Australia’s World Expeditions Travel Group (WETG) has acquired a majority shareholding in the Blue Mountains Adventure Company.
Blue Mountains Adventure Company operates day-long canyoning trips in the Blue Mountains, particularly the lesser known canyons such as Wollangambe, Serendipity and Yileen. It handles small group adventure – with groups of friends, schools and corporate groups making up the majority of the 4,000 clients it hosts each year.
The acquisition, which takes the number of brands within WETG to to 13, provides World Expeditions with a new operational base near Sydney, complementing its existing domestic operations in Alice Springs, Darwin and Launceston.
According to World Expeditions CEO, Sue Badyari, the company plans to develop a range of guided and self-guided walking trips in the Blue Mountains region, while remaining committed to its canyoning specialisation.
“World Expeditions has had a long held desire to have an operational base in the Blue Mountains and the acquisition provides that with its Katoomba office, allowing us to provide even more opportunities for our guide team to have year-round employment, with operations based out of four Australian centres,” Badyari said.
The Blue Mountains Adventure Company director, Dylan Jones, will stay on with the business for the next 12 months.