Tour Jobs!

We are now hiring for the 2024 season!

We’re hiring!  Want a job where you can travel, explore our incredible back yard AND get paid?! 

Cockatours are looking for one adventurous CHEF or COOK for the 2024 season. We run 15 & 17 day camping tours to remote outback Australia in our two 4WD tour trucks.  Our main tours are to Cape York and Northern Territory/Gulf Savannah (Cairns-Darwin). We will also be doing Kimberley tours in 2025.

Employment this year is for 4x 15-day tours between May-July (see tour calendar here). Our tours offer a relaxed way of seeing Cape York for our clients aged 40-80. Tours are run by a driver/guide and an assistant/chef. Team work, communication and cooperation are essential. We have a great reputation and we pride ourselves on taking care of our clients and staff. Training will be provided on the job.

These roles are highly rewarding, visit amazing places, pay well and have employee benefits based on time employed. Some days can be challenging, but most are exciting, interesting and incredibly enjoyable! You get to see the country & meet amazing people!

We are hoping that the successful candidate this year would return in 2025 and join us all 3 tours; the Gulf Savannah, Kimberley & Cape York tours.

Please be aware, these roles are highly active and require a decent level of fitness.  Whilst the work isn’t physically difficult, the days can be long and there is always something to do.  Camping tours require a higher level of staff engagement than accommodated tours do.  They are busy roles, however you will also be able to do many of the things your passengers do.  

people at tip sign on cape york tour

Tour Guide OR Ecologist (2024 Position FILLED)

• Experience in Cape York essential
• MR License, Drivers Authority, First Aid necessary
• Guiding or ecology qualifications highly valuable
• $300-350/day depending on qualifications & experience

This role is suited to a friendly, humorous and confident person with an exceptional ability to interpret stories. Good navigation, mechanical knowledge, initiative and problem solving are also important skills. A high amount of responsibility is required for this role. Duties include driving, coordinating the day & activities, liasing with destination staff as well as delivering stories and interpretations to guests.

chef cooks on fire on cape york tour

Chef OR Cook

• Experience as a chef/cook essential
• Food handling certificate & First Aid necessary
• Serving experience highly valuable
• MR License highly valuable
• $250-300/day depending on qualifications & experience

This role is suited to a friendly, outgoing and relaxed person. Duties include preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner (each night a client assists with dinner), coordinating food supplies, announcing meals and assisting the tour guide where needed. We pride ourselves on exceptional food and welcome chefs to bring their own take on meals.

Apply Below

How to Apply:

  1. Click the ‘Email Now’ button below to open an email to us.
  2. Download and complete the one-page application.  This is compulsory, no other formats will be accepted.
  3. Feel free to attach your resume, but this is not necessary.  Please don’t feel the need to update it, the value is in the document below.
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