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Bruce & Marion (Oct 14)

We had a great trip – was as good as we could of expected – only better
Our Guide Neville was excellent – his knowledge of the cape had to be heard, and he looked after us so well

We will recommend this to others

Bruce& Marion

Mandy & Mick (Oct 14)

Hi Andrew,

Yes my father (Mick) thoroughly enjoyed the trip. He did mention that there was a photo taken of the group on the tip, he was hoping to get a copy. Wondering if it would be possible to email it to me, so I can print off and give to him.

Thank you so much for making his trip a great experience, one he will never forget.

Kind regards,

Robyn (Oct 14)

Had a great time and were very impressed with Neville Prentisss, his driving skills, interpersonal skills and group management skills(which were needed on our trip) were outstanding.

Annette and Donald (Oct 14)

Thank you, we certainly enjoyed our tour. The experience on the islands was great with very devoted tour guides who know the history and life there very well. Our tour of the Cape was most enjoyable and informative. Our driver and tour guide Hirani was competent, knowledgeable and lots of fun. The accommodation was appropriate for the area and the meals delicious and variable. We will treasure the memories we have of this tour.

Annette and Donald

Di and Peter (Oct 14)


Our CY Safari was a memorable holiday and adventure. Awesome group - best staff - best passengers!

We look forward to exploring more of the area in the future.


Di and Peter

Athol and Marg (Oct 14)


We thoroughly enjoyed our 11 day camping safari with Cape York Tours. We met 17 other wonderful people and can highly recommend the tour. Our tour driver etc was excellent, giving us very comprehensive talks on the area.

Kind regards
Athol and Marg

David & Estelle (Oct 14)

Thank you for our guided Cape York Safari, it was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The truck/bus was most comfortable, accommodation and meals were of a very high standard, all of which we greatly appreciated.

Rick Wenden, our driver/guide, was such a great driver, extremely experienced, knowledgeable and generally great fellow which made our experience such a great success and pleasure. Please extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to him.

Please let us know if you know of a similar length and type of tour being offered in the Kimberley next year perhaps.


David & Estelle

Peter & Heather (Oct 14)

Hi Cape tours
We did send a reply to Cape York Tours to say what a great time we had on our trip. Having a camping tour fitted the adventure we had
Our guide Uta was marvellous ,who was also our cook ,driver and a wealth of information .She certainly helped to make our trip so special. We were also so fortunate to have a great company of fellow travelers .We would certainly recommend this trip and company to people
Peter & heather

Joy & Nev (Oct 14)

YES. We had a great time. The accommodation meals etc were spot on we had a very enjoyable time ,all the group were helpful and assisting ,just great to be with. The Driver/Guide was very good , most helpful and informative his knowledge of the areas etc was very good, IF we went on any further tours UP THERE we would ask if UNCLE NEV was the driver, we would thoroughly recommend him, he was most helpful and made you feel very "comfy' all the time. We have travelled a lot of Australia's points ,west ,east, south and high(Koscisco tip) this was another "to do", now done, we had a most enjoyable time.All your staff on the phone etc were most helpful and courteous,accomodation places ,great, Uncle Nev very good. Thankyou for a great tour,most enjoyable
Thoroughly recommended,
Thanks to all again,
Joy & Nev

Glenys & John (Oct 14)

Thank you for your email and we had a magnificent time! Not only was the tour amazing from Day 1, but our guide, Hirani was just amazing. She is such a talented and lovely lady, you are very lucky to have her working with you.

The group we were with, were all terrific people, we got on like a house on fire from Day 1, and had lots of fun and are busy sending emails and photos back and forth to each other.

Visiting Cape York has long been a dream of ours and to do so in the company of so many new friends, made it the Holiday Of A Lifetime!

We will be recommending you to our friends and also to our listeners around the world on our Radio programs, on Internet Station,

On Tuesday at the start of my first program after coming home, I did a Tribute Show to all who were on the tour and of course to “Mum” (Hirani)!

Thank you once again for helping to make our dream come true.

Now to get back to trying to get a Laptop set up for broadcasting tomorrow as our main computer “died” in the middle of my Wednesday show – guess the holiday is really over!

Our best regards and thanks
Glenys & John

Thea (Oct 14)

I enjoyed the tour with your company very much. Adam was an exceptional tour driver/leader/chef. I was happy to have stayed the extra night on Horn Island as it was a nice little “relax” at the end of the trip. Standing on “the Tip” means that another thing has been taken off the wish list. Thank you for the organization. Thea.

Keith (Oct 14)

Hi yes we did have a great time exploring Cape York. We found the vehicles were well prepared and serviced, clean and mechanically sound. We explored every nook and cranny that the Cape has to offer and were rewarded with a range of amazing experiences. We got to meet some extremely interesting people also travelling the Cape, mostly from other parts of Australia and ended up helping a group of Australians navigate some difficult terrain
The service was excellent and would recommend the type of travel and vehicles to anyone.

Many thanks

Gail (Oct 14)

We had a wonderful time on our safari and saw so many great places.

I would like to commend Adam on his wonderful knowledge both historical and of nature.. He did an excellent job of guiding us through some great country and really looking after us from a driving aspect and with great meals. We could not have asked for more.

Many thanks


Judith (Oct 14)

Yes all good and we sent you our survey form. You should have it?

Peter and Rosie (Oct 14)

We would like to let you know that we had an excellent trip with Adam to the Tip of Australia, it was fantastic, the people on the tour were all great to get along with, and we had lots of laughs and fun together.
Adam is amazing, he was a great guide, great cook, great driver, and great company, we actually have spoken about him many times since we left him in Seisia at the Ferry dock. He really does a great job.
We stayed in tents as you know, and there was a lot of banter between the fully self contained guests and ourselves. We found the tents good and enjoyed that aspect of the tour too.
Please pass on to Adam our thanks for a great trip.
Peter and Rosie.

Anne-Louise (Oct 14)

Yes, we had a wonderful experience with the tour -it was all we had hoped it would be.
Fantastic insight into that region and a really well set up and run operation.
Our driver Mike and host , Tam were just great and did a wonderful job.
We have great memories from the safari and would be happy to recommend the trip to others.


Graham & Sue and John & Elaine (Oct 14)

Yes we all thoroughly enjoyed our Cape York Trip.

In short, we had a wonderful time and it was made so by Nev the tour guide, he had so much knowledge and he had wit with it, we all got on famously with all in the group and are still conversing by email with several, swapping photos etc. one in fact is coming to visit us in WA.

