We believe that the best way to really experience an area is to pass through it on foot. Unlike the view obtained through the windows of a bus, a traveler on foot moves at a leisurely pace. There is time to smell the flowers, watch a native bird as it darts amongst the colorful wildflowers, stop and chat with local characters and marvel at nature's majestic landscapes. We have carefully chosen locations for our journeys on foot to feature the best national parks and reserves in the country.
At M05943 we are committed to providing quality holidays that are excellent value for money, whether the price is high or low. Each trip has been thoroughly researched to ensure that high standards are met and maintained. Our program of regular review and our response to client feedback ensures that you will have a unique, enjoyable and highly memorable walking holiday.
Leave the logistics of your holiday to us. We'll organize all the accommodation, meals, transport etc. in advance, saving you time and ensuring that you'll experience the best an area has to offer. We know the best places to stay and which ones to avoid. We know the best walking routes and how to help you discover more of an area than you could on your own. Most importantly, we triple-check your travel arrangements so you can relax in the knowledge that your holiday will be hassle-free.
Since 1994 our company has led the way in providing quality Australian walking holidays that represent excellent value for money. M05943 is a family business owned and operated by Phil & Monica Coleman. We are both passionate about walking - walking has been a part of our professional lives for several decades. We offer walking holidays to destinations that we personally love.
Each meticulously planned itinerary has been thoroughly researched to ensure that our high standards are met. We know the best places to stay and which ones to avoid. Our walking routes are not simply the shortest distance between two points. They take you to secluded, unspoiled places not bustling with tourists; always beautiful, sometimes remote, usually peaceful, often wild.
Walking returns you to nature. There's nothing quite like a day's walking in the clean, fresh air to relax the body and mind and to get fine conversations going. We believe it is the best, and often the only way to experience some of these wonderful environments.
We know the best walking routes and how to help you discover more of an area than you could on your own. We organize all the logistics of your holiday, saving you time and ensuring that you experience the best each area has to offer.
Our guides are highly experienced professionals - and they are fun people to spend your holiday with. We pay attention to even the smallest of details to make sure your trip runs smoothly. We have a program of regular review so you can be assured that walking notes and other details are as accurate as possible. We respond to feedback and immediately investigate any complaints.
We never compromise on quality in order to sell on price. We are committed to ecologically responsible, low impact tourism that benefits the local communities we are traveling through.
M05943 is an “Accredited Tourism Business” - we have established standards of excellence in ethical conduct and business practices including safety procedures, business and risk management, environmental practices and consumer protection. We also have achieved Advanced Ecotourism Certification.
Owned and operated by Phil & Monica Coleman; a registered company is an accredited Tourism Operator; has $20 million public liability insurance; has won several awards for excellence in tourism.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
The business has been operating for 18 years. It was started by Monica and Phil who have hiked all over the world and have extensive backgrounds in the tourism and outdoors industries. They wanted to provide an opportunity for people to walk areas that are normally not seen when travelling by car.
2. What is your company's mission?
Our mission is for our clients to really experience an area by passing through it on foot. Unlike the view obtained through the windows of a bus, a traveller on foot moves at a leisurely pace. We allow them time to smell the flowers, watch a native bird as it darts amongst the colourful wildflowers, stop and chat with local characters and marvel at nature’s majestic landscapes. Our locations are carefully chosen for our journeys so as to feature the best National Parks and reserves Australia has to offer.
3. What does your company specialize in?
Auswalk specialises in walking holidays for small groups. We are passionate about walking and delight in offering high quality itineraries to destinations we personally love. For your comfort, we choose to stay in quality accommodations and enjoy good food and wine at the end of the day.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Monica and Phil Coleman. Monica has had over 35 years involvement in the outdoors industry. This includes establishing, managing and guiding for Auswalk, teaching Physical Education and Outdoor Education, organising the largest trade show for the snow and outdoors industry in the southern hemisphere, guiding and instructing in the fields of bushwalking, cross country skiing, rock climbing and abseiling and teaching Tour Guiding at a tertiary level. Phil has also had over 35 years involvement in the outdoors and travel industry. He studied engineering before establishing two outdoors equipment shops. His next venture was establishing a specialist adventure retail travel agency in Melbourne, through which he became an agent for inn-to-inn walking holidays in Europe and the United Kingdom. He also operated weekend adventure holidays in the areas of skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, hang gliding and abseiling.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
Our most popular travel package is our self guided Inn to Inn walking holidays. Our customers can walk at their own pace through delightful country experiencing everything from waterfalls, mountains to wildlife , knowing that at the end of the day they will have a comfortable bed with a good wholesome dinner in a relaxing atmosphere. Everything is fully catered so they can sit back and relax knowing that everything has been well organised, all they have to do is carry a daypack with their lunch and enjoy the superb countryside.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
If you like hiking, enjoy spending quality time with locals, like to have good food and wine and to inhale the pure nature, this is the way to visit Australia. Walk with Auswalk.
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