Brad brings a passion and understanding of the Australian wilderness to his tours that’s been developed from many years leading some of the toughest treks in Tasmania and the Northern Territory. His qualifications in eco-tourism and remote wilderness first aid ensure a safe and professionally managed trek; his enthusiasm and love of the bush guarantees the trip of a lifetime. When he isn’t leading treks for us you will find Brad exploring the deepest most remote wilderness regions he can find. A truly inspirational guide and an awesome bloke.
Kate is a country girl with a corporate city life, well that was until she discovered her love of trekking in the Andes. Since completing her Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation and remote wilderness first aid qualifications, Kate has led treks in the Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Nepal and New Zealand. A Larapinta specialist with a beautiful nature, exceptional knowledge and leadership skills, Kate is an awesome addition to our guiding team.
Inspired by trips through the Kimberley and Kakadu, Clare decided to turn her love of the outdoors into her lifestyle. Studying a Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation in Cairns with remote wilderness first aid qualifications, she has spent the last few years taking students on outdoor adventures, hiking, paddling and rock climbing in Australia and overseas. Having lived in Alice Springs in the past, Clare has explored and enjoyed the Larapinta Trail and is now looking forward to sharing her considerable experience and leadership skills with our guests.
A native of Tasmania, Ben grew up in the foothills of Mt Wellington, where he spent his formative years exploring the wilderness and developing a passion for the outdoors. The past few years have seen him guiding treks in Tasmania, the Northern Territory and Victoria. A professional trekking guide with remote wilderness first aid qualifications and a love of nature, Ben is a great asset to our Larapinta Trail team.
Sean started his working life as a landscape designer and gardener before turning his bushwalking and trekking interests into his profession. His personal trekking missions include: the Camino. Mont Blanc, Annapurna Circuit, Everest Base Camp, and most of the big walks in New Zealand. In the UK he walked from Land's End to John O'Groates, the Coast to Coast Track, West Highland Way, and summitted Ben Nevis. In Australia Sean has explored the Top End, the Larapinta, the Bibbulmun Track and most of Tasmania's great walks. With qualifications in Eco-Tourism, Adventure Guiding, Outdoor Recreation and Wilderness First Aid, Sean is a passionate and professional wilderness guide, who is a great asset to the Trek Larapinta team.
Joel is blessed with an infectious friendly nature and a passion for the outdoors. His explorations have seen him trekking in Patagonia, New Zealand, Nepal, India, Tasmania and more recently specialising on the Larapinta Trail. With a Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation and remote wilderness first aid qualifications; Joel is a professional wilderness trekking guide who brings bundles of enthusiasm and knowledge to all the treks he leads.
Ann has been a trekking guide for 8 years specialising in the Larapinta Trail. Her favourite walking places are Tasmania, Northern Territory and Nepal. When not walking the Larapinta, Ann enjoys bird watching, botany, mountain biking, rafting and discovering remote geological formations. In between treks in Nepal, Ann has enjoyed spending time volunteering on community projects. With a Certificate III in Eco-Tourism, Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation and remote wilderness first aid qualifications, Ann is one of our most experienced guides bringing a great sense of humour along with a deep knowledge and passion to her Larapinta treks.
Jacob, the newest member of our team is a Tassie born and bred wilderness explorer, blessed with an easy going and caring nature. He has just returned from a year tramping, skiing and cycling in the wilds of New Zealand. Having completed an expedition leadership course in college, Jacob trained with us on some of the toughest treks in Tasmania and he joins us as an assistant walking guide on the Larapinta and Jatbula Trails.
Matt originally discovered Trek Larapinta and his passion for the Larapinta Trail while participating in the 2013 pre-season Volunteer week. In fact, this experience inspired him to get off his laptop and re-train as a Tour Guide. Matt gained a Certificate IV in Guiding and Outdoor Recreation along with Wilderness First Aid qualifications from Tasmania Tafe. Originally trained as a landscape architect, Matt finds his design background still coming through in his guiding style and interests on the trail.
Jo joins the Trek Larapinta team with many years of industry experience and a passion for sharing wilderness trekking adventures. With a Certificate III and IV in Tour Guiding and Outdoor Recreation along with Wilderness First Aid qualifications, Jo is an outdoor guiding professional. Blessed with an engaging, friendly nature all of Jo's guests enjoy an insightful and informative experience.
Warrick is a native Tasmanian who cut his teeth on some of the hardest treks the Apple Isle has to offer. With Outdoor Recreation/Tour Guide and International White Water certifications combined with his Wildereness First Aid, Warrick is a professional, passionate, yet easy-going wilderness guide. A self-confessed hard-core bird spotter with three years experience guiding on the Larapinta Trail, Warrick is a great addition to the Trek Larapinta team.
Dan is a Kiwi born adventure seeker with a passion for taking the path less travelled - ``a camp fire under the stars with a guitar and good company is my idea of a great night out. The past 8 years have been spent traveling the globe leading world class trekking expeditions throughout Australia, New Zealand and Nepal. Good planets are hard to come by, so lets enjoy what ours has to offer!``
Nicole's love for discovering wild places, combined with her sense of adventure has seen her explore many remote parts of the country in recent years. Joining us on the Larapinta Trail, Nicole's positive attitude, local knowledge and passion for cooking bush cuisine ensures an amazing Larapinta experience.
Elise makes regular visits to join us on the Larapinta Trail from her home base of Coonabarabran, NSW. In her younger years Elise was an elite figure skater before discovering the call of the wild - mountaineering in New Zealand and Nepal along with extensive travels in South-East Asia and the US. With a Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation, Training/Assessment along with Wilderness First Aid qualifications - Elise continues to broaden her skill base by studying a Certificate III in Health Services. Blessed with an infectious positive attitude, dynamic leadership and a commitment to excellence; Elise is a great asset to our team.
Steve is a very experienced and enthusiastic bushwalker and paddler with over 12 years experience in wilderness guiding across Australia. Steve has explored Kakadu, Arnhem Land, the Kimberleys and Tasmania extensively and led many guided treks in these locations. With a passion for the Top End of Australia, Steve has been instrumental in introducing many people to the magnificent Jatbula Trail and Kakadu regions. His extensive experience and comprehensive knowledge of Australian flora and fauna, combined with his profound understanding of indigenous culture; make him a much respected and valued member of our team. Steve holds a Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation and has remote area first aid wilderness qualifications.
Julian’s passion and enthusiasm for Australia’s wilderness and its wildlife, his impressive bushwalking experience and his Qualifications in Adventure Recreation, has seen him fast becoming one of our top Guides.
It will be Julian’s third season with Australian Wilderness Adventures, after spending the summer guiding trips in Tasmania, and hiking in Nepal.
For those lucky enough to have Julian as one of their assistant guides, his energy and knowledge will make for a memorable walking experience.
Steve is a wanderer and adventurer with a passion and philosophy for the pursuit of challenge, journey and self-reflection in a safe supportive environment. Steve's love of the outdoors will provide our guests with an opportunity to recharge away from busy lives. Steve is a current outdoor educator, with a teaching background in three states of Australia, a Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation and Leadership, remote wilderness first aid qualifications, and is currently involved in rafting, caving and bushwalking around Australia. He is also a passionate wildlife supporter and volunteer. Having just returned from Nepal over the recent summer, we welcome Steve back to the Jatbula and Larapinta Trail's for his second season and look forward to him sharing his spirit of adventure.