In 2015 Tanya turned her back on a long and successful career in hotel management, to pursue her dream of starting a tourism business so that she could show off Cataract Gorge to the world and make a lasting positive contribution to the community.
The gamble paid off, and after two years of juggling study (undertaking a Certificate III in Guiding) and casual jobs, and business planning, Walk Cataract Gorge launched in January 2018.
An outgoing and knowledgeable host, Tanya brings to the role a passion for the environment, the community, and all things Launceston.
We all want to do something worthwhile.
Yes! By taking this tour, you are doing good, not only for yourself but for others too. Walk Cataract Gorge has a strong social and environmental philosophy, and is ‘giving back’ in these ways:
Consultation with City of Launceston and local Wildcare Tas group Friends of Trevallyn Reserve.
Contribute wildlife sightings to the Atlas of Living Australia.
Discrete rubbish collection and photo audit for the City of Launceston.
Provide work experience opportunities for students of Certificate III Guiding at TasTAFE.
Spearhead Tour Guiding industry reference group with TasTAFE.
Provision of tours to Seniors Week celebration, via Council on the Ageing (COTA) Tasmania.
Watch this space for more developments
As Walk Cataract Gorge grows, the aim is to give back more, to dedicate more resources and a portion of profit to contribute to social and environmental good.