TOOWOOMBA travel company ICON Adventures has teamed up with a selection of family-run businesses in south-west Queensland to offer micro-adventure packages.
Starting this month, a group will head from Toowoomba to Roma, spending their tourism dollars in town before heading further out for a glamping experience on Wallaroo, a 29,000 hectare cattle property.
From this base they will go exploring the Expedition Ranges and Carnarvon Gorge.
ICON Adventures has been running hiking and cultural tours all over the world for several
years, but with COVID-19 that came to a grinding halt.
“It would be very easy to lose heart,” owner Suzanne Holden said.
“But, I’m not one to give up easily.
“We live in an amazing part of the world; we have a great opportunity to go explore it.”
“These short adventures tick many of the boxes which are important to travellers now.”
“It is safe, with COVID-safe plans in place, it is away from crowds and it is
The company offers nature-immersed experiences under the guidance of local ecologist, Craig Eddie, from Boobook Tours in Roma.
Participants can enjoy sundowners with new-found friends, camp-oven cooking and star gazing around the fire at Wallaroo.
Another positive factor is the support for small business.
There are seven local, family run businesses and their staff which will benefit from these adventures.
There are three of these micro-adventures running in September and October each with a
different focus, one on ecology and Indigenous history of the area, one with writing
workshops and one with a yoga and wellness focus.