Tony Coleman established
Close To Nature Tours in 1997,
fullfiling a long term ambition.
|After working on Australian sheep and cattle stations
Tony spent seven years travelling and working in varied
jobs and locations world wide. It was these experiences
that highlighted to him the unique character of Australia's
landscapes, flora and fauna and motivated him to return
to Australia and complete a natural resource management
degree at University. Taking the opportunity to live
and work in Mt Field National Park, Tony subsequently started
up 'Close To Nature Tours' a nature based tour operation
in a naturalists paradise that Tony loves to share
his knowledge of and regard for. ''My motivation stems
from a desire to share the wonder I have for Australia's
unique ecology with others who'd like to learn more about
it themselves in a fantastic natural setting.Mt Field
is a micro-cosm of so much of Tasmania's natural
attraction, rainforest species, towering eucalypt forests,
alpine and sub-alpine landscapes, waterfalls and wildlife
are all encompassed within the boundaries of this spectacular
area. It was the natural choice when deciding where would
be best to take people interested in nature."
|Tony's tours embody his corny (be warned!) sense of
humour , his friendly ,easy going personality and his
interest in using a multi - sensory approach to interpreting
the natural world in order to enlighten his guests in
an interesting, informative way. As he's always liked
his food you can be sure you'll be looked after in this
respect too! Take a look at some guests comments to get
an idea of what to expect. " I hope I get to
meet you on a tour one day! "
|GUESTS COMMENTS :
|Quite excellent! -suitable for
people who are interested in nature, Tony took trouble
to find out our interests and put over his information
at a suitable level. Very informative without being lectured
at. I learnt a lot, especially from the touch and taste
bits. Tony has so much knowledge and he makes everything
interesting. Delicious and filling lunch. Suitable for
a wide range of active people interested in natural things
- Tony can probably cope with 'experts' as well.
Frances Lewis , Suffolk , UK.
|One of the best tours I
have been on, a generous, genuine, down to earth, informative
and memorable experience.
Salv Bianco, South Australia
|I picked a winner, fantastic
day, thank you Tony.
Bettie Kornhauser, Toorak, Victoria
|Gorgeous Day, Thankyou Tony!
Ingrid Serlig. Hamburg