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About us


Holidays in Australia are a great escape. There is the scenery, the great food and wine and the friendly locals. But the best way to see Australia and nature is a walking holiday. Walks with Nature is a walking tour company located in South Australia. Our guided walks are along the Heysen Trail on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Imagine walking through pristine bushland, so quiet you only hear the sounds of nature. Imagine walking sandy beaches where barely a soul has passed that day. For those who want to escape and leave the world behind, a walk on the Fleurieu Peninsula makes a perfect holiday experience.

Our Story

Walks With Nature was started by Ted and Marie Davis. Ted and Marie are locals. They love the Fleurieu Peninsula, and wanted to showcase the stunning scenery and the great local food and wine of the region.

Ted has walked the Heysen Trail from end to end, and has loved it so much he is walking it again. But one of his favourite sections is on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Ted wanted to share his passion for walking the Heysen Trail here on the Fleurieu Peninsula and create a unique experience for visitors. And so Walks With Nature was created.

We are passionate about the area and have created guided walking holidays within the region to showcase the best of the scenery. The walks are guided small groups, with guides who can give you a personalised service to make the experience memorable. All our guides are hand-picked, are knowledgeable about walking the trail and have extensive experience of guided walking tours both here and overseas.

Meet our Team

The principal tour leaders are Ted Davis and Robert Alcock. They know the whole of the Heysen Trail and are actively involved in walking the trail, leading groups and making sure everyone knows about the Heysen Trail and the stunning coast and country scenery on its route.

They are supported by our operations team Mariana and Marie.

Robert Alcock

Robert is an enthusiastic bushwalker. In the 1990's Robert was reacquainted with bushwalking, and he began walking with the Friends of the Heysen Trail (the Friends) when he was asked to assist with the organisation. A passion for walking and the Heysen Trail (SA's premier long distance adventure hike) was awoken. Robert has been involved with the Friends management committee for 12 plus years, and is a past President of the Friends. Robert has completed the 1,200km Heysen Trail, from south to north, and north to south, and continues his walking adventure.


Ted Davis

Ted has been an avid walker in South Australia and overseas for the past twenty years. He has a passion for the outdoors and especially the Heysen Trail. Ted has completed the Heysen Trail but loved the experience so much he is now walking the trail again. He is also a walk leader with The Friends on the Lavender Federation Trail in South Australia. His enthusiasm for walking has seen him travel extensively on walking holidays and gives him insight into what makes a trip exceptional. He is keen to share his passion for walking and give guests a true Australian experience.


Mariana & Marie

Mariana and Marie work behind the scenes to make it all happen, from making sure your enquiries are dealt with, to managing the website and marketing activities. Their many years as business owners and dealing with the public means they have excellent customer skills and are there to help make your trip memorable. As with everyone on our team they love to travel and have travelled far and wide and know what makes a trip special.

Robert Alcock

Robert Alcock

Robert is an enthusiastic bushwalker. In the 1990's Robert was reacquainted with bushwalking, and he began walking with the Friends of the Heysen Trail (the Friends) when he was asked to assist with the organisation. A passion for walking and the Heysen Trail (SA's premier long distance adventure hike) was awoken. Robert has been involved with the Friends management committee for 12 plus years, the past 5 years as President. Robert has completed the 1,200km Heysen Trail, from south to north, and north to south, and continues his walking

Ted Davis

Ted Davis

Ted has been a keen walker in South Australia and overseas for the past twenty years. He has a passion for the outdoors and especially the Heysen Trail. Ted has completed the Heysen Trail and is currently a walk leader on the Jubilee Lavender Trail in South Australia. His enthusiasm for walking has seen him travel extensively and gives him insight into what makes a trip exceptional.

Mariana & Marie

Mariana & Marie

Meet Mariana and Marie, who work behind the scenes to make it all happen, from making sure your enquiries are dealt with, to managing the website and marketing activities. Their many years as business owners and dealing with the public means they have excellent customer skills and are there to help make your trip memorable. As with everyone on our team they love to travel and have travelled far and wide and know what makes a trip special.
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