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 Wild Islands. Other books include three volumes of wilderness-inspired essays. Quentin has a diverse background as an outdoor guide and interpreter with stints leading Himalayan treks, Kimberly cruises and nature-based tours in Flinders Ranges and on Kangaroo Island.  A confirmed islophile, Quentin grew up with the granite outliers off South Australia’s Encounter Bay. In the 1980s he spent eight years living on Dangar Island on the Hawkesbury River. Since 2009 he’s called the eastern shores of Kangaroo Island home, where he also guides at Cape Willoughby’s lighthouse. Now also an award-winning photographer, Quentin’s work is widely published in magazine features. His fine-art images are exhibited on KI and in Adelaide.