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Adventure Tours Australia

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Alice Springs, Australia
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About Adventure Tours Australia
Adventure Tours is the leading small group tour operator in Australia. We're a bunch of Aussies that have been leading travellers through this big ol’ continent over the past 24 years. Informative and immersive, our tours are for those looking to develop a true-blue understanding of Australia’s inner-workings – and have a great time while at it. We take one comfy, air-con equipped 4WD or minibus, load it up with a knowledgeable guide, a bunch of fellow adventurers, tents, swags and some packed picnics, then head out into the wilds. The whole outfit is far more your classic Aussie road trip than it is a standard charter bus tour – just with someone looking after the driving and navigating for you.
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CY wrote a review Jul 23
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam1 contribution
Poor customer service, long delays in getting back to customers, did not find very helpful at all. Lack of understanding. Would not recommend
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Genevieve Crisp wrote a review Jul 6
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Sleeping under the stars was breathtaking in the pristine wilderness of central Australia. Wayne, our guide, chef, driver and accommodation provider, was faultless. First class meals prepared and cooked from scratch by Wayne. We felt safe and happy at all times despite the Covid19 pandemic. Wayne was in daily contact with his employer and authorities via satellite phone even when we were out of range on our mobiles. Wayne was a very experienced and safe driver at all times. He coped brilliantly with each twist and turn of lockdown, altering our plans to accommodate authorities and his boss.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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64travelbug wrote a review May 2021
Brisbane, Australia49 contributions36 helpful votes
This review is for Adventure Tours and Wayne our tour guide. First and foremost I am very concerned for the SAFETY of passengers from this Tour Company. I’m not sure if it’s normal for there to be only one Tour Guide doing everything and I mean everything. Poor Wayne is driving over 6-8 hours a day after taking guests on a 3-4 hour hike. A couple of passengers voiced there concern at how tired he was and really should not be driving and he would just say he’s fine. We were taking turns watching him so he wouldn’t fall asleep at the wheel. It’s very concerning when you see your driver shaking his head and obviously trying not to nod off. We’re on holiday we shouldn’t be fearing for our lives. Then there’s the tour bus which is falling apart. It’s also a worry when another tour company parks beside our bus and points out the obvious bald tyres and our tour guide just shakes it off. The camp ground is disgusting and hasn’t been cleaned for god knows how long. The showers and toilets are filthy and someone is going to end up with some sought of fungus. We were told we would have sheets, towels, pillows and cases. When we opened up the tent it just looked like someone had just left. We were left to try and figure out where to get clean sheets etc because there was no communication from our Tour Guide. I’ve seen great reviews about Wayne but we found him very rude, unorganised, completely stressed out and hardly any communication. If anything we felt we were just annoying him and he didn’t want us there. We also found there was hardly any commentary about where we were, facts about the place etc. if it hadn’t been for the lovely Tour Guide Trainee Georgie we probably wouldn’t know anything. She was just amazing with her knowledge of the area and just her pleasant personality. Don’t get me wrong we loved the places we went to and if it wasn’t for the great group of people on the tour it would have been disastrous. Steer clear of Adventure Tours.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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John S wrote a review May 2021
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Company did not give what was advertised.Our driver was just that. No commentary. Storm damage from months before changed the itinerary adding more driving.Not glamping by any means. We could not tell the difference between the camps when we got to look at at the supposedly damaged camp. They both looked terrible with obviously no maintenance. We had trespassers snooping around the camp on both nights terrifying a few young ladies who rang the police after no response from our driver who told them this happens a bit.Poor cheap food which was left to the guests to prepare and cook.Even worst for vegetarians /vegans. No covid practices. Driver ran out of fuel after we had just spent thirty minutes at a servo , so spent over an hour on side of road in the dark before getting back to Alice springs. Driver then said this happened on his last trip.He thought this was amusing. The only good part was the destinations. HIRE A CAR.DO IT YOURSELF.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Laura wrote a review Apr 2021
Brunswick, Australia1 contribution
An amazing tour which exceeded my expectations. First of all Wayno was a great tour guide and he was so knowledgeable about the area, the local indigenous people and people management. His cooking skills were awesome and we were all entranced with every story he told! The bus was comfortable and I was lucky to have some awesome fellow guests on the tour. The sights were obviously amazing but the small touches included made all the difference. A highlight was the tour by Valerie one of the local Anangu people. Another highlight was the bush camping on the final night under the stars, best sleep I’ve had in a while! Highly recommend and will use adventure tours in the future. Vegemite, vegemite, vegemite.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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