Tours Tasmania operates to share the stunning beauty and unique native flora and fauna of Tasmania’s natural environment and we embrace responsible tourism through a variety of initiatives.
We educate all of our guests on minimal impact bushwalking and the Leave No Trace policy’s before entering our National Parks.
In relation to our tours, we keep our small groups to 12-13 passengers with a maximum of 22 guests. Our guides are all in the process of becoming certified by Ecotourism Australia. They are instructed to ensure minimal environmental impact, and to provide accurate interpretation, and keeping wildlife disturbance to a minimum by viewing from appropriate distances and informing our guests how to view wildlife with patience and respect.
Activities are always confined to tracks and boardwalks to minimise negative impacts. In addition to our own initiatives we also ensure we align ourselves with other environmental ambassadors like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park.
Tours Tasmania offers the most diverse range of day tours across all small group tour operators operating out of Tasmania, covering many of the state’s iconic regions.
By transporting both international and domestic visitors to regional Tasmania, we help to deliver tourism dollars to regional townships.
Our guests are encouraged to purchase locally produced products from locally owned shops and markets, en-route as well as at our destinations. We actively promote regional tourism businesses, such as Kate’s Berry Farm on the East Coast and Federation Chocolate Factory on the Tasman Peninsula as part of our touring program.
Tours Tasmania is an active member of Wildcare and volunteers with on the ground projects in regional remote locations. We also support out team with fundraising initiatives like the annual Point to Pinnacle walk in Hobart, the world’s longest half marathon route, raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness and MS.
Tours Tasmania is an Accredited Tourism Business. As part of the accreditation process, Tours Tasmania is required to provide an in-depth submission regarding economic, environmental and social sustainability. Tours Tasmania is known in the industry to take its social responsibility seriously by offering many students from a variety of colleges and university placements in our office and the opportunity to shadow our guides on tour. Quite a few of these have led to full time or part time positions within the organisation.
We are also very flexible in accommodating our employee needs in regards to balancing family and working life and providing a nurturing and educational workplace for our staff.
From a touring perspective, we promote close relationships with our suppliers and have long standing partnerships with many. By our visits and the payment of park entrance fees we ensure that National Parks and Wildlife are able to continue their vital conservation, maintenance and education work. Whilst most of our tours concentrate on Tasmania’s amazing wildlife and natural environment, some of our extended tours have a strong cultural component. We take care to educate our guests with sensitivity in relation to Tasmania’s well known cultural diversity