Guide Profiles

We might be biased, but we're pretty sure we have the best guides in the Northern Territory. All of our tour guides are trained with the direct involvement of our founder and Managing Director Don Wait to ensure they give you the best experience on tour. This means they have a sound and thorough knowledge of the local areas we pass through, with a great understanding of its history, geology, natural environment and Aboriginal culture. Meet some of our team here, and find out what makes them unique! 


Name: Katy Triska
tour guide profile katyHometown: Napier, New Zealand
Nickname: Kiwi
How long have you been a guide? 2.25 years
Did you have any jobs or a career before becoming a tour guide? If so, how did you make the transition to becoming a tour guide?
I worked in Hospo for 10 years first but had done a few tourism jobs back home. It was a lot to learn but was fun so I found the transition enjoyable. Only getting up really early was tough!! 
What’s your favourite thing to do in your spare time?
Too many to pick one! 
If you could only take a visitor to one place in the NT, where would you go?
I would take them to the West Macs.
What’s the strangest talent you have?
Belching extremely loud.
What is your must pack item when going way out back?
Water and a camera are equally important!


Name: Annabelle Lewis
Tour Guide profile - AnnabelleHometown: Castlemaine, Vic, Aus
Nickname: Belle, Mama Belle
How long have you been a guide? 8 years
Did you have any jobs or a career before becoming a tour guide? If so, how did
you make the transition to becoming a tour guide?
I studied anthropology at university, then had a variety of jobs: Factory worker, Pet Cemetery worker, Cameleer, National Park Officer. While working in the territory I took a shine to the Wayoutback touring vehicles and decided to give it a go.
What’s your favourite thing to do in your spare time?
Read books, movies, tv series, explore, hike, drive.
If you could only take a visitor to one place in the NT, where would you go?
King’s Canyon and Ormiston Gorge are my two favourite places in the Red Centre.
What’s the strangest talent you have?
Sarcasm. 
What is your must pack item when going way out back?
Head Torch, Leatherman Multi-Tool.


Name: Kylie Bisson
KylieHometown: Sydney
Nickname: Kylz
How long have you been a guide? 4 years
Did you have any jobs or a career before becoming a tour guide? If so, how did
you make the transition to becoming a tour guide?
I worked in supply chain and logistics management. I managed all aspects of warehouse and transport operations. I started working my weekend as a tour guide for party buses in Sydney. I loved meeting new people every weekend and showing people around. I had always dreamed of being a Tour guide. So when I was offered to become a full time for guide at Wayoutback I couldn't say no and I've never looked back.
What’s your favourite thing to do in your spare time?
Bushwalking
If you could only take a visitor to one place in the NT, where would you go?
Ormiston Gorge.
What’s the strangest talent you have?
I can make three loops with my tongue. 
What is your must pack item when going way out back?
Water. People really underestimate the importance of drinking water in the desert and find themselves suffering from the effects of dehydration.


Name: Katie Bromley
Hometown: Westport, New Zealand
Nickname: KTB
How long have you been a guide? 8 years
Did you have any jobs or a career before becoming a tour guide? If so, how did you make the transition to becoming a tour guide?
Hmmm such a long list! Butcher, cave rafting guide, parks ranger and then finally the dream job as a tour guide! Heard what an incredible lifestyle Wayoutback offered from a mate working here and jumped the ditch to see for myself. Six months was all I intended to stay.....next minute!
What’s your favourite thing to do in your spare time?
Hike. Camp. Race speedway!
If you could only take a visitor to one place in the NT, where would you go?
WayOutback! Seriously Ormiston Gorge
What’s the strangest talent you have?
Hmmm. Getting up at ungodly hours and being Cheerful and upbeat!
What is your must pack item when going way out back?
A sense of humour!


Name: Tahnee Easey
Hometown: Central Coast, AUS
Nickname: Tahn
How long have you been a guide? Since February, 2017
Did you have any jobs or a career before becoming a tour guide? If so, how did
you make the transition to becoming a tour guide?
I have done all types of work music industry, power stations, retail and hospitality!
What’s your favourite thing to do in your spare time?
I like to go exploring.
If you could only take a visitor to one place in the NT, where would you go?
The Red Centre ! This place is absolutely incredible and I feel everyone should experience it once. I am privileged enough to be able to take people around the Red Centre and educate them on the cultural history.
What’s the strangest talent you have?
I don't really have one to be honest.
What is your must pack item when going way out back?
My stuffed monkey, he's my snuggle buddy !


Name: Jake Creevey
Hometown: Byron Bay
Nickname: None
How long have you been a guide? 18 months
Did you have any jobs or a career before becoming a tour guide? If so, how did
you make the transition to becoming a tour guide?
I previously worked in the skydiving industry and wanted a new challenge so a mate helped me get a job at Wayoutback.
What’s your favourite thing to do in your spare time?
4WDing and camping
If you could only take a visitor to one place in the NT, where would you go?
Ormiston Gorge.
What’s the strangest talent you have?
I have no talent!
What is your must pack item when going way out back?
Leatherman multi-tool.