About your hosts
Greg and Sobrane are always off on some adventure when they are not running a gallery or sharing the night sky with groups of people in Broome. You'll already know this if you follow them on twitter @Greg Quicke and @SobraneSimcock, Facebook Greg Quicke's Astro Tours and Gallery Sobrane or Instagram astrotoursbroome and sobrane.
Greg Quicke ‘the Starman’
Through his company, Astro Tours, has been delivering intensely practical astronomy to humanity since 1995. He presents 'Broome's Astronomy Experience', a 2-hour educational and entertaining mind bender using big telescopes, lasers and fun to live audiences under some of the best stargazing skies on the planet.
Greg is the author of 'Earth Turning Consciousness - an Exercise in Planetary Awareness' published by Wilkinson Publishing in 2016 as a response to the thousands of people who have been asking for a follow up to the journey they have begun with him at Astro Tours.
In 2017, Greg was invited to bring his 'practical astronomer' expertise to the BBC television production of Stargazing Live with the UK's Professor Brian Cox. The ABC followed this up with an Australian production of Stargazing Live now in its second year with both Brian Cox and Greg presenting to Australian audiences. Greg also presents 'A Stargazers Guide to the Cosmos', showing as a 10-part series on iView and a one-hour special on ABCTV.
Sobrane Simcock ‘the Scribbler’
Street artist Sobrane, internationally known for her art with exhibitions and street art walls in Asia, Italy and Australia, has just completed a massive project. She painted the first silo in Victoria’s north and is the first Australian woman to take on a silo project. Her street work is now at the Cradle Mountain Hotel in Tasmania with a 24-meter wall of Yellow Tailed Cockatoos a feature.
Her works are in private collections in Singapore, Sweden, Italy and Hong Kong. Sobrane operates a large gallery of her artwork in Broome. In addition to this, she continues to exhibit internationally having recently exhibited in Rome and at the international Asia Contemporary Art Show held in Hong Kong for the second time. Her works have been exhibited at the famed Art Gallery of Western Australia which features the state’s art collection of over 15500 works of art. She has been awarded the prestige's Western Australia Art Award for 2 consecutive years.
Last year she won the Small Business Award, People’s Choice Award at Shinju Matsuri and was awarded best painting at Mount View Art Show. Her works are a fearless mix of spray-paints, charcoal, pastels, and enamels and she is now experimenting with coffee as a new medium.
Trained at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts studying Stage Design, her style has a strong drawing element and is finely tuned to nature.
Operates 1 October till 31 March
Join us as we embark on a journey to the summit of Cradle Mountain, 1545m above sea level, this amazing hike takes 8-10 hours, covers around 13km and has hard ascents and descents with some large rock bouldering. This hike needs to be booked 24hr in advance and is weather dependant.
Cradle Mountain Summit
Hanson’s Peak and Twisted lakes
Lunch on summit (provided)
Plants, trees and animals
This tour operates Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri between 1 May and 31 Aug. It operates daily 1 Sept to 30 April
Departing and returning to Launceston the Cradle Mountain National Park day tour allows you to experience the region on a fully inclusive, professionally guided tour for all ages .
Dove Lake walk
Waldheim Chalet & King Billy Pine Forest walk
Flora and Fauna unique to Tasmania
National Park Pass and entrance fees
Lunch, water and light snack Complimentary
Hotel pick up and drop off
Professional guide/s with full commentary
Departing everyday between 1 October and 31 March this tour visits the iconic Cradle Mountain National Park for you to experience the spectacular views, diverse flora an fauna along with guided tours.
Spectacular Cradle Mountain and a 6 hour Guided Walking Tour
Waldheim Chalet and ancient King Billy Rainforest
Animal Night Spotting or Star Gazing
Includes National Park entrance fees
Accommodation is not included in the tour