Page One Person: Tom Allwright of Adventure Abroad

Tom started Adventure Abroad to inspire people to get up and do the things that inspire them. He imparts this desire by providing a platform for unique adventure opportunities and experiences. He says that Adventure Abroad does this because they believe that as a society, the more we push boundaries and widen the imagination of others, the more opportunities the world will have, consequently helping the world become a better place.

Tom grew up on a small farm in central Tasmania, where he’d always had a passion for sport. He enjoyed rowing through high school and was selected to represent Tasmania before being drafted into his favourite AFL team, the Geelong Cats. Consecutive knee injuries cut short Tom’s dream of playing AFL in 2010. During this time, he also completed his Commerce and Law degree at Deakin University.

While Tom was studying, he started a health and fitness business in Melbourne. This is where he found a passion for adventure travel, preparing and leading groups to major international marathons as well as some of the world’s most revered hikes.

At the age of 26, Tom set up his first office in his grandma’s spare bedroom and founded Adventure Abroad. Now, Adventure Abroad are partnered with some of the world’s leading brands. Tom has lead over 15 treks to Kokoda in Papua New Guinea, as well as multiple trips over Kilimanjaro, Mt Everest Base Camp and Tour du Mont Blanc. We work directly with leading global companies to provide their clients with carefully crafted experiences that money simply cannot buy!

Adventure Abroad are now recognised as one of Tour du Mont Blanc’s leading luxury adventure operators.
Tom provides purpose with many of his quirky adventure expeditions by linking in with charity organisations
from around the world to raise funds for a common goal. Adventure Abroad aim to help raise in excess of
$1,000,000.00 in 2019.

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