APT Kimberley Wilderness Adventures has been operating 4-wheel drive safari tours throughout the Kimberley for more than 15 years, and are recognised as the touring specialists in the region. The company's reputation for traveller satisfaction and quality operation has been recognised with several tourism awards. However, even greater reward comes from the satisfaction of our travellers, their on-going patronage, and personal recommendations to friends. It is our commitment to ensure that APT Kimberley Wilderness Adventures continues to exceed all your expectations.
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|The Kimberley Experts - No other company is better equipped to take you on an adventure to this fabled frontier. Voted 'Best Domestic Tour Operator' in 2012 and 2013.|
|Responsible Tourism - Our partnerships work towards keeping the Kimberley pristine and preserving Aboriginal culture for a flourishing Indigenous future.|
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|The APT Group stands for quality, value and excellence and encompasses a number of companies, including Kimberley Wilderness Adventures, and leads the way with a greater choice of holidays. Now, with a third generation of the family contributing to the APT Group's success, the benefits of the company's family-style culture are increasingly apparent. While vigorously pursuing a global vision, the unwavering focus is on delivering a life-enriching and memorable holiday experience for each and every individual.|
As our customer, you are of the greatest importance to us, and we pride ourselves on our ever-increasing range of touring options that will enrich and enhance your life's experiences. Choose from low-cost to premium tours, 4-wheel drive adventures to luxury cruise, coach and rail travel -- whatever your holiday needs and budget, the APT Group has a unique and memorable touring experience to suit you.
Our Valued People
The APT Group employs more than 700 people around the globe to provide exceptional touring experiences for our customers. From our Tour Directors and Camp Hosts to our Product, Operations and Reservations teams - we are proud to be an employer of choice for all of our staff. Further to this, we are proud of being a family organisation, based on strong values. Our aim is to foster an ongoing environment of support for our people, to provide them rewarding careers and to ultimately assist in them meeting their personal and family goals.
Meet the APT Family Group, offering a diverse range of travel styles, each one committed to delivering the ultimate holiday experience.
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With over 40 years experience in the Kimberley, we are thrilled to have been voted 'Best Domestic Tour Operator' in 2012 and 2013. By land or sea, more people choose APT for their Kimberley adventure than any other operator. You'll enjoy a personalised experience of this fabled frontier.
Multiple Award Winners
Our people are the key to the numerous awards and accolades we keep receiving: voted 'Best Domestic Tour Operator' in the 2012 National Tourism Industry Awards; and inducted into the WA Tourism Hall of Fame - an achievement only a handful of tour operators can boast. And, as the major tour operator to be granted Advanced Eco-Certification in Kimberley operations, it's easy to see why we are number one with discerning travellers.
APT Exclusive Sailings
APT own and operate the MS Caledonian Sky and charter the Oceanic Discoverer, which ensures we have both styles of cruising covered in the Kimberley.
With groups of no more than 20 people on all 4WD land journeys, you are assured of an intimate and personalised experience.
Dedicated Tour Directors & Expert Driver-Guides
Our Tour Directors are with you every step of your journey and are always on hand to ensure your holiday is hassle-free. Expert Driver-Guides are passionate about the quality of the experience they deliver. Many are tertiary educated, having undertaken the study of: horticulture; cultural heritage and conservation; ecology; anthropology and astronomy to enrich your experience.
98% Satisfaction Rating
Whilst the quality of our tours has been recognised with several tourism awards, greater reward comes from the 98% satisfaction rating we receive from past travellers and their wonderful feedback. Rather than hear more from us, visit the testimonial section of our website to see what our travellers have said.
Number One in the Kimberley
No other operator can offer the experience, network of lodges, or access that we do - so you can experience the real Kimberley, rather than merely brushing the surface. No matter what style of travel you're looking for, we've got the option for you. From Small Group 4WD Adventures that journey to remote wilderness areas escorted by your own Driver-Guide, to Independent Air Safaris for those seeking a more independent Kimberley experience. While for the ultimate Kimberley discovery, we offer a comprehensive range of cruise and land adventures that will leave you spellbound.
APT - Leading the Way
When APT first began escorting travellers around the remote Kimberley over 40 years ago, there was no permanent accommodation or network of staff - so we created them, with minimal impact on the environment, and with respect for local communities. Today, we offer expertly crafted itineraries featuring all the spectacular sights and hidden secrets we've discovered since.
