Our guides

Leaders in the field

The knowledge, personality and experience of our incredible team of devoted guides and office staff all help to make your trip memorable.

Our team at Australian Walking Holidays is committed to providing you with the best experience on your walking holiday. From the booking process to in the field, we work hard to ensure you get the best service and assistance possible. The key to the success of our trekking and adventure travel program is our team of dedicated guides.

Our caring team of guides will provide you with experienced leadership, healthy and delicious meals, local knowledge, first aid if needed and a heightened travel experience. 

In addition, we are committed to minimal impact travel and our guides will be able to share techniques and tips for reducing our environmental impact.

Our Kakadu Walking trip was fantastic! We learned so much about the country - people, flora and fauna - and there was no stress. I came back feeling like I had a new perspective on my own country and I was completely refreshed and re-set. Our guides - Holly, Rhys and Nacho - could not have been more informative, helpful and accommodating, it was like travelling with friends who did all the work! LOVED IT!


Erica Smith - Armidale, NSW

Our guides will prepare you tea and snacks as you relax in the afternoons |  <i>Shaana McNaught</i> Meet our team of experienced and passionate guides |  <i>Shaana McNaught</i> Soak up the sounds of the desert around our campfire |  <i>Shaana McNaught</i> Meet our team of experienced and passionate guides |  <i>Shaana McNaught</i> Trekkers follow Barramundi Creek in Kakadu |  <i>Aran Price</i> Meet our team of experienced and passionate guides |  <i>Shaana McNaught</i> Ascending to the lookout for expansive views across Kakadu National Park |  <i>Nicholas Gouldhurst</i> Meet our team of experienced and passionate guides |  <i>Shaana McNaught</i>

We pride ourselves on the high standard and professionalism of our guides. They come from all walks of life but they all have a common passion – and that is to give you the best possible experience.

We usually have two guides accompanying a group however if the group is small there may only be one guide. On most vehicle supported trips we have two guides, one will be walking or cycling with the group while the other is driving the support vehicle and organising the camp. 

In the field, this same caring team of people also provide you with experienced leadership, healthy & delicious meals, local knowledge, first-aid if needed and an amazing travel experience.

Their passion and intimate understanding of the wilderness you’ll travel through always ensures that they are also a highlight of your holiday.

When travelling with Australian Walking Holidays, you can expect:

Experienced guides

Ensuring you're in safe hands
Our guides have extensive experience in the wilderness, first-aid and have a passion for the destinations they visit. Guides are equipped with handheld radios, satellite phone, first aid kit, extra water, food and detailed maps. They also prepare lunch on the trail that offers variety and protein for clients. The trekking guides are in constant contact with the support guide whilst trekking to ensure that they are able to resolve any situation that may arise.

Environmental insights

Providing insights into the places we visit
Each of our guides provide an insight to the local environment, offering interpretation of Aboriginal history and culture, the fascinating geology and fossils through to identifying local flora and fauna and the practical uses of them by Aboriginal people.

Meal preparation

Delicious meals guaranteed
All food preparation on the tour is undertaken by the guides to ensure health and hygiene standards are maintained and to minimize waste. Supplies and food for each departure is sourced locally (if available) with an additional re-stock completed on the third day to reduce oversupply, spoilage and to reduce the weight and quantity of supplies taken with vehicles. World Expeditions cater for all types of dietary requirements such as vegetarians, gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy free etc.
Find out more about our meals here.


Just back from my Classic Larapinta Trek. I just wanted to say a huge thank you to our guides, Holly, Aaron and Oscar. They were excellent in every respect – very patient, understanding, knowledgeable, organised, competent and were great cooks! They really ensured that we had the best experience we possibly could, and it was definitely an amazing one. Thank you!


Nina ArdillSydney, Australia

Meet some of our guides 

  • Oscar Bedford - Australia trekking guide
  • Holly Van de Beek - Australia trekking guide
  • Our guides prepare delicious, hearty meals each night |  <i>Nicholas Gouldhurst</i>
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