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About Us

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Our 
Story

 

 

Our names are Callan Mantyvirta and Ciara Power and we are the founders of Uncovering Hidden Gems. 

Whilst going on our own family trips we realised how much precious travel time we were wasting flicking through brochures at our hotel, searching google maps and even scrolling through trip advisor, trying to find the best local spots. Inspiration then sparked to create our Hidden Gem Maps which are one stop shops for all places unique and less travelled.  Uncovering Hidden Gems has been designed to make it as simple as possible to discover and navigate your way to any hidden gem, from secluded campgrounds to underground speakeasy bars. 

 

By separating itself from the travel guides that focus far too heavily on the well known, our maps will instead be highlighting the lesser known!

Businesses around the world have tackled one of their most economically tough times through Covid-19 and our Hidden Gem Maps couldn’t have come at a better time as businesses start to reopen and border closures start to lift. Australians especially, have never been more ready to discover what treasures lie in our very own backyard.

Lockdowns have tested people’s mental health all around Australia and the world and we understand how helpful travel can be to relieve stress. So we've set a goal to donate a share of the profits each year to organisations that are doing outstanding work in the space of mental health. 

Go check out our Instagram (@uncoveringhiddengems) to keep up to date with our latest news and locations!

Words From Our Map Owners,

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“@uncoveringhiddengems have been an absolute LIFESAVER... not only do their interactive maps show you hundreds of unique spots around your state, they even link genuine reviews from google, tiktok & youtube to help you learn more about the location too!”

ELLA & RYAN, @lapofthemap

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