With most of us taking to the road this festive season and visiting family and relatives after what seems like the longest year in existence, and something we didn’t think would be possible a few short weeks ago.
The great people at Empty Esky and Audible have teamed up to get us road-tripping and supporting some great communities that have been doing it tough with lockdowns, bushfires and now floods.
In every state, the team at Empty Esky have put together bespoke road trips which will take you to many unique locations and have you experiencing and supporting local restaurants, bakeries, wineries and regional communities that need us right now.
At each stop on your road trip, the people at Audible will give you access to a free audiobook to help keep you entertained on the road.
To unlock the free content, road trippers across Australia can keep a lookout for the Audible posters at participating small businesses spread from Huskisson in New South Wales to the Huon Valley in Tasmania, and from Bright in Victoria to the Adelaide River in Darwin. Upon visiting a participating business, scan the QR code on the Audible poster, follow the prompts to redeem, and download the Audible app to listen.
“Regional small businesses in Australia have really done it tough this year, but it’s been incredible to see the Aussie spirit shine through to support some of our hardest-hit areas. We’re thrilled that Audible has got our Empty Esky family covered with high-quality and diverse entertainment for their next journey, making great memories while helping to get Australia on the road to recovery along the way,” Eleanor Baillieu and Erin Boutros, Co-Founders of Empty Esky say.
Meanwhile, there’s something to suit the tastes of every road tripper at participating small businesses; from mouth-watering delights at Sweet Decadence Chocolate in Daylesford, Victoria, to dinner at NSW south coast local, The Quarters Huskisson; from dune surfing in Lancelin, Western Australia, to award-winning ice cream at Gelato Mio in Coolum, Queensland and Willie Smith’s Apple Shed in Tassie.
“This year has been difficult for all Australians, but with summer around the corner we’re all looking forward to a getaway. As we look to safely holiday in our backyards this year, Audible has picked some of our favourite road trips listens to keep Aussies entertained on their journey. We’re excited to join forces with a community-minded organisation like Empty Esky to offer some comic relief and escapism for the whole family this summer,” Leanne Cartwright-Bradford, Country Manager at Audible Australia, says.
Audiobooks and exclusive podcasts available as part of the adventure include classics like Alice in Wonderland, performed by Gemma Arterton; new true crime stories such as Heist, featuring Michael Caine, to laugh out loud comedy from Australia’s Funniest Stand-Up, and thought-provoking listens from First Nations voices, including Nakkiah Lui and Miranda Tapsell in their Audible Original, Debutante: Race, Resistance, and Girl Power.