Cocky Guides has just announced the launch of small group trips accompanied by an Auslan Interpreter. The very first expedition with six deaf travellers has just returned from NSW’s Shoalhaven region.
Having previously specialised in tailor-made, multi-sensory adventures for blind or vision-impaired travellers, this is an exciting new step for Cocky Guides.
“Our success has been to focus on tailored group experiences for a specific need, allowing us to deliver group support and create accessible tours that offer great value,” says James McFarlane, founder of Cocky Guides.
“It is a natural progression for us to support deaf travellers requiring an Auslan Interpreter.”
James said that the Shoalhaven trip received overwhelmingly positive feedback.
“[It allowed] us to fine-tune the teamwork between our local trip leader and our Auslan Interpreter. I was so excited that the travellers loved the experience.”
For now, travellers are able to embark on day trips from Sydney to the Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven regions with an Auslan Interpreter on board. But Cocky Guides plans to offer more destinations as soon as border restrictions ease.
Cocky Guides are offering their small group tours with an Auslan Interpreter through Sensory Tourism Australia.
You can also read more about other Cocky Guides developments here.
We also wrote about Cocky Guides and tips for vision-impaired travellers in this story from May.