WWF-Australia Launches ‘Walk For Wild’ Eco-Tourism Events

Sep 30, 2021by Olivia - F&F

If you love hiking, luxury accommodation, and seeing Australia’s gorgeous landscapes — then you’re in for a treat! To restore wildlife and habitats impacted by the 2019-2020 bushfires, World Wildlife Fund-Australia (WWF) and the Tasmanian Walking Company (TWC) have launched the inaugural ‘Walk For Wild’ fundraising events!

‘Walk For Wild’ Fundraising Events

These aren’t your typical fundraising events! Through WWF-Australia and TWC’s Walk For Wild trips, you’ll have the opportunity to witness Australia’s breathtaking scenery on foot. It’s all part of WWF-Australia’s project to ‘Regenerate Australia’ after the horrific 2019-2020 bushfires. 

100 per cent of the Walk For Wild proceeds will go to Regenerate Australia, which will help to restore wildlife and habitats, rejuvenate communities impacted by the bushfires, boost sustainable agriculture and ensure our wonderful landscapes are resilient to the worsening impacts of climate change. 

According to Brett Godfrey, co-owner of TWC, “Walk for Wild marks the start of a new partnership with WWF-Australia and celebrates our ongoing commitment to inspiring positive change in conservation”.

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What Is WWF’s Regenerate Australia?

We all remember the awful scenes from the 2019-2020 bushfires, which will forever be known as Australia’s Black Summer. That’s why last October, WWF-Australia launched the largest wildlife and nature regeneration program in Australia’s history — Regenerate Australia!

Over 5 years, WWF-Australia aims to raise $300 million to fund the program and double the number of koalas on the east coast of Australia by 2050! Another goal is to restore the 19 million hectares of wilderness that was burnt during the 2019-2020 bushfires — that’s roughly 2 billion trees!

Kathryn Birch, Senior Manager Impact Partnerships at WWF-Australia says, “we are very proud to be working with Tasmanian Walking Company to help raise awareness and funds for Australian conservation and encourage people to enjoy Australia's incredible natural environment”.

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Walk For Wild | Hiking, Luxury Accommodation & Beautiful Scenery

WWF-Australia and the TWC are offering four unique walking experiences — ranging from 3-6 days and costing between $1,995-$3,995. There are three walks located in Tasmania, and one in Victoria. All of the walks — departing on October 8th — include amazing outdoor tracks, private accommodation, all meals and beverages, a heavy-duty backpack and jacket, a reusable drink bottle and coffee cup, a Walk For Wild T-shirt, and of course, the expert guidance from two qualified guides. 

“Walk for Wild is an exciting opportunity for people to enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits of walking in Australia’s remote wilderness areas, while also knowing the purchase of their walk is contributing to this incredible conservation effort,” said Brett Godfrey. Plus, Kathryn Birch says, “eco-tourism, when mindful and well-managed, can have a huge positive impact for people and nature”.

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Bay Of Fires, Cradle Mountain, Three Capes & Twelve Apostles

These four walking packages sound phenomenal:

  • Bay Of Fires Lodge Walk (4 days, $2,595) —  Features white-sand beaches, wild coastline, ocean dips, kayaking, and a secluded forest lunch.
  • Cradle Mountain Huts Walk (6 days, $3,995) — Features ancient landscapes, sumptuous meals, Tasmanian wine, and the journey to Australia’s deepest natural lake. 
  • Three Capes Long Weekend (3 days, $1,995) —  Features secluded beaches, soaring cliffs, a private eco-cruise, wild rainforests, and a ferry ride to an underground museum. 
  • Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk (4 days, $2,595) — Features delicious tea in the eco-lodge, bare feet in the sand, wild and remote areas, shipwrecks, and a chopper ride above the Twelve Apostles.

We love the sound of these walking adventures! The best part is that the profits from the walks go straight to WWF-Australia’s Regenerate Australia program, which is aiding bushfire-affected areas. 

To read more about the Walk For Wild adventures or to book one for yourself, visit Walk For Wild To Regenerate Australia!

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