About Us

We motivate our community to safely achieve a healthy mind and healthy body. We are not a traditional fitness organisation. Our mission is to create membership packages that provide adventure, outdoor fitness that includes hiking the best trails, health services and mindfulness... all this while caring for the world around us.

As the founder of HIKED, Kate Southall created this business wanting to make her love and passion for hiking, fitness and health, a life choice. Our new membership model available this year now provides packages for our customers that help them to reconnect with community and nature.


Hiked offers hikes, overnight hiking, camping, personal and group training, bootcamps, adventure trips, volunteer trips around the world, as well as health coaching and nutritional consultation.

Hiked operate by sticking to our key values:

  • Provide professional, safe and reliable service to others that focuses on the customer experience.

  • Injecting good humour and a spirit of fun into all we do.

  • Clear and thorough communication at all times.

  • Committing to helping our members achieve their personal goals.

  • Taking an optimistic and flexible approach to challenges.

  • Maintaining our passion for people, the outdoors and adventure.

  • Employing staff who share these values and care for people.

  • Balancing the triple bottom line of environmental stewardship, social equity/well being and economic viability. 

Meet The Team

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Kate Southall

Founder and Managing Director of Hiked including Hiked Adventures and Hiked Fitness and Health as well as being our most prolific hike leader.

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Katerina Volny

Hiked Wellness Coordinator 

Katerina is our resident Psychologist. She leads our wellness team and mindfulness hikes.



Hiked Senior Leader

Our most experienced and knowledgeable hike and adventure leader.

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Jenny Findlay

Senior Hike Leader

Who knew that four years ago I would take up hiking but look at me know. Over those years I have done some amazing hikes which have certainly taken me out of my comfort zone.

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Simon Campbell

Senior Hike Leader

Lover of Nature, Hiking and the thrill of the great outdoors. Simon is excited to share with you his knowledge, and experience new adventures with great people

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Melissa Moorfoot

Senior Hike Leader

Hi, my name if Melissa (Mel) and I'm a personal trainer and lover of hiking, Spartan racing and all things fitness related. I love being outdoors and look forward to meeting you on a hike sometime soon.


Emma Vanhala

Emma is a massive outdoor fan from Finland. All things hiking, camping, climbing, water sports, snow sports and anything to do with nature are close to her heart. She is also a Personal Trainer and passionate about health and wellbeing.


Georgia Harcourt

I am also a full-time teacher. absolutely love the outdoors, nature, fitness and hiking and try to spend as much time as I can outside walking. I am very passionate about the outdoors, nature and fitness and the positive effects that it has on your physical and mental wellbeing. I hope to inspire and share my passion for the outdoors and hiking with others. I am very excited to be a part of the Hiked leader team!


Garry Whitehead

Having returned from living and working aboard in South America for the past two years. I have been working with one of Bolivia's best adventure companies - Gravity Bolivia - La Paz... 
As Lead mountain bike guide taking tours groups through the Andean Mountain ranges. I am looking forward to joining the team and sharing my experiences to the Hiked community. 

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Leslie Almberg

I am a volcanologist, science educator, nature lover and life-long outdoor enthusiast. I love sharing the wonders of the natural world through enthusiastic storytelling & spotting unsung delights along the trail.


Chelsea Coles

I have a passion working in outdoor education, recreation, tourism, and conservation. On water, in the snow, through the bush, in the arid zones, and in indigenous communities.   I work as an outdoor education assistant at a school and assist the school to achieve success on sustainability and reconciliation projects. In my spare time, I love gardening and provide NDIS recreational services, as well as plenty of adventures with friends.

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Damien Cummings

Damien has a long standing love of the outdoors, travel and the natural environment. Other interests include music and languages. With a background in teaching, Damien has recently retrained in Outdoor Recreation and looks forward to sharing great outdoor experiences with those keen to hit the trail. 

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Ryan Gray

This World Exists - Director

Ryan partners with Hiked in providing  volunteering and adventure trips that support education projects overseas.

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Alison Williams

I love leading hikes, meeting people and hearing their stories, making people feel welcome and encouraging them to achieve their goals. I always include information in my hikes about the place we are hiking - like: native plants, fungi, local history, indigenous history or local birds and animals. I look forward to meeting you on the next hike.

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Emma Renkema

Nature is my happy place, I live by the Australian Indigenous philosophy of country, community and self, by which if we care for our country, everything else will also prosper. I am looking forward to supporting you on your adventures amongst the wonderful wilderness of Victoria and beyond.