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The Golden Backpack Awards are the original and most established awards dedicated to the independent travel sector! Barefoot Downunder is super pumped to be nominated for ‘Best Tour Activity in NSW’ in the Golden Backpacker Awards which will be held in the Gold Coast, this November 2016.

These events show off the best of the best in the adventure and backpacking sector. The Golden Backpack awards, ITE and ABiC are built on over 30 years of TNT being a leading voice of this industry sector and celebrates 20 years of being at the forefront of travel industry events.

2016 sees the 10th Golden Backpack Awards ceremony take place alongside the Independent Travel Exchange (ITE) and the Adventure Travel and Backpacker Industry Conference (ABiC) which, celebrates it’s 21st year.

After entering the awards through a simple nominating process, the awards are consumer voted following a national campaign in TNT Magazine, on www.tntdownunder.com and www.tntmagazine.com and their social media channels.

The voting process is closely monitored and supplemented by secret shopper assessments, and winners are announced on 10th November at the Q1 Resort in the Gold Coast.

Lets get voting now!

figure eight pools tourBarefoot Downunder’s brand new Figure 8 Pools Tour is about to kick off this SPRING!!!

Barefoot Downunder is excited to announce it’s BRAND NEW tour to the Figure Eight Pools in the Royal National Park, providing a fun and adventurous day out for all young backpackers and international travellers.

The Figure 8 Rock Pools is a series of sandstone rock shelfs and natural rock pools found just south of Burning Palms Beach in the Royal National Park. As the name suggests there is a natural pool in the shape of a figure 8, which is also considerer a very lucky number in some countries making the area more popular to visit.

The hike to the Figure Eight pools is very beautiful but also a harder walking track that can take around 3+ hours return involving steep and uneven trails and walking over rock/boulder formations along the coast. The Figure 8 Pools can be dangerous to visit without any prior knowledge in surf conditions and beach safety as the figure eight pools are located on the rock edge of the ocean.

We will be working to set the standards high by providing a fun and safe day tour to the Figure 8 Pools for young visitors and travellers alike.  This will be backed by educating guest on ocean and beach safety, applying our knowledge and experience in adventure guiding, beach and wilderness safety and running trips to the figure eight pools when the tides and swell are low in the day. After visiting the Figure 8 Rock Pools, our tour in Royal National Park will also include visiting areas around Wottamolla or Bundeena for a much needed swim and relax after the hike out. Lunch will also be included on our tour.

Our FIGURE 8 POOLS ADVENTURE TOUR in the Royal National Park is COMING SOON, please keep your eye out for updates on when we will be kicking off!