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Park Trek walking holidays, Australia
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Cindy Tomlin

Cindy is passionate about travel, nature and wildlife. She has ventured to many places, spending two years living and Cindytravelling in North America. During this time she volunteered with Earth Watch Expeditions and studied grey whales, kayaked with humpback whales in Alaska and had close encounters with Kodiak brown bears and polar bears.

Her travels fueled her passion and interest in the field of Eco Tourism so she completed a Diploma at William Angliss. Cindy is a keen scuba diver and has worked with Park Trek for several years. She has lead numerous Park Trek Tours into Kakadu, Litchfield and Nitmiluk, Kangaroo Island, the Great Ocean Walk and The Tarkine Wilderness.

Carl Burden

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Carl is Park Trek’s Kimberley, Lake Eyre and Arkaroola specialist. He has been working with Park Trek for a number of years running the company’s four-wheel drive tours. Carl spends a lot of his time in the bush, both four-wheel driving and bushwalking. When not running walking journeys for Park Trek, Carl works with a number of corporate, scientific and fund-raising organisations taking expeditions into remote regions of Australia.

Carl is passionate about remote travel and has explored many regions both overseas and in Australia. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge and you will be well looked after on one of Carl’s journeys. Expect great walks, comfortable travel in a customised four-wheel drive tour vehicles and great food prepared in his overlander bush kitchen. Carl is a truly great host who will have you keen to experience more remote and magnificent locations.

Andrew Zylinski, Park Trek guideAndrew Zylinski

Andrew is Park Trek’s Tarkine specialist. He has been guiding with Park Trek for a number of years and you can be assured of his deep knowledge across a wide range of interests including bird watching, geology, botany, climate and history.

His in-depth knowledge has been gained by his time as an engineer, teacher and traveller in Australia and around the world.

Andrew really enjoys preparing delicious meals for his guests using fresh produce. His relaxed manner, professional approach and ability to talk about any topic will ensure you will extract the maximum possible value out of any trip you take under his capable leadership.

These days Andrew shares his time between winters at El Questro and summers down south taking Park Trek tours.

Ann McCoy

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As a Park Trek guide, Ann’s goal is to provide opportunities for guests to unwind, relax and develop connections with the natural world and come away feeling refreshed and invigorated by their experiences.

She thinks the natural environment provides people with an escape from their busy and often stressful working lives, by reconnecting with the slow pace of nature it allows people to step back and re-evaluate their priorities.

Ann holds a Bachelor of Science specialising in plant ecology and a graduate diploma in outdoor education. She hosts mostly Great Ocean Walk, Grampians, Wilsons Prom and Alpine walks.

Laura Caldwell

Growing up on the East Coast of Tasmania meant Laura was adventuring in the outdoors since she can remember. Bushwalking Laura Caldwell picwith her dad and friends, white water kayaking are her favourite outdoor adventures. She is also an avid yoga student and enjoys indulging in local food and wine.

Young and enthusiastic, Laura thoroughly enjoys taking people into the great outdoors, being a part of their experiences and achievements when they complete a difficult walk, or see a spectacular view for the first time. Laura’s favourite Tasmanian location is on top of Mt Amos looking down to Wineglass Bay, across to Schouten Island, Maria Island and beyond.

Greg Porter

Greg at Cradle MtnA Tasmanian local, Greg has a strong connection with nature and cultural heritage. He spent many years working with Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Services in archaeology, as a tracker and interpretation ranger in a number of National Parks.

Greg has also worked as a Ranger and Tour Guide in the Kimberley and Lizard Island. He says it is a joy to lead small groups of people to new and exciting places and to share his knowledge of local flora, fauna, history and pre-history. A talented and personable guide, Greg is also a designer and craftsman of handmade furniture.

Greg hosts Park Trek’s Cradle Mountain and Tarkine tours where he is well adept to share is deep knowledge of the local environment.

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Rachael grew up visiting many of Victoria’s beautiful national parks and has since visited many others around Australia and the world. She continues to love and explore Australia’s natural places.