Kimberley Based Operations
As an isolated frontier, travelling into the Kimberley region requires specialist local knowledge. We are proud of our exclusive infrastructure in the Kimberley, which has been established and maintained over many years. It is there to provide a safe passage over the region's rugged terrain and constantly changing road conditions, and enhances your utmost enjoyment of this spectacular wilderness area. With over 70 team members, consisting of expert drivers, guides, lodge staff and operations staff based in Broome, APT provide comprehensive support on the ground in the Kimberley. Plus, all of our lodges are located close to air strips in case of emergencies.
The APT Group is focused on achieving best practice in economic, social and environmental responsibility. In conducting our operations, we strive to minimise our impact on the environment, spread benefits throughout the local economies in Australia and internationally, as well as directly promote and support community wellbeing.
Our Indigenous Partnerships
APT continues to forge relationships with the traditional land owners to keep the Kimberley pristine, preserve Aboriginal culture and nurture a flourishing Indigenous future.
Respecting the Environment & Aboriginal Culture
As a trusted and pioneering provider of life-enriching holiday experiences, APT has a dual responsibility to both our customers, and to the unique cultures and environments to which we take them. In fulfilling these responsibilities, we'll take you on an incredible journey into pristine ecosystems while you explore ancient traditions and cultures - and we'll leave them all intact.
Partnering Wunan for a Sustainable Future
Wunan was established in 1997 to drive long-term socio-economic change for Aboriginal people, and APT is proud of its partnership with this vital organisation. Through our touring program, financial investment and network of wilderness lodges in the Kimberley, we assist Wunan in several ways. Employment opportunities for local Indigenous people have been created by the construction, maintenance and operation of our wilderness lodges. By travelling with us, you are directly assisting the community development of the Kimberley's Indigenous population.
Enjoy Exclusive Access
APT’s relationship with local traditional landowners has led to the construction of several permanent wilderness lodges. APT has a unique partnership with the Djabulukgu Association, providing our guests with access to highly restricted and rarely visited areas of Kakadu. Visit sacred sites, see ancient rock art and explore the beautiful areas of Cannon Hill, Hawk Dreaming and Arnhem Land.
Proudly Giving Back to the Local Community
At APT, we take great pride and are devoted to help local Indigenous people, both young and old, reach their potential and pursue their goals. Last year, we donated $250,000 to help assist a remote Indigenous community. Of this, $60,000 went towards the cost of employing two teachers to educate the school children of the Mitchell Plateau's Kandiwal community. With plans to bring reliable electricity to this remote region, $190,000 was put towards a new power plant for the community.
The talented artists of the Imintji community near Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge have been able to follow their passion when we supplied them with art material this year. Our wilderness lodges provide exhibition spaces, giving you the chance to purchase their artwork, and help the artists fulfil their dreams.
APT is acutely aware of the damaging effects of climate change on the environment. APT has its own modern fleet of transport vehicles that are designed to minimise emissions in the most practical way. Our offices, wilderness lodges and other infrastructure already adopt a range of practices to minimise emissions, including the use of solar power, reduced energy usage, recycling and other initiatives.
Advanced Ecotourism Certification / Accredited Tourism Business
APT is fully committed to ecologically sustainable tourism with a focus on experiencing natural areas, while fostering environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation.
Our KWA lodges, camps and adventure touring operations are eco-certified at the highest level. We are proud to be one of the few tour operators with Advanced Ecotourism certification, which officially recognises the outstanding economically, environmentally and socially sustainable practices we adopt. Also boasting Eco-certified Tourism accreditation is APT's exclusive Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge in the Northern Territory.
APT has also received Respecting Our Culture (ROC) endorsement. This program uniquely acknowledges APT's cultural protocols and authenticity, as well as our sustainable business and environmental practices.
Further, APT is an Accredited Tourism Business having met the requirements of the National Tourism Accreditation Standard.
APT Conservation Fund
The APT Charitable and Conservation Fund was established in 2003. Every year, a percentage of our profits and time goes towards supporting our conservation projects.
We support the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, dedicated to preserving Indigenous wildlife at Mornington Sanctuary in the Kimberley, Brooklyn Sanctuary near Cairns and Karakamia Sanctuary near Perth. We also sponsor a Tasmanian Devil, Delilah, to encourage the species' survival.
Anyone wishing to obtain information on a position with APT Kimberley Wilderness Adventures should see the range of employment opportunities we currently have available here.