Meet Simon & Michelle

Carnarvon Gorge’s only independant, local tour guides.

Simon Ling

Simon started researching and writing about the Gorge in 1997 and began guiding in 1999. However, his association with the Gorge goes back a long, long way:

Michelle Whitehouse

Michelle joined Simon at Carnarvon Gorge in 2016 after a diverse career guiding at Kangaroo Island, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Winton:

"I first visited Carnarvon Gorge in 1977 on a Grade Six school camp. Something about the Gorge captured my imagination, and has held it ever since. It remains my favourite part of the planet to this day. Being able to spend more than twenty years growing my understanding of this amazing place, one footstep at a time, has been extraordinary and I feel privileged to be able to share my experience and perspectives with my guests as we wander the tracks together."

Simon Ling - Owner Operator

"The thing I love about Carnarvon Gorge is the diversity of experiences it offers our guests and guides alike. One moment you can be contemplating the significance of a religious symbol created thousands of years ago at a cultural site and the next you can be watching a platypus paddling about in the creek. I don't know anywhere else in Australia where such a great range of experiences is packed into such a small area."

Michelle Whitehouse - Owner Operator