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Who we are

RAW Travel aspires to be Australia’s most inspiring and innovative walking company.

We have built a reputation as a leading specialist for self -guided and iconic walks around the world such as the Camino de Santiago and Kumano Kodo. We passionately believe a walking trip offers unique travel experiences and opportunities that other forms of travel can’t. Travelling on foot means you slow down and really see the world around you, connecting with nature, people and cultures. At RAW we take the time to really care and understand what our travellers want and that flexibility is at the heart of our offer. Our personal service and unrivalled trip knowledge means we have enjoyed a loyal customer following, which we treasure as the true definition of our success.

Owners Dave and Melinda Reynolds have been operating and leading trips since the late 1990s. They were attracted to each other by a shared passion for trekking and globetrotting in far-flung places. The thrill of adventure has remained a constant in their relationship, and they have now passed their passion for hiking onto their kids.

RAW Travel has stayed true to its roots as a family-owned and ethical business. It has a proud history of leading and operating walks worldwide for over 20 years.

The Experience

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Trips that fit you

At RAW we don't just plan your travel, we take you on a journey. From research and ideas and capability, we work with you to plan to outline your dream travel experience. We take into consideration your fitness levels, your achievements, your motivations and then we map out every step of your journey.

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Owned and Operated

RAW directly operates its own adventures in our major destinations ensuring the quality of our arrangements. With our own expert leaders and support staff on the ground, we are able to offer you help when you need it. As a primarily ‘direct to customer’ company we avoid the commissions and overheads associated with the traditional travel distribution network and charge in your own currency - so there's no price increases after you've booked!

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Unique Resources

We have our own proprietary walking app for all our trips, helping you navigate on the trail, giving you points of interest along the way, weather, and safety information. We're the only company to also produce our in-depth walking guidebooks on some of our popular routes like the Kumano Kodo and Portuguese Camino. This demonstrates our in-depth knowledge of these walks so we can properly prepare our clients.

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Established relationships

Everyone promises great accommodation but the reality comes down to the experience and relationships you have with suppliers in-country. We know all the best properties on our routes because we have been sending our customers there for many years and have built up a great reputation that ensures our travellers are well looked after and welcomed as valued guests.

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Our Commitment to you

Where experience matters

The slogan ‘we know because we go’ is real. We send our office team on the walks they look after. This means you will always get relevant first-hand advice from people who’ve walked the trails themselves. Plus we have our own proprietary navigation app for use on all our walks and developed our own guidebooks on some routes.

We are the only company that positively encourages people to come and see us and design your trip with you. Spend time with one of our destination specialists before you book your trip – and design it just the way you want it. We are the company most likely to give you the very best experience, support and accommodation on your walk!

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BUSINESS AS A FORCE FOR GOOD

Certified B-Corp

At RAW, we strongly believe that the world needs to find a new way of doing business. Our societies and our environment are crying out for change. Rather than wait for governments to implement change, we can be that change ourselves. RAW Travel is the only hiking company in the world that is a certified Benefit Corporation ( B-Corp). This is a rigorous new certification process to identify progressive companies that are a force for good. It means we are assessing our impacts on & contributions to the environment, our staff, our customers and our community.

RAW Travel has a long history of supporting good causes and has helped raise over $18 million in funds for Australia and NZ charities with the fundraising trips we ran.

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The Planet

Sustainable Travel

Australia’s first climate positive hiking company. That’s our goal, and we’re committed to go beyond achieving net-zero carbon emissions. By removing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than what we emit we will not just help protect our planet but actively contribute to its recovery and regeneration. Your choice of a walking holiday for your travel is a positive choice for our planet. We follow your lead by committing 10% of our annual profits to the environment and planting a tree for every person who travel with us each year.

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