PEAK POTENTIAL ADVENTURES REACHES THEIR POTENTIAL AS AN ECOTOURISM CERTIFIED OPERATOR
Congratulations to Peak Potential Adventures for achieving Ecotourism certification for their tours – Six Foot Track Trek, Three Capes Trek, and Overland Track Winter Trek.
Peak Potential Adventures invite you on the adventure of a lifetime: to some of the most iconic trekking destinations in the world. Their collection of boutique, small group treks with (more than a few) creature comforts create memories and positive experiences which will exceed expectations and last a lifetime. Peak Potential Adventures provide you with all the preparation, support and training you need, so you’re ready to take that first step —no matter your age or fitness level.
Peak Potential Adventures’ founders come from army backgrounds, meaning they have extensive training in how to handle all kinds of outdoor terrain. The guiding team brings 25 years of combined industry experience, a connection and immense respect for the great outdoors and a deep understanding what makes a great adventure experience.
To enhance the experience, guides impart their knowledge of the local culture, history, flora and fauna during all treks. The experience is always improving as guides trek and climb in other parts of the world for ideas and inspiration.
The Six Foot Track Trek, in the heart of the beautiful Blue Mountains, is a two-day walk from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves and includes an overnight stay in the ecolodge at Coxs River: operated by a passionate environmental scholar and Crown Lands representative for the Coxs River and Six Foot Track region. Throughout the walk the guides discuss local environmental issues and point out rare and threatened species like the pink-purple blossomed and critically endangered Megalong Valley bottlebrush.
The Overland Track Winter Trek is perhaps the best way to experience the true essence and beauty of the Tasmanian Central Highlands. Trekkers will spend seven days walking, eating and sleeping in a landscape of ancient rainforests, moorlands, meadows and spectacular valleys carved by glaciers.
The Three Capes Trek package comprises four days spent exploring the spectacular coastlines of south-east Tasmania and three nights relaxing in four-star accommodation and restaurants. By providing specific information on the protection of national parks and a history of the Indigenous groups which once inhabited the area, the Peak Potential Adventure guides encourage appropriate behaviour while in the national park.
Peak Potential Adventures take environmental awareness and climate action seriously. Water bottles and enamel camp cups have replaced single use plastic water bottles and styrofoam cups on the Six Foot Track Trek. Guides point out areas which might be affected by climate change in the future and facilitate conversations about climate change’s impacts in general.
The company’s minimal impact policies and leave no trace principles allow clients to experience the personal transformation that nature can bring yet be assured that they will not be transforming nature. The guides lead by example, putting minimal impact bushwalking guidelines and ‘Adventure Activity Standards’ into practice and adapting them for use beyond bushwalking. A Peak Potential Adventures trek is a life changing experience with guides directing participants to take responsibility for their own environmental actions both on the trip and following it.
Peak Potential Adventures constantly strive to implement sustainable best practices across all aspects of their business. Their NSW office is committed to recycling, using minimal consumables (paper, water, power) and becoming a 100% paperless office. Currently they use 100% recycled paper and provide all information on their website (no physical brochures). They have also reduced their emissions by investing in a natural gas-powered troop carrier to take groups of eight or less to start of tracks.
The company also improves the local community by donating to charities including The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, the local community BMX Club and, through their Mt Kilimanjaro charity Trek, over $150,000 to Make-A-Wish Australia. Shane, Managing Director, talks with the troubled and disadvantaged youth of ‘Camp Breakaway’ about adventure and high altitude mountaineering in hopes of inspiring optimism and aspiration.
On the 18th of October this year, interested residents of the greater Sydney region were treated to a free guided trek through a costal section of the Bouddi National Park. Every month, Peak Potential Adventures host one of these free community walks to encourage people to go outside and enjoy the benefits of nature.
Ecotourism Australia is proud to welcome an operator who is guided by wilderness and the outdoors and who believes in the personal transformation nature can bring.
Congratulations again to Peak Potential Adventures on achieving Ecotourism certification and joining the Ecotourism Australia family.