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“At one in a "Happy Place"” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Northern Territory Indigenous Day Tours

Northern Territory Indigenous Day Tours
Ranked #19 of 94 Tours in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Learn the real story. Northern Territory Indigenous Tours’ owner, guide and former park ranger, Tess Atie, offers generations of knowledge about the Top End and outback on these unique indigenous tours. Aboriginal guided day trips to Territory Wildlife Park, Woolaning Spring and Litchfield National Park depart from your Darwin hotel every day. Tess invites you to experience inspiration, education and adventure in comfort and safety on her family's rugged and beautiful country.
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“At one in a "Happy Place"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

We booked this trip a year ago, and due to some circumstances we couldn't attend till today. Well worth the wait! Tess and her husband Greg were the consummate hosts. Given Tess' connection with the country and her education she is a wealth of knowledge on all things related to this area. Our three children learned more today than they could from a year in the classroom, Thanks Tess and Greg we'd be sure to recommend this tour to anyone.

Visited September 2013
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Tess A, Owner at Northern Territory Indigenous Day Tours, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thank you Michael for your comments about our tour. I am very pleased that I've been able to teach your boys so much and also pleased that they were like little sponges, soaking up what I was telling them, along with the country and the sights. They really looked like they were having fun and after all the swimming and walking I'll bet they slept well that night. Thanks so much for coming!
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Maitland, Australia
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“The Best day Tour out of Darwin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Though we were the only people who booked that day, Northern Territory Indigenous Tours took us on the wonderful Litchfield National Park tour. We experienced the park and Tess's country through indigenous eyes, were cooked a delicious lunch in a beautiful setting and learned more than we ever could any other way. Everything was great - the guide, the vehicle,the food, the country. We came away feeling we'd made friends. If you can take one tour from Darwin take this one. You'll never forget it.

Visited August 2013
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Tess A, Owner at Northern Territory Indigenous Day Tours, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thank you Anne for your great review of our Litchfield tour. I am very pleased that we appear to have achieved our aims!
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“Thelma H”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I did a day tour of the Litchfield National Park with Tess Atie. It was a wonderful day and Tess, with her knowledge and love and respect of the land made it a very special day. It was a prvilege to be taken to the areas we were taken and to see and enjoy the Park. So much information and good food and good vehicle made it a very special day and one I will always remember. Tess, you are great! Thank you.

Visited August 2013
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Tess A, Owner at Northern Territory Indigenous Day Tours, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thanks for your kind words Thelma. It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope you return some time.
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“Northern Territory Indigenous Tours -”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

We did a day tour of Litchfield National Park with Tess Atie of Northern Territory Indigenous tours on 8.7.13 with our two boys (9 and 13). We had a wonderful day with Tess; our kids still speak of what we saw with Tess and what she said about her culture, her country, the flora and fauna. They still talk abut tasting ash and the red termite mound, the green ants and her fish which comes to her when she crosses the creek. She cooked us lunch of crocodile and kangaroo - food delicious, kids ate everything. Tess is an amazing, beautiful person who is so generous with her knowledge. She showed us the Wongi Falls and the Blyth homestead. I just really enjoyed meeting and talking to Tess about so many different things and hearing and seeing her tallk about her country. Thanks Tess! Mary

Visited July 2013
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Tess A, Owner at Northern Territory Indigenous Day Tours, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Wow Mary I'm so pleased to read your review and that the boys enjoyed the tour so much. It really is a privilege to to show children my country and culture and hopefully influence them positively for the rest of their lives. Thanks so much for bringing them out.
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Sydney, Australia
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“The Best Day in Litchfield National Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

Tess Atie is a great guide. She has lived in the area all her life. She owns and vitally is connected with the land. Everything about the day tour was special. There was me and another couple. If you want to travel from Darwin, Tess Atie is the person to take you. Good vehicle, Good food, as much information as you want, Honest opinions. Instead of a white bread bus tour, book with Tess.

Visited June 2013
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Tess A, Owner at Northern Territory Indigenous Day Tours, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thanks for your kind words Tanya. You've given me a wry smile with your 'white bread bus tour' description. So apt!
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