the best angle. Even though we were still in the parking lot and the tour had just started, Pete immediately began searching for local delicacies such as figs and ants!

After our stop at the overlook, we headed deeper into the rainforest to start our interpretive hike. He pulled over at a seemingly hidden spot along the road and led us down a nondescript trail. The further down the trail we went the less obvious it became. Luckily, Pete was leading the way. During the hike, Pete was sure to point out and explain the medicinal properties of flora along the way. If we were to ever be stranded in the Daintree rainforest, we had a chance at surviving for a little while since we now know how to treat a toothache, bandage a wound, treat a mossie (mosquito) bite, a jellyfish sting, and what to do (or not to do) if a leech attached to your eyeball. He was also full of interesting fun facts and stories. Did you know that termite burps (they can't fart) contribute to carbon emissions? Unfortunately, the stream bed was dry so we didn't get to take a dip. After the hike, we trekked back to the 4x4 for some tea and delicious, homemade cookies.

Next, we drove to Cape Tribulation and headed to a secluded beach for a picnic lunch. Pete provided the lunch and it was bountiful...we couldn't even finish all of the snacks. Just what we needed after our morning trek. After lunch, Pete led us on another interpretive hike on a boardwalk through mangroves and along a beach.

As you can probably tell, Pete is easily one of the best tour guides we have ever met. He truly made our day, which ended up being one of the highlights of our entire vacation! We learned so much and felt completely safe the entire time...nobody else could have so easily convinced us to eat ants. If you have the opportunity, tour the Daintree with Pete! You won't regret it.

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Reviewed 23 November 2012

As you can tell from the 50 previous 5-star reviews, a tour of Daintree with Pete is a no-brainer. He picked us up at our lodging, spent the entire day showing us the rainforest, and then returned us to our lodging after. The tour was great - we saw so many things in the rainforest we otherwise would have missed! Pete shows you every tree, plant, log, and insect he sees, teaching you how to taste plants and animals (lick the green ant - it apparently tastes like a Starburst!) and giving you a much better understanding for the unique plant-life found in Daintree. The rainforest itself is beautiful, but you'd miss so much if you don't have an experienced guide like Pete along. We were lucky enough to see a cassowary (from the car!), a frog, a huge spider, several caterpillars, and various other insects. I'd absolutely do a tour again with Pete if in Daintree!

1  Thank Kimberly530
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