With over 20 years experience in the Australian travel industry and commitment to excellent customer service, Wildiaries' team comprises a diverse range of professionals in travel and expedition-planning. We have specialists in small ship cruising, food and wine tours, nature, wildlife and photography, birdwatching, walking and adventure, Aboriginal culture, archaeology and much more.
This eclectic team was brought together by founder Simon Mustoe, to provide people with tailor-made holidays suiting interests and budget.
Simon Mustoe (founder, director)
Simon has been studying and observing wildlife for nearly 50 years and for about 30 of that, writing stories, taking photographs and making short films. Ten years ago he began running expeditions including sitting on a remote coral reef 300 miles east of Australia and broadcasting live to COP15 about the impact of climate change. His observations and experience extend to travelling extensively through Australia and eastern Indonesia discovering new and exciting travel opportunities, as well as contributing to science and conservation.
Caroline Densley (Senior Travel Specialist)
2019 recipient of the prestigious Captain Trevor Haworth Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to the Tourism Export Industry Award, Caroline is one of Australia's foremost experts in food and wine and cultural travel. She grew up intrigued by the different cultures and experiences she enjoyed around the world. From backpacking with school mates to travelling as a nanny with the rich and famous. On return to Australia she worked closely with tour operators and guides in creating wonderful journeys, connecting clients to Aboriginal communities and culture being the highlight.
Kathy Gambell (General Manager) and Jane Arthur (Private Travel Concierge) lead the team at Encore Journeys and add their travel industry expertise to the Wildiaries community. Kathy has over 30 years’ experience in sales and marketing roles in aviation, franchise, retail and corporate travel; Jane also matches this 30 years of senior consulting roles specialising in leisure travel. Both have a passion for travel and a real belief in the role that a travel advisor plays in elevating travel experiences for clients beyond just booking a flight, a hotel or a tour. Their destination knowledge, strong network of travel suppliers and extensive access to travel product ensures they can create an experience for a couple, a family, or a group that will create memories that will live on longer than the experience itself.