Ethical Adventures began tours in 2014 when Rob and Tracey started their ‘Litchfield’s Gold’ experience 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 brought conservation and tourism closer together. Something that included the fun and enjoyment of a traditional holiday with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the places that they visited.  

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 to be a sharing of their passion.

That was their vision.

Meet the Ethical Adventures Team




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.