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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Great Australian adventures from World Expeditions

A specially crafted getaway for adventurous women on the iconic Larapinta Trail in the red centre, rafting on the Snowy River and a new Flinders Island walk are just some of the unique new itineraries featured in the World Expeditions 2016-17 Australia New Zealand Pacific Brochure.

World Expeditions CEO, Sue Badyari, says the company has expanded its range of itineraries to ensure the best possible wilderness experiences in the Australia, NZ and Pacific region.

“From the reds of  Central Australia to the azure bays of Freycinet National Park to Flinders Island’s ‘mountains in the sea’ and New Zealand’s North and South Islands,  our new trips are 'bucket list' contenders for anyone who appreciates the outdoors,” she said. “As always, responsible practice is at the core of all of our Australasian Adventures, meaning our footprint in our natural environments is minimal, something that our travellers find extremely appealing”.

New trips in the 2016-17 Australia New Zealand Pacific Brochure include:

Larapinta Goddess Walk
A specially-crafted getaway for adventurous women looking to experience the beauty of the Larapinta whilst harnessing their inner yogi. This revitalising three-day program combines morning yoga and meditation sessions with invigorating walks to breathtaking highlights of the Larapinta Trail. These all female departures incorporate a rejuvenating and enriching combination of cultural and wellness activities to revitalise the mind and body while enjoying all the comforts of our award-winning exclusive permanent campsites, including hot showers, comfortable lounges and heated dining shelter - all in the spectacular surrounds of the Australian Red Centre. Larapinta Goddess Walk departs April – June 2017. Cost from $1,495 per person excluding airfares.

Larapinta Challenger Trek
Crafted for the most adventurous hikers, this itinerary combines the six most challenging sections of the 223km Larapinta track in the rugged Australian outback. This camping based trek is designed for seasoned trekkers and fitness enthusiasts who are prepared to dig deep to tackle the ‘gutsy’ stages of the Larapinta Trail and walk up to 30km a day along the remote MacDonnell Ranges. Camping gear is transported to each campsite. The six-day Larapinta Challenge Trek departs from May 2017. Cost $2495 per person, departing Alice Springs.

Flinders Island Walking Adventure
With its mesmerising mix of spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife, Flinders Island is the hidden gem in the crown of great Tasmanian walks. The largest of the Tasmania’s offshore islands, Flinders Island offers a wonderful mix of rugged peaks, sweeping coast lines and the crystal clear waters of its many bays and beaches. This six-day adventure includes an option to climb the challenging 700m summit of Mt Strzelecki and be rewarded with 360 degree views of the island. Flinders Island Walking Adventure costs from $2190 per person. Includes return scenic flights from Launceston.

South Island Mountain Bike Adventure
A superb one-week mountain bike adventure along the South Island's most iconic trails. Experience sweeping alpine landscapes, ancient podocarp rainforests and wild West Coast beaches and finish up in with a relaxing soak in hot springs in a beautiful alpine thermal resort. South Island Mountain Bike Adventure departs Christchurch. From NZD $2245.

Freycinet Circuit Walk
This four-day walk follows the circuit track deep into the lesser visited parts of the spectacular Freycinet National Park on the East Coast of Tasmania. Discover the pristine beauty of secluded bays, white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and visit highlights such as Wineglass Bay & Mt Freycinet. Freycinet Circuit Walk departs from Launceston. From $1695 per person.

Snowy River Rafting Adventure
Paddle one of the most iconic Australian rivers in Australia, the majestic Snowy River on this five-day white water rafting adventure through towering granite gorges and over heart pumping rapids while enjoying the  all the peace and tranquillity of the river and its surrounding pristine wilderness. Snowy River Rafting Adventure departs from 22 September 2016. From $1500 per person.

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