Working previously in Outdoor Education and as an Environmental Scientist, Rachael now works with Park Trek alongside facilitating Mindfullness, Meditation and Nature Connection. Rachael loves to share the natural world with others as well as supporting guests in both surprising themselves at their walking achievements and reconnecting them with the natural world.

Angie Richards

IMG_4908After more than 25 years in education, Angie has taken a career change to join Park Trek. A keen walker and cyclist, she has explored the great outdoors extensively, both in Australia and overseas. One of the biggest challenges Angie faces when travelling is deciding what adventure to pursue next as she likes to keep herself busy.

Angie is keen to share her passion for the outdoors, her no fuss and relaxed attitude ensures guests have a great time on her walks. She has a genuine interest in her guests and thrives on the opportunity to make ‘maybes’ become ‘realities’. Rest assured Angie will provide friendly, efficient and accommodating guiding for your next outdoor adventure!

Lynelle Barr

Lynelle fell in love with Tasmania in 2002 on her first trip. Soon after she decided to live, study and work there in Tourism reflecting her passion for Tasmanian’s natural wonders, a love that has continued and has resulted in a wealth of knowledge about the State and a desire to share this with guests. Her particular passions are the mountains and rainforests including Cradle Mountain and the Tarkine. Knowledge of local flora, fauna, history and geology grew during her time as a guide in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and a four and a half year period with Parks Cradle Mountain.

As a keen family cook, with a passion for using fresh Tasmanian produce she loves providing enjoyable food and the interaction that comes around shared meals together. At home and happiest in wild locations she is a keen bushwalker, camper and kayaker. Sharing these places with guests and watching their developing sense of wonder and the personal wellbeing that comes from being immersed in nature brings her great joy.

Richard Perry

richard-perry-picRichard feels most at ease out on the walking tracks throughout the great national parks in Victoria and further afield. He has been a bushwalker for more than 40 years and established a club in the early 90’s after achieving his Bushwalking and Mountaincraft Certificate. His competitive streak has meant he has also been a keen rogainer competing in 9 World Rogaine Championships.

Richard is a keen traveller, visiting almost 40 countries including climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, rafting in the Zambezi, cycle touring above the Arctic Circle and completing the English Coast to Coast walk. With academic qualifications in management, strategic planning and environment, Richard recently completed 20 years service in local government before joining the Park Trek team. During this time he worked as CEO in the Grampians region spending time planning and funding the Grampians Peak Trail which he considers is destined to become an international destination.

Allistair Gehan

Allistair has been with the Park Trek team for a number of years now and has travelled the length and breadth of Australia delivering tours to happy guests. Al is one of the youngest members of the team, but fits in perfectly on tour with our guests and guides alike. Everyone loves Al and his affable personality. His love of history, amazing organisational and logistics skills and calm, caring nature make him a great addition to the Park Trek team and ensure all of the tours he works on gain rave reviews.

Al lives in Ballarat and when he is not hitting the trails with Park Trek he enjoys gaming in his down time. You’re likely to see Al on one of our many tours around the country whether it be in the Northern Territory, Tasmania, NSW or Victoria.

Steve Tonkin

Steve is literally ‘living the dream’ working as a Tour Guide in some of Australia’s most scenic locations. Originally from Wales, Steve has been living in Tasmania for the last couple of years where he loves spending as much time as possible hiking in the great outdoors. Steve is a huge fan of Tasmania and constantly marvels at the abundant, seasonal produce on offer year-round. A keen cook, Steve can often be found at the local food markets perusing new and exciting ingredients. Guests on one of Steve’s tours will not be disappointed with his friendly and hospitable nature.

 

 

Nick Morgan

Nick has spent the past decade gallivanting about the globe – seeking out good times & adventure. Trekking endeavours have taken him across the South American Andes, New Zealand, Morocco & South East Asia – but as another mad keen Tasmanian local, he says it is his island home which still gives him the most inspiration.

Nick has also worked as a walking guide on both the Overland Track & the Larapinta Trail, and occasionally works as an outdoor education instructor. His favourite places to hang out include “The Organ Pipes” on Mt Wellington, Mt Arapiles & of course – the South-West Tasmanian wilderness.