Our Tours

We proudly support the LGBTQ+ community. We also acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, in particular, the Eora, Darug and, Gandangara Nations who are the Traditional Custodians of the Land upon which we walk. 

Meet Our Guides

In order to be the best in the business, we only hire the best in the business. Our guides are extremely knowledgeable and truly passionate about the natural world. On all our tours, you will learn about the ecology of nature, from the biggest concepts to the smallest details. In other words, one minute you will be listening to a story about the stars, and the next studying the minute detail of a leaf. Aside from their passion, our guides are also all qualified and equipped with first aid training, so you can be sure that your safety and comfort is of the highest priority. 

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Qualifications

  • Certificate III and IV in Adventure Tour Guiding

  • Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation

  • Flat Water Kayak Guide

  • Apply First Aid with CPR

  • Wilderness First Aid 

SARA FREELAND

Owner & Lead Guide

Born out of a passion for the wilderness, Sara created Freeland Hiking Co. in 2018. Originally trained as a guide in Tasmania, she returned to her home state of NSW to be closer to family. Sara's love for her job and the environment can be seen in her ability to surprise and enchant even the most experienced of bushwalkers.

When not on the trail, you can find Sara at the beach, reading a good book or planning her next travel adventure. 

 

Qualifications

  • Certificate III and IV in Fitness (Personal Training)

  • Apply First Aid with CPR

  • Diploma in Gemmology (mineralogy) 

MARCUS BRADBERY

Hiking Guide

Inspired by the world of outdoor adventure and the fitness required to take you there Marcus has trained as a Personal Trainer specialising in specified functional training for outdoor recreation. A warm and patient guy, if you're lucky enough to get Marcus on a trip, you'll be entertained with spontaneous jokes and anecdotes. When Marcus isn't training for his next adventure, he is busy furthering his understanding of the body and the natural world. 

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Qualifications

  • NSW Bush Search and Rescue member

  • Apply First Aid with CPR

JOSH SHUKOR

Hiking Guide

If you're after the best guide to lead you through the Australian Snowy Mountains, this is your guy. Owner of 'Australian Summit Tours', you'll be in safe hands as Josh is an experienced and passionate hiker, skilled in multi day expeditions both on and off snow. A current member of the NSW Bush Search and Rescue team and with over 3000 field hours in the Kosciuszko National Park, Joshua is a true local expert. 

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Qualifications

  • Ambassador for Osprey Australia

  • Ambassador for Scouts NSW

  • Diploma of Travel & Tourism

  • Apply First Aid with CPR

HEATHER PORTER

Hiking Guide

First and foremost an adventurer, Heather believes that if something gives you butterflies, then it's worth pursuing. An extremely experienced hiker (she completed the 4,100km Pacific Crest Trail in 2018), she can tell a mean story, has a fantastically warm nature, and is an inspiringly positive person. Aside from guiding, she is also an event manager and keen freelance writer, and spends as much time outside as possible!