Rated 4.7/5 out of 240 reviews
Amazing experience. Every day was my favourite day, until the next day!
Corf and Adey were an efficient, hospitable tour guide team. Adey produced amazing meals and Corf was extremely informative and brought the Kimberley experiences and history to life with his compelling storytelling.
Thanks for the great memories.
( Tour 20 - 08 July 2016 )
What a trip. If you’ve never camped, never been in the “Outback”, wonder about your walking skills or are dubious about joining a group of people you don’t know, this is the trip for you.
If you’ve done it all before this is still the trip for you.
Our hosts Liz & Phil made it all so easy going, enjoyable, relaxed and informative.
Thank you Adventure Wild for a great trip.
Liz & Ollie Else
( Tour 19 - 06 July 2016 )
We had a wonderful time along the Gibb river road. Gools and Thommo were exemplary guides who met everyone’s needs and created a cohesive, happy group initially from 16 strangers.
As a coeliac on a strict gluten free diet, Gools produced delicious and safe versions of what the group were dining on with lots of variety in the cuisine – no basic camp tucker here!
Thanks Adventure Wild for a memorable trip
Ken and Anne-Maree Pottenger
( Tour 18 - 01 July 2016 )
I just wanted to touch base and thank you so much for the tour we did with Thommo and Gools. We really enjoyed ourselves and have memories to last forever. I wrote a little poem about our trp and Thommo asked if I would email you a copy. Thanks once again and I am sure we will catch up again sometime.
We headed for adventure
As strangers we all met,
But bonding quickly took effect
With mates we won’t forget.
As we hit the mighty Gibb
Our bones began to shake,
Thommo steered the truck along
While Gools would navigate.
They both took turns at driving
They liked to share the load,
The job was rather grueling
To keep us on the road.
The track was rough and tiresome
And that’s to say the least,
We’d unpack at the campsite
While Gools cooked up a feast.
Thommo climbs up on the roof
And grabs the swags to fling,
While Gools works in the kitchen
With food fit for a king.
She always seems to be so calm
And never shows frustrations,
Every night she feeds the crew
With food from different nations.
Things didn’t always go as planned
Roslyn bruised her shin,
Ken just kept on telling jokes
To fill the money tin.
All the gorges that we saw
We never will forget,
But some tracks we took to get there
A mountain goat would sweat.
We tested every muscle
In our ankles and our hips,
And woke up every morning
To the sound of noisy zips.
Col and Wendy had their day
A fishing trip at last,
Col caught a barramundi
On his final cast.
He brought it back to campsite
To give us all a treat,
And thanks to Gools the master chief
We all had fish to eat.
The Bungle Bungles were a treat
We saw them from the air,
The chopper had no doors on it
And roughed the ladies hair.
Some were apprehensive
And held on to their seat,
But the memory of that chopper ride
They’ll find it hard to beat.
Wendy was the finance girl
We all thought she was fine,
At least she didn’t overcharge
Five bucks every time.
All the places that we saw
Would tell another story,
But when we found a shopping mall
Ray was in his glory.
Gools and Thommo had a plan
They’d keep to show their mates,
They both had hawk eyes in the front
To pick up number plates.
I know we all had so much fun
But when the journey ends,
With strangers that we never knew
We’ve got some new found friends.
It’s sad the trip is now complete
And on that final day,
We climb aboard the aeroplane
And all go Pharaway
( Tour 18 - 01 July 2016 )
Hi Gools, Thommo and Simone,
I know you like little stories so here is mine.
Back in the late 80’s and early 90’s my husband Kevern and two daughters used to go camping on a property south of Adelaide. We would take everything with us, including a toilet seat on a can (Kevern would have to dig the hole) and a bowl and sponge for washing. We would be our little family of four for three days enjoying the outdoor life. It was a fantastic time of our lives and the girls and I look back with fond memories. But girls grow up and three days without a toilet and a shower took its toll. That’s when the overseas holidays started, still exciting but nothing like ‘camping’.
Since Kevern passed away 9 years ago I thought my days of camping were over. Then I discovered ‘Adventure Wild’ and Gools and Thommo. So I guess this story is leading to me saying a big thank you for the wonderful camping experience I had on the 12 day tour of the Kimberley. Gools and Thommo you were both outstanding tour leaders. So hardworking, organised and prepared for everything; you even had a Happy Birthday sign, balloons and streamers for Ros’ birthday. I enjoyed all the stories that you both provided on the tour. And of course Gools, your cooking was exceptional. I did notice that Thommo often had a helping hand in the preparation as well. Great team effort!
My youngest daughter Casey loves the outdoor life too and she often takes me on walks in the National Parks around Canberra, where she is now working. Not quite the same as walking up the lovely gorges in the Kimberley and swimming in the pools with our clothes on. That was so much fun sliding on the rocks at Bell Gorge.
Thank you both for all the information and instructions that you gave us pre our walks, helicopter and small plane rides. You certainly covered all bases and made each activity a wonderful experience. I think I could have quite easily parked myself in some of the gorges and stayed for a time enjoying the quiet life.
I have done quite a bit of travelling both in Australia and overseas with my family and lately with my travelling friend Ros, whose husband kindly lets her travel with me. I can honestly say that this was one of the best holidays I have ever had, thanks to your professionalism and also to the magnificent Australian outback. Even rain on the last night did not put a damper on the holiday. (You may have other ideas about this?)
I will certainly recommend you and the company to my friends who want to have a Kimberley experience.
Thanks again for a wonderful tour, it’s one I will always remember. I will be able to re-live my holiday through my 823 photo’s. The first sitting will be this Saturday night in Canberra and my daughters are looking forward to hearing all about my travels… or so they say!
Best wishes to you all, safe travelling and thanks again.
( Tour 18 - 01 July 2016 )