New camping adventures with authentic bush experiences


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Experience the bush like a true local of the Far North with Man and Dog Bush Adventures. Image: Supplied.

A brand new outdoors experience has launched in the Douglas Shire that offers both visitors and locals an authentic Australian bush experience.

Man And Dog Bush Adventures are a day and overnight tour company connecting people with a truly wild and exciting nature reserve.

Owner and operator, Andy Vance, said his tours bring together a genuine bush experience with the ease of a guided expedition.

“We are all-inclusive so all you need to enjoy a day in the Bush or even an overnight camping experience is a backpack and a camera,” he said.

“It’s awesome for locals and visitors who want to try camping or getting out Bush without having to buy all the equipment.”

A local to the area through and through, Andy’s passion and love of nature shines through the camping and exploring expeditions offered by Man and Dog.

He has set up his dream business to share the best camping location that only a true local could ever know about. 

“In this day and age the Bush is getting harder and harder to visit,” he said.

“With the price of equipment, properties and national parks not risking having campers and nature lovers on-site, and the simple fact that wild areas are getting harder to find so we offer an authentically wild and truly special area to visit.”

Andy is always accompanied by his trusty red heeler Ruby who is as much a part of the business as he is.

“Ruby and I have the passion to share these experiences with the community and visitors alike,” he said.

Man and Dog Bush Adventures are suitable for anyone ages five and up and, if you can use your feet, you can experience the best of the bush in the far north.

“We now offer a day tour during weekdays; it’s an excellent way to enjoy wildlife and bush experiences for all those with time restrictions,“ Andy said.

“Our weekend camping adventure is a great way to enjoy all the fun overnighting in the bush presents, and all you need is a backpack!”

While the business is still new, Andy says there are heaps for him to show people and he is relishing the opportunity to take people out in his own backyard.

“We have only recently opened our door and already have a great local following,” he said.

“It’s important for us to support our community, our Akubra's are bought in Mossman, our marketing is through local business, and we even get our food supplies from the Cotters Market.

“We have drive and passion but we also have a truly unique product, the bush is simply an incredible ecosystem.”

All Douglas shire locals are encouraged to call and book a Bush Experience direct with Andy to receive a 10 per cent discount to get you out bush sooner.

To find out more or to book your own Man and Dog Bush Adventure, visit or call 0448 873 370.

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