Every traveller to Central Australia has an amazing unforgettable lifetime experience



Safety: to put above all else your safety and those around you
Customer Commitment: to develop instant relationships with our travellers to make a positive and unforgettable experience in their lives
Quality: we deliver outstanding experiences with unsurpassed customer service that together delivers the premium experience to our travellers
Fun: to be passionate about what we do and share it in a fun way
Integrity: we uphold the highest standards of integrity in all our actions
Teamwork: we work together across all boundaries to meet the needs of our customers, to help the company succeed in its mission, to communicate openly and positively to grow together
Personal Accountability: we are personally accountable to deliver on our commitments to travellers and the company but above all to ourselves
Good Community Member: we are participating community members contributing and supporting those who need it without judgement


Established in October 2019, the Emu Run Foundation was founded in line with one of the values of Emu Run Experience – to be good members of our local community, to contribute and support those who need it without judgement.

It is our aim to give back to our local community by supporting the organisations that provide health care and other essential services in our region, the heart of Australia. Every single dollar raised goes directly to these organisations!

In January 2020, we were honoured to make our first donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs, who provide urgent medical care to isolated areas of Central Australia. Our next donation will be made to Alice Springs Youth Accommodation Support Services (ASYASS), who help disadvantaged youth who are experiencing family crisis and breakdown, financial insecurity and community prejudice. 

Hi, my name is Patrick Bedford and I’m proud to be the Managing Director of Emu Run Experience.

I have spent over 15 years in the tourism industry in Central Australia and have had the pleasure of raising my family here. I love and cherish the fact that I get to live in one of the most remote and beautiful places in the World. I understand the Outback like only a true local can and dealing with challenges of taking tours to remote locations like Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Palm Valley and Kings Canyon.

My passion is to guide you through this special land, to share the stories and history of this sunburnt country and to create amazing unforgettable experiences.
My team and I take pride in knowing that we deliver the highest standard of customer experience. I take pride in having the best staff in the industry, who love the outback and sharing this beautiful country with you.

I look forward to having you journey with us in the near future – for us it’s all about the journey AND the destination.




Jo, our reservations and admin ace, has been managing our reservations team for over 2 years now. Jo loves her job because she gets to work with people from all over the world with various cultures and backgrounds. She loves being able to use her skill set in her role and the opportunity to impart her knowledge to others. Jo is a proud mother who loves having fun with her kids, but in her spare time you’ll find her reading, enjoying the latest on Netflix and going on adventures on her bike.

Favourite quote: “Who you are is defined by what you’re willing to struggle for” – Mark Manson (author)


Tour Guide

Gav has been guiding with Emu Run for over 5 years now. He loves the ancient landscapes, the geology and history of Central Australia, and showing off the beauty of our region to people from all around the world. Gav is driven by his passion for the great outdoors – to put it simply, he loves being immersed in nature. When he’s not wearing his tour guide hat, you’ll find him exploring the desert in his 4 wheel drive and hiking up high mountain peaks. 

Favourite quote: “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac



Zaidi, originally from Pakistan, is our accounts and finance wizz. He has spent time living in various parts of Australia but loves Alice Springs because of the friendly community.

In his spare time, you’ll find Zaidi on the cricket pitch bowling a yorker.

Favourite quote: “Everything happens for a reason” – Anon



Cass has been working with Emu Run for 6 years now in a variety of roles from reservations through to management. Today you’ll find her working away on various projects throughout the business. Cass lives in Alice Springs with her family and loves drinking cups of tea, sunshine, fruit trees, adventure – and climbing mountains in her spare time!

Favourite quote: “Today you are YOU, that is truer than true, there is NO ONE alive, that is YOU-ER than YOU” – Dr Seuss

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Tim has the challenging yet rewarding job of managing operations and coordinating remote touringHe has a genuine passion for his job, his team here at Emu Run, and for our beautiful region. He loves the relaxed nature of the Outback and the incredible landscapes. Tim lives in Alice Springs with his growing family and loves camping, four wheel driving, and dinner with mates. 

Favourite quote: “Your learn something new every day” – Anon


Tour Guide

Dean, known affectionately as Bluey, has been involved in the tourism industry as a tour guide for over 30 years. He has been living in Alice Springs for over 40 years and loves the scenery, the fresh air, the people – and just about everything about the place! Bluey is a passionate tour guide and enjoys his job as it gives him the opportunity to show and teach visitors about the geology, flora, fauna, history and the Aboriginal culture of Central Australia. In 2019, Bluey received the Brolga Award for Skal Tourism Employee for his continued excellent service in the Tourism Industry in the NT.

Here at Emu Run, we feel privileged to have Bluey on board sharing his wisdom and passion. 

Favourite quote: “The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand” – Frank Herbert


Airport Shuttle

Jason has been supervising the airport shuttle operations for a number of years now. He has a lifelong passion for driving and loves that he has a job where he gets paid to drive. Jason enjoys meeting our passengers as they arrive in Alice Springs at the start of their Central Australian Journey. He has lived in Alice Springs for 17 years and has loved every minute of it, with favourite past times spent on 4WD adventures with his friends and family, as well as camping and exploring the unique countryside out here. 

Favourite quote: “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of Enthusiasm” – Winston Churchill