ABOUT US

Natural Treasures Tours was established in 1996 as a small eco-tour business running 2 day tours of the Great Ocean Road. In 2002, Natural Treasures Tours was purchased by Jeremy Redmond and Pierre Jacobsson who had previously guided, crafted and marketed the tours. With time grows the experience, knowledge and wisdom that has allowed us to grow our range of tours into some amazing experiences. More recently we have grown again into a company and have further developed our touring style and range to suit the enthusiastic traveler wanting more personalised journeys.

OUR COMPANY

Australian Natural Treasures Touring Pty Ltd (ANTT) has a long history but has recently taken a new name. Jeremy Redmond and Pierre Jacobsson have owned and run Natural Treasures Tours for the past 12 years after buying the business they working as guides for. In the past 2 years Glenn Webster has been associated with the Business as a guide and more recently a new Partner in ANTT. Glenn has a passion for quality tourism, the outdoors and in particular the mountains and the outback. The passion and knowledge Glenn brings in these areas compliment our traditional touring products and allow us to broaden our range of experiences.
It is exciting times as we too feel like we are on a journey.

OUR GUIDES

We understand that the delivery of the tour experience is by far the most important part of our business and the quality of guide is integral to your enjoyment. We are lucky to have some very professional guides in our team who bring great enthusiasm, knowledge and compassion as if the business was their own. While Jeremy, Pierre and Glenn love touring we are absolutely comfortable handing  over tours to these guides and knowing you are in good hands.

Our relaxed itineraries, great food and accommodation certainly make our tours a more enjoyable and safer experience for our driver/guides.

 

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JEREMY

A Melbourne (Macedon Ranges) local, husband, father of a girl, and owner of Natural Treasures Tours for the past 13 years. Jeremy has a passion for Tourism and Hospitality and worked for 5 years in various Hilton hotel properties around the world. The move into tourism came with the realization hotels did not encourage extensive guest interaction, required largely desk work and was not nearly autonomous enough.

So he started studying Eco-tourism, bought Natural Treasures Tours and the journey keeps going…

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PIERRE

Pierre is a Swedish born Australian who after extensive travelling finally found his home and heart in Melbourne. Having travelled to South and North America, Canada, Asia, and Europe he feels very grateful to now live in Woodend, Victoria. After completing his Diploma in Eco Tourism in 2001, he bought Natural Treasures Tours in 2002, in partnership with Jeremy. After 13 years of guiding he still enjoys the delights of being able to share his knowledge and passion with his fellow travellers; as well as the opportunity to connect with a diverse array of visitors and their stories. He loves to immerse in natural environs with his family, tend to his garden and occasionally go running.

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GLENN

After 13 years as a school teacher, Glenn went into private industry as an executive director and spent 19 years growing a small business into an international manufacturer and supplier of products for the education market. Now as an owner/director of Australian Natural Treasures he combines his love of Australia’s natural history with that of meeting people from other countries.

Glenn has traveled extensively throughout Africa, South America and Europe as well as to some of the most remote places in Australia so far having crossed 9 of Australia’s 15 recognised deserts and also spending time exploring the high country of Victoria and New South Wales and the outback in South Australia.

His favourite places are the Flinders Ranges of South Australia, The Grampians National Park in Victoria and the Engadine Valley in Switzerland. His areas of expertise are the flora of Australia and the also the history of Australia’s first people.

He lives in the historic town Daylesford where he is also a volunteer firefighter with the Daylesford Fire Brigade.

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JURGEN

Jurgen is a German born Australian that has over 20 years of guiding experience and a previous life as a well know artist. His passion for the Australian outdoors is contagious.

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EDDIE

Eddie is Melbourne born and bred and has true Aussie style. Nothing is too much trouble for Eddie and he always puts our clients first. You are guaranteed to be well looked after and entertained!

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HELMUT

This fluent English, German and French speaker is an absolute asset to our business, particularly our European guests who can get a very poignant perspective of Australian life and culture.

Our Treasure Chests

We have based our tours around the principles of eco-tourism and try to offer a more rewarding and memorable experience than the standard sightseeing tour. We have sourced or been given the exclusive rights to carry and show some original artefacts and written material significant to the history and geology of the area. This interactive interpretation gives our guests a rare and unique perspective on the various regions traveled.

At Loch Ard Gorge we reveal a diary containing the accounts of Tom Pearce and Eva Charmicheal, the only survivors from the devastating wreck. We are also fortunate to be able to show numerous salvaged wreckage pieces that were destined for display at Melbourne’s Exhibition Building in 1880. Another Treasure Chest’s content helps explain the geological phenomenon of the 12 Apostles. Our explanations are enhanced here by you holding a piece of the 12 Apostles limestone and viewing descriptions of the coastal erosion and aerial photos of the region.

 
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