Every day was a highlight, we could not isolate one particular day or location as they were all very special to all of us.

We don’t know when our next trip will be, but you can be rest assured you are the first point of call for information.

Kind regards

Graham & Sue
John & Elaine

Linda & Gavin (Oct 14)

Yes we had a wonderful time the tour director Uta was fantastic her knowledge of the area was exceptional. We were not used to camping however it's definitely the best way to see this part of this wonderful country.
Would recommend it to all.
Thank you for your part in making the trip memorable.
Kindest regards.
Linda & Gavin

Shirley (Oct 14)

We had a great time on our recent holiday.
Yes we were very happy with the service from your company, and the service from 4WD hire was great. A few issues with the vehicle, but 4WD hire were very good at helping sort that. Next time we will go for a 4WD that is a bit more comfortable to drive and live in. Bit keen to come back and see more of your country.



Ron (Oct 14)

Thank you Andrew and Fiona.
The trip was excellent in all respects.
The expert knowledge ,driving and culinary skills of both our tour guides who catered for our every need contributed greatly to the overall experience.
Cheers Ron

Jim & Christine (Oct 14)

We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Jim & Christine

Robert (Oct 14)

Carol and I had a very enjoyable trip camping in the tents was a great experience. All the fellow passengers were great and out tour guide Adam was wonderful

Kind regards

(Ian) Rob (Oct 14)

My Cape York tour was marvellous. The organisation was excellent in every respect. Andrew and Fiona did a great job, keeping us fully informed about a huge range of matters. The group was very like-minded and everyone got on well together. I don't imagine I will be back there again but I will certainly recommend Cape York Tours to anyone else.


(Ian) Rob

Dawn (Oct 14)

I just had to write and tell you how much I enjoyed our tour of Cape York. Adam is such a wonderful tour guide, bus driver and chef. He was always so very obliging and the meals he prepared for us in such basic conditions were amazing. I expected a camp oven stew every night, not BBQ Barramundi etc.
We were never rushed, we always had sufficient time to see the sights. Our accommodation was very satisfactory, more than expected in some places, as we chose the “Budget” type. Your recommendation of Queens Court in Cairns was very good also.
I would recommend this trip to anyone.
Thank you very much,

John & Elaine (Oct 14)

Graham is sending you a combined reply that we have already read and agree with.
Best bus trip we have been on and we have been on quite a few over the last 35 years.
John & Elaine

Clint (4WD) (Oct 14)

Thankyou for the Great service that was given to us, the vehicles very Fantastic , all went really well.



Guy (4WD) (Oct 14)

Thank you for the contact after our trip. Yes, we found the vehicle excellent. It did everything we wanted and taking an older vehicle didn’t detract from our experience. Although the vehicle was relatively old (200 000+k on the clock) and therefore “stained with red dust” it was well equipped and ran well. The vehicle was completely reliable and economical and enabled us to see and experience parts of Australia we might not otherwise have experienced. Thank you and your staff for the friendly and effective service.

Vicki and Doug (Oct 14)


Yes, we enjoyed the tour. It gave us a chance to see a part of Australia we could not journey to on our own.


Vicki and Doug

Jackie and Trevor (Oct 14)

We did enjoy this trip and your service was good
Thanks Jackie and Trevor

Bob (Oct 14)

Great trip,Uta was very good regards bob

Pauline (Sep 14)

Thank you we had an awesome time all made the better with Andrew and Fiona from Cape York tours. Would recommend them to one and all and have and will continue to do so

Jo (Sep 14)

Yes indeed - we enjoyed our Cape York Tour. Everything lived up to expectations:
- the tour guide (Nev Prentiss) was fabulous (very caring, jovial and extremely informative)
- the accommodation was adequate (clean and comfortable) and Sovereign Resort in Cooktown was wonderful
- the tour covered all the places we wanted to see

We will definitely recommend this tour.

Cheers Jo

Wayne (Sep 14)


We did enjoy the trip and had a great time. The tour was well managed and the tour guide, Harani, was excellent at her job (organising, driving and area knowledge).

We also thought that the trip was good value for money.



Jean and Mick (Sep 14)

We had great time on the tour, the driver and the cook ie: Rick and Tammy were terrific and made the trip great fun and informative, Only complaint is the extra kilos gained from the great food and the long happy hours. We have no hesitation in recommending it to our friends. Regards Jean and Mick

Don & Viv (Sep 14)

Overall excellent - enjoyed Weipa Tour, Portlands Road & Café & loved bush camping & oven meal. & 1770 in Cooktown.. 'Action Man' Danny excellent tour guide always looking out for our safety & making the trip a once in a lifetime experience.

Angela and Malcolm (Sep 14)

Many thnks 4 ur email. We enjoyed our tour greatly and "uncle" nev.
Many thanks
Angela and Malcolm

Penny (Aug 14)

Yes thank you we were very happy with your service and Mel was a pleasure to deal with. We enjoyed our tour and getting to the tip was a real highlight.

Sue & Stephen (Aug 14)

Had a wonderful time fantastic guide Uta she is just an amazing guide and person congratulations in employing someone who is professional and helpful hard to find today thank you we certainly will recommend your company.

Janelle and Roy (Aug 14)

We had a great trip no complaints.
Many thanks
Janelle and Roy

Mark (Aug 14)

I had a fabulous time thank you . Our Tour guide was first class.

Kind Regards


Peta (Aug 14)


Thanks for your email. We are now back at home and I can finally respond.

It was a fantastic tour and led brilliantly by Andrew and Fiona.

Service from your company was also extremely timely and efficient which is what is needed by your customers. Keep up the good work.

Cheers, Peta

Thelma and Bill (Aug 14)

We really enjoyed our tour.Everyone got along so well.
If there were any more guests, we feel it would be too many.
Thankyou for a great time Andrew and Fiona.
Thelma and Bill

Phillip (Jul 14)

Yes we did enjoy our trip and are still in touch with others that were with us. Everything went well and our Tour Captain uncle Nev was great. .

