Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) missions need not be separate
from employee incentive trips. In fact, Australia offers a myriad of
experiences for your next CSR-friendly incentive trip that allows
employees the chance to play while contributing to wildlife
Awesome possum nature and wine walk
Incentive groups can venture to the small, family-owned winery of
Passel Estate in Margaret River region of Western Australia where
they’re offered the unique opportunity of sampling award-winning wine
while learning more about the conservation of the region’s wildlife.
The winery serves as a sanctuary for a family of endangered western
ringtail possums that were relocated to the estate following bushfires
in the area in 2011.
Its ‘Nature & Wine Walk’ can bring private groups of up to 50 pax
on a tour of the Passel Estate bushland conservation sanctuary, where
they will learn about the winery team’s efforts in maintaining a
sanctuary for the possums and other threatened native fauna like quendas
and red-tailed black cockatoos. There are occasions when lucky guests
even spot the residential ringtail possums frolicking around.
The walk ends with a fully-guided wine tasting session paired with an
artisan cheese platter. Guests will then be gifted a bottle of Passel
Estate wine upon departure as part of the winery’s token of appreciation
for supporting its nature rehabilitation programme.
One hell of a ride tracking down Tasmanian devils
No trip to Tasmania is complete without meeting a Tasmanian devil.
The Tasmanian Devil Unzoo offers guests the experience of getting up
close and personal with the animals living in the area. Just like its
name suggests, this wildlife attraction deviates from the traditional
concept of a zoo, opting to let its wildlife run wild like they’re meant
Not only does this non-zoo allow more freedom for the animals, it
also creates more authentic wildlife interactions for visitors. But of
course, the safety of visitors is assured given the notoriously volatile
nature of Tasmanian devils.
The Unzoo’s Devil Tracker Experience takes groups of up to 10 on a
guided four-wheel drive tour to the isolated Tasman Peninsula where the
wild Tasmanian devils are tracked and monitored. Guests can actively
take part in the preservation efforts by downloading the latest images
from the infra-red cameras and recording their activity.
Spending koala-ty time in the great outdoors
Having recently joined forces with tourism partners from across the
globe to launch the world’s first-ever full commitment on climate action
in tourism at COP26 in Glasgow, Echidna Walkabout has proven to be one
of the more committed wildlife tour operators in Australia that offers
tours for small groups.
Any one of Echidna Walkabout’s vast variety of wildlife tours or
customised private tours incorporates a ‘Conservation Action’. A
four-day tour in East Gippsland for example would involve guests helping
to remove discarded fishing nets and conducting bushfire-recovery
wildlife research as they track down wild wallabies, kangaroos,
echidnas, parrots, cockatoos, black swans and many other Australian
The activities are designed to be fun and easy, and combined, these
thousands of small actions undertaken by guests each year make a big
impact in Echidna’s conservation efforts.