Who are we?
Second Nature Asia Pacific Pty Ltd is a family owned business, directed by Christopher and Maggie Audley, based on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. We focus on a growing demand for professional, cost-effective services in cultural and environmental education, national and international travel and tourism and conservation consulting. Our programs are developed specifically for schools (Kindergarten-Year 12), Universities and Special Interest Groups. We deliver programs in Australia and throughout 31 countries. We have a team of experienced, charismatic staff that have practical and theoretical experience working with groups in the field. We have spent years developing an exceptional variety of environmental and cultural education programs, international tour packages, and professional consulting services. All our programs and services provide rich and meaningful learning experiences for participants, improve local livelihoods and support conservation programs. In October 2011, Second Nature Asia Pacific was awarded with a Creek to Creek Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Award.
Education on Culture & the Environment
Individually tailored environmental and cultural education service options are limited in Australia and internationally. Second Nature Asia Pacific develops and delivers these educational services. Since the start of our business in February 2010, pre-schools, primary, secondary and tertiary education institutions, both nationally and internationally, have been using Second Nature Asia Pacific to provide them with unique educational programs. These programs teach students the importance of conserving their natural and cultural resources. As a result, schools have been able to fulfil their national curriculum requirements and provide students with real life practical experiences through field-based teaching, and the possibility to exchange with internationally award-winning industry professionals. Second Nature Asia Pacific education staff motivate change of attitude and facilitate an understanding on how students’ daily lives can impact our fragile natural environment and on multi-cultural awareness. All our programs provide experiences for the opportunity of life-long learning.
Travel & Guiding services
Second Nature Asia Pacific offers complete-packaged tours to a variety of special destinations around the world. These programs are available to education institutions and special interest groups. Tailor-made packages provide our participants with opportunities to visit areas of cultural, natural and religious significance. Itineraries include visits to local projects that aim to improve livelihoods and tackle local problems such as health, conservation and education. We offer programs to Australia and countries in South Asia, South East and East Asia, many Pacific Islands, North and Central America and Europe. For those interested in specific programs we also offer itineraries based on bush-walking, bird-watching, history and adventure. We are able to tailor programs to your group’s specific requirements, and can develop national and international itineraries to suit your needs. There are many examples of specialist itineraries on our website.
Consulting & Capacity building
Our specific set of consultancy services focus on the environment and community engagement sectors. We specialise in the development of capacity-building programs, conservation and tourism management plans to fundraising and grant writing. Our programs are regularly utilised by governments, non-governmental organisations and the private sector. We have developed successful programs in countries such as Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Viet Nam, Samoa and Nicaragua.