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About

OUR HISTORY

Tasmanian Mountain Guides (TMG) is a Tasmanian based company ABN: 86177412751. Our aim is to develop in our clients, an appreciation for the Tasmanian wilderness, by providing a safe but challenging environmentally aware experience regardless of season.

During a work related trip in 1998, the founder, Matthew Bouillaut DSC climbed Cradle Mountain.  That’s when the idea for TMG was born.  Matthew moved to Tasmania in 2012 after 20 years with the SAS. 

TMG specialise in both single and multi day remote area trekking. The company offers a full range of options depending on individual needs, experience and fitness levels. From the gentle lightweight walk, to the hard-core ascents for those who are pressed for time. TMG operate in both the well know and lesser-known areas of Tasmania.

 

 

Based in Launceston, TMG is committed to providing clients with the necessary knowledge before the undertaking of any activity in the Tasmanian Wilderness. Every trek begins with a full day of introductory lectures so clients get the best possible foundation, both physically and mentally prior to any trek. 

TMG believes the best way to achieve a positive wilderness experience is to keep group sizes to a minimum. This approach not only maximizes the client guide ratio, but also minimizes the environmental impact, which is a key consideration for the company. Additionally, TMG believes carrying your own equipment and supplies is the only way to experience the full potential of a remote area trek in the Tasmanian wilderness. All TMG treks are conducted without resupply.

TMG is an accredited licensed operator through Parks and Wildlife. An Australian accredited tourism business, TMG is also a Rainbow Tasmania accredited company.

OUR TEAM

We’re highly trained, safety conscious + love the outdoors!
Matt Bouillaut
SENIOR GUIDE

MATT

Director and founder of Tasmanian Mountain Guides, Matt was born and grew up on the North shore of Sydney where he spent most of his time in the local bush either walking or riding his mountain bike. At 17 he joined the 1st Commando Regiment and in his early twenties attempted and passed the selection course for the SAS. Over the next 20 years Matt specialized in cold weather operations including a two-year exchange to the UK. In 2002 he was awarded the distinguished service cross (DSC) for his command and leadership during the first Australian deployment to Afghanistan. In January 2012 Matt left the Army and moved to Tasmania. He started hiking this magnificent island, and with over 20 years of Special Forces knowledge behind him, he started Tasmanian Mountain Guides.
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OFFICE MANAGER

MARIAH

Based in Launceston, Mariah is responsible for the day to day running of Tasmanian Mountain Guides. All administrative matters from first contact with TMG to client surveys are handled by Mariah. When time permits Mariah spends her time in the outdoors and has trekked most of the more popular routes in the Tasmanian Wilderness which gives her a strong knowledge base with which to advise clients. Mariah is working her way toward becoming a qualified guide within the company and is expected to become a junior guide by mid 2016.
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MARKETING AND SALES/GUIDE

SONJA

As a former radio and television journalist, Sonja heads up the Companies marketing strategy. With extensive trekking experience in North East Victoria and Northern Tasmania, Sonja is also one of our more experienced guides who loves trekking through the wilderness and sharing her experience with other people.
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KM’S TREKKED

 

(THAT’S MORE THAN THE WIDTH OF AUSTRALIA!)

We spend most our waking hours either trekking or thinking about trekking,
and love sharing our experiences with other people, and hopefully encourage
them to get outdoors safely on their own!

WHY NOT CHECK OUT OUR LARGE RANGE OF CUSTOMISED TREKS?