Kimberley Wildnerness Adventures is expanding its tours in the Kimberley
17 May 2012
As reported in the 12-18 April 2012 edition of the Western Australian Business News, Kimberley Wilderness, a partnership between Kimberley based Aboriginal corporation, Wunan and Australian Pacific Touring (APT), is expanding its tours in the Kimberley.
KWA was selected by the Western Australian State Government to run the Mt Hart Wilderness Lodge in the King Leopold Ranges Conservation Park under its Naturebank Program. Naturebank is a Western Australian Government initiative aimed at promoting Western Australia as a renowned tourism destination by assisting the expansion of the number of eco-tourism sites.
KWA, whose charter is to provide independent income for Indigenous people, currently operates 4 Lodges in the Kimberley across national parks and Indigenous land, currently has a 21 year lease on the Mt Hart property and intends to invest $3.5 million in the lodge.
Dino Magris, APT General Manager of Experiential Touring Development believes that whilst tourism in the Kimberley has been challenging in recent tmes, interest in the region is very high as it “is a place Australians want to go to one day”. For this reason, KWA is investing in infrastucture to keep it up to speed and up to date and to meet market demand. “We are not shy about investing where we think there is scope to grow the business”.