1 independent reviews for Eyre Peninsula & Flinders Ranges eco tour in South Australia

Reviews for Eyre Peninsula & Flinders Ranges eco tour in South Australia


review 14 Mar 2018

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

Swimming as the only group in Baird bay with sea lions and dolphins, who chose to come to see us - we were not inflicted on them - so responsible encounter.

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

Be aware that the 6 day Eyre Peninsula trip is sandwich in with two other tours - you go out of Adelaide for 2 days with one group (heading to Perth) and then are transferred to another group on day three (who are heading to Adelaide). Admittedly you go to different places on the way back, but also your activities are fitted in to other people doing the shark tour and with another person who joined from that and then did the sea lions then next day - so we had to fit in with them.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

As mentioned above the sea lions and dolphins tour reduced environmental impact on those animals. No recycling was carried out but food was cooked from basic ingredients - cooked in pots etc and eaten off plates/cups etc which were washed and reused - so hardly any packaging/disposable materials were used and wasted. Sleeping arrangements were basic and used drop toilets with no electricity and little water used - so our footprint on the landscape was minimial. The tour operator and excursion operators were local so benefited from this tourism. so good in these respects.

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

Disappointed to have to change groups as loved first guide Mal and gelled with group - didn't with the second group. First experience of travel in Australia - so getting used to the long drives but bus was not very clean and no effort was made to keep it clean on the way - understandably the driver/guide had a lot of long hours of work and not time for cleaning on top. I took to cleaning the outside windows at fuel stations as getting opaque.

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