Emu Trekkers are one of the hosts from our Adventures for Good collection. Here we find out all about their mission and how your adventure helps. A non for profit who are based around Sydney and the Blue Mountains, they offer world-class hiking trips and raise funds for disadvantaged children.
Please tell us a bit more about Emu Trekkers, what’s your mission?
Our mission is to offer adventurous hiking tours around Sydney and the Blue Mountains and use the proceeds to support the education, healthcare and welfare of disadvantaged children and youth. Our motto: Hike Australia. Help Kids!
Emu Trekkers is Australia’s first 100% not-for-profit NGO outdoor tour operator run by volunteer guides.
Sounds amazing, how will you achieve this?
In 2018, Emu Trekkers is proudly supporting the Indigenous Literacy Foundation with their commitment to improve literacy among children in remote Indigenous communities in Australia.
What we love about the Indigenous Literacy Foundation is that they not only gift thousands of new culturally appropriate books – with a focus on early literacy and first language – but they also run programs to inspire the communities to tell and publish their own stories
Emu Trekkers also offers walks on a pro-bono basis to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Since our development in 2017, we have run first hikes for children from refugee backgrounds to welcome them to Australia and teach them about our amazing outdoors.
How do you use the proceeds from your trips?
All the proceeds of our trips, beyond operational costs, go towards helping kids in need. All of our guides are volunteers who share our passion and expertise of the outdoors.
If you fancy getting involved and supporting Emu Trekkers you can join us for two days hiking and wild-camping in the Australian Blue Mountains and see all the good they are doing for yourselves.
About our ‘Adventures for Good’ collection
Much Better Adventures was born from a belief that travel can, and should, be a force for good. We take responsible, sustainable travel pretty seriously. For all of our trips, we only work with local, independent providers in order to channel money into rural, local economies. This creates a virtuous circle with local communities and governments who are empowered and incentivised to protect and conserve the incredible environments which attracted these visitors in the first place.
However our Adventures For Good take this philosophy one step further. These trips have been carefully selected to ensure you not only have an amazing adventure, but they also directly support some pioneering organisations delivering positive social impact across the world.
All of the hosts selected for these trips have a proven track record of delivering impressive results in their community and / or through conserving the environment they are working in. Proceeds from every trip are put directly towards achieving that mission so your adventure helps to build a positive legacy.