Cocky Guides launches first WA tour for vision-impaired travellers

Cocky Guides launches first WA tour for vision-impaired travellers
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Cocky Guides has begun offering multi-sensory group adventures for blind and low-vision travellers. Last weekend, the company arrived in Perth for an eight-day adventure and its first ever tour in Western Australia.

    Cocky Guides founder James (Buck) McFarlane said, “We have finally arrived for our first tour in Western Australia. Our twelve blind and low-vision travellers, plus two guide dogs, are excited to discover Perth and the South West with our uniquely curated itineraries that focus on our guests’ senses beyond sight and the West’s best tour operators”.

    During their eight days in Perth and Busselton, the first group of blind and low-vision travellers will be looked after by local operators that are working with Cocky Guides to create an inclusive and engaging experience such as:

    • Autopia Tours
    • Sealink Rottnest Island
    • Perth Wildlife Encounters
    • Koomal Dreaming
    • The Lobster Shack
    • Chocolate Drops at Yanchep Lakeview Tea Rooms
    • Nambung National Park
    • Yanchep National Park
    • Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park
    • Wills Domain
    • The Berry Farm
    • Domaine Naturaliste
    • Shelter Brewing Co

    Check out some pics of the travellers below!

    Cocky Guides is a social enterprise that connects communities and industry by providing group support to help blind and low-vision Australians travel without relying on family, friends or paid carers. Since its launch in 2018, Cocky Guides has returned over one million dollars to the Australian visitor economy.

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