Jamie Gault was born in Melbourne, Australia and quickly fell in love with the outdoors while hiking the balds along the country’s Great Dividing Range. Along with family trips around Australia and Asia, Jamie developed a love for the unknown and the mysteries that lie behind every corner.
Not long after graduating high school, Jamie began solo traveling around South East Asia, riding bikes where he could. A chance encounter with the Appalachian Trail led him to complete a thru-hike from Maine to Georgia in 2014. After volunteering to lead a group of teenagers along the Camino de Santiago, Jamie discovered his next path in life, guiding tours in the outdoors. He has since led tours in Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
What’s your favorite vacation destination?
As an Aussie, the US holds an eternal fascination. The breadth of ecosystems allows for an infinite amount of adventures within one country.
What’s your favorite hike?
Bluff to Mac Springs, Victoria, Australia.
After climbing the rocky bluff, the trail traverses the cliff’s edge for miles above treeline. It ends at a high country hut complete with the best toilet view I’ve ever seen.
What’s your favorite bike ride?
The Queen Charlotte Track, New Zealand
Into Thin Air, John Krakauer
The Horses, Daryl Braithwaite
When did you first catch the travel bug?
At 18 I pooled some money together for a solo trip to South East Asia. What began as a rite-of-passage quickly turned into a way of life.
What are your hobbies?
Driving long distances, hiking and camping with mates, walking through new cities and hanging with family.