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Meet your Guide's

Maree Brennan, is an experienced Hiker lucky enough to live on a Station in South-West Queensland. With a self confessed hiking addiction she brings the life to the party and has walked some of the best hikes in Australia, from the Larapinta Trail in Alice Springs, Copland and Queen Charlotte Tracks in NZ to the famous Kokoda track in PNG. But for Maree it's the Carnarvon Gorge Great Walk in her own back yard that kicked off her love for hiking starting back in 2013 when she completed the hike with the QLD Rural Wild Women Hikers. Maree first discovered this hike while mustering cattle on the station, she noticed a helicopter flying above with a net carrying large rectangle rocks. The pilot informed them the rocks were for steps for the great walk they were constructing in the mountains behind Maree's property. Considering this was being constructed right on her doorstep she was instantly excited, she informed her husband that she was going to complete the walk. Baffled he thought she was mad and suggested she do it on a horse instead. Unfazed Maree gathered a few friends and completed what was the first of many walks together. Since then she has completed one major walk a year and sometimes up to four walks. With her experience, love for hikes and bubbly personality she wants to share this with you while completing the Carnarvon Great Walk; Wild and Free —

exactly how life should be.




Meet Your Guide Fiona Bidgood was introduced to multi day hiking by Maree Brennan a few years ago and has been hooked ever since. To be able to get away from day-to-day life and experience some of the most beautiful places Australia has to offer was a winner for her. Spending time with close friends and meeting many other hikers in such beautiful environment has cemented her love of hiking. In 1998 Fiona left the comforts of home in Gympie and her health consultancy job and headed west to pursue a career as a Jillaroo on a property north of Mitchel. Her love of a bush lifestyle won her over and after meeting her husband Matthew in 2000 it wasn’t long before she moved to Matts property near Injune to start their life together. In 2004 they married and later had two children. A few years ago Maree put the call out for interested locals ladies to join her on The Carnarvon Gorge Great Walk and she joined up straight away. This motivated Fiona to get fit, put together her hiking kit and get out there and explore and learn more about her local area. After completing her first 6 day hike she has continued hiking and has completed as many hikes as time permits. With many hikes still on her bucket list, Fiona continues to plan her hiking calendar and see the beautiful places Australia has to offer. Keen to share her love of the Carnarvon Ranges Fiona is looking forward to joining you in completing The Carnarvon Great Walk…. LIVE LIFE, LAUGH EVERY DAY AND LOVE A CHALLENGE

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