Christine and Doug (Jul 14)

We thoroughly enjoyed our sea/land Cape York Safari and have already recommended your tours to some other people.Your staff and the organizing of the trip was excellent.We loved the experience of being on a working barge and it gave us an insight into how hard it is to get goods to remote areas.The food on the barge was excellent considering the working conditions of the chef and the fact that everything had to loaded before we left for the return trip.
The overland trip for the way back was also excellent, I am very glad I did not take my own vehicle . The accommodation we experienced was top class and the information we learnt about the region was great.
We will certainly recommend you to as many people as we can,
Kinds regards
Christine and Doug

Joan and Alan (Jul 14)

We had a really enjoyable time on our safari to Cape York and I must say that Uta is the most knowledgable guide we have ever encountered. Her demeanour at all times was friendly but always professional. Not being used to erecting tents on a daily basis was a little trying at times and when we arrived at a camp with tents already in situ it was a most welcome surprise. Although I. must say we did become quite proficient after a few days, (or should I say about a week). We had originally planned to take the boat up to Seisia then drive our own car back, but we are so pleased we did not go down this avenue as many of the places we went on the safari where places we are sure we would not have found under our own steam. You know one of the most memorable incidents was when Uta took us for a little walk to show us some pitcher plants – how would we have known about these plants, let alone have found them !!! This was just one magic moment provided to us by a wonderful young woman. You are very lucky to have her one your team.

We will have no hesitation in recommending Cape York Tours to any of our friends or fellow travellers (which we have already done on our onward travels since leaving you in Cairns).

Best regards – Joan and Alan

Roger and Jill (Jul 14)

We had a great trip with our hosts Rick and Tamara. They gave a very professional insight into the Cape York area with plenty of time taken to explain all manner of plant, animal, bird and geographical information to us. Rick's experience and his knowledge of a wide variety of subjects concerning the area gave us confidence in his character and certainly made us relaxed throughout the trip. The cooking that we had the pleasure of eating throughout the tour was exceptional and Tammy should be congratulated on her ability to dish up such great tucker under adverse conditions. It was a highlight actually reaching the tip of Australia and also the cargo boat return trip gave us the opportunity to experience yet another avenue of travel.
The fellow passengers were a great crew from diverse backgrounds and this created a healthy respect and enjoyment of each others company. Our only disappointment was that we could not drive through the Daintree area due to the damage caused by recent cyclones. We understand that it could not be visited due to the load restrictions on the road.
Roger and Jill

Mo Yee and Bing (Jul 14)

We did enjoy the Tour. Both our guide, Andrew and our cook, Fiona are very professional, caring and friendly. They worked very well together to ensure that we all had a wonderful Safari experience. Can you pass our appreciation to them. I really think that they are assets of your company.
Mo Yee and Bing

Di (Jul 14)

Left Cairns on 29th July on the MV Trinity and then joined crew / bus for the catered camping section. 12 days in total, arriving back in Cairns on 9th August.

We chose this tour as it incorporated a sea journey on a trading vessel, campfire camping, and visiting more off the beaten track places. Also my Dad was keen to go - a WW2 Air Force veteran he was briefly on Thursday Island during the war.

Overall: An absolutely amazing outback adventure to The Tip!
As my dad (Moss) said, 'We had a wonderful time!'
As Jean said, 'It was all terrific!'

MV Trinity:
Thanks to Captain Dave, Lara, Rene and the crew. Fascinating watching the skilled loading and unloading of diverse types of containers and objects.
Great weather, clean facilities, good camaraderie and terrific meals. Lara was terrific, the consummate hostess :) The cabins & bedding were comfortable, though the noise of the engines was at times challenging.
Seeing the rugged coastline close up, the dolphins, and the ferry trip to Thursday Island, were all highlights.

Tours of Horn and Thursday Islands were both excellent. Informative commentary from Vanessa and Christine, two people passionate about their locales & heritage.

Bus crew: Andrew and Fiona
We are still amazed at the incredible job our driver & Savannah Guide - Andrew, and host & cook - Fiona, did in organising, providing for, cultural & nature walks, setting up & packing up..... on each and every one of the nine days for us eighteen 'passengers'. Can't thank them enough!
Absolutely professional, encouraging, caring and competent! Andrew's knowledge of the flora and fauna, inspired us and we learned so much; even termite mounds became fascinating! I added lots of new bird sightings to my list! We noted his respectful demeanour with our Aboriginal brothers & sisters, and his appreciation of their Ives and their managing of 'their country'.

Us 18 passengers all got along really well too and enjoyed lots of laughs together. We joked about one fellow passenger, 'Waspering Jack' (John), who was most intrigued by a wasp nest when we were out collecting firewood. He called us over to look! He didn't get stung but several others did. We blamed his yellow shirt - must be a magnet to attract wasps! :) Most people quickly managed the putting up and down of the tents. There was always someone willing to lend a hand and we all pitched in with the chores, like dish washing. Sleeping on the stretchers was OK, mind you some people preferred their mattress on the floor of the tent.
Thankfully, we only had rain one night, that being our last night in Cooktown.

As we were not reliant on formal accommodation we were able to visit places more off the beaten track, such as the Lama Lama community at Cape Stewart. We pitched our tents around a communal building that housed meeting areas, bathrooms and a memorabilia room containing historical photographs and artefacts of the Lama Lama people. The python in the rafters was a bonus :) Lama Lama Ranger program representatives spoke with us about their culture and next day took us for a tour of the nearby area. No, we didn't see a croc there but we did see several crocs, aka 'snapping handbags', during our 9 day land tour.

More Highlights: ( a few of MANY )
Reaching The Tip and seeing the 'dinosaur print' :) Observing Papuan Frogmouths and Palm Cockatoos Sunsets at Bamaga Driving the Bloomfield track Sitting in the high seats at the back of the bus The Eco Tour in Weipa The Shepherd's pie ( great cooking Fiona) Seeing a bird wing butterfly Receiving a Certificate to prove we did it! Made it to The Tip and back.

Extra Information;
Re Booking:
I had found details about touring on Cape York when 'surfing the Net'.
Hence, I decided to phone Cape York Tours. The girls in the Cape York Tour Office were most helpful, instructive and encouraging......over the several phone calls I had with them......even down to the smaller details eg. dimensions of the stretchers. I can honestly say it has been a pleasure to deal with such professional, knowledgable people who had actually done tours like the one we chose.

Thankfully, our terrific tour leaders, Andrew and Fiona, turned out to be extremely customer friendly.

Colin and I are so thankful we had this marvellous Cape York experience together with my dad (91) and our friend, Jean (81).

Our memories are many, varied, treasures of our journey to and from The Tip.

Yes, we have experienced first hand an amazing adventure.

Thank you all at Cape York Tours, MV Trinity and Lara, & Andrew and Fiona

Simone (Jun 14)

Yes thanks Andrew we had a lovely camping holiday and all services ran smoothly.



