Teens laugh and chat over a card game during a Didier Walks Youth Hike

Proudly Didier Walks and friends are all a link in the outdoors industry chain…


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Awards WA

Awards WA is a not-for-profit organisation that recognizes the need to support the growth and development of all youth in WA. We do this by offering award programs such as The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and Ignite Award. The Duke of Ed Award is a well-known and established award for youths aged between 14 to 25 years old while Ignite Award, started in 2018, is aimed at young people aged 10 to 14 years old. We believe that today’s youth are the most important resource in today’s fast-changing world. We want to empower all young people in WA to explore their potential and achieve success through participation in our youth achievement and award recognition programs. Not all learning happens in the classroom – some of life’s biggest lessons can happen in unlikely locations.


Bibbulmun Track Foundation

The Bibbulmun Track Foundation (BTF) is an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation established to provide support for the management, maintenance and marketing of the Bibbulmun Track. The BTF is recognised as the primary focal point for community-based support and involvement. The Foundation also has primary responsibility for promoting the Track to potential walkers and maintaining the Track through the Newmont Boddington Gold Eyes on the Ground volunteer maintenance program.


First Hike Project 

Restarting life in a new country is always going to be a daunting experience. Imagine being in an unfamiliar location, in a different culture, with few if any connections and no choice but to learn a new language. Now picture having to do this after fleeing your home because of violence or persecution. You have nothing more than the clothes on your back. For most of us, this is inconceivable but for 25.4 million refugees worldwide, it is their reality.

In 2015, while hiking in Western Australia, Neil (himself an immigrant from South Africa) proposed a little idea to his mate. “Do you reckon we could take these refugee kids out on a hike with us?”

With that simple idea, ‘First Hike Project’ (FHP) was born.


Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC)

ATIC is the national representative body for tourism. The role of ATIC is to provide leadership and industry representation. Through a national voice for tourism and to manage national industry development programs.

ATIC’s three national industry programs (Quality Tourism Accreditation, the Australian Tourism Awards and Star Ratings Australia) support quality tourism businesses in their continued development to review and to benchmark.

Quality Tourism Accreditation is a national business development program that is suitable for all business types and sizes. It provides businesses with the necessary tools and resources. To assist and update business policies and procedures to ensure ongoing sustainability and best practice.