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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 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank nathalie_nemo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 2 days ago

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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