The Blog

Meet Our Guide: Jacqui Donaldson

In response to client demand, GirlsTrek have launched some exciting new trail running itineraries for 2020. Jacqui Donaldson has come on board to help with training and guiding these trips. We love her for her down to earth approach to running, especially her attitude that anyone can do a trip like this. You don’t need […]

Meet Our Booking Manager: Ruth Leaver

Ruth is GirlsTrek’s longest standing employee. She has worked with us for over seven years and we rely on her to keep the GT machine running smoothly. Ruth has also become a very capable guide and has been on just about every GirlsTrek trip on offer. We spoke to her about why she has stuck […]

Meet Our Guide: Suzanne James

A trip with GirlsTrek is not a cookie cutter experience. We are agile and flexible with a commitment to making sure that every single person gets the most out of their precious time out. We want you to come home feeling refreshed, with a sense of achievement no matter your fitness level. This is where […]

A Very Special Customised Trip

GirlsTrek has always had a policy of catering for all levels of fitness. We pride ourselves in being able to make any trek work so when Emma Henderson approached us about the idea of taking her and a group of friends to Uluru we were delighted at having the opportunity to customise a very unique […]

Stretch goals are the best workout for your resilience muscle

We all strike times in our life that we would rather do without. Episodes, situations, events or any other euphemism you choose to refer to those times in your life that quite frankly, absolutely “suck the big one”. Our angle to cope differs but the one thing we all have in common is the need […]

The benefits of having something to look forward to

There are so many benefits associated with planning ahead including increased feelings of optimism, a reason to feel grateful and feeling in charge of your destiny. A healthy sense of anticipation can also keep us motivated at work and get us through the harder days. Booking that holiday in ahead of time also means that […]

Why I love GirlsTrek: Jane Horwill

We’ve all heard the sage old saying that we need ‘something to do, someone to love and something to look forward to.’ This simple wisdom is pretty spot on and planning your next GirlsTrek fits firmly into the ‘something to look forward to’ category. Jane Horwill discovered GirlsTrek at a juncture in her life where […]

We Are Taking the Freaky Out of Trail Running!

How about coming trail running with GirlsTrek? At GirlsTrek, we know how important it is to have a goal to look forward to, the ‘twinkle’ on the calendar. Could a Great Ocean Road trail running trip be your next goal? Jacqui Donaldson, our GirlsTrek Trail Running expert, talks about the why she loves trail running […]

Choosing the Right Trail

When I was a girl, one of my favourite pastimes was lying on my back on a spongy bed of Couch grass in my mum’s extraordinary garden. Mum’s garden was nestled near the centre of a large-ish cattle property in central Queensland. On my back, I would bring one leg up (always the right!) and […]

Meet Our Guide: Melinda Russell

It is easy to get bogged down in our heads that have become cluttered with what can feel like an overwhelming list of worries, responsibility and emails to respond to. The good news is that a healthy way to counteract these ruminations and bring us back to a state of clear headedness is to switch […]