Sustainability and Shameless Self-Promotion
We love talking about ourselves. But unlike a horrible blind date who yammers on and on, we actually have some noteworthy things to say that might interest you about what we do.
People, Planet and Profit — these are the things we love! They also happen to be the three pillars of sustainability. If we’re not taking care of our staff and of our community, then making money doesn’t mean much. Similarly, if we’re not actively trying to improve the environment that we’re operating in, then we can’t really call ourselves a “sustainable tour operator”, can we?
Through our community service projects, innovative citizen science programs, and activities with Traditional Owners, we are trying to transform young people from “regular” tourists to travellers who contribute and work towards a better world.
And since we know you like us so much, we might even slip in a humble brag about the latest award Small World Journeys has won.
We Include Everything But Foot Rubs
Of course our tours include accommodation, meals, transport and activities,
but we think you and your students deserve more than just these basics.
We throw in extra goodies like a regional field guide for each student, an
adopted plot of rainforest for the group if you visit the Daintree, reusable
cloth shopping bags and water bottles, yummy snacks, and a donation in your
group’s name to Reef Restoration Foundation. And who knows? If you’re
really nice we might even rub your feet.
Lodging that is safe,
central and family
owned when possible.
Activities that you
won’t find anywhere
We evaluate hazards on your trip so it can be as safe as possible while still being fun.
We include activities or talks with Traditional Owners on every trip we offer.
Collecting data on and studying ecosystems at risk are important learning tools on our trips.
We offer totally unique activities and talks
like our Sustainability Amazing Race, Environmental Debates,
and Cuisine & Culture with a refugee.
We give your students field guides, re-usable water bottles, cloth shopping bags and donation certificates to rainforest and reef charities.
We do custom trips!
Still haven’t found exactly what you are looking for? All our tours are fully customisable and can be catered to suit your time-frame, student interests and budget. A geography excursion to the Great Barrier Reef? A biology excursion to the Daintree Rainforest? An Aboriginal culture excursion? Our educational trips in Queensland and New South Wales are hand-crafted for those who cannot find exactly what they want from the inflexible set itineraries of large tour operators.
If you are looking for a science trip, ecology trip, Aboriginal culture, or just a sample of the best of Australia – we can help.