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July 15, 2020 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email


APT, Australia’s most awarded luxury tour operator, is excited to announce a new addition to its diverse touring portfolio with the launch of Walking Holidays. The new travel style is designed for those who wish to experience guided-walking, with a touch of luxury, knowing that everything is taken care of by APT. With a history of over 90 years, the company’s ability to evolve and enhance product is evidence why APT is Australia’s most trusted tour operator.

APT’s new Walking Holidays, provide guests with the freedom to fully immerse themselves in remote and beautiful locations including Tasmania’s Bay of Fire and Lake St Clair National Parks, South-East Queensland’s unique Scenic Rim and New Zealand’s spectacular Marlborough Sounds.  On an APT Walking Holiday guests will walk with ease, carrying day-packs only and will be accompanied by a knowledgeable APT Walking Leader as well as local walking guides. The length of day walks and terrain varies, but guests can be assured they will be staying in unique and beautiful accommodations, dining on gourmet food and wine, and will have ample free days included.

APT Managing Director, Chris Hall said the new touring style is designed for active and adventurous guests who wish to enjoy being in nature explorations of some of Australia’s and New Zealand’s most spectacular and remote regions in world class style, while knowing they are being looked after by Australia’s leading and most awarded tour operator.

“We understand the interest in exploring our local areas and we are looking at all ways we can offer our amazing APT experience to agents and their guests. We are in the perfect position to offer more touring style options as we have the knowledge, infrastructure and expertise to be able to make it happen in this new travel landscape. Our new APT Walking Holidays complement our newly released Luxury Short Breaks and both feature the best accommodation in spectacular locations with a focus on relaxation, food and wine, and the knowledge that everything is taken care of with APT.” Hall said.

Hall concluded by saying; “Our travel agent partners have told us they value our new initiatives and we in tern appreciate and value their continued support. It is because of this support and mutually beneficial positive relationships that we are able to remain the most respected and Awarded travel brand in Australia.”

New tours include:

  • 10-day New Zealand’s Queen Charlotte Track & Marlborough Sounds Walking Holiday which includes four walking days in the Queen Charlotte Sounds region and a journey on the Coastal Pacific Train. Priced from $6,495 per person twin share with four departure dates starting January through to April 2021. aptouring.com.au/DWNZQ10
  • 12-day Tasmania’s Bay of Fires, Lake St Clair, Hobart & Bruny Island Walking Holiday which includes seven walking days, boutique accommodation and gourmet dining. Priced from $9,295 per person twin share, with the first departures 4 December2020 and further trips in February and March 2021. aptouring.com.au/DWAUT12
  • 9-day Tasmania’s Bay of Fires, Lake St Clair & Hobart Walking Holiday which includes four walking days, boutique accommodation and gourmet dining. Priced from $6,695 per person twin share, with three departures December2020, February and March 2021. aptouring.com.au/DWAUT9
  • 9-day Queensland’s Scenic Rim & Sunshine Coast Walking Holiday which includes four walking days on the spectacular Scenic Rim trail which passes through Gondwana rainforest. Priced from $7,595 per person twin share, with four departures April to July 2021. aptouring.com.au/DWAUQ9

Not to forget, APT has teamed up with Qantas to offer Qantas Frequent Flyer members the ability to earn Qantas Points when booking APT holidays. Guests can earn 1 Qantas Point per AU$1 spent on APT holidays.

The tour operator has responded to the current climate by implementing further measures to provide agents and their client’s confidence to book. The company has reduced deposit amounts to $500 per person. APT has also responded to the ever-changing Covid-19 era by implementing Safe Travel protocols including an extensive range of new measures to elevate its hygiene protocols giving guests assurance that they can book and travel with APT in total confidence. This is all covered by APT’s Security and Protection Promise now includes temporary COVID Flexible Booking Cover for both rebooking and new bookings to provide additional assurance.

For further information, head to www.atgconnect.com.au or www.aptouring.com.au or please reach out to your awesome ATG business development manager, or you can call APT on 1300 196 420.



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