About GAS

They've just celebrated FIVE YEARS in business!!! The story of GAS started from a conversation around a campfire somewhere on an adventure in 2012 when Jeremy and family were on long service leave from his previous career in Outdoor Education teaching. They decided to embark on a different journey. They saw gaps in the adventure and tourism industries in Geelong and in the disability sector. There was a need for a service who offered a variety of activities with a focus on delivering high quality private experiences. 


Since they kicked off mid-way through 2013 GAS has worked with a huge variety of organizations and people from all over the world. They have also partnered with several local businesses to deliver many interesting larger programs. After 3.5 years of developing a great brand with a solid reputation they decided it was time to take a much larger step. In 2017 they began phase two of their business plan by entering the disability sector. In doing so they are the only disability support provider who specialises in using nature and adventure as a catalyst for change under the NDIS in Geelong. In 2018 with Shelley Graduating from her second Masters in Counselling they've added Adventure Based Counselling into the mix.   

GAS aims to at all times maintain the upmost levels of service for our customers and strives to place itself at the forefront of operators within the adventure and tourism industries and the disability sector.

Their equipment is among the best you'll see in the industry and their safety record is impeccable. All this ensure that you'll have a fantastic experience. To prove this they've just received another award; being Inducted into the "Trip Advisor Hall of Fame, for 5 consecutive years of delivering excellence". They would love for you to join them on an adventure.
 
Some of our guiding principles/objectives are:
  • To create opportunities for people to get out into nature and have some fun.
  • To meet the needs of our clients.
  • To facilitate an environment of discovery and knowledge sharing.
  • To run an ethical and environmentally sustainable business.

 

GAS Licenses/Insurance:

  • Tour Operator Licence, to operate on public land.
  • Insurance: 20 million public liability insurance. 
  • Bus Certificate of Registration, by Transport Safety Victoria.

 

Meet the guides:

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Jeremy - Owner / operator

G’day, I’ve lived in Geelong all my life and have spent a great deal of it recreating in the outdoors and 20 years of working in the Outdoor Education Industry. I don’t have a favourite outdoor activity, my interests are very seasonal and this makes me a bit of an all-rounder. I love nothing better than getting away with the family down the coast or to the mountains. I love how the outdoors is ever changing, how you can visit a familiar place and learn something totally new. But most of all nothing beats the heightened awareness you feel summiting a peak, feeling the flow on a bike, solving an intricate crux sequence climbing, or dropping into the steep and deep on a powder day. I’m really excited to be able to share a little of what only nature can offer!

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Education - Outdoor Education & Environmental Studies / Environmental Science
  • Remote Area First Aid
  • Rock climbing Instructor - SPG (ACIA)
  • Telemark Skiing Instructor (APSI)
  • Community Surf Life Saving Certificate
  • Teacher Registration, Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)
  • Heavy Vehicle Drivers Licence

 

 

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Shelley - Owner / operator

Shelley has a broad range of group facilitation skills. She developed outdoor adventure education programs for secondary and tertiary students and therapeutic programs for adults and adolescents experiencing mental illness.

Shelley currently also works with disadvantaged young people at Children's Charity - Cottage by the Sea, in a program that supports transition from primary to secondary school and beyond with a focus on building resilience and self efficacy.

Shelley completed a Bachelor of Education and worked at Mount Eliza Secondary College. Interest in mental health led to exploration of the therapeutic benefits of nature and the role adventure can play in relationship development. This interest became the topic of Masters research with a focus on adults with a long term disability caused by mental illness.

Shelley served on the Victorian Outdoor Education Association and also the Out Doors Inc board of management. Currently completing a Master of Counselling degree at Monash University. Instructor qualifications in rock climbing, canoeing and surfing.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Education - Outdoor Education & Environmental Studies / Health Education
  • Master of Education - Experiential Learning & Development / Wilderness Therapy
  • Remote Area First Aid
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Rock climbing Instructor - TRG (ACIA)
  • Community Surf Life Saving Certificate
  • Teacher Registration, Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)
  • Bus Licence