WorldNomads.com Van-Tastic Adventure Announces Winners of Northern Territory Leg
American comedy duo, Andrew Adams and Willie Concepción will turn their talents to capturing the wild and funny side of the Northern Territory, as the winners of the penultimate leg of the WorldNomads.com Van-Tastic around-Australia Adventure.
Willie and Andrew met in a college comedy group and have been filming, writing and performing skits, plays and rap routines ever since. They’re heading Down Under to undertake the ultimate Aussie road trip, picking up Geoff, the Van-Tastic Adventures van, in Adelaide on March 22 and dropping him off in Darwin on May 1.
Their task is to ‘road test’ the best of the Northern Territory’s holiday and adventure offerings – and share their adventures with the world via blogs and videos on the Van-Tastic Adventures website.
Theirs will be the sixth of seven legs of the Adventure, which started in Queensland and will see seven teams of travellers drive Geoff more than 13,000 kilometers through every state and territory of Australia. Andrew and Willie won their free, six-week adventure on the basis of their three application videos. (Only one was required – they were just extra keen).
Tourism Northern Territory, Van-Tastic and the Northern Territory tourism industry have teamed up to provide Willie and Andrew with a swag of adventures to report on during their trip.
“Our rough plan is to bee-line it for Uluru to see sunset and sunrise on the Rock; take a motorcycle tour through the desert, then head to Kings Canyon and on to Alice, saying ‘yes’ to every adventure opportunity that comes our way – no matter what,” says Willie.
“From there, we plan to head north up the Explorers Way to Katherine, to Kakadu for some croc spotting – and then to get right up close and personal with the big reptiles in the Cage of Death in Darwin.”
Along the way, Willie and Andrew will get to swap Geoff the van for all manner of transport options, including quad bikes, camels, helicopters, Harley Davidsons, canoes – and, of course, the NT is bound to turn up plenty of other unexpected wild times.
Applications are still open for the final leg of the Van-Tastic Adventure, a competition designed for enthusiastic and adventurous travellers who are willing to tackle – and capture on video – one leg of an Australia-wide road trip.
The winning team of one or two travellers will be flown from wherever they live to Australia and will spend six weeks driving across the country in Geoff the Van-Tastic van, which is fuelled up and kitted out with camping equipment and all the technology to enable them to capture their adventure on video and in blogs.
Applications for the Van-Tastic Western Australia leg close on February 28. The Van-Tastic Adventure finishes in Perth in June, 2010. At the end of the trip, the viewing public will vote for the best video produced during the year-long, 13,000 kilometre adventure – and the winning team will take home $10,000 cash.
To apply for the remaining leg, and to see how the first teams fared on their holiday of a lifetime, visit: http://vantastic.worldnomads.com