Chris and Carole (Jun 14)

We had a very good time on our tour to Cape York, and this is mainly due to your excellent guide Adam, who was very helpful and very knowledgeable. You have a great asset in him.


Chris and Carole

Tony (Jun 14)

The trip was everything I hoped for. Adam was a great tour guide, informative, patient, humorous, knowledgeable and a hard worker.

Each day was well planned and the timetable adhered to without rushing

All in all an excellent trip


Lurline and Murray (Jun 14)

This Note is to let you know how much Murray and I really enjoyed the Cape York Tour. It had been on our wish list for some time. The contrast in the rain forrest and the trip back
down to Cooktown. We didn’t mind roughing it, it is part of doing such a tour and to finish up in a lovely hotel for 2 nights topped off the trip and to remanish the tour.
Thanks to Kevin for being such a wonderful guide. regards Lurline and Murray.

Fraser & Sue (Jun 14)

Apologies for the late response, we took several weeks coming back to Victoria.
We had a very good tour of Cape York with Andrew and Fiona.
Andrew is a very good driver, very keen to share his knowledge of birds and plants and the camps were well organised. The meals Fiona provided were excellent and it all seemed so easy.
We have many photos and happy memories of our trip.
Thank you, Fraser & Sue

Conrad (Jun 14)

Cape York Camping Safari (Drive/Fly), 17 June 2014.

To begin, thanks go to Mel at reservations for all her help in making this trip a reality.

Had a fantastic trip, camping facilities were superb, tent sites great, tour bus very comfortable.
Overall everything was very well organized with all bases covered.
A great bunch of fellow tourists (I wish you all the very best).
The obvious highlight of this trip was reaching THE TIP (of Cape York). However, what helped make this trip such a success
was our guide, ADAM. He was brilliant, a great asset to your company. His wealth of knowledge in:- local history, early exploration and settlement, fauna, flora, etc. is to be commended. He is to be complemented on his cooking, housekeeping and above all his duty of care to us all.


Merle (May 14)


Yes we did enjoy it and the reply is ready to post.


Deidre and Derrick (May 14)

Hi Andrew,

Yes my brother and I enjoyed our tour very much, but had to be disappointed that we did not get to do the Bloomfield or Laura track, but know it is out of your control.
Our tour guide was really great, very knowledgeable . It is probably not quit what I expected insuch that you cannot use the old Telegraph road, and therefore not the river crossings I imaged, and also thought the forest would be more tropical. But nuntheless a wonderful experience. Adding the extra day on and staying at Horn Island was also really worth doing.
Most of the others on the trip were not really aware of this opportunity? So not sure if just an oversight on their part not reading the optional extras or not?

Once gain a great trip and wonderful experience, something else to cross off the bucket list!!!

Deidre and Derrick

Pat and Don (May 14)

Yes... we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and appreciated the wonder of the remoteness of the cape.
We have recommended the trip to our friends and have posted the feedback form.
Thank you again
Pat and Don

Val (May 14)

Hi Folks,

apologies for the delayed reply to your email, it has been a hectic time the past couple of weeks.

I would like to say a big thank you to Cape York tours for a great holiday - everything was well organised, and our tour guide, Adam, was exceptional. He coped with the diverse and varied personalities and requirements of our tour members with endless professionalism and patience, and was such a wonderful source of very interesting information. He really made the trip the success that it was.

My only disappointment was something beyond Cape York Tours control, the closure of the Daintree Forest part of the tour, so that will have to wait for another time.

So from my point of view, the trip was a great success.

cheers, Val

Patricia (May 14)

Sorry to be so long replying to you, I have only recently arrived back in NZ.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Cape York Tour along with my two friends. Adam was a fantastic Driver and host making the trip most informative and interesting. We were disappointed about missing out on the Daintree Rain Forest, but as none of us have control over the weather we have to live with these disappointments. Maybe it gives us a good excuse to return.!! We made some firm friends and had a lot of fun.

We were wondering if you had any follow up information on one of the travellers from America, David, who was very ill and caused us all some concern. Hope he recovered well.


Wim (4WD) (May 14)

We loved our trip. It was a wonderful experience. The only suggestion would be to have the camping equipment being pre-delivered to the car rental company instead of having to drive back to the rental company in Cairns after picking-up the car. A map of the Cape York area would have been nice to have as well. We purchased the HEMA Cape York Atlas & Guide ourselves but this could have been part of the rental package.

Anyway, we loved it!!!! We went all the way to the tip and have explored several of the National Parks.

Happy to send you a link to the best pictures and even some 4wd experience video's if you wish. I expect these to be up in the coming days and weeks.

We are looking forward visiting Cape York again. Thank you!

regards, -wim

Diana and Graham (Apr 14)

Thanks to Fiona and Andrew the best tour guides we have ever known.
We had a most wonderful time and will cherish the memory forever.
Hope Andrew and Fiona remember the words to the Mickey Mouse club song.
Cheers Diana and Graham

Debbie & Bessie (Apr 14)

Thanks for your enquiry for our feedback.

My Mum and I had a fabulous trip thank you. The tour was in every way what we wanted and the service from the moment of my first enquiry through the whole tour was exceptional.

We are very happy that we added the extra day to stay over on Horn Island – the tour of Horn Island was great, Vanessa really knows her stuff and is passionate about uncovering the WW2 relics and sharing the knowledge with everyone. Vanessa went out of her way to provide my mother with some information and for us, adding the day meant that we could really take our time to find out more about Horn and Thursday Islands and their people.

Adam, our driver, cook, tour guide – and everything rolled into one lovely man, every single day made sure that we got the most out of our holiday. My Mum is 82 and his gentle encouragement in ensuring that Mum made it to “the tip” and back was well worth it. She is thrilled that she has made it to the top of Australia as well as NZ, now she has it in her mind to aim for North Cape in Norway???

Your staff, and the people at Cape York Tours, have responded to all of my enquiries very promptly, accurately and with a caring that made me feel “a very special customer” – having been in sales all my life we learn how to receive complaints on a regular basis – I have not one single complaint…………only compliments to everyone involved with our holiday and its planning. Please ensure that everyone receives my thanks for a job very well done.

I will be more than happy to recommend the tour to the point that my partner and I have looked at the Kimberley Tours for a future possibility.

Again thank you
Debbie, and on behalf of my Mum, Bessie

Jenny (Apr 14)

Hi Mel

Sorry for the delay in responding, but we’ve only been home a couple of weeks and are back to work. Need time to reply to several emails now.

We had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed the Cape York.


