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20 November, 2020

Yungaburra tour guide wins gong

A local tour guide from Yungaburra has won the Cultural Connections category at the recent Wet Tropics Tour Guide 2020 competition.

By Phil Brandel

Award winning tour guide Karl Buderus


A local tour guide from Yungaburra has won the Cultural Connections category at the recent Wet Tropics Tour Guide 2020 competition.

After living in Brisbane and the Gold Coast Karl Buderus moved to the Tablelands and started Yungaburra Tours in 2018. He now conducts tours that highlight key points across the Atherton Tablelands to international and interstate visitors.  

“I did some training with the Wet Tropics Management Authority last year, completing their Wet Tropics Tour Guide Program,” he said.

“At the time I jumped at the opportunity to engage in tour guide training.

“The training was both fascinating and rewarding – two days in the classroom, field days in the Daintree and Cape Tribulation.”

This year Karl entered the Wet Tropics Tour Guide competition which was run in conjunction with the Wet Tropics Management Authority (WETMA) and Savannah Guides, winning the Cultural Connections category.

Karl’s competition entry consisted of a six-minute video showcasing his tour guiding skills, using the Curtain Fig Tree and Lake Barrine as a backdrop in his video highlighting the special love he has for North Queensland and its native fauna and flora.

“I won a Samsung galaxy tablet and some software on bird calls and bird identification,” he said.

“The Atherton Tablelands has so much for our visitors to explore experience and enjoy.

“I work extremely hard to ensure our guests have a great time.”

According to the WETMA website, “Karl Buderus runs Yungaburra Heritage and Rainforest Tours, specialising in the heritage and naturals values of this piece of paradise on the Atherton Tableland.” they said.

“Karl clients are able to design their own tours, choosing from World Heritage-listed crater lakes and waterfalls to cheese, chocolate and bush tucker tasting.”


 

  


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