About Us and your Take A Walk Guides
John and Lyn
We’re sharing our passion for the outdoors and the environment with you...
John and Lyn are experienced bushwalkers, tour coordinators and group leaders. They have walked extensively in all Australian states and territories, researching information for their 12 Take A Walk, bushwalking guide books, and have also written a wide range of feature stories for outdoor, travel and lifestyle books and magazines including; Lonely Planet, Outdoor Australia and Wild. They have been leading walks for their bushwalking clubs for well over 20 years.
Coordinating and leading groups of walkers to iconic overseas destinations began in 1998 when they took a group of friends to Galapogos Islands and to walk the Inca Trail. They have since led group trips to exotic destinations in Asia, North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Antarctica. Now, they have nine tailor-made walking destinations they want share with other adventurers.
Wherever possible John and Lyn will accompany a Take A Walk Adventures trip. If it’s not possible they will appoint another Take A Walk leader, so you never have to feel alone.
‘I’ve been rewriting my Greece diary, and both that and the China diary show and recall what absolutely terrific experiences both trips were, full of fascination and fun (just like Spain, the USA and Scandinavia) - you certainly are superb organisers; no doubt Africa will follow in the same vein. Cheers LL’ .
(Lesley has travelled on five overseas adventures with us, plus several Australian jaunts. She’s now saddling up for the 2017 Africa adventure.)
Fiona Campbell has travelled with John and Lyn to Patagonia, Spain, USA, Scandinavia, Greece and several Australian destinations. An experienced ski-group coordinator for the high school where she teaches, Fi has also been a walk leader for National Parks Association of Queensland for many years. She takes her guiding work for Take A Walk Adventures ‘to heart’ and is a real bonus to the Take a Walk team. Fi led our first China adventure in 2015 and will be leading our 2017 adventure to Patagonia.
‘... Part of the reason for the trip being so successful was Fiona. She is a great leader that keeps calm in moments of confusion and is thoroughly diplomatic and professional at all times. We would not hesitate to go on another trip with Fiona leading.’ Lesley & Paul, China 2015
(Lesley & Paul joined us in Greece, 2016)