What to Expect?
Jump on board and let us take care of the rest. All your accommodation is prebooked, entry fees taken care of, great meals planned, daily schedules organised and a tour guides ready to take care of you. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the amazing sights we take you to. Please ensure you read through the below information and our Terms & Conditions so you have a clear understanding of what our tours are all about!
Our tours are aimed at giving you a real outback experience. Our guides are passionate about providing the ultimate customer experience however, to keep the tour running smoothly, we kindly ask that as a team, you actively assist your guide in day-to-day activities, including;
- the packing/unpacking of the bus.
- the preparation of meals and cleaning up afterwards.
- looking after your own and each others safety.
Our tours are aimed at the young and the young at heart and they all include hikes of 2+ kilometres over moderate to difficult terrain, often in high temperatures. A moderate level of fitness is required to fully participate in most activities. Our itineraries that travel north from Perth include activities such as sand boarding, snorkelling, swimming and canyoning (hiking, climbing and wading through gorges).
Our tours to Broome and through the Kimberley and Top End include hikes of up to 8 kilometers often in high temperatures and humidity and involve a degree of canyoning (hiking, climbing and wading through gorges). A high level of fitness is required to fully participate in the activities on these tours.
If you are concerned about your abilities please contact the office. The safety of our passengers is of great importance to us.
Our day tours have an age restriction of 3+ years old. Children between 3 – 5 years old will be charged as children however as per DCBA children 6 and over will be charged as adults.
Unfortunately, children are not permitted on our extended tours, all passengers must be 18 years or older however, due to the remote, once-in-a-lifetime nature of the Kimberley region, we do allow teenagers over the age of 12 to travel on Broome to Darwin Tours, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Parents/Legal guardians must be fully aware of the nature of the tours and must be prepared to sign a waiver form on the child’s behalf. If you wish to arrange for a minor to travel please contact our office.
Although we don’t have an upper age limit most of our passengers are generally 20 – 45 year old active travellers. We like to ensure we create a fun, laid-back vibe on our busses with music, games and a relaxed environment. If you are unsure if the style of our tours will suit you, please contact our office.
Our guides are there every step of the way to make sure you have a safe and hands on adventure tour experience, however, our guides are not qualified to conduct or instruct in water activities such as swimming or snorkeling. None of our tours require you to enter water if you do not feel comfortable doing so and choosing to engage in water activities is a decision you should make based on your own ability and confidence to do so safely. For this reason we require passengers to hire their own snorkeling equipment (on tours with snorkelling as an optional activity) and by doing so you, at your own free will, are assuming responsibility for you own actions while using the equipment you have hired. Optional activities that include in water activities (such as Whale Shark Swims) are conducted by trusted 3rd party company’s with the necessary skills, experience, qualifications and licences to make sure you are safe, comfortable and have the best experience possible.
Western Australia is known for its extremes and after a long day of activities a good night sleep is the key to having a great tour. Accommodation includes hostels, farms, outback stations, (traditional bush) camp sites, swags and large comfortable safari tents. All accommodation is based on a 4 – 10 bed shared dorm style.
In Exmouth we use the ‘Flash-Packer’ services of RAC Resorts guaranteeing comfortable, clean rooms and allowing our customers use of all resort facilities including bars, pool tables and resort pool.
In Karijini National Park we use the ‘Flash-Camper’ services of the Karijini Eco Retreat, staying in their world famous Eco Tents, setup to house bunk beds with comfortable mattresses and clean bedding and blankets, while still enjoying the outdoor camping experience around our camp kitchen and dining area. We are the only tour company in WA to use these tents as our permanent accommodation in Karijini.
During the 8 Day Broome to Darwin Tour we spend 3 nights camping in traditional bush campsites and 4 nights on outback stations. All camping areas we use have toilets and most have showers and running water. Unexpected closure of campgrounds due to natural causes such as bushfire or flooding may require a bush camp (no facilities) to be set up. Camping in the Kimberley is done in the traditional Australian style in swags (bedroll) and we provide 2 person tents for those looking for a bit more shelter (please ensure you request tents when booking if this is what you would prefer).
Please contact our office for a list of our accommodation providers if you wish to book room upgrades. Passengers requesting upgrades must contact accommodation providers themselves. Availability and bookings are not the responsibility of Aussie Wanderer. Please be aware accommodation is subject to change. We advise passengers to arrange upgrades no earlier than 2 weeks before the tour to avoid accommodation changes.
Meals are provided at cafes and restaurants as well as fresh meals prepared by the group that include hot and cold lunches, hot dinners with salads and vegetables and continental style breakfasts. We cater for all dietary requirements including vegetarian, gluten free and other requests. Please advise when booking (a small surcharge may apply). Water and some snacks are provided in all vehicles, however it is advisable to bring some snacks of your own. There are opportunities to purchase along the way.
We pick up from several central locations around the Perth CBD. The Old Swan Barracks, at 2 Francis Street, Northbridge, is our primary point for pick-ups and drop-offs.
End of Tour Drop-Off / Arrival Time times;
- Tours that return to Perth – 7:00pm
- Day Tours return to Perth – 6:30pm
- 14 Day Perth to Broome Return – 3:00pm
- Tours that end in Broome – 3:00pm
- Tours that end in Darwin – 6:00pm
Please note that these times are to be used as a guide only and your actual drop-off/arrival time may vary significantly due to circumstance.
For tours returning to Perth regulations state that we can only drop you off at you original pickup point or at the Swan Barracks.
Due to the nature of extended touring strict luggage restrictions apply.
Day Tours: small carry on bag.
Extended Tours: 1 Large Piece (preferably a soft bag/backpack) + small carry on bag and no luggage heavier than 15kg.
Broome to Darwin – 1 Soft Bag/Backpack no heavier than 15kg + small carry on bag. Strictly no Suit Cases.
Greyhound Australia offer luggage forwarding services from Broome to Darwin and reverse. Please see www.greyhoundfreight.com.au for more information.
Due to the rough nature of some of the roads we travel on Aussie Wanderer Tours Pty Ltd cannot be held liable for any damage caused to luggage that does not meet the above criteria.
Aussie Wanderer provides all the food, equipment and expertise you need to have a great trip. However, there are a few small things we can recommend to make your trip more enjoyable.
Day Tours: hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bathers, towel, warm clothing and rain jacket (winter), water bottle (1L), camera with LOTS of memory and battery.
Extended Tours: hat, sunglasses, bathers, 2 towels, water bottle (1L), sunscreen, insect repellent, small torch, warm clothing and rain jacket (winter), sturdy walking shoes, camera with LOTS of memory and battery,
Sleeping bags: Required for Perth to Broome and Broome to Darwin tours only. Sleeping bags are available for purchase on tour for $20 (please request when booking)
Aussie Wanderer suits any personalized tour idea for group tours or charters. Our vehicle fleet range in size from comfortable and modern 13 seat mini-buses, larger 24 seat buses and coaches up to 35 seats and 16 seat off-road safari vehicles.
We can provide airport transfers, catering and inclusive activities. Aussie Wanderer Tours and Safaris can meet any itinerary based on any outdoor activity.
Please contact our office for more information.