Peter and Gaynor (Apr 14)

Everything was excellent. No regrets whatsoever.

Thanking you, Peter and Gaynor

Richard & Willie (Mar 14)

Thank you for your follow up enquiry regarding our tour. Yes we did have a fantastic time. Everything was very well organised and presented. We would like to congratulate our tour guide Mark. He did an excellent job during the whole tour, sometimes during very trying times and stayed cool, calm and collected at all times. He was a mountain of information regarding the region and was able to answer all of our questions. He made the tour interesting for us all. All meals were great as well, not a bad cook.
Yes we would recommend this particular trip to anyone.
Once again thanks so much.

Regards Richard & Willie

Lyn (Mar 14)

Yes I had a wonderful time. I met some lovely people including the lady I shared with, along with meeting up with a couple I had not seen for 31years. The tour was fantastic. I loved Cape Your and especially Thursday & Horn Island. Adam our tour guide was excellent. Thanks Lyn

Frank und Marion (Mar 14)

We fully agree to the mail Rick and Willie sent you already. We had a wonderful time and it was a great
adventure for us. THANK YOU MARK - you really did a great job !!!
Frank und Marion

Claire & Ray (Mar 14)

Just to let you know we were very pleased with all the info you supplied. We had a wonderful trip with Mike, Cape York Tours. Loved every minute. Thank you so much for all your assistance. No worries, as they say in OZ!

Kind regards

Judy & Bill (Mar 14)

Hi there,

Both Bill and I wish to thank you for a fantastic holiday. The program gave us a good balance been activities and free time with lots of interesting things to see. We can't speak to highly of our tour guide Adam. He's terrific. Great temperament, very professional with a good sense of humour. Adam is very easy to talk too and so so knowledgable about what is happening in the "Top End", not to mention is experience with travelling in the Northern Territory. Nothing was too much trouble for Adam. He is a very hard worker. Adam is such a great asset to your Company and deserves every cent you are paying him and more.

We also had the opportunity to take tours of the mines in Weipa, Thursday Island and Horn Island. Our guides were also very knowledgeable. At the museum where we stayed on Horn Island actually had an article about my Great Uncle . . . which was great reading.

We would gladly recommend this tour to our friends.

Thanks for a great holiday!

Judy & Bill

Ken (Feb 14)

We all thoroughly enjoyed the trip, and thought it was good value. Rick was an excellent and knowledgable driver and guide. We would have liked an optional extra day for fishing at Weipa or the Tip – on reflection[we should have inquired before making the reservations]

John, Penelope, Robin & Kaye (Feb 14)


Great, we really enjoyed our selves. Our tour guide Adam was fantastic and at times very patient, but always very professional.

We will recommend this tour to all our friends.


J & P I & I

Renata and Giuseppe (Feb 14)

Thank you!!!
Renata and Giuseppe

Anne and Michael (Feb 14)

We Had a most fabulous trip. We have been gong to do this for nearly 30 tears and finally did it. Everything was great. The boat trip and the food on board was most enjoyable and we were grateful for the upgrade. Cape York was magnificent and we thoroughly enjoyed the camping part of the trip. The only downside if you can call it such was Weipa. The weather was hot and sticky but the park pool made up for that. We would thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone and everyone. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, Perry the purser on the trip was great fun and very caring.
Anne and Michael

Kaye and Grahame (Jan 14)

Yes, we have just arrived back at home today after a total of five weeks away. We enjoyed our trip with Cape York Tours very much, especially with Mike Hintz as our driver. Mike’s knowledge and enthusiasm about the history and flora of the area was fantastic. I believe our whole group of 12 people really enjoyed it.

Cheers Kaye and Grahame

Sharmeon (Jan 14)

thank you to Cape York Tour for a wonderful holiday up to Cape York!
just returned full of information about this area by a very capable and wonderful tour leader-Uta.
I would reccommend your tour together with Uta to anyone interested in a fun camping holiday-we are still on such a high!!!!
The meals were fantastic varied and healthy, People were of my age group and interested in everything I was.
It all went like clockwork and very well organised with travel arrangements.
thanks to Andrew who took my reservations to start with-as he suggested the 11 day tour instead of the 7, once again Cape York Tours was the one to go with.
Thanks again for a wonderful, wonderful holiday, even though I had some bad luck and lost my new camera at Cooktown,
regards Sharmeon
planning next holiday-camping of course to Tasmania's wilderness west-let me know if Uta does Tassie.

Annette & Bob (Jan 14)

We were very pleased with the tour. Andrew and Fiona did a marvelous job, helping to make it one of the best holidays. No 5 star accomodation only million star. We were so pleased with Cape York Tour we are looking at doing a central Australia trip with them in a couple of years.

Thanks again
Annette & Bob

John and Ann (Jan 14)

Thank you for your email.

Yes, we enjoyed the tour very much. Also our tour guide Adam Walker was excellent. We certainly would recommend this tour to our friends and anyone else that asks us about it.

Actually we have put our compliments in writing to Cape York Tours. This letter should arrive early next week.

Again thanks, it was a great experience and one we would not have missed.


John and Ann

Allan & Ruth (Dec 13)

We absolutely had the best time especially with Kat as our driver and hostess. We both believe that without doubt she will succeed with this career choice she has made. If we were still running our business we would be looking for people of her integrity and personality she should also be should be congratulated on her professional and caring attitude towards her clients. We have recommended your company to many people since our return and in the future we will tour with your company again.

Allan & Ruth

Alan & Rosanna (Dec 13)

Our tour was wonderful. Cape York was all we expected. Cape York Tours looked after us very well. The small number of people (only 4 couples) on the tour added to the enjoyment.
We have already recommended the trip to a number of our friends.

Thank you

Alan & Rosanna

Mike (Dec 13)


Yes, we enjoyed our time on the Cape York tour. Glad we did it, not sure that we would want to do it twice - we will cherry pick next time. Nevertheless, happy to tell other Aussies that they should take the tour.

The boat up was good part of the tour - especially travelling through the Torres Strait island.

Kat was a very good guide.

