Our Story

Our story

We’re not like the others, and that’s how we like it.

We like the finer things in life, so there’s no mini bus, no crowds of people, and no BYO Lunch. We’re designed specifically for solo travellers, couples or small private groups as your comfort and ensuring you have a fantastic day out and you feel the Get Outside Melbourne difference. If you choose to book the transport upgrade you’ll be welcomed with Barista-made coffees and transported in a luxury 4x4 vehicle. All our guests enjoy a delicious morning tea of slices and fresh fruit, followed by a gourmet sandwich based on your dietary requirements. If you’re up for it, we also offer you a choice of Bubbles or Craft Beers or at the end of your hike to celebrate your experience.

Finding balance in the great outdoors

With 15 years’ experience hiking in over 35 countries around the world, Kane Ford is the founder of ‘Get Outside Melbourne’. Initially he started hiking to create a more balanced lifestyle and release some of the pressure that builds up as a result of a demanding job and busy lifestyle. In 2019 he decided to follow his passion and start to share the benefits of getting outside with locals and tourists seeking a private luxury guided hiking experience close to the centre of Melbourne. Within 12 months Kane was named Winner of the 2020 Business Australia Awards, Finalist for Channel 7's 'Kochies 2021 Back to Business' competition and is an Ambassador for MYOB and global hiking brand Merrell. Your safety and wellbeing is everything and Get Outside Melbourne is a Licensed Tour Operator with Parks Victoria. Kane also holds a number of certifications including Level 3 First Aid (HLTAID003), Providing CPR and Basic Emergency Life Support. He also has a strong connection to Australia’s indigenous culture having volunteered for two months in various aboriginal communities in the West Kimberley region in far north Western Australia. He has also raised funds nationally to support the Indigenous Rangers program and enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience.

Kane Ford

Founder, Get Outside Melbourne
- 2020 Business Australia Winner - Brand Ambassador for MYOB & Merrell - Mental Health Advocate - Keynote Corporate Speaker

Respecting and supporting the Indigenous Community

Get Outside Melbourne acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of the Kulin nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we explore. We pay our respects to ancestors and elders; past, present and emerging. 

Kane has a strong connection to Australia’s Indigenous culture having spent two months volunteering in various Aboriginal communities in far-north Western Australia. He has also raised much-needed funding to support the local Indigenous Ranger programs such as the Karajarri Rangers and enjoys sharing his knowledge and experiences with guests.

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