Posted by: adventuredoctor | April 23, 2014

Gondwana Jigsaw

adventuredoctor:

I revisited this classic piece on Gondwana, an oldie but a goodie, just in time for the coming winter, as the swell builds the waves are coming. There will be high drama at West Cape Howe yet again!

Originally posted on Out and About in Denmark WA:

I’ve been pondering the mystery of our land’s ancient past. The significance of Gondwanaland to our present-day landscape was brought into stark relief today when Dr Dave returned from a stunning day tour to West Cape Howe National Park where the wild weather revealed the awesome power of the southern ocean. He burst into Adventure HQ, the wind having whipped his hair into a frenzy, bursting to tell me about the massive waves that had lept up the cliff face, spraying everyone with salt mist. Apparently it precipitated a photographic frenzy, that ended in all cameras running out of power!

West Cape Howe at its best

This shot reveals some of the story and raises the question: How do we know that Antarctica and Australia were joined?

West Cape Howe is the ideal location to learn about Gondwana and our ancient links to Antarctica. These stone cliffs, which drop 80 metres…

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Posted by: adventuredoctor | March 18, 2014

Who’s who in tourism

The who’s who in tourism – hints and tips for old and new players in the tourism industry.

Want to be the best at what you do? Then come along to this special showcase of excellence featuring the best of the best in tourism.

Great advice will be on offer from experts in the tourism industry. Let the pros guide you through the tourism jungle by giving you some of their insights. See the event details below.

Event program

Event program

What a feeling!!

What a feeling!!

Posted by: adventuredoctor | February 9, 2014

The Rock Star, The Chef & Dr Dave

The Rock Star, The Chef & Dr Dave

Move over Sochi, here comes a hard to beat gold medal combination of Alex, Matt & Dave! Jokes aside, but seriously, we have Alex James from the famous British rock band Blur, Matt Stone, head chef from Greenhouse Perth and our very own, The Adventure Doctor, Dave. Talk about Recipes that Rock, we just had to share this photo taken at our very own Rock, West Cape Howe. For more, see our Facebook page. Enjoy!

Posted by: adventuredoctor | January 18, 2014

Canoe the famous Denmark River

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There is no better way to experience the area’s sights and sounds than from the water. Imagine yourself paddling along the Denmark River, gazing up at the magnificent Karri trees and paperbarks that line the tranquil river bank. The Denmark River has an abundance of water birds you can try and spot on the way. Canoe or kayak hire includes lifejackets and paddles. Double or single kayaks also available. Just come ready to have fun on the river! Not to be missed when in Denmark, Western Australia.

Posted by: adventuredoctor | December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays from Out of Sight Tours

The best of 2013, read all about it. As Dave says, “dare to dream and then live the dream”

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Posted by: adventuredoctor | December 16, 2013

What does adventure mean to you?

The Great South West Edge

West Cape Howe National Park – The Great South West Edge

By David Bomba

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that adventure means different things to different people. One person may experience an adrenalin rush from climbing mountains while another person may achieve a sense of adventure while photographing wildflowers on a bushwalk.

For me adventure is about engaging with the landscape in order to develop a deeper appreciation of an area’s unique ecology. One of my greatest joys is finding a new (for me) plant or observing a new bird species, and then understanding how and why that plant or animal is where it is. It is the interconnectivity of geology, flora and fauna that I find truly awe-inspiring.

I’m fortunate to live in a part of the world still dominated by wilderness, and to work in a job that allows me to indulge my love of adventure and exploration. I get my daily dose of inspiration by discovering isolated terrestrial and marine environments in national parks and nature reserves, and by exploring inlets, rivers and coastlines. But, for me, the joy of adventure not only means taking time out to connect with diverse landscapes, but also to understand and meet the people who inhabit them. After all, while adventure is often associated with a personal sense of accomplishment for having reached a set objective and overcoming challenges along the way, it becomes all the more real and exciting when you get to share it with others.

What does adventure mean to you?

For Adventure, Dr Dave style, be inspired by my Postcards WA episode.

Need more inspiration? Then have a look at: Walking the Bibbulmun Track and Cycle the Munda Biddi Trail - two of my favourite trails in Australia’s South West.

About the author: David Bomba, founder & director, a leader in ecotourism @OutofSightTours. He specialises in tour guiding, adventure, innovation and social media. Connect and share with David on  Google+

Posted by: adventuredoctor | November 11, 2013

Out of Sight Tours wins double gold!!!

