Katie brings with her years of experience guiding for many different outfits. Her fun and bubbly personality means there’s never a dull moment for walkers. She has a passion for nature and won’t hesitate to share her vast knowledge of the Australian Outback, particularly its flora and fauna.
Affectionately known as “Dr Merel”, her understanding of nature is informed by a background in biology, evolution and ecology. Merel has guided trips all over the country and to locations as far flung as Antarctica, the Hebrides and the Caribbean. Yet her speciality remains Australia, exploring the few parts we don't yet go to, developing new trips for us.
Bill’s outdoor knowledge is second to none, having spent 30 years running outdoor education programs. There's nothing Bill can't tell you about walking in South Australia or Victoria, drawing from his own unique experiences – something you won't find in the guidebooks.
Bec has been wilderness guiding for almost a decade. In her spare time she loves to explore the long distance track networks in the wild parts of Australia. Taking on challenges like walking solo on the Larapinta from end to end are part of her daily life. She is also a keen mountain biker.
Kathleen is also a nature lover living on Flinders Island one of the most beautiful and serene islands in Australia. The very stunning Flinders Island. She is also a yoga teacher and a great cook. Kathleen is a Tasmain specialist and also guides in the middle of the country on the Larapimta and the Red Centre trips. She also runs our self-guided walks and leads the guided walks on Flinders Island with David.
David's love for nature and walking makes him one of Auswalk's guest's favourite guides. He is also a physiotherapist of 30 years so very useful for all those with aches and pains. David guides in the Red Centre the Top End and in Tasmania. He also resides on Flinders Island and assists us with the self-guided walks and leads the guided walks on the island with Kathleen.
Eric has been guiding trips along the Great Ocean Walk for more than a decade. He has a particular love for that walk but also loves the Larapinta. His values and life experience align perfectly with Auswalk's philosophy of getting people out of their comfort zone and reconnecting with themselves and nature.
You'll certainly be in safe hands with Marie. She has over 30 years of teaching and guiding experience and is Auswalk’s longest serving guide. There’s virtually no Auswalk trip Marie hasn't been on, but her favourite remains the Great Ocean Walk, which she’s walked over 60 times.
Paul’s an expert on Victoria's Alpine and Western Australian walks. His passion for photography makes all the trips he guides even more memorable. Never short on walking stories – Paul’s adventures have taken him around the world.
Denise is one of our longest serving guides and is one of our Top End experts with qualifications both in the Red Centre and Kakadu. However, she’s no stranger to snow, living next to the slopes in the Snowy Mountains. The other regions Denise guides include the Flinders Ranges, far north Queensland and Kangaroo Island.
Gavin has taken Auswalkers all over the country as one of our longest serving guides. A local of the Snowy Mountains, his knowledge and expertise extends to the Northern Territory, Kangaroo Island, North Queensland and the Flinders Ranges.
Dan turned his passion for the outdoors into his dream career, with qualifications in geography, arboriculture and habitat conservation. His years hiking in Alaska, Spain, NZ, and Australia would make even the most avid walker envious. An extensive knowledge of the environment and nature makes walking with Dan an immersive experience.