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“A true Aussie outback experience”

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Labelle Downs - The Bush Experience
Reviewed June 11, 2013

Can't believe that you can get so much in in one holiday and still come back heavier than you left. Great location, the property truly represents all the NT has to offer and all to yourself, no one else on the property but the guides and the workers providing you with the real experience.

For a non fisherman I found the fishing great, always something to catch or something to look at. The guides where helpful, knowledgeable and always ensured that we were having a good time. Food was great and accommodation respectable.

This was truly a trip of a lifetime and one to remember. Highly recommend!!!

1  Thank Tony M
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Labelle Downs is blessed with some of the most spectacular landscapes that the NT can offer and being a private property taking limited numbers of guests; you do not have to share it with any crowds!
Guides John and Kel were attentive, polite, fun to be with and generous with their knowledge of the unique environment, wildlife and how to fish the billabong's.
My bad casts and knotted lines were sorted quickly and without complaint, they had their work cut out !
The accommodation is comfortable and food plentiful and well cooked by charming Denise
Spectacular sunsets, wetlands teaming with a vast array of amazing birds, the occasional croc sighting on top of some wonderful fishing - you cant ask for much more from a holiday !

1  Thank Richard P
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

The fishing was mind-blowingly good we caught lots of Barra and Sooties, exactly as the fishing charter company in Sydney had said we would.

BUT the experience was completely ruined by the guide/host and general "know it all" (JB) he was a complete let down, as he constantly reminded us he was from the land of 'South Africa' and clearly self obsessed with his own skills and a complete bore. His "timetable" which apparently we had to follow was far to hectic. The food was really low quality and for the price we paid i felt like we were being skimped, at least the grogg was good but thats because we had to bring our own. The other guys braved through the food but there was lots of bad chat about it as soon as we had left and we couldn't wait to get to darwin for a proper feed.

Would i go again? I would like to, i feel i was cheated out of the most amazing experience there is to be found in the territory, the property, its views, wildlife and the FISH were better than i have ever seen, but i would have to wait till they changed the guide and as a result the food.

i was disappointed in rmw for the level of service, i have always liked their boots but clearly they dont know people. I will be checking up on this place in a few years and hope its changed.

So much potential!!

15  Thank BarraClassic65
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