Just about recovered from the jjuuddeerriinngg on the corrugations

I greatly appreciated the effort that everyone went to to keep me supplied with gluten free food - it makes a big difference

thanks & cheers


Roslyn & Cliff (Dec 13)

Hi...Sorry it has taken me so long to reply. We have not long returned from our huge 4 month trip up North.
Our trip to Cape York with your company was like the icing on the cake. Could not speak more highly of our tour guide (Rick). He was both knowledgeable and professional and made our holiday most memorable. We felt the trip was definitely value for money, and will be more than happy to recommend it to our friends.
Thank you so much for a wonderful experience, and for the professional and friendly way in which you handled our Tour.
Roslyn & Cliff

Owen & Cathy (Nov 13)

To Whom It may concern,
Our to cape York was very good. it was well organised & our guide Kat made the tour with her enthusiasm, knowledge of the region & good driving over the difficult but iconic roads.
We would have liked more time in Cooktown & Thursday Island, so we will just have to come back.
Owen & Cathy

Wanda and Ray (Nov 13)

We were very happy with the tour. We thought that it was well balanced in terms of driving time and getting out to see things and were very impressed with the meals produced over an open fire. We would recommedn it to nay of our friends who have a bent for that kind of tour.

Wanda and Ray

Gael and Pat (Nov 13)

We enjoyed our Cape York trip and wish to thank Mike very sincerely for his wonderful leadership. His passion, knowledge & enthusiasm made every day interesting. I believe, this plus his tolerance & resourcefulness, were foremost in making our trip so successful.
Mike if you are ever on the mid north coast we would be pleased to show you our local area.
Gael and Pat

Michel (Nov 13)

Hi Mel,
yes I had a great time. I love the remote areas.
James and Alana were terrific and the knowledge that James has about the bush, birds or reptiles etc was fantastic.
thank you,


Stewart (Oct 13)


I have been fortunate to travel to many places in Australia, many of them remote areas and this trip was up there with the best.
Travelling to Cape York on the MV Trinity Bay was a different and enjoyable experience.
Travelling back to Cairns with Katherine from Cape York Tours turned out to be informative and fun.
The accommodation throughout the trip was comfortable and the food better than anticipated considering the remote areas we visited.
I have already recommended this trip to some of my adventurous friends.

Regards, S.

Joe and Irene (Oct 13)


We very much enjoyed our Cape Your Tour 19-25 August 2013. (Fly/Camping)

We enjoyed all sections of the safari. From seeing Cape York, the landscapes, remoteness and even the camping in tents. The stations we stayed were great and we enjoyed Cooktown. We also very much enjoyed our days in Cairns.

Adam our tour guide was excellent. He has a ‘dry’ sense of humour which we enjoyed. He had fun trying to keep all the lovely people happy. Organization was very good and meals were also.

Not an easy task to keep 23 people happy as well as getting breakfast, packing the truck and driving the next few hundred kms. Plenty of stops and sightseeing for us and the visit to Weipa Mine was fantastic.

All people are different but we had a great tour and are very happy. We have only good things to say about the tour and Adam.

We may well do another Cape York Tour.


Joe and Irene

Maggie (Oct 13)

Yes I enjoyed the trip. Adam did a great job as our host and guide.

Dot & Ken (Sep 13)

Good Morning All,

Yes we did enjoy the Cape York Safari & have told everyone how good it was. Allana & James went beyond all expectations to make the trip amazing. The crew on the Trinity Bay were also fantastic. We have been spreading the word far & wide. This was our first experience of an organised trip as we are usually solo travellers & have traversed many of the remote tracks & areas in Australia. We were very happy with the Cape York experience & fortunate to have great co-travellers.

Thank you,

Dot & Ken

Anne (Sep 13)

I was delighted with my tour with Cape York Tours.
Mike and Tammy were great. the food was amazing. Tammy is a very creative camp cook.
The itinerary was comprehensive. it covered the highlights of travel in the gulf.

Your assistance with organising my itinerary was very impressive.

Marlene (Sep 13)

Hi There

Yes I really enjoyed my holiday on the July Cape York Sarfari. Everything was great.

The group on the tour were friendly and I thought we all worked in well together If it was putting tents up or down doing dishes or what ever it was shared work load.
Fun was had by all.
The age barrack on the tour was good. Everyone got on well together even though we were from various walks of life.

I came home quiet refreshed from my tour and the experience was well worth the trip. Something I will remember for a life time. I have shown many friends the photos of my trip.
The tour guide and cook (Rick and Tammy) were great. Rick's knowledge of the north was very informative.

It was great that I was able to join my friends on the trip even though they had booked a lot earlier than me. Thank you for enableing be to be part of that party.

I would recommend this trip to anyone wishing to do something different from the normal hotel type holiday.

Once agin many thnaks

Kind regards

Peter & Phyllis (Sep 13)

We wish to thank you for the wonderful organisation of our 7 day trip to the Cape. We were extremely happy right from our first phone call to Mel to when we landed back in Cairns.
What an asset you have in Mark Pugh!! He was the ultimate tour guide. He was always very helpful, pleasant, knowledgeable and fun to be with. What a cook too! He really spoilt us.
We will definitely recommend your tours.
Thank you also for telling us about Queens Court. Our dealings were with Sarah who was very pleasant and helpful. They allowed us to leave our car there while on the trip
thanks again
Peter & Phyllis

Vlad (Aug 13)

We did enjoy it very much , I did send couple of pictures big thank you to our driver Adam. Not sure if you passed it on--

look forward to next adventure

Regards Vlad

Sandra & Gary (Aug 13)

G'day, Our tour to Cape York, Horn and Thursday Islands was simply FANTASTIC and I will highly recommend it to anyone interested in doing the same. Our driver Andrew and hostess Fiona really knew their stuff. Particular thanks must go to Andrew who diligently provided the battery for Gary's CPAP machine each night, so we might get enough sleep so we could get up and do it all again the next day. His boundless knowledge about flora and fauna was quite extraordinary as was his care for the environment. The meals provided by Fiona were nuitrious and varied and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Both Andrew and Fiona certainly seemed to have the knack of getting all involved and making sure we enjoyed ourselves. Top marks to them both. With regard to the tours of Thursday and Horn Islands. Because of a personal interest in things to see and do on Thursday Island (my father spent time there as a shipwright pre WW11) I thought there was very little time to see much but the guide Christine Peddle spoke briefly with Gary and was most helpful with the suggestion we might go back and spend a few days to see just what we might learn. ALL IN ALL AN ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC 12 DAYS. Thank you. 'Bye for now. Sandra.

Andrew (Aug 13)

Yep I had a great time going to Cape York & would have no problem recommending Heritage Tours to anybody. Same with you guys - you were really helpful & easy to deal with. Mel deserves her Xmas bonus this year - she was great.

cheers, Andrew

Christine and Gerard (Aug 13)

Good aftoon Ladies

We are home after few more weeks on the road. We left the cold behind, we have sunshine now.
As far as our trip goes we had a great time and enjoy every minute of it.
James was excellent and Alana not that far behind.
We have told anyone who ask how good it was organised.
Thank you again and perhaps see you for an other one.

