About Us

Kristie Kearney

Kristie Kearney
Founder, Owner and Guide

Growing up in the Central Tablelands of NSW with a love for camping, bushwalking and wildlife, it was inevitable that Kristie would find her calling in the great outdoors.

Formal qualifications in ecosystems management and cultural heritage, combined with over eighteen years’ experience in the Blue Mountains tourism industry, was the impetus for Kristie starting up Wolgan Valley Eco Tours in 2016. Offering visitors to the region a truly adventurous and memorable experience.

With an emphasis on small group sizes, Wolgan Valley Eco Tours can provide its guests with a more personal experience whilst ensuring minimal impact on our precious environment.

Kristie is passionate about the Greater Blue Mountains region, particularly the Wolgan Valley, a place she is fortunate to call home, and loves nothing more than being able to share this passion with guests.

Come and explore our backyard:

Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area

The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area (GBMWHA) was inscribed onto the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000.

It takes in just over one million hectares of rugged wilderness, sheer cliffs, deep canyons and swamps teaming with life. The area includes an extensive range of Eucalypt communities and nearly 10% of Australia’s vascular plant species, constituting one of the largest and most intact tracts of protected bushland in Australia.

The Greater Blue Mountains also contains ancient, relict species of global significance. The most famous of these is the recently discovered Wollemi Pine (Wollemia nobilis), a “living fossil” dating back to the age of the dinosaurs.

More than 400 different kinds of animals live within the rugged gorges and tablelands of the Greater Blue Mountains. These include threatened or rare species of conservation significance, such as the Spotted-tailed Quoll, the Koala, the Yellow-bellied Glider, the Giant Dragonfly, the Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby and the Blue Mountains Water Skink.

Wollemi National Park

Wollemi National Park is the second largest national park in NSW and the largest wilderness area in Eastern Australia.

It features sandstone escarpments, deep canyons, basalt capped mountains, hanging swamps, and pockets of rainforest. The park is home to one of the oldest and rarest tree species in the world - the Wollemi Pine.

Gardens of Stone National Park

Established in 1994, Gardens of Stone National Park features stunning rock pagodas, sandstone cliffs, canyons and breathtaking scenic views.

Admire rare Yellow Pagoda Daisies bursting from the rocks, or Blue-tongue Lizards basking on the warm stone. You might even be lucky enough to spot a Koala.