TiCSA welcomes the announcement from Acting Minister for Environment and Water, Hon Stephan Knoll, for the approval of Australian Walking Company’s (AWC) proposed eco-accommodation. Following a two-year tender process, AWC will build the accommodation along the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail in Flinders Chase National Park.

“The project, in addition with the companies proposed Kangaroo Island Lodge Walk will deliver numerous benefits to Kangaroo Island and the broader South Australian economy and raising the profile of SA as a major international eco-tourism destination,” said Shaun de Bruyn, CEO of Tourism Industry Council of South Australia.

“To have the AWC expand its Australian walking program to South Australia is an exciting new development of our State.  AWC are arguably the best walking tour company in Australia, having won numerous national tourism awards.”

“Having operated walks on the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park in Tasmania for many years, they have demonstrated a high level of capability to deliver environmentally sensitive tourism experiences.”

“Kangaroo Island is a place recognised around the world for its special nature-based tourism experiences.”

“Having AWC delivering walking experiences on the island will add significantly to KI’s global appeal and result in new visitors choosing to visit KI who otherwise wouldn’t. These visitors will spend money that will result in new jobs to the tourism economy on the island and SA.”

Photo credit: Ben Goode