Born and bred in Melbourne, Australia, Dot is passionate about the outdoors, adventure and travel. An avid hiker, she started working as a guide in 2008, leading adventurous travellers along the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea, the Inca Trail in Peru and the West Highland Way in Scotland, to name a few. Driven by her interest in history and culture, she has worked in diverse roles on on expeditions to Japan, Indonesia, Pacific, New Zealand, South America, Mediterranean, Antarctica and Australia’s Kimberley. Onboard, she looks forward to sharing her broad knowledge and experiences with like-minded travellers.
Dot’s favourite destinations are Antarctica and Scotland for their remoteness, incredible beauty, amazing wildlife and fascinating histories. On expeditions, she advises expeditioners to stop and listen: “Whether it’s the sound of the wind, the wildlife or the complete silence, take in the sounds of nature and appreciate the beauty”.