About Down Under Discoveries
Down Under Discoveries is a small family owned tour company offering a range of nature based experiences, eco tours, hikes & 4WD adventures to many unique attractions throughout Porongurup, Albany and the South West of Western Australia.
We love the outdoors and are deeply connected to country, to nature. Nature is not just a collection of trees, rocks or animals, but rather, a presence that surrounds us, providing us with profound experiences wherever we go. We create with the vision of inspiring people to engage with the natural environment in hope that you too, will feel as though you are connected with this amazing country because there really is no place like it in the world.
Our aim is to create connections, build awareness and understanding for people about the natural places around them, driven by the belief that given the right opportunities, people who had previously seen the natural environment as irrelevant or peripheral to their lives, would discover the benefits of being outdoors, for themselves and for nature. They would then come to value those benefits and develop a level of care and commitment for the natural places around them as we do.
Our experiences are very much nature based for those reasons mentioned above. We prefer to get away from the hustle and bustle of a busy city and take you on an adventure showcasing some of the most beautiful places Western Australia has to offer, and we can assure you that they will be extraordinary experiences you will treasure for a lifetime.
We are deeply passionate about our most precious resource, the Environment and we do all that we can to minimise our impact on it. We support the ethos of "Leave no Trace". You can read more about our commitment via our Sustainability page.
We are also committed to promoting good mental health overall to men, women and children with a strong focus on providing Nature-based active wellness therapies. Many of the products we offer are based on 'Adventure Therapy' which provide therapeutic experiences that often can contribute to a reduction in levels of anxiety, stress, and depression which lead to positive change in peoples lives. You can read more on our Nature Immersion page.
Chelle, owner of Down Under Discoveries, has a strong to desire to improve the lives of women from all around the globe, promoting positive mental well-being, helping women deal with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem and overall lack of confidence. Chelle founded She Seeks Adventure, a nature-based women's adventure program in 2017 to inspire women to push through their fears, encouraging personal growth and self confidence in a safe and nurturing outdoors environment. You can find out more info on the She Seeks Adventure page.
Our staff are experienced and qualified, committed to looking after you and giving you an excellent experience on every level. If you are after a more tailored type of day tour to meet your interests and needs, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.
Our Vision, Mission and Values
Our vision is to continue to inspire people from all over the world to engage with the natural environment in hope that they would then come to value those benefits and develop a level of care and commitment for the natural places around them as we do, forming deep connections with this amazing country because there really is no place like it in the world.
Our mission is to create connections, build awareness and understanding for people about the natural places around them, driven by the belief that given the right opportunities, people who had previously seen the natural environment as irrelevant or peripheral to their lives, would discover the benefits of being outdoors, for themselves and for nature.
Our Values - S.E.R.V.E
Our customers come first and we strive to work to the highest operational standards in order to exceed the expectations of our customers.
We strive to deliver excellence to our travel partners and our mutual customers through the development of quality systems and continued focus on smarter ways of working.
We work together with our partners and suppliers with respect and integrity to develop and maintain long lasting and mutually beneficial working relationships.
Using our strengths, we strive to deliver value to our customers by offering quality, innovative and value for money products and services.
We strive to operate responsibly to minimise negative and enhance positive environmental, social and economic impact ensuring the long term sustainability of our business and of the resources on which we depend. We are Eco Certified with Eco Tourism Australia's ECO certification program and we aim to comply with the environmental protection standards and by the principals of sustainable tourism.