Thursday 20 June 2013

World Expeditions' New Campsites Boost Business on the Larapinta Trail

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Leading Australian adventure travel company, World Expeditions, reports it is receiving record levels of bookings on its Larapinta Trail trekking trips, following the launch of its architect-designed, semi-permanent campsites recently.

The new campsites, which were designed to deliver unsurpassed levels of comfort to trekkers on the remote Larapinta Trail in 519857the West Macdonnell Ranges, near Alice Springs, incorporate stylish and comfortable dining and living areas, providing a welcome refuge for trekkers.

The new campsites’ design, which is the work of Sydney-based Neeson Murcutt Architects, is a world-first, in terms of its capacity to provide comfortable shelter on both warm days and cool nights.

The design incorporates new sustainable technologies such as water-free composting toilets, solar lighting systems and a new hybrid grey water disposal system designed for the arid environment.

World Expeditions’ long standing relationships with the indigenous traditional owners and NT National Parks & Wildlife have provided the basis for negotiation of an exclusive sub-lease -  a cooperative arrangement that will benefit all parties.

According to World Expeditions General Manager Domestic, Chris Buykx, the introduction of a new route from Tiger Airways to Alice Springs from Melbourne and Sydney, has also helped to boost bookings this season.

“The 6 day Classic Larapinta is World Expeditions’ biggest selling trip globally,” Chris said.  “and the upgraded facilities mean 519863that it’s accessible to even more people now.”

“The new structures are attractive, practical and comfortable and we believe set a new benchmark with group trekking,” he said.  “Combined with the new composting toilets and hot water showers, we are confident our accommodation is second to none on the Trail.”
World Expeditions pioneered trekking on the Larapinta Trail, which was named in 2012 as one of only 7 “Great Walks of Australia”.

Both the 3 day Larapinta Experience, which costs $1,095 per person, and the 6 day Classic Larapinta, which costs $2,195 per person, use the new campsites as a base for day treks.  The 14 day Larapinta End to End, which costs $3,490 per person, involves 14 days of walking from Alice Springs to Mt Sonder and does not use the new campsites.  Costs include meals, transfers, wilderness guide and support staff.

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