Australian Wild Tours with Andrew Ucles


Join our very own wildlife & survival expert, Andrew Ucles on his one-of-a-kind unscripted Australian Wild Tours adventures. Learn to track wildlife, make fire from scratch or source local bush tucker that will be transformed by the chefs for your evening meal. This is touring with purpose, be aware – you might even get your hands dirty! Your newly acquired bush survival skills will have you looking at your environment in a new light.

These tours are booked on request at an additional cost ~ contact us for more information.

Finniss River Guide Andrew Ucles

Andrew Ucles


Take note of the name, Andrew Ucles (pronounced you-cools). Not only is he Finniss River Lodges’ resident wildlife and survival expert; his also has his own Netflix Series “Born to be Wild” which is currently being featured globally.

According to Ucles, he’s spent all his life in nature – learning its secrets and its reality – from ‘close calls with dangerous animals and exotic diseases’. Not surprisingly, his adventures have taken him to all corners of the globe and through his experience with many different environments and landscapes, has acquired an armory of survival techniques and strategies that he is somewhat ironically, dying to share. He has journeyed with Kenya’s Massai trackers, explored the Aussie outback with its First Peoples, and with insights gained along the way, has developed his own innovative approach to interpreting the land.

Andrew Ucles is also a Survival Instructor in the Australian Defence Force and incorporates a diversity of skill sets into his guiding which he has acquired in his service.

Finniss River Lodge is honoured to announce Ucles at the helm of its tour guiding team – promising guests the most intimate and memorable adventures on a landscape he poetically describes as ‘a wilderness oasis embedded within nature’s diverse labyrinth of escarpments, wetlands and monsoonal rainforests boarded by the secluded and private beach front of the Timor Sea.’

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The Lodge opening date is expected to be May 2022.