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Lucy Whitehead

Having grown up in rural Tasmania, Lucy developed a deep love of nature and the outdoors through exploring the bush around her home on horseback and hiking with her family. She began her independent exploration at a young age with a week in the South West World Heritage area at the age of 11, and a school exchange in Japan at the age of 15. She is a world traveler who has lived in Europe, Japan, and Central America. After a year of working in Japan, she studied Japanese at the University of Tasmania, and later returned to Osaka on a scholarship to study Japanese literature along with anthropology, film, and ceramics. During her seven years in Japan, she taught English, hitch-hiked around Hokkaido, climbed Mt. Fuji, and walked the Kumano Kodo. She currently lives in Tasmania, one of her favorite places in the world, and works as a guide in both Tasmania and Japan. Lucy’s partner is a well-known sushi chef from the countryside of Wakayama. Together they relish camping and diving in Tasmania’s pristine wilderness, dining on internationally inspired dishes using home-grown produce, and surfing and snorkeling on the coast. Lucy is fluent in Japanese and is keen to share her love of Tasmania, Japan, and all the places in between, with travelers and friends.

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Client Testimonials


Lucy was a joy. So happy-go-lucky, while also displaying great care in shepherding us along. She knows a ton about the flora and fauna, and constantly pointed things out to us as we hiked. She and James were a great team. I've never been on a trip with so much laughter. We all had a ball!
— Randy L., Kensington, CA
Wild Tasmania
Lucy was a wonderful addition to the trip. Her knowledge of Japan and Japanese culture was a great help to the group. She also has a great personality and was very upbeat during the whole trip.
— Bob S., Half Moon Bay, CA
Japan: Snow Monkeys and Winter Cranes
Lucy was always one step ahead, anticipating what might be needed in a positive and friendly manner. She was a wonderful asset to the trip!
— Susan P., Belvadere, CA
Wild Tasmania
Lucy had a wonderful positive personality. She was a delight: cheery, supportive, and quite interactive with all the tour members, and seemed to take a genuine interest in each of us.
— Vicki N., Corte Madera, CA
Wild Tasmania