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Our guides

Jennifer Andrew

Jen is a recent addition to the Park Trek guiding team, however, she has worked as bushwalking guide in Tasmania and Central Australia for nearly 10 years. Jen is passionate about bushwalking and has extensively explored Tasmania and Central Australia, as well as undertaking adventures in Nepal and New Zealand.  She has an interest in the therapeutic potential of outdoor activities and works with young people in Outdoor Education and Bush Adventure Therapy. Jen is at her happiest in the bush, and loves to share her delight in flora, ecology and geology. 

Robert Appleton

Rob grew up on remote cattle stations throughout central Queensland, riding horses and bulls, and exploring the outback. After some time in the military, Rob followed his passion for travel, nature and being active to Hobart and now calls Tasmania home. When Rob isn’t showing people around our beautiful country as an outdoor guide, he is working towards completing his Bachelor of Nursing.


Jasmie Gallagher

Jas loves to spend her time in Tasmania’s breathtaking wild places and has a passion for bushwalking and climbing. Though a mountain-lover at heart, having previously guided on the Overland Track, Jas grew up in northeast Tasmania and loves to share her childhood home with others. She is passionate about protecting and preserving our natural environment and velieves in the universal benefits of time spent in nature. Learning, empowerment and connection are among the many attributes that Jas hopes to transpose during her ongoing studies in education.

Zane Robnik

Zane is a fiercely passionate Tasmanian, who loves to show people around his island home. Born and raised in a small town in the north east of the state, he was introduced to bushwalking from day one. Zane grew up in a family of bushwalkers and conservationists, and learnt the value of wild places from a very young age. He has spent his life exploring most corners of Tasmania and has a passion and knowledge of the state that is contagious. Zane started guiding when he was 18, and joined the ParkTrek team in 2018. Zane’s goal while guiding is to help deepen guests appreciation and understanding of the places that they find themselves.

Allistair Gehan

Allistair has been with the Park Trek team for several years and has travelled the length and breadth of Australia delivering tours to happy guests. His love of history, organisational and logistics skills, and calm, caring nature ensure all the tours he works on gain rave reviews. When he is not hitting the trails with Park Trek, Al spends his down time gaming. 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.

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 a keen Tasmanian local, it is his island home that 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 and the South-West Tasmanian wilderness.

Moira Harland

You’ve possibly chatted to Moira on the phone, received an email or asked her many a question relating to your walk. For four years she has been busy working behind the scenes to ensure your walking holiday runs smoothly. She is now out on the trails when possible, guiding groups on the mainland and occasionally in Tasmania. Her passion for hiking and nature is evident. A country girl at heart, Moira grew up in regional Victoria with the stunning Wilsons Promontory as her backyard. Having travelled around Australia for four years, you will now find her regularly walking the coastal trails in Kilcunda. Moira’s recent walks include the 15 day English Coast to Coast and the Wicklow Way in Ireland. New Zealand is the next destination on her extensive wish list. Thai Chi, Yoga and Pilates for wellbeing is a therapeutic aspect Moira incorporates in her guiding.

Darragh O’Sullivan

Darragh has recently joined the Park Trek family and brings with him a love of nature, outdoors and an extensive knowledge of local wildlife. He has a Bachelor of Biological Science, where he majored in Zoology and Botany. He is an avid scuba diver and has a passion for marine conservation and environmental sustainability. His love of nature found him volunteering as a transporter for sick and injured animals. Darragh brings his passion with him on every tour and is always happy to share his knowledge with willing guests.

Trish Steel

Trish has a great love of outdoors and passion for hiking. This developed during her upbringing in South Gippsland, during overnight hikes in Wilsons Promontory. She has extensive experience supporting students on school camps and hiking trips. Trish has also incorporated hiking into her career as a Social Worker, using it as a tool to support vulnerable people and refugees. Trish loves to hike and has explored Victoria extensively, completed the Kokoda Track and regularly travels abroad. She takes pleasure in supporting people who don’t feel confident venturing out alone, while having the opportunity to share our beautiful country.

Jayde Steer
Jayde is a passionate, friendly guide who thrives on the outdoors. Jayde enjoys educating about nature through meaningful experiences and has worked as an outdoor educator for a range of schools and as a guide in Tasmania. Jayde has explored the outdoors extensively in her home state of Victoria, as well as the Tasmanian wilderness, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Education. Jayde has a love of bird identification and behaviour, geology, flora and fauna identification, bike riding, white water rafting and natural history. She is ready for adventure and an easy-going and approachable member of the Park Trek team. 

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Katri Werner

Despite being from South-East Queensland, Katri has quickly made Tasmania her home. You would be hard to find someone else with the same passion in teaching guests about the various flora and fauna the island has to offer. Katri has always been one for adventure, having spent a year in British Columbia working on ranches and exploring the wilderness of Patagonia. She is a keen photographer and has captured some of Australia’s most pristine landscapes. When not guiding you’ll find her behind the lens at some of Tasmania’s many landmarks.

Andrew Zylinski

Andrew is a seasoned Park Trek guide and has a vast knowledge of bird watching, geology, botany, climate and history. He has worked as an engineer and a teacher as well as having travelled extensively around Australia and the world. Andrew enjoys preparing delicious meals using fresh and local produce. His relaxed manner, professional approach and ability to talk about any topic will ensure you get the most out of any trip you take under his capable leadership.

Simon Beaton

Simon is truly passionate about his home state of Tasmania and a self-confessed national park geek. After 20 years in finance, Simon decided to get out of the office for good and pursue his love of the outdoors with a new career in guiding. Simon joined the Park Trek team in early 2019 and also fills his time as a Discovery Ranger – a role where he has honed his interpretation skills in front of budding environmental scientists and some of the toughest primary school critics you can imagine. Having travelled extensively throughout Australia and around the world, Simon is always happy to return home to Tasmania and to share its wonders with our guests.

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