Cat is a nature guide in the Inala guiding team.
Before Inala, Cat worked in Lamington National Park in lush subtropical Queensland as a bird guide and prior to that as a war & wildlife tour guide in the remote and windswept Falkland Islands. Cat has travelled widely and has a passionate and diverse background in nature guiding. She also has a strong grounding and love for Botany, being used as unpaid labour in her parents Garden Nursery in Scotland from a very young age.
Initially coming down to speak at the Bruny Island Bird Festival, Cat was immediately smitten by the island and has now moved here with her partner to continue to soak up the magic.
Cat is also the coordinator for this years Bruny Island Bird Festival in which Inala is one of the the three partners.
" My husband and I enjoyed a great morning exploring the Inala property with the brilliant nature guide Cat. As ecologists we were eager to tick off as many Tasmanian endemic birds as possible and learn about Bruny’s natural assets. Cat’s knowledge extended well beyond the birds leaving us with a wealth of knowledge and an eagerness to return to enjoy this stunning part of the world. Cat helped us tick off a bunch of endemic birds including the much sought after forty-spotted pardalote."
"We had an amazing day out with Cat, one of the best bird guides we have ever had the pleasure of being with. She has vast knowledge and is excellent at spotting birds. But more than this. She is excited and genuinely loves the birds and animals of Bruny Island and Australia. She fills you with enthusiasm and you come away feeling that you really have seen a bit of the true Tasmania. The whole company has the ethos of protecting and caring for the animals. Wish we could have stayed longer! Couldn't recommend it enough."
"Cat is a simply marvellous guide: extremely knowledgable without being overbearing and highly personable. She is certainly a great credit to your organisation. We saw nearly all of the Tasmanian endemic birds, quolls, penguins to name just a few of the highlights. It was a very special experience, the memories of which will stay with us both for a long time. I can't thank Cat enough for such a great experience."
"The rest of our adventures in Tasmania and around Melbourne were all measured against our outing with you...it set the bar and we really appreciate that you agreed to take us out on such short notice! Our tally, under any circumstances, was amazing, and after all the information we gained from you, we were far more successful exploring everything on our own."
"Cat, the tour guide, set a lovely pace as we wandered the property and discussed not only the wildlife but the history of the property. Her conversation displayed a deep knowledge and passion for the environment in general and the property in particilar. Overall a great time was had, 10/10 would recommend."