The Gold List - 2023

Crooked Compass

Crooked Compass

Crooked Compass
Sydney, NSW
Photography: Lisa Pagotto – Crooked Compass

Crooked Compass, a boutique tour operator established in 2014, specialises in transformative journeys for travellers seeking profound experiences. With a focus on offbeat destinations, Crooked Compass challenges and inspires sophisticated adventurers. Their aim is to forge connections with remote communities, dwindling tribes, and marginalised nations, delving beneath the surface of destinations and cultures.

Luxury is redefined by Crooked Compass. Their style of luxury centres around exploration and exclusive encounters, like stargazing on Pitcairn Island or telemetry-tracking endangered pangolins. The company fosters rare wildlife interactions and deep cultural exchanges while promoting sustainable practices. Beyond revenue, their mission includes cultural diversity, education and sustainability. Their team members share values of open-mindedness, curiosity and challenging conversations.

Crooked Compass encourages innovation and embraces a culture of inclusivity, appreciating diverse perspectives and seeking the best for the business. They engage with employees through regular feedback sessions, extending their culture globally by employing locals as guides in visited destinations. The company is committed to maintaining the authenticity of local cultures while sensitively integrating their tours with communities. Crooked Compass stands as a trailblazing advocate for immersive, ethical, and innovative travel experiences.

Crooked Compass

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