Rated 4.9/5 out of 322 reviews
WOW…..Oh My Goodness…..WOW! 🚍⛺🐂🐃🦎🚁🐊
I have just returned from the 12 day Broome to Broome Safari Tour 17 departed 27 June 2018, via The Gibb River Road with wonderful tour guides Mark and Carmel. I am exhilarated, exhausted and extremely content.
Pre-tour communication by telephone and email with Karl and Simone was most re-assuring. The speed of return emails in answer to my questions was a hallmark of the friendliness and efficiency that continued throughout the entire tour.
The Argyle Diamond Mine is running out of Kimberley diamonds but two will remain forever ♦️Carmel and Mark♦️ our amazing Tour Guides. They are fabulous representatives of Adventure Wild; extremely knowledgeable regarding plants, birdlife, all Kimberley wildlife, the history of the stoic pioneers, the history of the wondrous rock formations and mountain ranges and the history and status of the huge stations. I cannot speak highly enough of their dedication to ensure all on tour have an awesome and informed adventure.
Carmel and Mark do all the meal preparation and produce fabulous, substantial, deliciously healthy meals three times a day; as well as morning, afternoon teas and pre-dinner quality nibbles. Mark’s damper is just soooo good. Yums! And…..who would expect chocolate self-saucing pudding cooked on the coals of the campfire served with icecream and cream. Delish.😀
Safety, hygiene and comfort for all on tour was caringly monitored by Carmel and Mark. The campsites were always clean, well maintained and located in picturesque surrounds. Being in the outback is the best! The tents are clean and spacious and even the swags are cosy. (Thanks Mark and Carmel for your expert help with my swag xx). The sleeping bags give the 5 Star touch with their delightful silky linings.
Sitting around the campfire each night after dinner was wonderful – the camaraderie, sharing of banter, getting to know each other a little more, forming friendships and the ritual of “Yesterday, Today, Tonight, Tomorrow” was great fun.🤣. Gosh, I had such a good time.
The gorges, vastness, beauty and serenity of our amazing Kimberley has to be seen firsthand to truly appreciate how unique and special that land is. Cathedral Gorge !!! Words and photographs cannot replace being present in this amazing natural wonder.
A very special and genuine thank you to Mark and Carmel for your unrelenting help, guidance and assistance to me during the more challenging walks and climbs.
Yes! Yes! Yes! Indeed, it was a wonderful tour. Such a happy cohesive bunch of fellow tourists.
Warmest best wishes and thank you one and all.
( Tour 17 - 27 June 2018 )
We have just completed our first tour of the Kimberley ever, with Mark and Carmel.
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience, quickly adapting to early mornings and appreciating that we consequently avoided the heat of the afternoon with most of our walks.
Loved the fact that we had regular stops along the way in the bus and that many of our walks included a swim in a refreshing waterhole.
Food was always available! Meals were efficiently presented to us, beautifully prepared, healthy and tasty. Very much home style cooking, which was perfect for a camping experience.
Steve was well catered for with his gluten-free requirement and guests were well informed of his needs so that contamination did not occur with serving and handling of food.
Mark and Carmel were excellent tour guides; Highly attentive to everyone’s needs, plenty of facts and anecdotes regarding places we visited as well as flora and fauna we saw. Great stories, jokes and general banta.
We were surprised at how comfortable the swags were, appreciated the fact that we didn’t have to unpack and put up tents at each site, loved the campfires every night and the involvement in collecting wood along the way. Facilities along the way varied in quality but were adequate as far as we were concerned.
We were all shown the procedure for washing up dishes, washing hands before meals, cleaning out tents before we left.
Overall we couldn’t really make any suggestions to improving the trip. As with any organised tours, there is always compromise between people as to how long we stay at a place. There were many places Steve and I would have happily spent longer at, but we were never rushed out of a place. Mark and Carmel just very gently and apologetically let us know when our time was up.
We will highly recommend this tour to any of our friends who are interested in travelling the Kimberley.
Judy & Steve Lukacs
( Tour 17 - 27 June 2018 )
Thanks for a Great Adventure – Broome – Gibb River Road to Kununurra then return along the Great Northern Highway – Broome.
Great guides – Gools and Thommo, great food, permanent camp sites a great advantage, visited all the BEAUTIFUL gorges, falls, rivers, creeks, chasms that the Kimberley has to offer.
Everything was well organised, transport well maintained, excursions well planned, all ages and levels of fitness accommodated.
All we had to do was turn up with our hiking, swimming and campfire gear, relax and enjoy the journey.
Paul & Robyn Deane
( Tour 15 - 20 June 2018 )
Hi. Thanks Simone.
The water canteen is very lovely and many people have commented on it. I hope my friends will also love the canteens
I really enjoyed my camping trip and both Gools and Thommo made it enjoyable and safe for me. The fellow travellers are also very inclusive of me, they were very considerate of my age and my poor knee.
The food that Gools and Thommo provided was varied, exotic and tasty. They took us on a culinary tour of the world in a little kitchen!!! Both Gool and Thommo should give lectures on Time management!!
I have told Thommo to write books on the his experiences I really enjoyed his stories. He is very articulate and the way he presents his stories and information kept one interested.
Your organisation is good and I have told sone of my friends of your tour. THANKS ONCE AGAIN.
Choong Sum Yim
( Tour 15 - 20 June 2018 )
We thank Mark and Carmel our tour guides for excellent and informative adventure in the Kimberley. We first met Mark and Carmel at the Camping and Caravan expo at Redcliffe Queensland in early 2018 and were impressed with their answers to our queries regarding the Adventure Wild, tour so decided to book a tour with them.
The Gorges visited were amazing and the Zebedee Hot Springs very relaxing. Exhilarating does not fully describe the trip down the Ord River and the Bungle Bungle range “WOW’. Our last camp site was the best with an exceptional sunrise over the billabong.
Catering by Carmel was excellent, we definitely didn’t loose weight but maybe are a little fitter. The pace of the tour was easy to handle and we now know how to roll swags.
As a geologist, the descriptions of the features given by Carmel were accurate and it is obvious she has done some research and reading.
We will definitely purchase “On the Road Again”.
We thoroughly recommend a tour with Adventure Wild and you will be doubly blessed if you are guided by Mark and Carmel.
P.S. On the last day our tour group wanted to tur right (to start all over again) and not left, back to Broome. “ON THE ROAD AGAIN”
Maxine Gray & Duncan Waters
( Tour 13 - 13 June 2018 )