Bruce Ross is an accredited guide and has lived in rural Australia, including, the outback of South Australia, for most of his life. He has that typical friendly, easy-going nature of outback people and has always got time for a good yarn and a laugh.
From an early background in the meat and livestock industry, Bruce left Melbourne in 1988 and headed to the high country in northeast Victoria. He was involved in the tourism and film industries and also indulged his passion for working with cattle and horses in the mountains.
After meeting his wife Mim on the Great Australian Outback Cattle Drive, down the Birdsville Track in 2002, he moved to central Victoria to run the Redesdale Hotel.
Then in 2009, Bruce and Mim moved to outback South Australia to take over the lease of the William Creek Hotel. The hotel is the closest settlement to the great Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre and is one of the smallest and most isolated towns in Australia.
During his time in William Creek Bruce fell in love with the outback. Many will tell you there is nothing out there, however, he was constantly amazed at its many secrets and changing nature. He’s sure to share those experiences with you.
After a stint down south, Bruce has returned to the outback and the country that he loves.
Bruce spends a lot of his spare time exploring the desert environment around Coober Pedy and outback South Australia. He is not only interested in the spectacular desert scenery, but also the way the land was formed, the history of the early explorers, and the arid land pastoral industry.
Bruce’s easy nature, extensive bush travel experiences, work, and love of the outback make him the ideal guide to inform visitors about this harsh though beautiful area.