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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, Namibia, New Zealand and…
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Ana Zaric

After 10 years working in customer service and sales, Ana decided to change the office environment and pursue her passion to travel full time, thus becoming a tour leader in Montenegro and the Balkans. She has a vast knowledge of local history and culture; she is genuinely interested in people…
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Barry Davies

Twice-named ‘Eco Guide of the Year’ by Ecotourism Australia, Barry Davies 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…
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Borghild Krossli

Borghild Krossli is one of the founders of Lillehammer based company, Discover Norway. Borghild has had a long association with the Norwegian tourism industry since 1987 and has extensive experience as a tour leader on hiking and biking tours for many years. Borghild finds great pleasure spending time in the…
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Daniel Feinstein

Daniel Feinstein, recognized as a “Trusted Travel Expert” by South America travellers, was born into a family of naturalists and spent most of his childhood traveling and hiking in Patagonia and throughout South America. Daniel continued his travels around the world, working in Europe, hiking in Nepal and Sikkim, and…
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David Heap

David Heap was brought up in the north of England where his first experience walking was with his school’s hiking club. From there, he spent much of his time in the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, North Wales, various parts of Scotland and the South of England. He has spent time…
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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 has organised and led interNATIONAL PARKtours to Madagascar since 2012 and always receives excellent guest feedback. Where appropriate Didier works alongside…
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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 interNATIONAL PARKtours signature tours, with guests loving his friendly manner and ability to enliven the Italian experience…
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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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Hiroko Kobayashi

Hiroko Kobayashi, the designer and leader of this tour is based in Japan for most of the year. She is a lecturer in Ecotourism, International Tourism and Community Tourism Development at Tokai University in Kumamoto. She also consults to tourism bodies, local government and communities to promote ecotourism in both…
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Ian Gray

An adventurer by heart, Ian Gray has been involved in the field as a tour leader and caterer for numerous walking journeys throughout Australia’s wondrous National Parks and overseas throughout Asia/Pacific for many years. His geology and geomorphology knowledge will ensure a unique journey, engaging travellers to view destinations from…
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Joe O'Donnell

Joe O’Donnell, has lived in the west of Ireland for most of his life, and knows the mountains and trails in this region like the back of his hand. He has spent his life walking mountains all around Ireland and he has also walked extensively outside of Ireland. After 35…
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Judith Kunzlé

Judith Kunzlé is an internationally recognised artist who lived in Rarotonga for 27 years and recently moved to California. During her time on the island, she worked as a designer for UN / government projects and the Cook Islands Natural Heritage Trust on natural history projects on Rarotonga, Atiu and…
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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 interNATIONAL PARKtours Spain and…
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Lisa Groom

Lisa Groom is the daughter of interNATIONAL PARKtours 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…
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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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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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Phil Cullen

Phil Cullen is an avid bushwalker, historian, explorer by heart and accomplished photographer. A former ABC broadcaster, interNATIONAL PARKtours marketing manager and tour coordinator, Phil has led tours in Australia, the Loyalty Islands, Cuba, Costa Rica and Guatemala. Phil keeps himself busy bushwalking (including voluntary work with Wild Care and…
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Pip Berwick

Working in the travel industry for over 18 years has given Pip Berwick a passion for discovering new places and experiences. Having worked with interNATIONAL PARKtours as a Coordinator for the last few years, she is excited to get out from behind the desk and explore Ireland with you. Ireland…
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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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Ray Dickson

Since arriving from Ireland in 1974, Ray Dickson has enjoyed living and working in the wide open spaces of Western Australia. Ray's love for the Australian outback and its unique wildlife is born out of many years working in the Pilbara, zoo keeper duties in the Perth Zoo and Northern…
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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 Dreaming 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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Telemaco Murgia

Born in the centre of Sardinia in the area known as Blu zone (land of the ultra-centenarians), Telemaco has had a love of the outdoors and sports since adolescence. As a certified tourist and hiking guide, he has been leading groups for almost twenty years in Sardinia and Corsica and…
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Tom Njuguna

With a track record of more than 20 years as a safari tour leader, Tom Njuguna is one of the most experienced and reliable guides in Tanzania and Kenya. You will find Tom to be extremely professional, knowledgeable, welcoming and one of the friendliest people you will meet, ensuring a…
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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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Vittoria Fresi

Vittoria was born and raised in one of the most beautiful villages of northern Sardinia. After studying foreign languages, she continued her studies to become a certified guide of the Sardinia region. Vittoria loves to show visitors the beauties of her homeland. She has a keen interest in art and…
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