Your Walking Tour Guides

Our Cradle Mountain Huts Walk guides are often thought of as our most outstanding asset.  They are passionate, educated, great interpreters and cooks all rolled into one.  Feedback regarding our guides is invariably positive.  The guides will enhance the journey with their knowledge and understanding of the flora, fauna, geology and history of the Overland Track and the wonders of the World Heritage Area.

In the words of one traveller "...their love of the wilderness was obvious in the gentle way they encouraged us to care for it as much as they did themselves. Their leadership was superb - the trip would always have been memorable, with the extra input by the guides it became fantastic."

 

Oskar Bucirde

What are the top three things on your bucket list?

Paddling the Bass Straight, running the Overland Track and climbing in Yosemite

What's the best thing about being a guide?

When guests are awed by a beautiful place and you know they wouldn't be there without you

What's your favourite TWC Walk?

The Overland Track

What’s your name?

Oskar Bucirde

Where did you grow up?

Launceston

Where is your favourite spot in Tassie?

White Water Wall at Freycinet on a warm day with a nice light breeze!

Mitch Wilson

Excluding our amazing walks - what is your favourite walk worldwide?

Moon walk

Favourite book?

Any of Maggie beer's cook books

Favourite Saying / Quote

Turn down for what!

Nickname

Doot

Recommended travel destination and why?

Rio de Janeiro for the football, samba and best caipirinhas

What do you enjoy most about guiding for TWC?

The lifestyle and meeting some incredible people while showing them one of my favourite places in the world.

What is your favourite place along the Overland Track?

Definitely Pelion gap

Where do you hail from?

Devonport Tasmania

Your favourite dinner dish ever?

Eye fillet steak

Tom Keith

Excluding our amazing walks - what is your favourite walk worldwide?

​ Western Arthurs, Tasmania (haven't done much walking overseas....)

Favourite book?

​ The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde​

Favourite Saying / Quote

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward and w​hile some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do…” - Jack Kerouac (Paraphrased ​by Steve Jobs for Apple)

Nickname

​ Tom, Tommo, Keithy

Recommended travel destination and why?

​ Colombia. A little off the beaten track​. Incredibly diverse and vibrant.

What do you enjoy most about guiding for TWC?

​ Calling the Wilderness World Heritage Area home for 6 days at a time and sharing its importance and beauty​

What is your favourite place along the Overland Track and or Bay of Fires?

​ Depends on the weather, waterfall valley on a wet day, the mountain peaks on clear days, Fergusson Falls, North Abbotsbury beach at the Bay of Fires? Too much choice...​

Where do you hail from?

​ The outskirts of Launceston​

Your favourite dinner dish ever!?!

​ Lasagne or Moussaka

Dayna Trevaskis

Excluding our amazing walks - what is your favourite walk worldwide?

Anywhere in the Himalayas

Favourite book?

Perfume - Patrick Susskind

Favourite Saying / Quote:

'In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we have been taught.' Baba Dioum - ecologist

Recommended travel destination and why?

India. It's a full-on assault on the senses, with fantastic people. It's got everything I like - full-on cities, epic mountains, great food, chai, and fantastic people with a whacky sense of humour.

What do you enjoy most about guiding for TWC?

Working with awesome people in some of the most spectacular places in Tasmania, and being able to spoil people whilst in a remote area is a highlight of my job. Being able to whip out a batch of scones in the World Heritage Area is always pretty enjoyable.

What is your favourite place along the Overland Track?

Mersey River rainforest just below Fergusson Falls

Where do you hail from?

Huon Valley, Southern Tasmania

Your favourite dinner dish ever!?

Tom Yam Soup

Ed Croger

What’s your name?

Edward, or Ed for short

Where are you from?

Hobart, but sometimes in live in Melbourne and sometimes in Byron Bay

What's your favourite part of the track?

Pelion Gap, such a special spot with the first views of the spectacular Du Cane Range

What's your favourite memory from working for TWC?

Witnessing a proposal on the top of Mt Ossa - she said yes ;)

What do you get up to when you're not working on the track?

Studying psychology and becoming a Thai Masseur

What/where is your favourite place in Tasmania?

Binalong Bay beach - a childhood of memories spent holidaying at my grandparents shack their

What's your topTrack fashion tip?

Short shorts, of course!

Sanjay Dhingra

Where are you from?

Launceston, Tasmania.

What's your favourite part of the track?

Hands down my favourite part of the track is the Pelion gap on day 4. You can pretty much see the whole overland track and its part of the track where I feel the most immersed in the wilderness.

What's your favourite memory from working for TWC?

My favourite memory from the Overland track was having an India vs. Australia cricket match on the helipad at our Kia Ora hut at the end of day 4. The whole group got involved and it was definitely a highlight for all of us. It was a close game, even though I was the only member on the India team.

What do you get up to when you're not working on the track?

I spend most of spare time playing and studying music.

What/where is your favourite place in Tasmania?

My favourite place in Tasmania would have to be the Farmgate Market in Hobart. They close down one of the main streets every Sunday and heaps of local food stalls pop up just for the day. Pretty much everyone I know in Hobart come out for it.

What's your top CMH Track fashion tip?

