By Jody Hammond, Media Officer.
Australian couple, Tristan Harley and Rutty Talati have launched Emu Trekkers, what they believe is Australia’s first 100 percent, not-for-profit tour operator run by volunteer guides in Australia.
Inspiration for the venture came from an experience they had during their honeymoon, trekking volcanoes in Nicaragua in 2016, with a group that raised money for local children. They returned to Australia with a desire to create a similar program here. So Emu Trekkers was born, a social enterprise offering guided walks with the goal to support children in need.
Emu Trekkers’ mission is “Hike Australia. Help Kids”. The registered charity will donate funds from the walks to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. In addition, Emu Trekkers will take disadvantaged children on walking tours.