Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Tearing Up CQ Tourism; Tony Davys Establishes an Exclusive, High-End Touring Company

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Tearing Up CQ Tourism; Tony Davys Establishes an Exclusive, High-End Touring Company

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Byline: Sean Fox Sean.Fox@capnews.com.au

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Rockhampton Tours and 4WD Training was launched during the Big Boys Toys Expo at the Rockhampton Jockey Club on June 1 and 2;

Contact Tony Davys on 0475467402.

TONY Davys saw something special in the Central Queensland region to establish his exclusive, high-end touring business here this month.

The experienced tour operator launched Rockhampton Tours and 4WD Training during the Big Boys Toys Expo at the Rockhampton Jockey Club on June 1 and 2.

It was an idea Tony concocted on a trip to Cape York during winter last year where he spoke to friends in Rocky and Advance Rockhampton.

A no-brainer for him, he decided it would be a good opportunity to start a business in the region. And with several qualifications behind him, Tony aims to provide a unique experience for visitors.

So you can take a ride in Tony's Toyota Landcruiser 200 or tag along in your own four-wheel drive where he'll teach you the ins and outs of the vehicle.

"Here the idea will be to pull into one of the hotels, it's safe and incredibly capable," he said.

Tony's long list of credentials includes a Bachelor of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, a Masters degree in Applied Science (specialising in wildlife management) and a Certificate Four in Training and Assessment (specialising in four-wheel driving).

"I see a gap here in the Rockhampton area for training corporate groups as well as private individuals," he said.

"A lot of people have a four-wheel drive vehicle but they don't understand how it operates."

A self-proclaimed outdoors person, Tony has made it his mission to show the wilder side of life through remote, nature-based tours.

"It's allowing visitors from outside the region or overseas to see remote locations and have those wildlife experiences," he said. …

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