By Tristan Harley, CEO of Emu Trekkers.
It is amazing to see how far Emu Trekkers has come since launching its first walks in September 2017. As Australia’s first not-for-profit outdoor tour operator run entirely by volunteer guides, we have made a great start in the tourism market and are already beginning to make a difference to kids in need.
Emu Trekkers is based on a simple idea that it is possible to offer unique tourism experiences in the natural environment that authentically connect visitors to the local community, raise awareness about important social issues, and in a small way help those communities by providing funding and assistance.
Our overarching mission is summed up in our four-word motto - ‘Hike Australia. Help Kids’. But in everything we do, we try to go further, to inspire others to make a difference, and to think about how they can positively support the communities where they are based.
Emu Trekkers celebrates first anniversary with $15,000 donation to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation
By Jody Hammond, Media Officer.
Sydney-based,100% not-for-profit, outdoor adventure operator, Emu Trekkers has donated $15,000 to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) to celebrate its own first anniversary. The donation brings Emu Trekkers total commitment to ILF to $20,000, or the equivalent of 2,000 culturally-appropriate books, delivered into the hands of children in remote Indigenous communities in Australia.The donation was presented to ILF Executive Director Karen Williams by Emu Trekkers co-founder and CEO, Tristan Harley and the team of volunteers.