Ethical Adventures began tour in 2014 when Rob and Tracey started their ‘Litchfield’s Gold’ tour to Fogg Dam and Litchfield National Park. Although that was the first year that tours ran it was years in preparation as they travelled Australia and the world gathering experience and ideas.

The vision was to create a tour company that wasn’t a tour company. They wanted to walk out their front door and be as if they were showing friends and family around the places which they love. Doing things that they like and eating the food that makes their mouth water.

They wanted to be able to show the beauty of nature and really allow their guests every opportunity to experience it as if they were locals. This means taking the good with the bad and looking at some of the things which may be putting pressure on the sustainability of these things.

It was never supposed to be work or a job. It was to be a sharing of their passion.

That was their vision.

Meet the Ethical Adventures Team

{before they see you on the bus!}




Rob holds a Bachelor of Engineering (natural resources) and Masters of Science (resource science). He is an experienced Whitewater Rafting Instructor and qualified Padi Dive Master. He has also completed the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

He has lived and travelled abroad with 6 collective years being spent in England (cricket coach/player), Japan (English teacher/rafting guide), USA (rafting instructor) and Hong Kong (youth development coordinator/ leader).

Locally he has led extended safaris through the World Heritage deserts of central Australia, 3-day excursions along the majestic Great Ocean Road and Grampians and Day Trips amongst the ancient tropical forests of the Daintree National Park, not to mention time spent as a dive master on the Great Barrier Reef and Norfolk Island. On the island, he also spent time as a volunteer for the EcoNorfolk Foundation.

Since 2009 Rob has called the NT home and has led tours into West Arnhemland, Litchfield and beyond, culminating in the start of ‘ethical adventures’ in 2014.




Trace is definitely an outdoor girl! If she is not trying to catch dinner (fishing and crabbing) she is getting the torches ready to go for a night walk to see what is about.

She is a qualified personal fitness instructor who also holds a diploma in Tourism. Both of which complement her dedication to helping people enjoy life in a fun healthy way.

Her passion for travel and diversity has seen her take on roles as a sea kayak guide in Portugal, walking tour guide along the Great Ocean Road and numerous other hospitality and guiding positions in places such as Fraser Island, Far North Qld, Central Australia, Victoria and the Top End.

Throw in an infectious smile and friendly positive personality and a day spent with Trace is a day well spent.



Dan joins the Ethical Adventures team as part of our family in that he and Rob have been mates for years and is godfather for Spencer.

Bought up on a cattle station in the rugged New England Tablelands of NSW Dan has lived and worked in and around the Top End for the past 12 years.

It was while studying (and later graduating) a Diploma of Sciences (Zoology and Botany) from the University of New England in 1998 that he and Rob crossed paths and began a friendship which has lasted the test of time.

In 2005 Dan first moved to the NT for a role as cameleer with a company in Yulara near Uluru. His background working with horses and cattle stood him in good stead as a trainer of young camels. It was here he discovered his easy going nature and extensive knowledge of flora and fauna made him a natural guide, a career which he grew to love.

From there it was northward for Dan as he took on some roles in remote Garig Gunak Barlu National Park of West Arnhemland. A place that allowed him to continue his learning and understanding the ecosystems of the Top End and also the first peoples of this nation. A journey which he ceaselessly continues today. He was also known to collect entomological specimens for the Adelaide Museum in his ‘spare time.’

Dan’s passion for the Top End’s unique web of life is highly infectious and a day spent with him is definitely an experience to remember.