Ecotour Operator based on the Gold Coast
Adventures 2 Remember is a Ecotour Operator Gold Coast Scenic Tours business. We specialise in guided tours by hiking, biking, flying or paddling.
Our Gold Coast Scenic Tours are specialised to take in the most unique based adventures around the globe and with as little impact as possible on the environment.
Why not come and book a Gold Coast Tour with us and let the adventure begin!
Why tour with us?
We think that biking, hiking, paddling or flying (non motorised) is better than going for a scenic drive.
Why? Because you see more and experience more of the environment.
Paddling over waters, biking and hiking the terrain or flying over its ridges using the rising air, is not only an incredible experience, its a cleaner form of travel that is better for the environment.
Safety is our number one concern
Paramount to our business is your enjoyment without compromising safety. We take all of the worry out of the copious amount of planning, permits and the specific equipment and knowledge required for your to carry out your ultimate Gold Coast Scenic Tours.
Local knowledge of the Gold Coast
Adventures 2 Remember uses the knowledge of land owners, safety officers, park rangers and governing officials of clubs or associations relevant to each activity (in each location) to give you one of the best Gold Coast Scenic Tours.
Locally grown healthy food
All Adventures 2 Remember tours are focused on providing healthy gourmet foods, using local, sustainable produce where possible. This means you could be sitting down to a four course degustation prepared by an experienced chef or sitting in the middle of a National Park snacking on fresh fruit, warm pastas, gourmet sandwiches or specially chosen dehydrated foods.
Who operates Adventures 2 Remember?
Todd Butland – BA Bus, Dip Fit & Rec, Dip Int Bus
Todd knows how to explore the Gold Coast and the Scenic Rim. he really knows his stuff because he often flies above it in his paraglider.
Furthermore, on the ground he has hiked and biked its mountains and terrain and stopped off at the lesser known localities to enjoy peaceful surroundings, fabulous food and coffee or sweeping views for a gourmet picnic.
Todd says it hasn’t always been ‘smooth sailing’ for he knows first hand the dangers and consequences of poor decision making in high risk sports and the importance of planning and executing.
He has a Bachelor of Business, Diploma in Fitness and Recreation and International Business. He holds Senior First Aid Certification and a Queensland National Parks & Wildlife Permit. Other Certifications and memberships include Wilderness Survival Certificate; His memberships include Hang Gliding Federation Australia, Canungra Paragliding, Australian Mountain Bike Association, Gold Coast Tourism.
Born in Mackay north Queensland Todd was fortunate to have travelled Australia as a child thanks to his father who worked for Ansett Airlines. At age 17 he left home to train in Perth before the following year receiving a gymnastic scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra. Here he completed a two year diploma in fitness and recreation and began working as an AIS tour guide and aerobic instructor. Following an injury training, Todd took up competitive Aerobics which he later represented Australia in seven world championships in the teams and individual events, realising his goal as world aerobic champion in 1996.
Following this Todd began contractual work for the Italian Fitness Federation where he remained for the next five years furthering his fitness career. It was here also he discovered his love for alpine sports snowboarding and paragliding in the nearby Italian Alps.
Through his sporting achievements and professional career Todd has been fortunate to have stayed in some 30 countries and believes that travel is the best education. Todd believes its the experiences that take you out of your comfort zone, provide cultural diversity or put you in a challenging situation that help you to learn more about yourself. In his words “I choose to take on these life experiences to grow spiritually and open my mind toward further tolerance and compassion for others and my surroundings”, Todd said.
After returning to Australia Todd worked in business development for a private sports training facility organising live-in training and leadership camps for schools and elite sporting teams. Still connected with a love for Italian culture, he began importing Italian gourmet foods and in 2011 founded ‘Fine Life Food Co’ a wholesale business based on the Gold Coast.
At 43 years of age Todd has combined his life experience and relentless zest for life and outdoor adventure to set in motion tour business, “ adventures 2 remember “.
“Starting in my backyard, I will share with you the adventure of a lifetime and the hope to share many other adventures 2 remember well in to the future“.
Todd’s real world experiences
BMX, Skateboarding, Motocross, Surfing, Most competitive team and individual sports, Caving, Sky diving A licence, Paragliding Advanced Pilot, Waterskiing, Rap Jumping, Rock Climbing/Abseiling, Bushwalking, White Water Rafting Italy, Kayaking, Kite Boarding, Mountain Biking, Speed Gliding, Snow Boarding Australian, New Zealand and European Alps, Heliskiing, High Ropes Team Building, Scuba Diving Great Barrier Reef Australia, Cycling Holland, Night snorkelling Volcanic Basin with gorges in Greece, Motorbike French Villages near Avignon’, Paragliding New Zealand, Nepal, Italy.
Top 7 Todd experiences include,
- Passenger in V8 with Craig Louns training
- 4WD through the Jordanian Dessert
- Floating in the Dead Sea
- First time running of mountain in a paraglider or exiting a plane solo in parachute
- Hiking up to a pub with a group of 20 people at night, playing cards and taboganning down in pair in the snow
- Staying in self sufficient hut on Island inhabited by approximately 15 persons off the Malaysian coast.
- Walking up to top of Ayers Rock Australia