Larni Davies is a tourism professional with over 25 years of experience in the industry, predominately in Tasmania.
Larni began her career as a Travel Consultant with Tourism Tasmania and her outdoor guiding career began in Canada in 1993 after travelling extensively through Asia, Canada and Alaska. Returning home to Tasmania after being away for six years, Larni guided with Tasmanian Expeditions escorting clients on multi-day experiences in Tasmania's World Heritage Wilderness Areas.
Larni later began guiding for the award winning Cradle Mountain Huts and the Bay of Fires Walk. She later moved into the role of Sales Manager and then onto General Manager of the company. This position gave Larni the opportunity to be involved in marketing at a national and international level, managing sixty seasonal guides, recruitment, rostering, training and performance.
This positon led her to her current role at TasTAFE where she teaches the Certificate III & IV in Tour Guiding, and Certificate III & IV in Outdoor Recreation programs. She also manages the Work Placement Program for the Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation students.
In 2004, Larni was the recipient of The Harry Holgate Fellowship - a major research scholarship. Under this Fellowship, Larni travelled to Canada, Andorra and South Africa to research the ways in which best practice training models and investment in training and skills development in nature-based tourism could maximise opportunities in Tasmania. Her research findings were published in 2005.
Larni has also represented Adventure Tourism on the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Consultative Committee for a period of three years, which was a Federal Government appointment.
Larni is also currently employed by Tourism Tasmania's Visiting Influencer Program, where she is engaged to host international and national media and trade visits to showcase Tasmania.
Larni has a passion for Tasmania's natural environment and spends time with her young family boating and bushwalking when she can!