Christine ande Gerard

Maya and Ray (Jul 13)

Hi, we recently enjoyed a Cape York Drive/ Fly from the 21st June to the 1st July with Uta. This trip was for us a fantastic experience. Uta gave us what I would say first class attention. No matter what we did, she made sure we were in the best of hands and enjoying ourselves. Her knowledge of the area, flora, fauna, and history, is excellent. I will be singing this tours' praises to many, above all the way Uta handled everything that was thrown at her. She is excellent in her work.
Thank you to Uta and Cape York Tours for providing a great experience.

Thanks Maya and Ray

Julie (Jul 13)

We all had a wonderful holiday to Cape York. I could certainly recommend your company for its professionalism in how the trip was organised. The driver was informative about the plants and birds and animals encountered on the trip. He was also a good cook - great meal every night. A trip to remember.

Peter (Jul 13)

I had a great time on my trip up the cape. Cape York Tours is a well organized operator. And the service from your organization was fantastic too particularly given I deferred the trip from 2012 to 2013 and changed operators as well. So thank you all.

Kind regards


Myles (Jun 13)

We had a great time. The guide Adam was phenomenal – and heck of a job negotiating around a large and potentially tricky group like that!

Kaye (Jun 13)

Had a great time. Sent the evaluation back this week. Kaye

Veronica (Jun 13)

I would like to say I was extremely happy with all aspects of the tour. It was very professionally run by two very competent and pleasant people. (Andrew and Fiona) who went our of their way to ensure we all enjoyed the trip.
Many thanks to all concerned
Kind regards,

Sandra (May 13)

The Cape York Safari Tour was really enjoyable. Mark our tour guide was fantastic, really nice guy and worked hard to keep us all happy.
There was a nice bunch of people on the tour so that made it pleasant as well.
Cheers Sandra

Rhod & Judy (May 13)

Yes thanks, we had a great trip, with many thanks to Uta for all her efforts, Rhod & Judy

Norm (May 13)

Yes, we had a great trip to Cape York on the Safari Tour. The service and the arrangements were excellent. Our driver Adam was outstanding. All the people on the tour were friendly which contributed to our holiday

The arrangements which you made worked well. We stayed at Queens Court motel in Cairns and were picked up as promised at 7.30am and delivered back at the end of the tour. Cape York Tour delivered us to the ferry at Seisia and we were looked after on our trip to Thursday island and Horn Island and to the airport by the local tour operator. The flight back to Cairns let us have a birds eye view of the Barrier Reef.

We were happy with the accommodation arrangements which we booked as "budget accommodation". The breakfasts and lunches beside the truck suited us and the evening meals were of a high standard.

It was a trip to remember

Thanks again


Jeanette (Apr 13)

We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our Cape York Safari. The freighter was a great experience and the camping safari was everything I thought it would be and more. We could not fault the service by Australian Tours and Cruises. Our guides were so knowledgeable and friendly and made our holiday one of the best we have ever had. I would go back again tomorrow if I could. Thank you also for all your help with our booking which as you know wasn’t straight forward with my cousin and his wife having to cancel because of illness.


Thel (Apr 13)

Yes, we were very happy with the service from your company and have emailed about the excellent trip they provided.

Kind regards


Janis and Chas (Apr 13)

Hi Cape York Tour,

Both Chas and myself - Janis - were very pleased with our tour. It was very good. Meals were excellent, Mark was a competent guide and hardworking one, and a good cook! This was the first time I had camped out in a tent. The tents were adequate in size, the mattress comfortable and the sleeping bag good, so I am a convert to camping now. Many thanks to all the staff involved in our tour.

Regards, Janis and Chas

Helen & Bev (Mar 13)

Yes we thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The service that we received from your company was faultless, and we would recommend – and have already recommended – you both to our friends. Absolutely loved FNQ – well its persona in the cooler months anyway...


Helen & Bev.

Jan & Tony (Mar 13)

Yes, we enjoyed our trip with you. The tour staff were excellent and were well organised - and we had a nice bunch touring with us. The meals were plentiful and surprisingly good for having to cater in such basic and remote conditions.The tour itself was comprehensive and some of the war history surprised us. We regretted not seeing an ecclectus parrot or a cassowary - but made up for that by seeing a very rare green python!
Regards, Jan & Tony

Ron and Heather (Mar 13)

Good morning.
I seem to have miss laid my paper with the satisfaction questionnaire. I'll send it when I find it.
In regards to our trip with you it was awesome. Andrew, our driver was very well informed about the area, both the history and the flora and fauna, He clearly loved what he was doing and tried to share this with us. Nothing was too much trouble. It was great to do a safari where some one else did all the organisation and everything ran smoothly. Fiona was also a joy to be with. The meals were impressive regardless of the conditions. She also did a great job of promoting the Cape and all it entails both beauty and the history. The bus was very comfortable and maintained to a very high standard at all times. We loved the fact that we had the time working our way to the tip and then had two great days on the boat to see a different aspect of the Cape area. The meals and accommodation on the boat were of a high standard, as were every thing else the your company did for us. We have no hesitation in recommending your company to any one that is considering a trip to the Cape, and have
already done so. Please give our regards and thanks to both Andrew and Fiona for making our trip truly memorable.
Thanks again.
Ron and Heather

Yvonne (Feb 13)


Thank you for your message. Robert and I had a lovely time, both on the MV Trinity and the camping safari. Crew on the Trinity were lovely and the food was fantastic. While facilities were basic, there was nothing wrong with them at all. After all, it is a working cargo boat and not a five star cruise liner!! Food was fantastic (including scones for morning tea!). Just as well we had to go up and down ladders numerous times a day otherwise we would have rolled off the ship!. Likewise, our guide and cook on the camping safari were fantastic people, food was great and we had lots of wonderful experiences in an extremely comfortable bus.

We were more than happy with our tour and I would like to thank your staff for being kind and helpful whenever I had a query. I have had no hesitation in telling people how we came to book our trip.

Thanks again for your help.



Bill and Jan (Feb 13)

Bill and I had a wonderful time. Previously we have visited the Kimberley although this part of Australia is still top of our list Cape York is right up there with it. The group we travelled with great. All joined in and made it a pleasant experience.

Adam was tremendous, well organized and left nothing to chance. Probably the best tour driver we have been with.

