What’s your name and where do you live?
My name is Timmy Cooper and I live in sunny Brisbane, Queensland!
Tell us about your company/tours?
Shakas Adventure Tours is a Brisbane based youth tour company! We’ve been in business for 3.5 years and loving every minute of it. Over the last few years we’ve developed our epic products and continue to innovate and create new tours and experiences for our guests!
Our most popular and famous tour is the North Stradbroke Island tour – we’ve got a full-on Aussie safari experience right on the doorstep of Brisbane! Kangaroos, koalas, dolphins, humpback whales, turtles, manta rays all roam free on and around the island! It is truly one of the most unique places in Australia! I like to describe it as ‘all of Australia in one island’ – If you were in the country for 1 day, this is where you would get the full-on coastal wildlife experience! I am so passionate about this place! We’ve got heaps of add on experiences like surfing, eco marine paddle tours, snorkeling, sandboarding, indigenous cultural kayaking and scuba diving! Manta Bommie is located just off of Straddie and it is named one of the top 10 dive spots in the country!
Our Brisbane tours are also heaps of fun! We have a great half day tour that shows you the best sights around the CBD and surrounding areas. It is a great way to get your bearings and work out where you are located in the city and guests have the opportunity to re-visit their favourite places or simply tick it off the list! Our add on adventures are also sick, we’ve been working really closely with Riverlife to create new awesome options! New electric Urb-e scooters are heaps of fun to zoom around the city on another 3 hour tour that gets up and close around the areas that we can’t get in with a van. You can also skydive over Brisbane, climb the Story Bridge (1 of 3 climbable bridges in the world), kayak on the river, playgroup laser force in sick locations along the river, abseil the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, XXXX Brewery tours and heaps more!
Can you give your top three places to take passengers?
1. North Gorge Walk – North Stradbroke Island
2. Mount Coo-tha – Highest point in Brisbane
3. Point Lookout – The coolest small town on Stradbroke Island – epic beaches!
Where’s your favourite place to eat in your area?
There is a wicked little Mexican joint in South Bank, can’t go wrong with Mexican!!
Where’s your top place for a night out?
That’s a hard one, I love live music at a pub. Being able to have a conversation with someone is better than screaming over loud music in a club!
And your favourite bar/club? What kind of music/gigs do they have on?
The Brightside, The Triffid, Crowbar, Lefty’s Old Music Hall (some of the sickest nights there in the Shark Bar) and Fortitude Music Hall is a next level new venue too! I love rock, metal and hardcore so these are the best for that music!
Tell us anything else you think our readers would like to know?
If anyone is ever in Brisbane, definitely check us out! We’ve got plenty of experience and would be stoked to show you around! Any questions you might have, feel free to get in touch!
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