1 independent reviews for Adelaide to Alice Springs tour, Australia

Reviews for Adelaide to Alice Springs tour, Australia


review 18 Jan 2009

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The wonderful walks -- canyons, gorges, other natural features -- that revealed to us the natural riches of the Outback, from birds and other creatures to the land itself. Also... the bush knowledge and sensitivity of our leader, Steve. He added immeasurably to our appreciation, and therefore our pleasure.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Probably more important for Europeans than Canadians or Americans (who live in big-scale countries): realize emotionally, not just intellectually, that once you leave the eastern coast, Australia has a whole lot of geography with relatively few communities, people or manmade attractions/distractions. You're going to spend many hours travelling through countryside before you hit on another community or Thing To Do. If you think that countryside is empty, rather than rich in and of itself, pick a different holiday. Canadians get this fact automatically, because that's our own reality. For Europeans (including Brits), it can be dismaying.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes, I think so. We stayed in Australian-owned places, collected our own garbage, walked on established paths, and were very respectful with water. I think it was a responsible holiday (no pun intended!), without being grimly self-sacrificing.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

A good trip for people who appreciate big open countryside, and who are reasonably fit (you may have to climb into an upper bunk, for example).

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