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Incredible 9 day overland trip from Broome to Darwin with Charter North

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Reviewed June 12, 2019

My wife and I have just spent a sensational 10 days with Greig in the Kimberley.
Our journey started in Broome and after 2,831 KMs we made it to Darwin. We went via the Gibb River Road with several detours along the way. Our driver/guide/host, Greig, we just great. Apart from conveying us safely Greig told many stories and showed us many sights. His knowledge (22 years of guiding) was invaluable and we both appreciated it.
Evening camp fires were another time for story telling/learning about the Kimberly. Greig is also a sensational cook and we never went hungry. Greig also does a mean morning coffee which helps get the early morning starts underway.
Our 4WD vehicle was very comfortable. Great suspension and air conditioned, although it wasn’t that hot.
Being isolated (no mobile communications) from the day-to-day life was valued and it allowed us to connect with the Kimberley environment and our fellow travellers.
We enjoyed the hikes and swims. The swims allowed some of the Kimberley red earth to be removed. And so much more. It was just brilliant.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Charter_North, Owner at Charter North 4WD Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2019

Hi Garry,

Thank you so much for your great, detailed review! It was a pleasure having you on board and sharing our Kimberley expertise & stories with you. We believe that the appreciation of a destination and depth of the holiday experience is always much higher when learning about the places you see- from their geology & ancestors to more recent history. Of course the sheer beauty of the Kimberley is a big part of it, too ;) Great that you enjoyed all of our tour activities, from hiking and swimming to the campfire and everything in between; you came to the Kimberley for the right reasons and your adventurous spirit was rewarded with fantastic memories!

Cheers! Greig & Alina.

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Reviewed June 1, 2019

My wife has always wanted to visit the Kimberley, but we are retired and whilst we had been to Australia before, we had never been to the top end. We did not have so many firm ideas, but we knew that we wanted to see the real rural outback, and we knew that we did not have knowledge to plan it ourselves, we needed local expertise. I e-mailed a couple of UK travel companies, and got no response. I contacted Charter North and got an immediate and very comprehensive reply. Right from the first contact we got good responses and lots of ideas, accommodating our thoughts and needs. We were planning our trip for almost a year, and during this time my wife had some health issues. We talked to Greig and Alina and made adjustments to the plan to cope with our limitations. The trip was excellent in every way, the journeys, the route, the scenery, the accommodation (we did mainly accomodated but some camping as well, the food. All this with great local knowledge and a sense of humour. We can't say anything other the excellent to the whole experience from planning to delivery

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Timamos
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Charter_North, Owner at Charter North 4WD Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2019

Hi Tim & Denny,

Many thanks for your excellent review. We are so happy that, after a year of planning, your Kimberley experience met all of your expectations and more. It was great to show you both around this beautiful area that you had been wanting to see for so long! Your comprehensive input helped us understand your preferences very well in order to plan the perfect trip. We hope all the great memories you made will last a long time!

All the best, Alina & Greig.

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Reviewed May 28, 2019

We have recently finished a 4 day Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks Tour with Charter North. Alina was very helpful from the beginning answering all my queries and then planning a tour to suit us. Sean was our wonderful guide who showed us the parks major sights and was a wealth of knowledge of the area. We certainly learned a lot along the way. The food was really good especially the barramundi Sean cooked on the first night. We stayed in cabins at Anbilik in Jabiru and Mount Bundy Station.Both were good. We even got to hear Sean sing and play guitar around the campfire at Mount Bundy Station which added to our whole experience. We highly recommend Charter North to see the Top End.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Angela D
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Charter_North, Owner at Charter North 4WD Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2019

Hi Angela,

Wow, I would have loved to see Sean sing and play the guitar, haven't head the pleasure yet :)
Many thanks for your great review, we are glad that you enjoyed your tour and Kakadu & Litchfield, and that you felt your experience was also educational. There is so much to see, experience and learn here in the Top End and our guides love to share their knowledge to ensure you have a richer experience. I hope the remainder of your Australian holiday was nice, too and you had a good time on the Ghan. We would love to see you in Northern Australia again in the future!

All the best, Alina.

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Reviewed May 7, 2019

What an amazing adventure! With visiting friends from overseas, we decided choose charter North for their expertise and flexible itinerary. From the beginning, Greig was professional and knowledgeable of the areas we visited, Kakadu, Katherine and Litchfield National Park. He catered to our every need and abilities. We enjoyed the food he made for us everyday, we didn’t go hungry! A huge thank you to Charter North for a fantastic, memorable adventure... I look forward to our next trip with them, Kimberley is next!!!!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Robert B
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Charter_North, Owner at Charter North 4WD Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2019

Hi Robert!
Thank you for your great review, we really appreciate it! Lots of fun and banter. Your friends can now certainly say they have experienced one of Australia's greatest Outback adventures. We very much enjoyed the time with you around the Top End and we are happy that you all liked the meals we provided.
We hope the rest of the crew enjoyed the remainder of their time in Australia and returned back home safely. You are no doubt off to more adventures. We can't wait to show you around the Kimberley ;)

Cheers, Greig & Alina.

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Reviewed April 21, 2019

Our trip to the outback of Darwin with GT was great. He taught us a lot about the environment and nature. He took us to great waterfalls and given the season (April) at some we were on our own. GT is a great campfire cook. The meals were delicious and so all breakfast and lunches with a great variety. Our sons loved helping out getting the wood and lighting the fire. GT is not only very service minded, he was great with our kids (10 and 11 years old). GT's knowledge of the parks comes in handy as he is able to change plans while on tour depending on your needs and wants or weather circumstances. A must do if you consider going to Darwin.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Charter_North, Owner at Charter North 4WD Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2019

Hi Ruben & Anuschka,

Thanks so much for reviewing us! It was a pleasure showing your family around Kakadu and Litchfield. You are right, the beauty of travelling in the shoulder season is that we will often get areas to ourselves, adding to the feel of remoteness of our national parks. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us in the Top End, learned about the local environments and liked the food we provided. It was great that the boys enjoyed the campfire experience, and we hope they will remember their Australian camping experience for a long time into the future.

All the best, GT & Alina.

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