Rated 4.7/5 out of 240 reviews
Thank you for your lovely message and wishes. I will never forget the wonderful trip with Adventure Wild – I talk about it often with other people.
I learned a great deal from Gools and Thommo’s in depth commentary about the Kimberley natural environment and communities, and then to actually ‘live’ the experience was amazing and very satisfying. I also discovered a lot more about myself and what I am capable of achieving. So often we tell ourselves that we can’t do that – we are too old, too unfit, too scared. None of it is true! I absolutely loved clambering around and through the gorges and was amazed at how fit I actually was. Fantastic for a 69 year old!
Thank you so much again for a memorable experience. I wish both you, and your staff, especially Gools and Thommo, the best Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.
PS: I will be moving back to Gippsland in Victoria next year, so will be able to tell a lot more people about Adventure Wild! Might be able to catch up with the Gippsland fellow travellers as well!
( Tour 8 - 13 June 2013 )
Just a quick follow-up after my trip with Adventure Wild from 9 June – it was the most wonderful experience, I loved every minute of it and keep reliving it as I show workmates and friends my photos! None of us will ever forget the first night and that ‘deranged’ grader driver! Not too many campers would have a similar story to tell I suspect.
Gools and Thommo were fabulous. They led and guided us all with diplomacy, respect and, when necessary, reminders of our responsibilities. I would travel anywhere with them. They were friendly, informative and took care that all of our needs were met. The food was tops and there was plenty of it. They were both highly organised but flexible when the situation required it. I felt safe and secure with them during the whole trip and was very pleased that they were our nominated drivers.
I have begun painting scenes from my many photos – another exercise that constantly takes me back to the Kimberley!
Many thanks indeed for providing us with a top quality, challenging and interesting camping trip.
( Tour 8 - 13 June 2013 )
We have done a lot of travelling over the years but this trip was one of the best and exceeded all of our expectations. It is truely a fantastic way to see the Kimberley and what it has to offer. Our tour guides Greg and Choccy were very passionate and knowledgeable about the Kimberley and made sure we not only saw the sights, but truely experienced them. We also ate well and laughed a lot. We loved every minute.
Elly & Lyle Simpson
( Tour 7 - 06 June 2013 )
Like I said in one of my two emails to family & friends while we were on our Safari, the word “Adventure” was an understatement for what we were experiencing on our trip.
To date my favourite holidays were NZ, Grand Canyon, Rome & Niagara Falls, they have all moved down a notch & our Adventure Wild Kimberley trip is now #1.
What made this trip better than the rest was Tommo & Gooles, they were Super Professional, Efficient, Caring & much more, they went above & beyond in everything that they did.
I was a little nervous to start with re my allergy to Garlic & Msg & on the first night I made it known that I did not want to be a nuisance & would be happy with a salad & bread at times when garlic (in particular) was an issue. It soon became obvious that Gooles must have read every food label in the Supermarket when she shopped for the trip. On all but 3 nights I was given a separately cooked meal & whenever sauces were on offer I was told which ones I should avoid.
Both Gooles & Tommo, obviously love what they do & it shows because nothing was too much trouble for them, they were always happy & smiling.
Before this trip my only experience of Aboriginal people were the city ones who seemed to hang around Sydney’s city railway stations, usually drinking or what I saw on TV re “The Block” at Redfern. I was actually a bit nervous being anywhere near them. I now have a totally different perspective, having heard what we, the white folk, have done to them in the past. Tommo & Gooles painted a wonderful picture, with dreamtime stories etc I now want to hear more!
The main gift that I brought back for my almost 9 year old grandson was a book about Aborigines, I saw it in Broome on Day 1 & totally ignored it. His Mum & Dad were delighted with the book, they have a couple of Aboriginal paintings in their home.
So it wasn’t just the memories of the beautiful Kimberleys that I took back, I learned so much, something new everyday.
I also made it all the way into the El Questro Gorge, what a sense of achievement that was, as I was the oldest person on the trip & some who were much younger did not make it, including my husband John, who by the way also loved the whole experience.
Mary & John Stevenson
( Tour 5 - 30 May 2013 )
We had a great trip and Thomo and Cheryl were excellent.
From our point of view the 12 day loop, two guides and a smaller group were the main reasons for selecting Adventure Wild over the other operators.
( Tour 6 - 30 May 2013 )