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A Day in the Outback in comfort

Our Windjana Gorge tour was a full day. Our tour guides were a very lovely aboriginal family who... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
anzac111
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Greater Perth, Australia
A dream day!

Windjana Gorge, one of the 2 major attractions on the tour. Indigenous tour guide Dillon shared... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Bev W
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Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

That's right, we paid $460 to do this luxury 4wd coach tour, but to our horror a SHITBOX 30 year old Toyota Coaster bus turned up, as the luxury 4wd coach had busted airbag suspension. The tour left at 8.15am and was to return at 5.30-6.00pm, but the overtime 2hour 45 minute each way journey on the shitbox got us back at 7pm, we missed our dinner plans. The seals on the bus were non existent and we had to endure 2 hours each way of a full bus of not only people but red dust, we couldn't breathe, my contact lenses were clogged and the Company running the show had absolutely no apology or compensation. Chris the driver was great and was put on the spot that morning, about the broken bus, Leighton the aboriginal tour guide was great, so the day tour itself was great. So if you book this tour be sure to ask if you will be travelling in the SHITBOX COASTER BUS or the luxury 4wd coach.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Meander724725
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Management response:Responded 26 September 2017

Thank you for your review about Windjana Tours.
 
We agree that the bus was unsuitable, but there are times when short notice is given for bus changes.  We have implemented procedures now, whereby the tour will be cancelled if the correct bus cannot be utilized.  I am sure you realise that Derby is only a small town, and the tour vehicle is the only one of its kind in Derby.
 
The tour was late returning, in part due to a passenger falling over in Tunnel Creek and it took longer to exit the Tunnel than normal.  I also believe that one of the passengers went for a swim at Windjana Gorge which is not part of the program.
 
If you had contacted us direct, or the Visitor Centre, I am sure a suitable compensation could have been arranged.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great day trip- beautiful scenery, top service, yummy lunch catering for all, and Leyton and Allan share the stories with knowledge and acceptance and a bit of fun. Highly recommend. Inspiring to see a local initiative providing something special.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

This is a must tour when in Derby. Our 3 Guides - Waylon, Allan & Chad were fantastic aborigine guides who explained all the details of the Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek area & fauna & flora. This full day tour was a long day but fully worth it. Morning & afternoon teas & lunch provided was very nice.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Management response:Responded 6 July 2017

We are very glad that you enjoyed our tour. We love showing everyone our beautiful country and what it has to offer. I hope that our tour gave you some great memories that you will be happy with.
Thank you for joining our tour and we hope to see you again.
Cheers
Windjana Tours

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

A fantastic tour lead by an Aboriginal team. So much insight into the spiritual feelings of the destinations. Thankyou to the family run business. I hope that their business flourishs. Will recommend this tour to anyone who asks.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic tour. Highly recommended. Run by indigenous. Insight into the history and customs. Had a great time.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Pam C
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