An Update from Don Wait

Hi all,


My name is Don Wait and I am the founder and Managing Director of Wayoutback Australian Safaris.


In February 2021, I posted a message to customers on this Facebook page about the impacts of COVID-19 on the business of Wayoutback Australian Safaris. Unfortunately, 2021 continued to present difficulties for the tourism industry in Australia with new COVID-19 variants and ongoing domestic and international border closures.


Despite our best efforts to adapt to these conditions, without being able to run tours and generate income it has not been possible to meet the everyday business expenses that exist regardless of whether we are able to operate or not. We simply have not been able to ride out the storm that is COVID-19.


It is with great sadness that I inform you that on 16 February 2022 Wayoutback Australian Safaris Pty Ltd was placed into voluntary administration. Quentin Olde and Liam Healey of Ankura have been appointed as voluntary administrators of the company.


Throughout the voluntary administration period we will work with Ankura to find the best solutions for creditors and we are hopeful that a viable restructure plan will emerge in the next few weeks.
Wayoutback Australian Safaris has operated successfully for over 23 years and provided many memorable experiences for both domestic and international travellers. I hope to be able to continue to share my passion for outback travel in the Northern Territory in the future.


Thank you for your patience and understanding through what has been an incredibly difficult 2 years and particularly challenging last few weeks.


Please contact Jeremy Edward of Ankura with any questions that you have about the voluntary administration: wayoutback@ankura.com


Regards,
Don Wait