Top Aussie tour guides attend Savannah Guides school at Capricorn Caves

Seventy (70) Savannah Guides from around Australia converged at the multi award winning Capricorn Caves last week for their 72nd Savannah Guides Field School.

Established just over thirty years ago in 1988, Australia’s leading Tour Guide professional development program Savannah Guides appropriately met at the Capricorn Caves, which also celebrated thirty years ownership by the late Ann Augusteyn, when her family purchased the property in 1988.

Savannah Guides has 14 Accredited Tour and Accommodation businesses across Northern Australia, and up to 500 Accredited Savannah Guides, with Capricorn Caves boasting the largest number of Savannah Guides in one business.

The 14 Savannah Guide Tour and Accommodation businesses are Adels Grove,  Australian Age of Dinosaurs, Australian Natures Guides (Carnarvon Gorge), Bedrock Village Tours, Capricorn Caves, Cobbold Gorge Tours, El Questro Wilderness Park, Moreton Telegraph Station Cape York, NT Immersions, Outback Aussie Tours, Oz Tours Safari, Qld Rail Travel – Gulflander, Red Dirt Tours, Undara Experience.

I had the pleasure of officially welcoming delegates to the Capricorn Caves and our destination.  This network of professional tour guides work with researchers, National Parks agencies and local communities to deliver exceptional experiences for visitors

Savannah Tour Guides  are passionate about the environment and they are credible story tellers who create memories for their guests through enjoyable education and interpretation each and every day. 

Not only is Capricorn Caves a multi National and State tourism award winner, but their business has the highest number of accredited Savannah Guides in their team which is an incredible achievement.

Our Capricorn region is so very blessed to have two of our tourism businesses, Capricorn Caves and Australian Natures Guides (Carnarvon Gorge) providing such a high standard within our tourism industry.

Last week’s Savannah Guide school at the Capricorn Caves had particular focus on keynote speakers on Geology and Palaeontology.  Australian Natures Guides at Carnarvon Gorge hosted a Savannah Guides school last year.

During their 3 day Savannah Guide school, delegates also visited Beaches Bistro “Paddock to Plate” in Yeppoon and the Great Western Hotel on Friday night.

The 70 delegates hailed from Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory, NSW, Tasmania and even Shri Lanka!

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