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Steve Ridd, Tour Director/Hiking Guide, is director of Blue Mountains based boutique tour operator ‘Nature Trail’. An Australian local, Steve has been based in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains for the past 20 years in Katoomba in what he refers to as ‘the heart of bushwalking in Australia’.
Premier Tour flexibility:
• Hiking Tours selecting the best half day and full-day hikes departing from Katoomba with route choices designed to suit preferred interests and fitness levels.
• 4x4 wilderness touring
• Country Backroads Touring – spectacular vistas, gourmet local produce, local art and craft
• Blue Mountains Village Walking Tours - from 1 hour to full-day
• Private Tailored Charters (hiking/4x4/road touring)
All tours are personable small groups (2 to 6 guests), fully researched for interpretative commentary to suit guest interests, and always at a professional relaxed pace.
Steve is fully trade qualified in guiding, outdoor recreation, 4x4 touring and is a former coach captain with Australian Pacific Tours and former commercial helicopter pilot. Steve is a member of IATG and of Interpretation Australia.
Advanced bookings essential to secure availability.
Nature Trail Tel: 1300 355 133
These are my current offerings throughout the Greater Blue Mountains Region and the Central Tablelands:
· Day Hiking Tours
· Wilderness Experiences
· Nature Workshops
· Gardens and Nurseries Tours
· Backroads and Heritage Tours
· Art and Craft Trails
· Blue Mountains Village Tours
· Tours to Country Events
· Private Chartered Tours
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