About Down Under Discoveries
Down Under Discoveries is a small family owned tour company offering a range of nature based experiences, eco tours, kayaking & hiking 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. 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.
We are passionate about the Environment and do all that we can to minimise our impact on it. We are an Eco Accredited Tour Operator committed to conducting our nature based tourism experiences in an environmentally sustainable manner. We aim to comply with the environmental protection standards and by the principals of sustainable tourism. You can read more about our commitment via our Sustainability page.
We are committed to providing you with extraordinary experiences Down Under, creating memories that you will treasure forever. Getting up close with Australian animals in their natural environment, sampling bush tucker and fresh local produce and engaging with local communities behind the scenes are just some of the things you can experience on our Eco Tours.
Promoting good mental health overall to men, women and children through our Nature Immersion experiences is something we are also pretty passionate about. Our Tourism Wellness offerings are based on 'Eco Therapy' which provide therapeutic experiences that often 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.
Most of us spent ample time in nature as children, climbing trees, exploring rocks and bugs, and playing outdoors with friends but today’s children often have limited opportunities to connect with the natural environment. Down Under Discoveries is committed to providing some of those opportunities through our Kidz Outdoorz program.
Owner and Eco Certified Guide, Chelle Fisher has a vision and mission of inspiring women to maintain and improve all aspects of their mental health through building a connection to the outdoors. She promotes women’s personal growth by providing adventures that build self-confidence and assist in the creation of a positive mindset. You can check out her community program She Seeks Adventure for more information.
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 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 facilitate 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.