About Otto Tours Australia

Tourdirector, Coach Captain Otto Schaechtele

Otto Schaechtele

Owner / Operator, Tour Director, Coach Captain, FIT- TourScout

  • I am a German / Australian living in Western Australia for more than 30 years, in Perth, the loneliest metropolis in the world, which, in the meantime, has gained a municipality’s reputation. Perth is a beautiful city where I feel very comfortable. After completing my degree in biomedicine in Germany, I soon became self-employed. 
  • In 1991, I emigrated to Australia with my wife. The day we arrived there, I opened up entirely new perspectives. I found my way into tourism by leading scientific expeditions to the Australian desert and bush regions. Every step out into this new country fascinated me, opened up new perspectives, enriched my personal experience, and put me in a beautiful state of unrest that made me do business again. 
  • I completed a tourism degree with a Bachelor of Arts, parallel to my extensive travel work. I have been an independent tour operator for more than 30 years and have travelled all over the continent several times in all directions on difficult and impassable routes. 
  • Australia offers numerous highlights. I experienced this in two ways: Large and small cultural centres, lovingly designed gems worth seeing that are not in any travel guide, calm and wild coastal landscapes, tropical rainforests, desert and bush landscapes, and much more. 
  • Experiencing the unique scenes of Australia encounters the diversity of flora and fauna, the magic of semi-deserts and deserts in their uniqueness, incomparable shapes, and colours. Furthermore, their seemingly endless expanses, in their frugality, which nevertheless unfold an unexpectedly spectacular colour splendour in their heyday, give an immediate experience of nature and touch the soul.