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: Hayden
haydenHometown: Port Augusta, SA
Nickname: Haydos
How long have you been a guide? 6 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 banking before becoming a guide. I chose FUN over FINANCE!
What’s your favourite thing to do in your spare time?
Travel
If you could only take a visitor to one place in the NT, where would you go?
Gunlom Falls
What’s the strangest talent you have?
I can twist my tongue. 
What is your must pack item when going way out back?
Stubbie holder!


Name: Wayne Pella Green
WayneHometown: Darwin
Nickname: Joey Roadkill
How long have you been a guide? 25 years guiding around Alice Springs, around Cairns, and around Darwin
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?
Before my guiding career started I was a gardener, a trades assistant, and in the Australian Army for 3 years.
What’s your favourite thing to do in your spare time?
My favourite thing to do in my spare time is to eat nice food, enjoy a icy cold wine, and enjoy the nature around and the different cultures we have here.
If you could only take a visitor to one place in the NT, where would you go?
Litchfield National Park. It's my home, my office and the place I belong!
What’s the strangest talent you have?
My strangest talent I have is to show people to respect nature and enjoy it in the way I do.  
What is your must pack item when going way out back?
I never ever go with out my LEATHERMAN KNIFE. I have used it in many circumstances in the bush.


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!