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An absolute treat

We also did the four day Outback Contrasts Safari. Such a fantastic experience that one of our... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2021
GraemeB70
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Greater Adelaide, Australia
Excellent. Highly Recommended.

We took the four day, three night, Outback Contrasts Tour. We could not recommend this tour more... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2021
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Athelstone, Australia
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Gawler Ranges are in remote South Australia. The landscape is a dramatic mix of ancient hills, granite rocks, red earth roads, sand dunes, mid size eucalyptus and shimmering bushes. You drive there through vast plains of wheat crops and rural service towns which add to the experience. The salt bed of Lake Gairdner is a highlight. Kangaroos and emus abound. The Safari company offers charming tents with en-suites in a supremely quiet spot. Geoff the owner is a generous host with deep local knowledge. The activities do involve a fair amount of driving but hikes are also an option. The great food and ambience epitomise Australian outback hospitality. A must see for those seeking a special outback adventure.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

'I had a farm in Africa' (Out of Africa). This is the first phrase that came to our minds when we arrived at the camp which is in the middle of the outback.

It is a little haven where you will feel disconnected from time and space. You are surrounded by animals from dawn to dusk. Just at the camp, you get to see parrots, emeus, kangaroos. And at night, we even went scorpion hunting with Geoff and our guide Rosie because if you use a black light, scorpions appear luminescent. It is also the place where we saw the most beautiful sky of our lives. It is so clear, you get to see the Milky Way and the Magellan cloud. You can just remain awed by such a magnificent sight of the stars. And with Geoff's telescope, we were able to get a closer look at the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn.

The tents are incredibly welcoming and well furnished thanks to the decorative and artistic skills of Rosie. The food is simply excellent-Geoff has amazing cooking skills-and you eat plenty.

We booked a four-day Outback to the Sea private tour and wish we could have stayed longer. We loved exploring the outback with our guide Rosie who told us a lot about the geological formations and the animals. We loved petting baby kangaroos that had been rescued by a friend of hers and swimming with sea lions. Even just wandering through the roads of the outback is an unforgettable experience.

We will also never forget Geoff and Rosie with whom we spent those 4 days. We had a marvellous time thanks to you.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

My wife and I traveled to the Gawler Ranges Wilderness with three adult children (our two boys 24/29) and one of the boy's girlfriend. Geoff met us after the drive from Port Lincoln with a delightful set of "nibbles". Kangaroos and Emus regularly joined us for dinner and breakfast outside of the dining room. A day was spent on the vast salt lake (which is other worldly), holding a baby kangaroo in a small pouch, hiking in the bush and swimming with sea lions as well as dolphins. Rosie and Geoff prepared superb food and we sipped wine and vodka late into the night around a fire discussing world events (although they seemed quite far away there). Every once and while, a person creates a special place in the wilderness through hard work and love of the place. Geoff has done so.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We had the greatest possible 4 days with Geoff and Jodi exploring the Gawler Ranges National Park. The accommodations were unbelievably comfortable and the food incredibly delicious. But the best feature of the trip is the variety of wildlife you get to see up close and personal and the knowledge of that wildlife the the staff has to share with you. Thanks, Geoff and Jodi, for the trip of a lifetime!!!!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jasia5
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

The tour of 4 days with Geoff and Judy was exhausting. We experienced fauna, flora, geological wonders of the outback and a beautiful camp. The tents are spacious and clean, and you feel sure. The food is plenty and excellent. We saw plenty of animals like koalas, kangaroos, eagles, emus in free nature. They took us arround to many spots with much variation of vegetation and geology, like salt-lakes or the organ pipes. It was quite adventurous to swim with the sea lions and the dolphins for 2 hours or more in the ocean. We never missed the sundowner and had always an amazing interesting conversation with Geoff, who teached us a lot about simplicity of life not only in the bush.

Date of experience: December 2017
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