Each year we contribute to our Tasmanian community and the Australian community at large. We employ over 100 local staff, support local food and wine producers and support a number of charitable organisations. We helped establish the Aboriginal guide training program which saw students graduate with a Certificate III in Guiding.
In 2015 we were lucky enough to work with Overland Jack. Jack is 8 years old and suffers from cerebral palsy spastic quadriplegia. He can’t walk, talk or eat on his own. Despite this, Jack completed the 65km Overland Track. He was was carried on his Dad’s back and supported by a hiking team including police, firefighters and a paramedic. Jack’s life and this adventure isn’t about what he can’t do, it’s about how - with a little help from those around him - he can do just about anything.
The Tasmanian Walking Company supported Jack on his unique adventure by donating our huts for the duration of the walk, along with Melody one our fantastic guides. By supporting this adventure we hope it has allowed everyone in the team to focus on the challenge of getting Jack over the gruelling yet beautiful landscape.
Jack and his team want to raise awareness for people with disabilities and money for the not for profit group - Life Without Barriers (LWB). LWB helps hundreds of Tasmanian locals with disabilities, mental health issues, homelessness and much more.