Ben takes off on an all-action quad-biking adventure and there ain't nothin' stopping this boy!
Whitsunday Quad Biking Bush Adventures operate from a 65 hectare farm owned by Chris and Wendy Bradley.
The rainforest property climbs up the Dryander Range, with some steep sections. Some of the farm's old logging tracks form part of the purpose-built course.
There are two quad biking trips on offer: Rainforest Explorer, which runs for one hour and Mountain Plus, which goes for two hours. The latter is the more adventurous and challenging.
Two tours operate at 10am and 2pm each day, and you can either make your own way to the Bradleys' property or be collected from your Airlie accommodation.
The Rainforest Tour is contained in the lower part of the forest and paddocks. Everyone has a safety briefing and is given safety goggles and a helmet before being introduced to the bikes. Groups take up to 10, and there are always two guides.
Quad bikes are 250cc, four-wheel bikes which are manual and you change gears with your left foot. The sporty accelerator trigger and brakes are on the handlebars.
You begin with some riding around on a confidence course in a paddock where hill starts and general handling can be practised.
The first hour of the Mountain Plus Tour is the same as the Rainforest Tour, then you climb the steep tracks to the top of the rainforest. The highlight is definitely the lookout tower. It's 30 metres above sea level and has wonderful views of the Whitsundays, Airlie Beach and inland to the mountains.
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Airlie Beach, between Mackay and Townsville.
Whitsunday Quad Bike Bush Adventures cost $55 for one hour or $110 for two hours. They operate year round.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.
Whitsunday Quad Bike Bush Adventures
385 Sugarloaf Road, Airlie Beach firstname.lastname@example.org
Qantas: Ph: 13 13 13