If you are a tourism student with a specific interest in sustainability in action, then you might like to consider enhancing your degree with practical experience gained from one of Australia’s leading Responsible Tourism operators, Crystal Creek Meadows in Kangaroo Valley on the South Coast New South Wales.
You will be involved in all aspects of the customer service value chain, including packages for our guests, greeting guests, marketing and property conservation development. Your involvement could be tailored, to some degree, to your interests. Crystal Creek Meadows believes that tourism is more than simply about relaxation; it can also be about personal enrichment and looking at life in a new way - a life changing experience.
Working alongside Christopher (learn more about Christopher’s campaigns) , you can help create the Responsible Tourism experiences that inspire positive happy holidays through action research and product development. All excellent ways to gain practical experience for your future career and to help make it a better world.
As part of the work experience you will be part of the Kangaroo Valley community, and will undertake local tourism projects for the community. You will meet the locals and take part in making tourism more sustainable in a destination. You will also learn about realities of community tourism, the practicalities of implementing projects and cooperating with small local operators to achieve great results.
Sophie and Christopher welcome Australian and international students for stays between six to 12 months work experience at their farm home. Students will enjoy their own studio room offering privacy yet be part of the family as much as you wish. Located just 3 minutes from the picturesque village of Kangaroo Valley you will be able to enjoy the peaceful country lifestyle of New South Wales, enjoy bush walks, cycling, swimming and more. We are located just 2 hours from Sydney and have a close rail link from Berry.
Our young family and Sophie’s extended family, who live in the region, make it a home from home, and a true rural Australian experience. So while we only offer work experience to serious minded candidates you also get to enjoy true Aussie hospitality (even if Christopher’s actually British!). Please contact Christopher for more information.
Read about Laura's expereinces in 2011 at Booderee National Park , a Visit to the KV Folk Festival , Contributing to Better Nature Tourism  and a School Environmental Fieldtrip to Crystal Creek Meadows 
If you are interested in applying for a Studient Work Experience opportunity at Crystal Creek Meadows you can write to Lara direct at lc00171 [at] surrey [dot] ac [dot] uk
See how we have used sustainaiblity as a fun added value guest expereince with Lara's help 
Read about Lara's Responsible Tourism work experiences are the blog diary links below