Accessible tour operator is a finalist in two categories at the NSW tourism awards

Accessible tour operator is a finalist in two categories at the NSW tourism awards

Cocky Guides concentrate on offering distinctive, multi-sensory adventures for the blind and low-vision neighborhood. Cocky Guides has been recognised as an excellent tourism enterprise, nominated as finalists for the mainstream Tour & Transport Operators class and Excellence in Accessible Tourism.

Cocky Guides Founder James (Buck) McFarlane says, “As a specialised accessible tourism operator, it is great to be a finalist for Excellence in Accessible Tourism. However, our team are also very excited to let our travellers know about our success as finalists in the mainstream Tours & Transport Operators category. We work hard to make travel naturally accessible at the destinations we visit. Our recognition as a finalist in this category is exceptional for our travellers, trip leaders and tourism partners.”

Cocky Guides enterprise mannequin connects communities and trade by offering group assist to assist blind and low imaginative and prescient Australians, permitting travellers to extend independence and confidence in new environments. During the awards qualifying interval, which was predominant throughout COVID, Cocky Guides returned virtually one-quarter of one million {dollars} to the tourism trade throughout airways, land transport, lodging, hospitality, points of interest, and actions.

James says, “During COVID, there was loads of alternatives for us to discover Regional NSW with our frequent travellers. We have been delighted to current Mudgee, Australia’s just lately awarded Top Tourism Town and Berrima, Australia’s just lately awarded Small Tourism Town, to blind and low imaginative and prescient Australians. We additionally loved working with Nicole from Country Food Trails in Orange, whose enterprise can be a finalist within the New Tourism Business class!’

Do you could have a buddy or relative that’s blind or has low imaginative and prescient? Share Cocky Guides on socials to find what we do. Keep updated with common newsletters, group excursions or request a tailor-made journey at

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