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Larapinta Trail program crowned 'Best in Adventure Tourism'

We're feeling ecstatic after winning our 4th Brolga Award  | Luke Tscharke
We're feeling ecstatic after winning our 4th Brolga Award | Luke Tscharke

We felt confident we our Larapinta Trail walks were offering travellers a quality experience in the Red Centre of Australia. Now Northern Territory’s official tourism organisation has confirmed it with our fourth Brolga Award at Tourism NT's 2022 Brolga Awards, this time for 'Best in Adventure Tourism'.

The Adventure Tourism Brolga award recognises our entire Larapinta Trail walking program, from our exclusive Eco-Comfort Camps to our Indigenous-focused activities to wide range of offerings to suit nearly every ability.

“World Expeditions … are a world leader in sustainable walking holidays, offering multiple departures a week with 12 different itineraries on the Larapinta Trail utilising their four, multi award-winning exclusive eco-camps”, noted Tourism NT on their Brolga Awards Facebook page.

Nice words. We'll take 'em.

“Since being the pioneering first commercial operator on the Larapinta Trail in 1995 we have spent the last 27 years developing and improving on our product to ensure it is at a world class standard and is aligned with our ethos of Big adventures, small footprint”, said Michael Buggy, General Manager.

“It has been a privilege to share this beautiful country with so many travellers and we remain committed to respectfully connecting people with Arrente Country via our immersive walking experiences. It is an honour to receive this award and have the continued efforts of our entire team, from our guides in the field to our tireless Sales & Reservations staff, recognised with our fourth Tourism NT Brolga Award”.

The 2022 win builds on our Brolga Award wins in past years. In 2019, 2017, and 2016 our Larapinta Eco-Comfort Camps won the prestigious Brolga Award for “Ecotourism”. Winning the award for “Adventure Tourism” is a notch up from these previous wins as it gives a nod to our entire operation.

In addition, earlier this year one of our senior guides, Anna Dakin, was named Northern Territory’s Top Tour Guide for 2022, helping to make our Larapinta Trail walking program one of the most recognised adventure travel operations in the world.

World Expeditions are the pioneers on Australia's iconic desert trail, operating the first commercial guided small group walking tour on the Larapinta in 1995. Heading into our 28th year on the trail, it's humbling to know that our peers believe that our Larapinta Trail walks are still the best in the business. And we continue to offer the same high level of service on Larapinta walks as we did on day 1. 

“Winning a Brolga Award is the industry’s highest accolade and the recipients represent the best products and services in the Northern Territory,” notes Tourism NT on its website.


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