Our Story

We’re Australia’s fastest growing adventure platform, with a hyper-engaged audience of microadventurers in search of nature-fuelled experiences around Australia and New Zealand. The business was founded by Henry Brydon in 2014 and has 3 core areas:

1 // We Are Explorers Website and Community

We spread the excitement and power of outdoor adventure to the everyday explorer.
60,000+ monthly readers / 90,000+ social media followers

2 // Explorer Studios

We create authentic, high-quality visual content, editorial and experiences for the bravest brands and destinations (Clients include BMW, Harley Davidson, Leatherman, Visit Shoalhaven and Visit Victoria).

3 // Wilderness Escapes

From survival courses and canoe trips to adventure photography workshops and surf escapes, we deliver epic experiences for weekend escape artists around Australia.

About Henry

In 2010 he cycled from London to Sydney over 2 years in search of adventure. The 38,000km journey took him through 30 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, teaching him about the beauty of the world and value of chafage cream. Animal attacks, sandstorms, prison…the seed of adventure was planted.

Settling in Sydney he turned to the weekends for his adventure fix. Frustrated by the lack of inspirational and informative content out there for micro-adventurers in Australia, he started the We Are Explorers community to help others answer their call to the wild.

Henry Brydon


Founder of We Are Explorers, he's always on the rummage for fresh experiences, adventure and all round soul nourishment. He rode a push bike from London to Sydney over two years in search of the ultimate adventure; a 38,000km journey through 30 countries that showed him the beauty of the world and the relieving qualities of chafage cream.

Ellie Keft

Digital & Community Manager

Ellie has maintained a healthy love-hate relationship with study in recent years, graduating with a varied cocktail of qualifications. To keep her sane, Ellie peppers her work-study life by volunteering as a surf lifesaver and working and hiking all over the world; Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, 12-day Northwest Circuit on Stewart Island in NZ, Mt Kilimanjaro summit- you name it, she’ll try it.

Tim Ashelford

Contributing Editor

Tim is a weekend explorer who can’t decide which outdoor sport he loves the most. Between rock-climbing, surfing, hiking and mountain biking he squeezes in some writing and loves to inspire others. A keen environmentalist and a recent vegetarian, he's now wondering if he can drop an electric motor in his Forester. He's constantly stoking out on new adventures in his own backyard and the realness of experience the bush has to offer.

Amy Molloy

Senior Contributor

Amy Molloy is a journalist, author and ghost-writer who splits her time between London and Sydney. Previously Editor of Grazia Australia, she now writes for publications including The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, the Times, Marie Claire and Harpers BAZAAR. Amy is also Contributing Editor at The COLLECTIVE magazine & an ambassador for 1 Million Women. As a #digitalnomad, you'll usually find her anywhere but at a desk...

Colin Levitch

Gear Guru

Born and bred in Colorado Colin is our resident gear guru, from boots to backpacks he’s about finding the right tool for the right job. Currently based on the Gold Coast, Colin is also a Staff Writer at BikeRadar.com and a Freelance Adventure and Action Sports Photographer.

Joel Johnsson


A born neophile with a love of spontaneous adventure, Joel can be found on any given weekend (and many given weekdays) exploring some new canyon, beach or waterfall. Given that his day-job is saving the world from climate change, he’s one person we think needs to spend more time in the office. Regardless, he seems constantly on the verge of throwing it all in and opening a hammock bar in Tahiti.

Yasmin Maher


Yasmin is a teacher and photographer living on the mid north coast of NSW, Australia. When she's not out camping, hiking or taking photos, she can be found teaching the next generation to be creative and environmentally aware.