Robert is the founder and managing director of the award winning Bruny Island Long Weekend, a highly regarded luxury three-day guided walking experience. He has an intimate knowledge of the Tasmania tourism industry having previously worked in a number of guiding roles. Robert has led outdoor programs for schools, helped established the Bruny Wildlife Adventure and has looked after a wide range of clients in his many years working for Tourism Tasmania as a guide for the Visiting Influencer Program.
Robert has also worked all over the world including 30+ voyages to the Antarctic and 6 to the Arctic in a variety of roles ranging from restaurant manager to assistant expedition leader aboard an expedition style ice-breaker, where he was responsible for the safety, logistics and coordination of up to 70 passengers and 10 staff.
Robert’s practical knowledge and tourism industry experience is underpinned with a strong educational foundation. Robert has a Bachelor degree in Tourism, majoring in entrepreneurship from the University of Tasmania.
Rob spends much of his time exploring Tasmania’s wilderness both on foot and by kayak. Rob has done many of Tasmania’s challenging climbs and paddled many of Tasmania’s iconic rivers including Federation Peak, Frenchman’s Cap, The Eastern and Western Arthurs and the Franklin and Gordon rivers. Rob has also taken part in expeditions overseas. In April 2007 Rob skied to the North Pole, completing a 140km expedition over the Arctic Ocean to the top of the world