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Key Points
  • Walked 1800km in the Outback with his 1 year old daughter (102days).
  • World first kayak across the Tasman Sea; Australia to New Zealand (62 days, 3318km).
  • World first ski expedition from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back (89 days, 2285km).
  • World first full traverse of the Murray River in Australia (49 days, 2560km).
  • Crossed Bass Strait in a kayak (9 days, 360km).
  • Traversed the Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia, USA .
  • Multiple mountaineering summits; NZ, Indonesia and Australia.
  • Polar expeditions, Baffin Island 2011 and Northern Canada 2014.
  • Ran numerous ultra marathons (including 88km with a broken leg).
  • Dual Guinness World Record Holder.
  • Award winning film maker - 16 international film festival awards.
  • Australia Day Ambassador & Australian Geographic Young Adventurer of the Year.
Topics
  • Daring to dream then riding out the storm
    The story of why two young successful Aussies sacrifice everything to achieve a seemingly impossible dream; to become the first to paddle across the Tasman Sea. In this mindblowing account, Jonesy shares with the audience what life on the Tasman was like; the good, the bad, every lesson learnt, and every wave inbetween. 
  • To hell and back: A journey across a frozen wasteland
    Starting with very limited experience, Cas and Jonesy spent years researching, consulting with international experts, training in the Arctic and NZ, and rehearsing the skills needed to survive in the highest, driest, windiest and coldest place on Earth. On the ice they were pushed to their very limits and almost didn’t return; Antarctica was a ruthless mistress. Staring at the brink of death and defeat, they were able to methodically refocus and regain control over their fate and ultimately, succeed. The end to this journey will move the stoniest of hearts.
  • Double Header Presentation
    A presentation Jonesy does with his wife focused more on the most recent expedition.  
  • Conquering the Tasman: The sum of many parts workshop
    Focusing on the kayak across the Tasman, Jonesy explores indepth, the lessons learnt from this expedition. Your team will go on a journey running down every wave and crisis met, and facing the decisions that had to be made by Cas and Jonesy in the middle of the Tasman Sea. Your team will make decisions and then analyse what went wrong and why. 
  • Antarctica: an expedition into resilience workshop
    Down in Antarctica, you have to be reliant on only you and your team. All the plans that you have put together over the previous 3 years culminate in the next 3 months. In a blizzard, there is no rescue. This workshop focuses in particular on the consequences of one’s actions and the resilience needed to overcome crippling adversity. 
  • Lessons learnt from Adventure workshop
    Focusing on the 12 lessons that he has learnt from Adventure, this workshop uses both expeditions and all his experiences to take the audience on a fun and informative journey through what adventure has to teach us all and how we can apply it in our lives.
  • Business Growth: A leadership journey workshop
    Jonesy has partnered up with management consultant and master facilitator Steve Lennon to create a punchy workshop aimed at the leadership journey. It focuses on the fact that no leader is perfect but has to adapt to each stage of business/expedition they are in.
  • Master of ceremonies
  • Interviewer
Testimonials

Jonesy captivated everyone in the audience, with his story and was able to provide lessons everyone could take back to their businesses and associations. No one has stopped talking about "collaboration vs competition".    
Timber and Building Materials Association (Aust) Ltd

Jonesy is truly an inspiration. His story is engaging, his style is energetic and witty, and he is relatable even though most of our audience couldn’t even have dreamt of doing what he’s done. I wouldn’t hesitate to book him again.
Solution Entertainment

Justin exceeded our expectations from first coffee chat right up until the end of our event and beyond. The stories he shared was and continues to be inspiring and his way of storytelling is even better. I am still getting positive feedback from our team on a daily basis (a hard audience to please!). Would happily engage Justin again in the future and recommend him to anyone who is looking to find a speaker that is engaging and inspirational.
University of NSW

This is the gripping and inspirational account of two ordinary blokes deciding to shake off their slack city ways, climb out of their fat comfortable ruts, and use their brains, their brawn and their sheer awe-inspiring courage to turn themselves into modern-day supermen and double handedly prove that the Age of Adventure is not over.
Peter FitzSimons
Best selling author, Ex Wallaby

At first you ask ‘Why’? Why do some individuals risk everything to test the boundaries of endurance? Like all great stories this one offers answers. Through its humour and tears, its aspirations, perils, follies and ultimate triumph we learn what it is to be human. That, together, we negotiate the chaos of the world by relying on the better, more heroic, parts of ourselves.
George Miller
Oscar Winning Director

...one of the greatest adventure stories of this decade!
Dick Smith
Adventurer and Entrepreneur

Excellent - Justin was amazing - a story that touched our audience and left a lasting impression. You could hear a pin drop and standing applause at the end.
Harcourts Real Estate

His ability to describe their incredible adventure in a light-hearted and entertaining way was also balanced with clear messages of the importance of planning, teamwork and persistence, giving our clients and lawyers a lot to talk about after the presentation.
Minter Ellison Lawyers

It’s more than a tale about two mates and their passion for adventure. It’s a story about mindset; the influence of positive thinking. It’s a story about planning; a well thought out approach. It’s a story about what to do when things don’t go your way; risk taking and risk mitigation. It’s a story about motivation, sheer grit and determination; a genuine desire to never give up no matter what. But most of all it’s a celebration of success: a wonderful journey with one of the finest young Australians you and your business partners will ever meet.
ING Direct

They spoke of their adventure with a great balance of facts, emotion and humour, and most importantly, they linked in very well with our conference themes of planning and team-work.
Fosters Group