Tasmania I Drive - Private Overnight and Day Tours - Drivers

Meet Karen who will be doing some private tours for Tasmania I Drive......

As a highly-motivated, energetic, bubbly and passionate tourism advocate, I believe any great experience when I have been exploring this amazing world, commenced with excellence in service, and this has been my heartfelt priority.  Over the past 34 years, I have had the extreme pleasure to serve a broad range of guests.

My tourism career commenced with working as a Tour Guide and Assistant with a privately owned Tasmanian small tourism business.  The following 9 years, I managed a TVIN (Tasmanian Visitor Information Network) assisting both local community members and visitors to the state, advising of the all the hidden gems to be experienced throughout Tasmania.  In 2011, my team and I were proudly awarded from His Excellence the Honourable Peter Underwood, The Governor of Tasmania, the 2011 Tasmanian Tourism Award for People’s Choice Award for Excellence in Service. 

When not working, I too love to nourish my true love…travel; exploring this stunning landscape; expanding my industry knowledge of all that Tasmania and its people have to offer.  My love for travel began with my trip around Australia during 2001 and 2002 in a disco machine and an off-road camper trailer with my 6-year-old daughter.   In 2003 and 2004, we spent 12 months in China…working and traveling North East Asia.  We have also traveled New Zealand, home of my daughter’s late father. 

After many years in tourism, once again, I am enjoying the most exciting career in Tour Guiding.  I perform tours from Wine Tours in our beautiful and award winning Tamar Valley Wine Route (Awarded Top 10 Wine Touring Route in the World. I am now looking forward to helping our Guests who wish to enjoy a private tour with Tasmania I Drive.


"If ever a guide made the difference between a great tour and a fantastic one, it was Karen! Arrived late due to Celebrity. She waited for us and then keep going right up to the late departure. The cider farm, cherry farm and honey farms in the Huon Valley was wonderful. She had demonstrations set up for us at each stop. One warning-drove to the top of Mt. Wellington. I had on shorts and a t-shirt. At top, between the wind and temperature drop, the wind chill was 38 degrees F lower than in valley. Take extra layers with you!

Visited December 2016"