With demand for its outback 4WD touring on the increase, award winning Australian travel operator APT has revealed its extensive new Outback Wilderness Adventure 2017 touring program.
A new tour is amongst the many highlights.
The Outback Way is an 11 day small group adventure. Journeying from Perth to Alice Springs, the tour includes stops at Wave Rock, the Coolgardie Goldfields, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Kings Canyon. Highlights include the chance to see Anthony Gormley’s steel sculptures at Lake Ballard; travel the 2,800 kilometre Great Central Road, part of the iconic Outback Way; enjoy the Sounds of Silence dining experience at Uluru; and take the Kings Canyon rim walk.
The new tour is one of seven outback 4WD tours and two 4WD and cruise combos across Queensland, South Australia, Northern Territory and Western Australia that make up APT’s new portfolio.
All tours in the new 2017 program will include all meals and will be accompanied by an APT Tour Director in addition a Driver-Guide.
An exciting new Signature Experience features on the 13-day Savannah Explorer, a scenic flight from Adels Grove which takes guests high above the breathtaking landscape to take in the stunning vistas of the Boodiamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park.
APT has also announced it will continue with its unique partnership with Australia Zoo in 2017, which will once again gives guests travelling on its most popular tour, the 12-day Cooktown to Cape York, exclusive access to the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve.
One of its included Signature Experiences sightseeing highlights, APT has secured behind-the-scenes access to this pristine eco-reserve set in over 330,000 acres of private parkland on the Cape York Peninsula. Off limits to the general public, the reserve is Queensland’s first-ever ‘strategic environment area’.
Accompanied by an Australia Zoo ranger, APT guests will learn about the wildlife, sonar detector tracking of Crocodiles and the endangered Speartooth Shark and uncover the region’s geology, bush tucker and native flora.
Commenting on the new brochure, Angus Tandy, Head of Kimberley and Outback Wilderness Adventures at APT said, “We have a leading reputation in outback touring and our guests trust us to take them off the beaten track and showcase Australia’s highlights in a way they simply couldn’t experience themselves. We’ve worked hard to ensure that this latest program continues to deliver the quality, choice and value that our agents and guests expect.”
Travel agents can offer clients a choice of APT SuperDeals for 2017. A Fly Free offer, Air Credit savings of up to $1,300 and $1,000 per couple are amongst the deals available on early bookings.
These are combinable with APT’s Early Payment Discount of $300 per person when tours are paid in full 10 months prior to departure.
APT hosts small groups of no more than 20 people on Outback Wilderness Adventures. Staying at some of Australia’s most remote hotels, stations and resorts APT guests travel across Australia in custom designed 4WD vehicles.
Widely recognised as being one of Australia’s leading tourism providers, APT was awarded Best Domestic Tour Operator for the past five years running (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) at the AFTA National Travel Industry Awards
APT’s Outback Wilderness Adventures 2017 brochure is available now.