Best Travel Product - 2014 updates

The group stop for a break  on the Larapinta Trail | Peter Walton
The group stop for a break on the Larapinta Trail | Peter Walton

Our Larapinta Trail was named Best Travel Product by the Australian Society of Travel Writers in 2014. This coveted award is presented to the most effective liaison that inspires the industry to write about the destination. It is open to international, domestic/state and regional tourism organisations. World Expeditions is thrilled with this achievement as it is awarded by the members of Australia's leading travel media industry body. 

The members of ASTW are constantly exposed to the cutting edge of all that happens in the travel industry and it's a major challenge for any travel product to rise above the pack and inspire such well travelled and experienced travel professionals. Thankfully the pioneering heritage, award winning architecture and deep engagement with Aboriginal Traditional Owners when combined with a stunning walk and outstanding service adds up to a compelling and inspiring travel experience.

We welcomed the Channel 9 Weekend TODAY Show on the Larapinta Trail to broadcast the weather live with Emma Freedman. Special thanks to Qantas and Tourism NT for getting the crew to Alice Springs. The group had a fantastic time and our guides kept them well fed and entertained. What a stunning location for a weather broadcast. 

Footage courtesy of Weekend Today, Channel 9

In May 2013 we launched an exciting major upgrade to our semi-permanent camps. For over 8 years we have worked with Neeson-Murcutt Architects to design innovative, stylish and sustainable semi-permanent campsite facilities that  enhance the experience of trekkers while at the same time minimising environmental impacts. These new facilities are available for our 3 Day Larapinta Experience and 6 Day Classic Larapinta trips for 2013. 

Our innovative new campsites give trekkers a relaxing base to enjoy the outback solitude between walks while enjoying the pristine desert scenary. The kitchen, lounge and dining shelter is set on a raised platform out of the dust and provides a cool and shady open sided haven on warm afternoons, while also offering a warm shelter during the cool nights.  The toilets are in a new clean and airy amenities shelter and will use a special system that breaks down waste without using water or chemicals. The hot showers will continue to give trekkers a welcome way to wash away the dust of a good days walk on the Larapinta Trail.

These campsites would not be possible without a strong partnership with Aboriginal Traditional Owners and the NT Parks and Wildlife who jointly manage the land. The exclusive sub lease ensures that the benefits of trekking tourism are shared equitably with the Aboriginal Traditional Owners whose land we walk and camp upon.



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