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Wayoutback Australian Safaris - Day Tours
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Owner description: Wayoutback Australian Safaris began in 1999 from humble beginnings - from a love of the Australian Outback and its people, combined with a dream to provide unique, small group tours to the highlights of the Northern Territory. From Uluru, the red heart of Australia, to the Tropical waterfalls and wetlands of Kakadu National Park, we deliver quality experiences throughout the NT.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I joined the Galah Dreaming tour and absolutly loved it! Dean and Rob were fantastic guides,very passionate and knowledgable. Hiking Kings Canyon and sleeping underneath the stars was definitely my favourite part! Even for my dietary requirement was catered for, which was amazing considering you are in the middle of the Red Centre. Perfect tour for adventurous people wanting to experience the outdoors.

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Melissa H, Sales & Marketing Assistant at Wayoutback Australian Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Hi nathalie_nemo, thanks for sharing your experience.

It's such a pleasure to hear that you loved your 4 Day Galah Dreaming safari with us! It's always nice to hear when our guides go above and beyond to leave a positive impression on our passengers and I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Dean, Rob and the necessary management.

We love being able to offer our guests in the Red Centre the opportunity to sleep under the stars in swags so it's wonderful to hear that that was one of your favourite parts of your time with us.

It's great to hear that you were happy with our catering for your specific dietary requirements. We do try our best to assist where we can with regards to dietary requirements/allergies, however it is important to note that our standard menu is designed to cater for both carnivores and vegetarians. Specific diet requests may be difficult to comply with in some remote areas and we request that all future travellers inform us at the time of tour booking if they have any special dietary requirements.

Thank you again for taking the time to leave a review and I wish you all the best in your future travels. We hope to see you again next time you visit the NT.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

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Melissa H, Sales & Marketing Assistant at Wayoutback Australian Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We just did a Budget tour to Uluru, Kata Tjuta, King’s Canyon. It was amazing!
Our guide, Dave was engaging and knowledgeable, working tirelessly to make our experience exciting. He was accommodating to our dietary and fitness needs. He remembered our names and ensured that our group was inclusive of everyone. Despite being in our 60’s we did not feel out of place (recommended age 18 to 40). We fit in so much in 3 days! We had a chance to hike every day through some magical landscapes. Sleeping in swags (really because of the heat we slept on the swags) was a great part of the outdoor experience. So was the meal over an open fire. The menu was well planned and there was plenty of delicious food for everyone.
I would recommend this tour and our guide.
Dave at Wayoutback thanks for making our experience in the Outback a memorable one!

Thank Diane K
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Melissa H, Sales & Marketing Assistant at Wayoutback Australian Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Hello Diane K, thanks for leaving a review, it's wonderful to hear that you had such an amazing time on tour with us.

Thank you for your kind words about our guide, Dave. It's always a pleasure to hear when our guides go above and beyond to make our passengers' time with us memorable and I will be sure to pass on your feedback to the necessary management and ensure that Dave is recognised for his efforts.

It's great to hear that you enjoyed this safari so much despite being outside of the age recommendation that we offer. Our 3 Day Cockatoo Dreaming Safari is part of our 18-40 Age Recommended Budget Adventure Safaris, however it is important to note that this is not an age restriction but simply a recommendation. This recommendation gives our future passengers a good idea of what to expect from the tour; that it is an active adventure, quite fast paced, you will sleep in swags and travel in a minibus and that it is a budget touring option.

It's great to hear that you enjoyed the opportunity to sleep in swags and enjoyed our meals as well.

Thank you again for taking the time to leave a review. We hope to see you again next time and wish you all the best on your future travels.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

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Melissa H, Sales & Marketing Assistant at Wayoutback Australian Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This tour provided many wonderful outback experiences BUT we do not recommend this for over 50s. In fact it is more suited to school excursions and recalcitrant teenagers. We were at no time given consideration for our age and when we decided not to climb the 200 metre at almost 90 degree climb up Kings canyon we were just sent off on our own to fend for ourselves for over 3 hours. On the first night after travelling and walking for 12 hours we were handed our sheets and told to mAke up our own bed in the pitch black dark. The toilet by the way was at least 250 metres away in the pitch black dark walking through deep red sand.
As I said a great adventure for teenagers.

Thank maurker
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Melissa H, Sales & Marketing Assistant at Wayoutback Australian Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Dear maurker, thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

As you are aware, I have been in touch with you via email and I will copy in my responses to your points mentioned in your review.

I'd like to address your comments regarding the ages of the passengers and your observations about the type of person this tour is suitable for. The tour that you travelled on is one of our Open Aged safaris; this means that you can expect any age from 5 years upwards providing that they meet our fitness requirements. Our 4WD Safaris are suitable for all ages seeking an authentic outback experience providing a moderate level of comfort. With remote and some powered campsites they include hot water, flushing toilets, complete with permanent tents with beds. As such I do not believe that your claims that our tour is only suitable for school excursions and recalcitrant teenagers is a fair observation.

With regards to the fitness requirements and unsupervised passengers, I refer to Section 11 of our T&C's:
"A certain level of fitness is required for all safaris. To ensure that you enjoy your time on tour with us, you should be able to walk at least 6km (3.7 miles), unaided, over rough, uneven ground (often in intense heat) and climb (or descend) steps or steep inclines without hindrance. If you are unable to meet the required level, you must disclose this at time of booking."
Passengers are advised to stay in close proximity to the guide on all walks, however if passengers advise that they feel they are not capable of a particular walk or activity, the guide will either offer an alternative walk (unsupervised) or advise them to make their way back to the carpark shelters and wait until the group has completed the walk or activity. No member of your group had advised of any pre-existing medical conditions or that they were unable to meet the required level of fitness prior to the tour departing.

As we travel in remote areas we are unfortunately unable to guarantee lighting at each of our campsites. As such we recommend that all passengers carry a flashlight with them when travelling with us as per our FAQ's; this information is reiterated at time of reconfirmation. Flashlights are an important part of travelling with us on a remote camping adventure; not only to assist with navigating the campsites at night time but also to assist with making up the tents after sunrise.
The toilet and showers are located a short distance away from each of our campsites (usually between 100-250m depending on the campsite) and the walk is along a clearly marked path. As the toilet and showers are in a fixed location as decided upon by the owners of the property, we are unfortunately unable to offer a closer alternative.

Here at Wayoutback, we do understand that this type of touring may not appeal to everyone. As such we do try our best to be very clear about the type of touring we offer; we have extensive FAQ's and photographs (including our campsites and vehicles) readily available on our website for those wishing to research prior to booking as well as we welcome any questions prior to booking if you are uncertain.

Once again, I apologise that you feel that some aspects of our tours did not live up to your expectations, however in this instance I do believe that we have provided this tour as advertised. We have taken your feedback on board to ensure that we continue to provide our passengers with amazing trips within the Northern Territory.

Thank you again for taking the time to leave a review and we wish you all the best on your future travels.

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