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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.

 

Tegan Panozzo

Although a new Tassie local, Tegan is on a mission to see every waterfall and road end in Tasmania. Her favourite things in life are travelling, bushwalking and being on a set of skis (water or snow!).

Tegan is soon to complete her Certificate III in Guiding and is particularly keen to continue learning about Tasmanian birdlife. With her kind and approachable nature, she is always interested to hear her guests’ stories and hopes to be a memorable part of their holiday.

 

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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

After 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!

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

Growing up on the rugged Cornish Coast imbued Steve with a passion for the outdoors, to this day he’d still prefer a night under the stars than the finest luxury indoors.

With 30 years outdoor experience, including extended trekking and ultra marathons, often in very remote areas of the world, have given him an appreciation of wild places.

After searching the globe, seeking the best life can offer he chose Tasmania’s north as the perfect place to call home where sustainability, regenerating native habitat and exploring this fantastic environment are his focus.

Steve finds it easy to share his enthusiasm for the natural environment with guests as there is no place he’d rather be.

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.

Zane Robnik

Zane grew up in the north east of Tasmania in a family that is passionate about bushwalking, the environment, and fostering curiosity. He started work as a Tasmanian bushwalking guide at the age of 19, and loves to pass his values onto his guests to help create an unforgettable holiday. When he isn’t guiding, Zane loves to travel, cook, and spend time with his mates. But mostly, he can be found bushwalking all over Tasmania! He is the youngest person to have climbed the Abels (158 highest mountains in Tasmania), and also achieved this goal in a record time frame. Zane is a passionate Tasmanian, and is always keen to share his knowledge.