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Explore Gippsland is organised by Thought Sports Pty Ltd, a family team of Rob and Kathryn Preston. We have extensive backgrounds in adventure and endurance sports primarily specialising in the skill of navigation. 

We provide navigation training for Adventure Racing, Rogaining and Orienteering and  now share the love for our local environment through Explore Gippsland Adventure Race. 

Our team Gippsland Adventure recently starred with 3rd Place in The World's Toughest Race - Eco-Challenge Fiji now showing on Amazon Prime

We understand the needs and dreams of our participants, because we are first and foremost athletes and always will be. Our events deliver unique challenges in locations we have hand picked to show off the magnificent variety of landscapes Gippsland has to offer. 

Rob Preston

Rob and is Australia's most successful and formally #1 Ranked Adventure Racer on the Adventure Racing World Series. With over 25 expedition length race finishes including several Adventure Racing World Championships medals, Rob has built a reputation as one of the world's best navigators. 


This hasn't happened overnight, rather a culmination of over 35 years of competition in Orienteering and Rogaining with national representation in 22 different countries. 

Rob has been an ambassador for the Adventure 1 Series since its inception and has a drive to grow the sport to new levels.

Kathryn Preston

Kathryn was a junior athletics star before turning her focus to orienteering. She competed in 6 World Championships and 2 World Games with a personal best placing of 5th in 2009 Sprint Distance, and has several national titles.


Kathryn has also achieved great results in Adventure Racing including XPD and Geoquest wins and Top 10 placings in the AR World Championships and 4 Godzone Adventure Races. 

Together Rob and Kathryn have explored the world through sport and know the components to creating a memorable and amazing experiences. 

10th finish at the _coasttocoastnz 2018
Kathryn Preston competing in Godzone Adventure Race for Team Thought Sports





3/28 Kay St, Traralgon
Victoria 3844 Australia

contact Rob on 0403296516

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We respectfully acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land and water on which all Australians rely.


We pay our respects to the Gunai Kurnai people, their Elders past, present and future, as Traditional Owners and the custodians of the land and water on which we enjoy exploring and sharing with our participants. 

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