Craig ‘Bushie’ Williams, Pepperbush Adventures

As a nature-mad eight year old from seven generations of forestry workers, Craig begged to be dropped off by his parents on a Friday afternoon on the outskirts of Tasmania’s north eastern forests around Mount Lomond, and wouldn’t return home until nightfall on Sunday. Fifty odd years later, having added Master Butcher and Landscape Gardener to his credentials along the way, Craig or Bushie as he is known, guides full time in Tasmania with Janine his wife as first mate. Quite simply there is nothing and nowhere in these mountains and forests that Craig doesn’t know like the back of his hand. His ‘Quoll Patrol’ and bush tucker barbeques at his ‘restaurant in the sky’ are legendary worldwide, but if it is a platypus (or several), echidna, forester Kangaroo or any number of wombats you want to see in the wild – 92 from standing is the record - Craig is your man. In true Crocodile Dundee-style he can turn his hand to a spot of fly fishing, has survived a deadly tiger snake bite (without antidote) and, rumour has it, not that he will ever tell you this, he may even have seen a Tasmanian tiger in recent years …… shhhhhh, honest Bushie, I didn’t breathe a word …..