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Tourism Adventure Group (TAG) is known for creating extraordinary travel experiences for youth travellers visiting Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. With multiple brands across all aspects of adventure travel 

TAG is one of the fastest growing youth tourism companies in the World. TAG owns both the Nomads & Base Youth Hotel brands, MojoSurf, K'gari Tours, the Work & Travel Company and operates 14 properties across the Asia Pacific region. 

TAG has a focus on extending the youth offering to include extraordinary entertainment and tours as a part of the overall customer experience. The portfolio of 11 licensed venues, live music events and adventure tours, are a part of the social fabric that contributes the youth traveller experience.

OUR STORY

We are Nomads. A bunch of people who started travelling and didn’t give it up. In the process of working with amazing staff, agents, travel operators, property owners and other business partners we have been able to create an incredible network of tourism offers.

Nomads

Since 2005, Nomads has grown massively buying hotel leases, adventure tourism, and retail travel business to become Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia's fastest growing and exciting youth accommodation and tourism providers. In 2015 Nomads acquired the 14 property Base Backpackers brand and added United Backpacker, All Nations and boutique Byron Bay getaway, the Garden Burees as additions to its core accommodation portfolio. As part of growing an exceptional tourism offering the company also moved into o the adventure travel space owning and operating the K'gari Safaris, K'gari Swag Tours and Island Expedition businesses,  Mojo Surf (which operates in Sydney, Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay, Bali and Portugal).
In 2016 Nomads consolidated its businesses under the Tourism Adventure Group (TAG) umbrella and added a partnership with Australia and New Zealand's largest youth focused travel agency, Happy Travels and purchased the longest running Work & Holiday program operator Work & Travel Company.

In 2023 TAG opened a Nomads property in Ao Nang Thailand, followed by a Base Backpackers in the same town a few months later and Nomads Koh Tao within 12 months.

Like all good Nomads the journey is never over, and the TAG senior Management are constantly seeking the next addition to this unique tourism platform.

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The Experience

Base & Nomads Hostels​​​

 

Tourism Adventure Group owns and operates 14 hostels across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, 1 boutique hotel and 3 camp gorounds. 

 

While our network grew considerably in size following the acquisition of Base Backpackers in 2015, and then shrunk as a result of the pandemic, our philosophy has never changed and that is to create extraordinary travel experiences for our customers. 

 

Our diverse portfolio of properties means we are able to offer our customers the experience of a life time, the way they want to enjoy it. This way of thinking lead us to ensure our product offering could cater to differing travel styles and for the individualised personalities of the traveller. 

 

While the Nomads Hostels brand has evolved to attract those who want to discover different. The brand essence is a feeling of positive vibes in a chilled out atmosphere, where you stay to alert your senses, dive deep into local-culture and define your experience at your own pace.

 

Travellers chose the way they want to travel by fluidly moving between all of our hostels as they create their own story of travel.

 

No matter what property or product you choose all share a common goal to deliver extraordinary experiences. 

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11 Licensed Venue's

Our venues are as varied as our customer, from CBD nightclubs, to boutique craft beer bars, beachside cocktail bars and casual eateries. Each one of our licensed venues contributes greatly to its partnered accommodation, offering discounts to our in house guests and always ensuring there’s great product and friendly service available.

Each venue offers an entertainment calendar carefully curated to match the expectations of our accommodation guests, and continuous evaluation in our food, drink and entertainment products ensure that all our guests see our F&B offering as valuable addition to their hostel and backpacking experience.

In addition to our licensed venues like award winning Scary Canary, and backpacker institution Down Under Bar, TAG has also curated a number of award winning small scale festivals. Full Moon Down Under & Island Life beach festivals both hosted on spectacular Magnetic Islan provides an unparalleled opportunity to party in paradise, and newly awarded Spring Break Australia, the only Spring Break event of its kind in Australia targeting an international student market, to celebrate in the Airlie Beach and the surrounding Whitsundays.

ISLAND EXPEDITIONS, K'GARI SAFARIS, K'GARI SWAG TOURS & MOJO ADVENTURE TOURS

Tourism Adventure Group expanded their product offering to include must-see and do adventure tour experiences. 

K'gari Safaris tours as the name suggests is a 2 or 3 night tour of the Heritage listed K'gari (Fraser Island). Here customers explore the Island on a tag-a-long 4WD tour, where they get to drive along the white sandy coastline, discover Lake MacKenzie and see firsthand the Islands very own ship wreck.

Island Expeditions is for the adventurer looking for a slightly more rustic experience on K'gari, where each night of the tour customers will stay in a dedicated beach side camp, falling asleep to waves and waking up to the sun and K'gari Swag Tours takes it one step further offering a unique Australian camping experience.

 

Mojo Surf represents the heart and soul of Aussie surf culture, now in its 28th year of operation the Mojo team continue to push new boundaries teaching customers how to respect the ocean and stand up on a surf board. 

Mojo surf caters for all levels of surfing and has surf camps in some of the World best surf regions, including the iconic Sydney to Byron Bay surf adventure, a 3 month surf academy at a private surf camp Spot X near Coffs Harbour. 

The brand expanded its product offering to include destination surf camps in Bali and the Mentawai Islands, as well as running seasonal product in Portugal.

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WORK & TRAVEL

Sydney, Auckland & Melbourne

In 2021 TAG purchased the Workk & Travel Company. We go beyond the ordinary, offering a complete suite of arrival services to our work and travel members. From airport pick-up to hostel accommodation, welcome orientation, and assistance with essential tasks like setting up a bank account, obtaining a Tax File Number, and securing a SIM card – we ensure your landing is smooth and stress-free

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