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Our tour leaders are dedicated, informative people who share their passion and knowledge on local history, culture, wildlife & topography. They will work 24/7 on your behalf to make sure that we are doing all we can to ensure your enjoyment.

Alan Don

Alan Don is a retired national parks and wildlife officer and forester who worked in Central and Southern Queensland. Alan has travelled with interNATIONAL PARKtours in Japan, South America, Madagascar, Singapore and Australia. He has cycle toured around eastern Canada, and also travelled in Indonesia, Ireland, NZ, and PNG. He…
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Barry Davies

Twice-named ‘Eco Guide of the Year’ by Ecotourism Australia, Barry is one of the most experienced nature tour leaders within Australia and New Zealand, with a particular passion for birds and wildlife. Since 2008 Barry has been a naturalist and lecturer aboard an expedition vessel visiting islands from Fiji to…
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Dagny Indrioadottir

Local Icelandic guide Dagny Indrioadottir led our 2015 & 2016 Iceland & Greenland tours. She is passionate about introducing visitors to Iceland and has experience leading hiking, mountain climbing, cross country skiing and bird watching tours on and off for the last 20 years. She has a degree in Folkloristics…
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David Heap

David was brought up in the north of England where his first experience walking was with his school’s hiking club. From then onwards he spent much of his time in The Yorkshire Dales and Lake District. He has spent time underground exploring the subterranean wilderness in both England and Tasmania.…
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Didier Ramilison

Didier Ramilison has lived and worked in Madagascar all his life. Didier is a keen bird watcher and holds a degree in Nature Science from the University of Madagascar. Didier is looking forward to welcoming you to his island home of Madagascar.
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Dr Claire Oelrichs

Dr Claire Oelrichs is a scientific advisor, founder of “Save Indonesian Endangered Species Fund (SIES)” and veterinary surgeon. SIES supports conservation of National Parks, protected areas and other wild places of Indonesia by working with communities and supporting local Indonesian initiatives in long term development projects. To save Indonesia’s unique…
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Enzo Amodio

Enzo is from Agerola on Italy's Amalfi coast and lives in Melbourne with his wife Cathy and two children. Enzo's 'Southern Italian Sojourn' tour to the Amalfi Coast & Sicily is one of IPT's signature tours, with guests loving his friendly manner and ability to enliven the Italian experience with…
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Graeme McGregor

Graeme McGregor is a geographer with a passion for discovering our natural and cultural environments, especially through walking. Some of Graeme’s early roles include teaching and establishing and operating the Grampians Field Studies Centre near Dunkeld; planning for the Grampians and Point Nepean National Parks in Victoria, and planning or…
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Ian Gray

Ian Gray - an adventurer by heart, over the past many years has been involved in the field as a tour leader and caterer for numerous walking tours throughout Australia’s wondrous National Parks. His geology and geomorphology experience along with his return to Southern China and enthusiasm to share knowledge…
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Leo San Sebastian

Leo San Sebastian grew up in Spain’s Basque Country and has been a professional tour leader for over three decades, leading walking holidays throughout Spain, Morocco, the French Swiss & Italian Alps, South America and Asia. Over the past 13 years he has created and led IPT’s Spain and Morocco…
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Lisa Groom

Lisa Groom is the daughter of IPT founders Tony & Connie Groom and grand-daughter of Binna Burra Mountain Lodge founder Arthur Groom. You could say the great outdoors is in Lisa’s blood! Growing up with the business she commenced working as a tour leader and co-ordinator with interNATIONAL PARKtours (IPT)…
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Luke Christiansen

Luke Christiansen has worked as a guide and environmental educator for the vast majority of his adult life. For just over a decade he was employed at one of Australia's longest-established nature-based resorts, Binna Burra Mountain Lodge, and spent his days guiding visitors through the beautiful wilderness of the Lamington National Park.…
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Nikos Magitsis

Nikos Magitsis is an avid mountaineer and outdoor enthusiast. Being the first Greek to climb Mt Everest, he then went onto climb the highest peak in every continent. However he is at his best leading walking tours in his homeland. His knowledge of history and botany will ensure a memorable…
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Pascal Guillet

Born and educated in France, Pascal Guillet is passionate about Vanuatu’s people and environment and has been privileged to call Vanuatu home since 1992. A keen walker, mountain biker, tennis player, and horse rider, Pascal spent 8 years as a Physical Education Teacher at the French Embassy school teaching local…
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Peter Kellett

Peter Kellett is an outdoor educator with over thirty years’ experience in organizing and leading groups on walking holidays, nature-based expeditions and cultural tours. Peter trained as an historian before turning to outdoor education in 1978. He has pioneered many tour itineraries that are now used by multiple companies. Peter…
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Phil Cullen

Phil Cullen is an avid bushwalker, historian, explorer by heart and accomplished photographer. A former ABC broadcaster, IPT marketing manager and tour coordinator, Phil has led IPT tours in Australia and to the Loyalty Islands, Cuba and Costa Rica. Phil is based at Lower Beechmont but is currently living in…
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Quentin Chester

Quentin Chester is an accomplished traveller, writer and guide. A regular contributor to Australian Geographic since 1986, he’s also been a mainstay at Wild magazine with his long-running column ‘The Wild Life’. In the 1990’s he and Alasdair McGregor co-authored two landmark books, The Kimberley: Horizons of Stone and Australia’s…
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Rob Elvish

Rob Elvish is a terrestrial ecologist with a BSc and MSc in bird ecology. He has worked as an environmental consultant and in botanical and zoological research. Rob manages educational programs around Australia and the South Pacific for American universities. He has led tours for IPT in Australia and overseas…
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Ronny Hickel

Ronny Hickel is the creator of the Central Australia – Desert Dreamin walking holiday which winds its way through the sacred red heart of Australia. Ronny has extensive experience leading walking trips, particularly on the Larapinta Trail and is also a specialist guide on yoga and meditation walks. Trained as…
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Suzanne Noakes

Suzanne Noakes is an adventurer by heart, travelling to every continent and developing a deep understanding of the variety and vibrancy of people and cultures around the world. Over the past 25 years she has travelled extensively throughout Asia Pacific, leading up to 100 expeditions for private groups, university alumni…
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Tom Stone

A trained Geologist with a special interest in the Volcanics of the Western District of Victoria, Tom has enthusiastically taught General and Senior Sciences for many years in various schools, in three states and overseas. For eleven of these years he has lived in the Victorian Western District and has…
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Tony Groom

Tony Groom founded interNATIONAL PARKtours with wife Connie in 1975 inspired by a Churchill Fellowship visit to the National Parks of the US and Canada. 40 years later he continues to find inspiration in the National Parks of the 65 countries he has visited. He says "National Parks are islands…
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