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The Team

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David ‘Lunch’ Doudle

Most know our charismatic leader as 'Lunch', who started Australian Coastal Safaris as 'Goin’ Off Safaris' in 2005. He continues to be the driving force behind Australian Coastal safaris. Lunch’s contagious passion for exploring the breathtaking coastline, showing off our amazing seafood, reeling in that fish, iconic wildlife and highlighting our backyard is just something he loves doing and it’s this commitment and dedication he brings to all who visit the region.

Get to know Lunch a bit more here.

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Pete ‘Clutters’ Clutterbuck

With a passion for the outdoors from an early age, Peter has developed a deep appreciation and understanding of flora and fauna across the Eyre Peninsula region and beyond. Many know Peter as a teacher over the last 30-years, but he also manages a small organic vineyard in the Big Swamp area. He has been actively involved in the biodiversity of the local area and still continues to do so. He loves showing off this fantastic region and all it has to offer.

Get to know Peter a bit more here. 

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Sarah Hayes

Sarah is a melting pot of yoga, wellness, science and ecology - our yoga & wellness guru. Her knowledge, guidance and passion for ecology and environmental education are a perfect attribute for any experiential touring.  With a passion for the environment, and 'knowing as much as possible' - she gained herself a BSc (Honours) in Animals Behaviour and BBSc in Psychology in Adelaide, before making her way into tourism here on the Eyre Peninsula in 2016. After a few years in science research, gallivanting around the globe researching monkeys, bees, and managing field expeditions, she found her true life passion in educating and inspiring people to rediscover their own connections with the natural planet.

Get to know Sarah a bit more here

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Fran Solly

Fran is one of the Eyre Peninsula’s keenest birdwatchers, venturing out to discover the incredible diversity of over 270 species in the region. Her vast experience has come about over 30-years of birdwatching, and this has made her an expert in tracking and identifying species through bird calls. Fran’s alternative passion is her photography. A professional photographer, Fran started her journey as a bird photographer to document the Birds of Southern Eyre Peninsula. A selection of Fran’s photographs can be found in the recently updated Birds of Southern Eyre Peninsula Field Guide and on Flickr.

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Renae Blackshaw

With over 30 years involvement in the tourism industry, backed up by a Bachelor in International Tourism Management, Renae can turn her hand to many different roles and duties within Australian Coastal Safaris. She loves designing awesome itineraries for clients who want that special touch and is happy to go out of her way to find the right need to fit the want. Alternately, you may see her out and about on tour, especially an electric mountain bike tour. Anything to do with tourism or travel is right up her alley and, as an experienced world traveller for 35 odd years, she knows what clients want and their needs.

Get to know Renae a bit more here.

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Robyn Drummond

Robyn is a multi-tasking whizz, whose strengths lie in her participation and behind-the-scenes action. She has been involved in hospitality, retail, tourism for many years (let’s not count), but what we love to see is when she experiments and uses her imagination and turns out amazing food for our 'on the road lunches' and everything in between. She also manages our South Point Beach House and her attentiveness makes staying with us a dream.