CaPTA Group

About Us

CaPTA stands for Cairns and Port Trips and Attractions (or more affectionately known as Charlie and Pip’s Trips and Attractions).

CaPTA currently employs over 200 staff across the group of which consists of the Rainforestation Nature Park, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Wildlife Habitat, Cairns Koalas & Creatures, Tropic Wings Cairns Tours & Charters, Jungle Tours & Trekking, Wooroonooran Safaris, Careers Training Centre and ABC Sales & Maintenance.

While the CaPTA Group’s business focus is centred around tourism products, the group has expanded into tourism and indigenous training through the Careers Training Centre, and into coach chartering, sales and service through ABC Sales & Maintenance.

The Woodward Family CaPTA Group (CaPTA) was founded by Charles and Pip Woodward who opened Rainforestation Nature Park in 1976 which is located in Kuranda. Charles and Pip pioneered rainforest tourism with Army Duck Tours and later introduced the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and Koala & Wildlife Park.

In 1981, Charles and Pip started Tropic Wings Coach Tours and then expanded significantly during the new millennium adding Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome, Jungle Tours & Trekking and Cairns Koalas & Creatures to become the CaPTA Group. Their three sons, Michael, Ben and Peter are all now actively involved in the business.

CaPTA has also established the Careers Training Centre, a Registered Training Organisation specialising in tourism and indigenous training and more recently into Yutong coach sales, coach maintenance, service and parts through ABC Sales & Maintenance.

Vision & Mission Statement

OUR VISION

Trailblazers in nature based experiences.


OUR PURPOSE

A connection to, and pride in, people and place.


OUR MISSION

We develop and champion passionate people, innovation and the love of nature to deliver transformational moments.

CaPTA Values

Awards

We are proud to receive the following recognition for our commitment to training, traineeships and career development.

2008 Regional Finalist – Queensland Training Awards

2008 Runner Up – Ministers Awards for Excellence for Employers of Australian Apprentices

2008 Finalist – Queensland Tourism Awards – Tourism Education and Training

2009 Finalist – TTNQ Tourism Education and Training Award

2009 Finalist – TTNQ Tourism Education and Training Award Judges Commendation

2010 Regional Finalist – Queensland Training Awards – Employer of the Year

2011 Finalist – Queensland Tourism Awards – Tourism Education and Training

2012 Regional Finalist – Queensland Tourism Awards –  Employer of the Year

2017 Winner – Queensland Reconciliation Awards – Business

2018 Winner – Queensland Training Awards – Caitlin Fullerton – Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year – Tropical North Queensland Regional Winner

2022 Winner – Queensland Training Awards – Large Employer of the Year

Gift A Year of Amazing Experiences!

Gift the CaPTA Group Annual Pass

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