Double Australian Tourism Award Winner, Nullarbor Traveller offers camping and adventure tours to pristine areas over Australia’s Ultimate Road Journey – the Nullarbor Plain.
With regular departures from Adelaide and Perth, tours are relaxed, informative, fun, and personalised. The emphasis of our tours is sustainable tourism as our passengers experience the landscapes of this vast land, wildlife; flora & fauna and exploring the many internationally recognised national and conservation parks.
It is a real Australian adventure - passengers experience the unique Australian outback, ancient forests and spectacular coastline, on an Adventure to wild places… where the journey forms part of the experience’!
Member since: 16 Oct 2007
How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...
- Where possible local guides with local knowledge are sourced to do complete parts of the tour.
- Throughout the journey business relationships have been established and developed which brings generates local business and wealth in regional communities. An example is the township of Wudinna on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia – since we have started to camp in the nearby Gawler Ranges National Park we now purchase from that community the following: fuel, perishables, meat and general food supplies, as well as use the swimming pool in the hot weather.
- Interaction on the tour with animals [sealions and dolphins] is at the animal’s initiation. Rubbish is minimised and disposed of thoughtfully. Recycling is encouraged while on tour.
- Best utilisation of water is paramount – as we cart all our own water [collected from personal rain water tanks] incorrect use results in the tour needing to utilise the water stored on board for emergency use only.
- The main base for the business is situated on a WWOOF Farm. Each year we plant and re-vegetate and fence off prescribed areas on the property for preservation of conservation.
- The Information pack provided to each passenger explains to passengers that the areas in which we travel are remote, with minimal services. Water is critical, not only while on board the tour bus but when stopping and using roadside convenience showers and the we detail this and other ways to minimise impact on the local community and service provider. Appreciation of emergency services, which are run by community volunteers and the need to ensure that un-necessary risks are not taken either by the guide or through passengers complacency.
- ‘Local knowledge’ and ‘welcome to our backyard’ are key marketing messages that ensure our passengers understand and appreciate the affiliation that we have with our environment – both physical and social.
- The local knowledge component of our tours produces and provides international accessibility and recognition of local social projects and their relationship to the health and well being of each community throughout the journey.