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“Amazing, untainted local indigenous knowledge on everything.”
Review of Windjana Tours

Windjana Tours
Ranked #9 of 17 things to do in Derby
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Let us take you on a culturally insightful journey through the heart of Windjana Gorge as your local Bunuba guide Dillon Andrews from Bungoolee Tours reveals a side of this spiritual place few get to experience. Then, journey deep beneath the limestone of the Napier Range and relive the real Legend of Jandamarra with Dillon and discover the secrets of Tunnel Creek and its spiritual significance to the Bunuba people.
Reviewed 15 August 2017

My partner and I had an amazing time on this Tour with Waylon and Kerrissa. Waylon went through just about everything that you could know about the region. Including it's rich indigenous history, dream time stories, and flora and fauna. Being a local man from the Bunaba tribe; Waylon has unrestricted, private knowledge of the region. There were many times tour guides walked straight past paintings/ Places of significance. If you're serious about getting the best experience out of Windjana George and Tunnel creek, then support Windjana Tours; your local up and coming Business.

1  Thank Isaac B
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Management response:Responded 16 August 2017

We are very pleased that you and your partner enjoyed our tour. Thanks for booking with Windjana Tours.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Thank VickyWA1
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