The South Australian student nurse was the winner of a competition run by Australia’s North West Tourism as part of a campaign to showcase the Kimberley through its colourful people.
Mr Brereton touched down in Kununurra last Thursday to embark on the first leg of his Characters of the Kimberley tour.
The nine-day tour started with Greg “Hairy Dog” Harman at his Ultimate Adventures fishing camp about half way between Kununurra and Wyndham.
Within 20 minutes of setting off in Hairy Dog’s “Dogstar” fishing boat, Mr Brereton had caught his first barramundi.
“It was 73cm,” he said. “I’ll be telling all my mates it was 90cm.
“It’s bloody awesome and I can see why Hairy Dog was picked as a character because he is a character … he’s charismatic and he calls a spade a spade.”
When he left Hairy Dog’s camp on Saturday morning, Mr Brereton was on his way to the next spectacular spot at El Questro Wilderness Park.
Guided by park ranger Larissa White, his schedule there included a dip in the hot Zebedee Springs, lunch at the station and a walk to Emma Gorge.Mr Brereton also travelled to Cygnet Bay Pearls near Broome and the Mowanjum Festival at Derby.