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Tree Hugger Travel was born from an epic 4-year adventure around the globe, where our founder saw first-hand the lack of travel agencies and companies that prioritised the environment over profits. Driven by a desire to make a difference, we set out to create a business with strong ethical foundations and a commitment to giving back.

Our mission is simple: to connect eco-conscious travellers with tours and experiences that showcase exceptional sustainability practices and emerging regenerative projects. We offer a personalised approach to customer service and believe in connecting with our clients to provide individualised solutions.

Since our inception in 2018, we have been dedicated to funding wildlife and habitat protection projects worldwide through our connection the World Land Trust. Up to 2023, we have funded the purchase of over 30 acres of threatened habitats and are committed going forward to continuing our efforts to make a positive impact on the world.

 

inspire and generate transcendental change in people and places through adventure travel; in-turn giving back to nature through direct habitat protection"

Post-pandemic

After a temporary closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Tree Hugger Travel is back and better than ever. This includes supporting rainforest protection with the ‘Save the Daintree‘ campaign being our conservation focus from January 2024.

We are committed to making a positive impact on the environment, and education is a major part of our mission. We communicate with local tour operators and conservation organisations to deliver fantastic travel packages that showcase the importance of sustainability and regenerative practices.

With a renewed focus on sustainable tourism, we are excited to continue our journey towards becoming a leader in the Regenerative Tourism space. Join us on our mission to create thriving communities and protect the planet for generations to come.

Our Mission

Create regenerative and sustainable travel experiences for travellers wanting to make positive impacts in the communities they visit and to give back as much as possible helping to create a planet where we live with nature and not against it.

Tree Hugger Travel - About Us - Our Mission - Go Sea Kayak in Byron Bay
Explore marine life with Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay
Tree Hugger Travel - About Us - Our Vision - Macaw - South America

Our Vision

To inspire and generate transcendental change in people and places through adventure travel;
While in-turn giving back to nature through direct habitat protection and supporting local conservation and wildlife groups;
And collaborating to create a healthy planet for all.

The UN SDG's

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Our Goals List:

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Free diving world champion Umberto Pelizzari, raised a flag to represent Goal 14, Life Below Water, off the coast of Formentera
Free diving world champion Umberto Pelizzari, raised a flag to represent Goal 14, Life Below Water, off the coast of Formentera

Supporting Local

We make a huge effort to keep your trip dollars in the destination you visit, supporting communities and locally operated businesses like FNQ Nature Tours.

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Supporting Local Business_Matt Cornish guiding with FNQ Nature Tours
Local wildlife expert Matt Cornish guiding with FNQ Nature Tours [Credit: Matt Cornish Photography]

Behind the Business

John Paul ~ Founder

My journey started 20 years ago, leaving Wales and ready to smile my way around the world.

I did just that, going overland in six of the seven continents and gaining a wealth of experience to launch Tree Hugger Travel and do what I do best, helping travellers create adventures of a lifetime.

Meet John & Tina

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