Dan and Rob have been firm mates since the 90’s when they first met at university but it is only now in 2019 that he joins us as part of our touring team. With him comes complementary 14 years of diverse NT guiding, traveling and working experience as well a personality to match the size of the outback.
Prior to moving to the NT Dan was born and raised on a cattle station in the rugged New England Ranges of Northern NSW. Dan has had a life-long love of plants and animals. He attained a Diploma of the Sciences with a strong emphasis on Zoology and Botany from the University of New England.
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 and it was here he discovered his easy going nature and knowledge of flora and fauna made him a natural guide, a career path which proved irresistible.
The next year, dry season of 2006 Dan was employed at the remote Garig Gunak Barlu National Park of West Arnhemland for 3 months. This national park is located 350 km east of Darwin. It was here that Dan began his journey of learning about Top End flora and fauna and delving into the strong cultural web of the Top End indigenous communities.
From then Dan has canvased the Top End’s unique touring environments from Coburg, West Arnhemland. Kakadu, Litchfield to Katherine region. Included in this was also considerable time amongst the world-renowned and culturally significant indigenous rock art sites.
On the side just to keep himself busy he has also been known to collect entomology specimens for the Adelaide Museum.
With still so much more to say about Dan it is best that you take the opportunity to get to know him on your adventure with ethical adventures. One thing is for sure, Dan’s passion for the Top End’s unique ecological web of life is highly infectious and impossible to resist.
Prepare for a memorable day.