Nick Deacock

Nick Madagascar Jun 14Growing up in an outdoor and adventure travel oriented family, Nick has been a passionate traveler since his earliest years when he toured South Africa, climbed in New Zealand and trekked in Nepal. His schooling included a Rudolf Steiner education in Sydney and was completed at The Woodstock School in the foothills of the Indian Himalaya.

After several years of diverse experiences which included working as a deckhand on a prawn trawler in Queensland, as a storeman in a pineapple canning factory, as a cleaner in a children’s hospital and as a commercial silk screen printer for an advertising agency, Nick moved to Nepal and India for two years with the pioneering adventure travel company Tiger Tops / Mountain Travel International. During this time he led  numerous Himalayan treks, rafted several Himalayan rivers, guided visitors through the jungles of Royal Chitwan National Park, organised fishing camps in India, managed trekking operations in Kashmir and Ladakh, and led many international tour groups for international renown travel companies and VIP tour parties.

After a Delhi wedding and extended honeymoon through South India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Nepal, Nick and his wife Beant returned to Australia in 1984 where he has worked in the travel industry ever since. 

After six years organising trekking, wildlife and adventure travel programs with his parents company Ausventure, Nick teamed up with Far Horizons’ founder Martin Wright and for two years marketed and led Far Horizons tours full time. Moving into mass market tourism and whilst working at several large wholesale travel companies, Nick continued to regularly lead Far Horizons tours in addition to feeding his travel appetite on extended camel expeditions, overland tours and private holidays.

In 2011 Nick purchased Far Horizons and preserves Martin Wright’s legacy by continuing to offer quality travel arrangements to unique and unusual, hard to reach and less visited destinations worldwide. Nick’s depth of experience and wealth of knowledge is built around the many countries he has visited, the cultures he has experienced, and the people he has met.

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