What a night it was at the Western Australia Tourism awards for 2013. Dr Dave and Out of Sight Tours were awarded 2 gold medals at the gala dinner awards night in Perth which was attended by over 900 people. A gold in ecotourism and another gold for being recognised as the FACET Golden Guide for 2013. A big night for Dr Dave and Lenore Lyons, the CEO of Out of Sight Tours. Lenore described the wins as a testament to the vision and efforts of the brilliant team at Out of Sight Tours, and the founder and lead guide, Dr Dave, aka The Adventure Doctor.

What a feeling!!

What a feeling!!

Read more about the award winners

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/19769702/kings-park-states-top-attraction/

Posted by: adventuredoctor | June 16, 2013

What is our most popular tour of all time?

By David Bomba

Would you like to escape the rat race and reclaim your spirit of adventure? Have the best day of your life, save time and see more, go with the best and you will have the experience of a lifetime. Immerse yourself in Australia’s only biodiversity hotspot.

Based on many years of customer feedback, without a doubt our most popular tour has to be West Cape Howe. This is our multi award winning eco tour that is a must do if you come to Denmark or Albany. If you are planning a holiday to our region and you want to take a trip on the wild side then this trip is for you. Maybe you are a local who hasn’t been out to see “The Rock”   – as we like to call it, do yourself a favour and give us a call on (08) 9848 2814.  As a special request, so you get the very best possible guided experience of the area, ask for Dr Dave to be your eco guide so that you have a customised VIP tour.

Let us take you on a wild journey of exploration, imagine standing on the most southern edge of Western Australia. Hear the roar of the wild Southern Ocean as it lashes the dolerite cliffs below your feet. The stunning rugged scenery of West Cape Howe National Park is truly mesmerizing. You’ll be transfixed by the amazing beauty of this remote and inaccessible location that few people ever get to see. It truly is a hidden gem.  Put it on your bucket list of things to do if you love adventure. Dare to peek over the edge!  Watch a short trailer of our iconic tour.

About the author: David Bomba, founder & director, a leader in ecotourism @OutofSightTours. He specialises in tour guiding, adventure, innovation and social media. Connect with David on Twitter  or  Google+

Posted by: adventuredoctor | June 6, 2013

The only biodiversity hotspot in Australia

By David Bomba

What a week that was! I finally had a chance to sit back and reflect on a great week of information and activity.  We had a full house for our biodiversity guide training workshops that were held in Albany, Western Australia.  It was action packed, field visits, specialist guest speakers in geology, botany, aboriginal culture and more.

We really are fortunate to live and work in a biodiversity hotspot, the only one in Australia. It all stems from the very old soil types and geographic isolation of our region. Plant species have had to adapt to their environment resulting in some unique structures and adaptations.  It is no wonder that people come from all over the world to engage with our landscape for their holidays. The workshops gave me a renewed sense of inspiration for the geology and ecology of our region. It was all rather timely as we have just recently celebrated World Environment Day . We should all take time to respect and care for the environment that we live in. Remember, once it is gone it is gone forever.

Denmark, Western Australia

Denmark, Western Australia

About the author: David Bomba, founder & director, a leader in ecotourism @OutofSightTours. He specialises in tour guiding, adventure, innovation and social media. Connect with David on  Google+

Posted by: adventuredoctor | May 5, 2013

South West regional tourism and biodiversity workshops

By David Bomba

Don’t miss this rare opportunity!

Out of Sight Tours, through training provider AVANA, is running a series of tourism and biodiversity workshops for tour guides and people working in the tourism industry. The workshops will be delivered by industry specialists.
 
Sessions include servicing customer needs and dealing with diversity; geology of South Western Australia; regional flora identification; principles and responsibilities behind minimal impact tourism; and local Aboriginal culture and heritage.
 
Individuals and organisations can attend one or more sessions. All sessions will be held in Albany with numerous field trips to local sites. The program will be delivered over five days from May 27-31. For more information contact Dan Butt on (02) 8908 7323.
 
We all need training and refreshing from time to time whether you are an old hand in the industry or you are new to tour guiding and eco-tourism. We encourage you to go along, don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to improve or update your skills, Dr Dave himself will be there in the flesh so go along and say g’day!
 

About the author: David Bomba, founder & director, a leader in ecotourism @OutofSightTours. He specialises in tour guiding, adventure, innovation and social media. Connect with David on  Google+

 
some wild west characters (JD, Ned's mate, Dr Dave)

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