World expert, Sanjay Dhingra, has recently rated CROCS ‘the world’s greatest hut shoe’. Breathable and waterproof at the same time, there’s really no better option.

Cody McCracken

Favourite book?

The Cloud spotters Guide

Favourite Saying / Quote

The love one receives is equal to the love one gives

Nickname

Crackers or Codes

Recommended travel destination and why?

Central China - Unthinkable landscapes, unknown cultures, undeveloped (for china) and an uncertain future.

What do you enjoy most about guiding for TWC?

I love the freedom that this work provides me to escape the insulated world created around us and the opportunity it gives me to ponder, to share, to learn and to be.

What is your favourite place along the Overland Track and or Bay of Fires?

Bof - South Abbotsbury beach at 4pm with a nice swell whipping mist into the air as the low light plays off the dunes. CMH: Day 5 morning catching up with group: Myrtle forest after Du Cane hut, with warm shafts of light piercing the canopy and bathing patches of ground the size of a coffee table.

Where do you hail from?

The "Mainland"

Your favourite dinner dish ever!?!

A hearty winter stew

Brenton Wallis

What do you get up to when you're not working on the track?

I run a small day tour company and am working on a degree in archaeology

What's your favourite memory from working for TWC?

Every time I get to summit a peak

What's your favourite part of the track?

The Pine Forest Moor section

What's your top TWC Track fashion tip?

Shorts in any weather

What/where is your favourite place in Tasmania? (Favourite pub/cafe?)

Berta in North Hobart does great breakfasts/brunches

Where are you from?

Originally from the mainland, now an honorary Hobartian.

Chloe Cogger

Where are you from?

Evandale - a sweet historical village of 1059 people, famous for our National Pennyfarthing races and Sunday Markets.

What do you do when you are not working?

I like to have adventures, play pranks and eat lots of food.

What is your favourite part of the Overland Track?

I love walking from Lake Windermere to our Pine Forest Moor Hut. The journey takes you through button grass plans and enchanted forests, with bird action and sensational views everywhere.

What is your favourite place in Tassie?

The Cataract Gorge. It's a little piece of nature heaven only three minutes from Launceston CBD. Best swimming spot around!

What's your favourite TWC memory?

During our training weekend a bunch of fellow guides and myself, woke up in the Barn Bluff Hut to snow dancing down the mountain. We bounced outside to the helipad, where we stood in our pyjamas, snowflakes in our hair, watching the valley below turn into a winter wonderland. On our way back to civilisation our group stood on the edge of the plateau and howled like wolves into the snowy void. It was loud it was beautiful and felt like freedom.

What’s your name?

Chloe Cogger

Miles Deka

What’s your name?

Miles Deka

What do you do when you are not guiding?

Reading, drawing, music, film, TV...Love all the arts but also slipping out for the odd mountain bike ride.

What is on your bucket list?

Grow a beard, go to Poland (my ancestral home), do the South Coast Track and go to Bathurst Harbour.

What is your favourite place in Tassie?

The Cradle Mountain/Dove Lake area (in the evening when there aren't many people about).

What is your favourite TWC walk

The Overland Track.

What's the best thing about being a guide?

Getting to walk the Overland for "work".

Where did you grow up?

Kindred and Leith, Northwest Tasmania

Rosie Byers

What do you get up to when you are not guiding?

I spend most of my time climbing inside or out, cooking with housemates and my Nan, studying geography and Arabic at uni, drinking too much tea and cycling about the place.

What is on your bucket list?

Bring about the second green revolution, combatting soil erosion and degradation. Reverse the effects of waterway and marine pollution and convert as many people as possible to the bicycle life.

What is the best thing about being a guide?

Spending days and days wandering around outside is an incredible way to live.

What is your favourite TWC walk?

The Overland Track

What’s your name?

Rosie Byers

Where did you grow up?

Canberra

Where is your favourite place in Tassie?

My favourite place in Tasmania is two tree point on Bruny Island, it's a lovely little beach where I've spent a lot of time with my family.

Vito

What do you get up to when you're not working on the track?

I’m a relentless traveller and love being outside, so I am usually off exploring somewhere in the world.

What's your favourite memory from working for TWC?

Again, narrowing it down to one is extremely difficult, but I would generally say all the trips I’ve guided to the spires of Mount Oakleigh. The views north west and the Forth Valley are simply divine, and the journey is an epic ramble through a huge cross section of stunning Tasmanian scenery - from muddy buttongrass plains to an alpine plateau.

What's your favourite part of the track?

I love it all, so it’s very hard to say, but probably the mature yellow gum and stringy bark forest after Du Cane gap. The trees are extremely long lived and the rainforest understory is rich, green and lush. On the right day, after rain, the afternoon light filters through the trees and illuminates the yellow gum trunks creating an astonishing surreal bush experience. The entire park is riddled with magic.

What's your top TWC Track fashion tip?

’m not into fashion, though I’ll say I am the only guide that wears an akubra hat, oddly.

What/where is your favourite place in Tasmania? (Favourite pub/cafe?)

St Helen’s and around the east coast. Beaches, bush coastline, fresh oysters and it has a great second hand bookstore and café. It’s slow and the people are great.

Where are you from?

My family migrated to Australia from Italy after world war II, I grew up in Sydney, I now live in Tasmania.