When we first started going to Tasmania hiking it required a lot of effort to organise the trip smoothly. How would we get to the start of the track and back? Should we fly or take the Ferry? Should we take our car with us or rely on public transport. Over a few trips we have been able to plan our trips quickly and easily. With a few emails we arrange transfers, gear and accommodation. Usually all goes smoothly (often because Tasmanians are great people and they WANT you to have a terrific holiday)
Today I decided, that because I love organising trips and getting people out in the bush, that I would offer to help people plan their hiking trips to Tasmania or Victoria. Why give free advice you ask? I bet he is getting a cut off the places he refers us to! Well the answer is NO, no commissions from any of the places I might recommend. Besides, the advice may be the best time of the year or whether you can light a fire …hard to make money from that!
All of the people we use are just ordinary Aussie small businesses, run by nice people who are just trying to make a living. They love their own environments and are great at looking after people.
A potential risk, of course , is to increase the number of hikers in some areas but my assumption is that you will be doing the walk anyway so why not get some help in sorting out transfers, food or gear issues easily. It may also help keep these small businesses afloat and successful and that would give us a “warm and fuzzy” feeling.
I AM interested in increasing site traffic and having people click on one of the few ads I have here , more as an academic exercise to see what interest can be generated rather than making my fortune topping up my retirement funds!!
If I get some email requests I may post them on the blog with our answers so others can share in the knowledge and comment if they think our suggestions are stupid or otherwise.
So, don’t hesitate to contact us via the email link here – we may be able to help and, if not, will definitely point you in the right direction.