By Jody Hammond, Media Officer.
Emu Trekkers, established last year as Australia’s first 100% not for profit, adventure tourism operator, has launched a new two-day hike in the Blue Mountains. Supported by a grant from the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust, the new tour is a two-day guided hike in the UNESCO world-heritage Blue Mountains National Park.
Emu Trekkers CEO, Tristan Harley, said the organisation recognised a niche in the market to provide tourists with a guided, overnight camp in the wilderness. “We’ve already had more than 250 visitors join our day walks. Now we want to take away barriers like lack of equipment, experience or knowledge so that people can enjoy an extended experience in the Australian bush.”
Emu Trekkers’ two-day tour is suitable for fit ‘first timers’. The trip is a hike down to the Acacia Flat campground in the Blue Mountains for a peaceful night in one the most secluded areas in the region. Visitors learn essential camping skills, including how to set up a tent, how to cook, clean, keep warm and of course, have a great night under the stars without leaving a trace. The goal of this immersive experience is to showcase the beautiful Blue Mountains National Park while reinforcing positive environmental practices.
Tristan commented: “This is the perfect getaway for those wanting to get out of Sydney, immerse in nature and challenge themselves in one of the most spectacular wilderness areas in Australia. All the camping equipment is provided free of charge and like our other treks, all money raised goes to helping kids in need, specifically the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.”
For more details on Emu Trekkers Two-Day Hike and Camp in the Blue Mountains, click here.