Guides are an integral part of our walking experiences, and supporting guide training culture is essential to all of the Great Walks. Guides who are passionate educators share their knowledge of the area’s flora, fauna, geology and history with walkers, who invariably leave with a strong sense of ownership and custodianship of our wild places.
Tasmanian Walking Company are highly committed to making a difference with training programs in the conservation and cultural heritage of Tasmania, and invest significantly in their own guide training programs, work extensively with TAFE Tasmania on their guide training courses, and help to run Discovery Ranger Program – a partnership with Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Services. This program champions local understanding and advocacy of conservation sites, through public events and education on sustainability, leave no trace principles and information on weeds, seeds and shorebird protection. The program also helps to fund ranger salaries in Tasmanian national parks and conservation areas.
TWC further provides an annual $10,000 scholarship to the University of Tasmania each year, to support a student to undertake their research thesis as part of the Master of Tourism, Environment and Cultural Heritage.