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Aug 10, 2018
“Personal tour with local”
Aug 2, 2018
“Dirk friendly and easy going .... he is born and bred on the Island.”
Personalised tours of Thursday Island guided by an indigenous local. On this cultural tour you will see all of TI's treasures in an air-conditioned coach. Taste some Torres Strait kaikai and have exclusive access to the crayfish factory. The best...more
Thursday Island, Queensland 4875, Australia
+61 427 691 356
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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Dirk took us on a small guided tour of only 10 people. More informal and personal than the big Peddles tour consisting of mainly grey nomads. $25 adults half price kids and under two is free. Kids might get a bit bored after sitting on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Nicole M
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Tour costs $25 per person and goes for around two hours. Thursday Island is very small in area so quite a lot is covered. Commentary is good and the odd joke keeps everyone entertained. Dirk is also a very good advertisement for Crocs !

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank geoff96
Reviewed July 20, 2018

If you want a small group tour by a local then I would suggest LAX tours, the bus holds 10 people & cost $25 PP. We recommend you book early as tours sell out. Whilst Thursday Island is not large, the tour takes 1 1/2...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David H
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Had a great tour of Thursday island with Dirk. Tour gives you a locals view of the history and culture on the island. Thanks Dirk for a great tour.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Michael B
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

What a relaxing and informative tour it is up there with the best tours we have been on. Lots of info and jokes a really good day out. A family man running a family business nothing better

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank petertS3726NT
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Dirk, the Prince of Wales, certainly knows the history of Thursday Island as he is very much part of it. His tour takes in all of the highlights of the island and allows plenty of time at highlights such as the fort and crayfish processing...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank John T
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

Very personalised with a small group. Lots of local information. Covered same area as the more expensive, larger group. Well worth the time and money.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank David M
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We were out of season but Tanya was so helpful and Dirk was a delight Great aircon bus Superb commentary No rush Saw sights many others did not know existed Cold water available Great insight into TI history and culture Can't be bettered. Well done...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank howardd847
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Great friendly tour without the expensive bells and whistles - very happy to have done this rather than the expensive tour with the big company

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank okannieok
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Dirk his Dad and Charles were a highlight of our trip to Thursday Island, a real family - Homely type feel we saw everything we needed to see, plenty of spare time to explore too. Dirk invited us into his world and showed us everything,...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank k_thet2016
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December 31, 2016|
Response from howardd847 | Reviewed this property |
From memory Kirk is available weekend and I found them so accomodating. I rang their mobile and thoroughly enjoyed the repartee! Kirks tour was so interesting. He is a local elder with a fascinating story which is so worth... More