At Kangaroo Island Odysseys, we believe an authentic experience means so much more than just a tour. We’re very fortunate to have guides who, as well as being local, are incredibly passionate, experienced and professional, with an intimate knowledge and understanding of the island’s wildlife and attractions. Many also hold qualifications in hospitality, eco-tourism, conservation and land management.  

A number of our guides are multi-lingual, enabling us to offer tours in French, German and Italian, as well as Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese on request. We only ever have one language per tour, to enable our guests to better connect with the guide and the experiences. 

We asked our guides to tell us about themselves, their interests outside work and their favourite places to visit on Kangaroo Island. Get to know them...

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Rosemarie Williams

Languages Spoken: German, English

The best thing about being a guide is showing off our beautiful and wonderful wildlife and Island, close and personal to our Australian and International guest from all over the world. Discovering, learning and seeing every day something new.

I'm interested in the Australian environment, animals and country.  I love travelling the world and learning about their people, culture and environments.

I don't have a favourite spot on Kangaroo Island, as each place on the Island has it's own beauty.

Nikki Guide

Nikki Redman

Languages Spoken: English

The best thing about being a KIO guide is being able to be out and about on the beautiful Island I love so much, searching for nature and sharing it with guests from all over the world. As a guide I'm still very excited about what might be around the next corner, our amazing nature is always surprising us

My interests outside of work is heading out and spending time in our beautiful nature, taking photos of what I see and sharing it. I love birdwatching, going out and spending time with the beautiful dolphins. Sometimes I'll get up before the sun comes up and spend time with a mob of kangaroos for half the day, love camping, fishing hiking, love our great outdoors and nature photography 

It's hard to pick my favorite place on the Island but if I had to I would say Cape du Couedic, Admirals Arch, Weirs Cove area, not only the best scenery, but we see the fur seals, sometimes dolphins, great sharks and in the season Southern Right Whales.

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Mia Bertetto

Languages Spoken: Italian, French

My favourite things about being a guide is being surrounded by nature all day and to share my passion and love for Kangaroo Island with travellers from all over the world.

In my spare time, I like going for walks in parks and on beaches, photographing the stunning fauna and flora of Kangaroo Island as well as attending music festivals around Australia.

There are too many stunning places on the Island, but I do absolutely love Stokes Bay and Chapman River.

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Carlos Chaves Hernandez

Languages Spoken: Spanish

The best thing of being an Odysseys tour guide is to have the opportunity to share my passion for nature and show animals in their natural habitat, have the chance to take our guests to beautiful places of the Island is great as well. 

My interests outside work are my family, having a healthy and active lifestyle and a plan for the future. I enjoy life as much as I can, especially travelling. 

My favourite spot of the Island is Cape du Couedic. I really enjoy the wilderness in this place.

Christian Clolus

Christian Clolus

Languages Spoken: French

I love working with a great team here at Kangaroo Island Odysseys and driving our clean, comfortable vehicles. I share in our guests' joy and delight. It's an experience they never forget!

When not working, I like walking with Cosette at the beach, a life of peace, love and tranquility and capturing it all on camera.

Pennington Bay is by far my favourite place to visit on the Island, so peaceful there.

Hiromi Guide

Hiromi Tanikawa

Languages Spoken: Japanese

The best part of my job is that I get to go to beautiful places and see animals in the wild.

In my free time, I love cooking for family and friends.

My favourte place to visit on the Island is the Flagstaff Hill Monument near Kingscote, which commemorates the arrival of the first European settlers in South Australia. The views from there are beautiful!

Tanya Guide

Tanya Millar

Languages Spoken: English

I have been with KI Odysseys since 2003 as a driver guide and sales consultant, and now head up our reservations department.

The best thing about being a Odysseys guide is showing international travellers around our little piece of paradise and the wonderment that they express viewing native animals in the wild for the first time.  Some have never experienced such wide open space or the nature and wildlife that our Island has to offer before.

My interests outside of work are camping, reading and being a volunteer Ambulance Officer.

My absolute favourite spot on Kangaroo Island is Vivonne Bay.  I want to get married there and be buried there.  Being born on the Island and growing up on a farm at the western end of the Island, as children we spent just about every weekend at Vivonne Bay.  I wish that I lived closer so that I could visit this beauty of a location more often.

Pierre Cazes

Pierre Cazes

Languages Spoken: French, English

The best thing about being a guide with Odysseys is that every day is a different day with new challenges. There is always something new to learn  

I'm passionate about photography, food, travelling and motorbikes.

Pennington Bay and Flinders Chase National Parks are my favourite places to visit on Kangaroo Island.

Anna Hadland

Languages Spoken: Italian, French

The best thing about being a Kangaroo Island Odyssey guide is that I am able to share the beauty, nature, wildlife and lifestyle of our island with people from different walks of life and the experience is mutually enriching. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and respect for nature. 

I'm interested in travelling, reading and hiking. I also swim and do yoga daily as well as do gymnastics and modern dance weekly. I'm an active volunteer for Kangaroo Island Dolphin Watch and enjoy sailing my Arafura catamaran in summer.

My favourite place on the island is Emu Bay because every summer my children attend swimming and First Aid classes there. I have watched them grow in such an idyllic location.

Elsa Rozanes

Languages Spoken: Spanish

For me, there are several "best things" being a Kangaroo Island Odysseys guide. The human contact with visitors and colleagues, the beautiful places, animals and flowers on Kangaroo Island, the fact that I'm always learning. I am proud to be an Odysseys guide.

I like going for strolls in the nature, reading and going to the cinema and theatre. I share my free time with my husband, family and friends.

My favourite spots on the Island are Remarkable Rocks and Admiral Arch.

Paolo Strempel

Languages Spoken: Italian, German

The best part of my job is that no day is ever the same. I meet different people everyday and nature changes every day. 

I love to take pictures and more then happy to share some secrets of a good photography. Outside of work, I like going camping, taking pictures and exploring the island.

My favourite part of the Island is the North Coast.