We are happy with your organisation and the tour arrangements. We would have taken the trip to Thursday Island instead of spendng the whole day at Seisia on board the Trinity Bay, had we have known. I'm not sure if that was pointed out to us or was not possible at booking time to be arranged with the Trinity Bay. The boat trip was also very good and the crew looked after us.

I created a DVD of our journey to the Tip and have had a great response from the travellers so they will remember what a great trip we had together.

Thank you, Bill and Jan.

Barrie (Feb 13)

We had a fantastic trip. Guide was knowledgable on flora,fauna and history so made for interesting time
Kind regards

Sally (Jan 13)

I had a fantastic time on the tour of Cape York. Adam was a great guide and cook and very informative. I will certainly be recommending Heritage tours to others and will hopefully go on another tour to somewhere else in Australia.
thank you
Regards Sally

Lesley (Jan 13)

Hi, I really enjoyed the trip to Cape York. Adam was a wonderful leader, the weather good and the places we visited interesting. Thank you. Lesley

Jan & Jeff (Jan 13)

We put in the feedback form at the end of the tour - it was all positive except we thought the islands tours were too rushed. apart from that the organisation, and in particular the staff on the bus, were excellent.
Jan & Jeff

Marie (Dec 12)

Joan and I would like to thank you very much for the wonderful experience we have just had on the Cape York tour. The experience went very smoothly, due to all your initial planning, but also due to the extraordinary organisational skills of our driver Adam. Joan and I also valued his quiet, respectful approach to each person on the tour. Your company should be proud of this Tour. We will be talking about it for a long time. Regards. Marie

Richard and Lois (Dec 12)

The Principal
Having just returned from a 13 day 4WD camping Safari with our tour guide Mark to the top of Cape York and back to Cairns I would like to advise that Mark was excellent at his job . It was a pleasure to travel with him and the whole tour was excellent
Kind regards
Richard and Lois

Tony (Dec 12)


Yes the vehicle and service was very good.

All the best


Dot and Phil from NSW, Australia (Nov 12)

Phil and I have just returned from our 6 week holdiday in Queensland. Our 7 day trip to Cape York was excellent and we both thoroughly enjoyed every day that we had. The short notice we gave Laura, when we booked the trip, was very professionally handled and we thank her for making it easy for us. We can only praise all aspects of the trip but in particular we thank Mark Norman. He was excellent as our driver and guide. He is an experienced driver and we felt safe and secure at all times. In particular, his extensive knowledge about the environment should be congratulated. We learnt so much and his understanding and compassion for nature is commendable. The places that we particularly enjoyed were Cape York but also Lockerby Scrub, Morton Telegraph Station and Lotus Bird Lodge. Our interest in birds meant that we saw a number of species that are unique to the Cape and were firsts for us. The standard of accommodation was quite luxurious and was more than we had expected. The reasons we chose this particular trip were mainly available dates, bird related places that we would be staying at on the trip, cost and number of people (not too large a group). Thank you once again and we have already recommended Cape York Tour to a number of people and friends.

Leonie & Grant (Nov 12)

had a great trip.
wish i was there now.
my only complaint it went to fast.
regards leonie burr

Joe (Nov 12)

Thanks for all your assistance in helping put together the tour below - everything went well, and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Will be back in Cairns next year.

Lindsay & Claire (Oct 12)

Sorry for the delay in replying, we have only been back from our entire trip for about a week now and time has been precious!

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip, mostly everything was just right, our Tour Guide, Michelle, we found to be excellent, she was so enthusiastic in all aspects & fitted in so well with the passengers. I think we had such a happy, fun-loving "bunch", all very compatible (although very diverse in their lives) this all contributed to a truly great experience. Michelle's knowledge of trees, birds, areas etc was excellent. She was very obliging with any of our requests & kept things running very smoothly.

We have spread the word since we left up there & I am sure the trip to the "Tip" will be enjoyed by many more of our friends in the future!!

Thank you to all concerned.
Lindsay & Claire

Jocelyn & Peter (Oct 12)

We enjoyed our trip to Cape York very much.
Gary was an informative and friendly host. His courtesy and attention to detail was much appreciated.
The 'bus' was comfortable and amazingly dust free, and we couldn't have had better coverage of the Cape in the available time.
Best wishes, Jocelyn & Peter Gray.

Jenny (Oct 12)

Yes, thank you. I really enjoyed the tour. It was well organized, yet relaxing, mainly due, I think, to the guide/driver, Colin.
I'd be keen to do another trip.
I've also been impressed with - very helpful, friendly and professional.
Thanks again

Liz (Sep 12)

Our trip was AMAZING it exceeded all expectations we had a ball and learnt so much. Our tour guide was Jules and she is FANTASTIC. She is a fantastic person doing the right job. Her knowledge of the area was very extensive and enjoyable. She was very professional at all times. We will be recommending this tour through your company to many of our friends.
The only hic up we had was after we left Jules and were on Thursday island and were separated from the rest of the tour (who were only doing the day visit not the extra night on Horn Island) and there was a mix up with buses etc. This was not a real problem just a shock after Jules being so organised. The extra night was also great and well worth it. Keep up the good work.
Liz McKimmie
Thanks for offering such a great tour.

David & Claire (Sep 12)

Unfortunately we misplaced our feedback form to send you but always intended to. Howe ver, just to let you know we had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our tour to Cape York. Flying up was good and we enjoyed the tours of both islands, before landing at Seisa. We enjoyed the camping experience and did not find the tenting arduous. I got a bit tired of putting my stretcher up and down and in the end just used the mattress but luckily had a light doona to put on it as it may have been a bit hard otherwise. If we did it again we would probably choose an accommodated tour though. The food on the campfire from Kristy and information and capable driving from Geoff were very good. I think the group really started to gel and become more friendly half way through. We were happy with the length of tour and probably wouldnt want longer as it was our first experience of a lot of bush, even though we caravan but mostly on and off the main highways. Hoping this gives you some idea of how we found our trip. Give our regards to Kristy and Geoff, i will try and enclose a couple of photos.

Ruth (Sep 12)

We really enjoyed the tour we selected and were more than happy with the service from and we have recommended the trip to all our friends.

We are looking at doing a Darwin trip with the same company.

Joe from Australia (Aug 12)

We very much enjoyed our holiday, and are happy to recommend the tour to anyone. The service that we received was great, though we only wished the tour could have lasted longer before we had to return to cold and damp Hobart.

Christine from Australia (Aug 12)

The service from was excellent, everyone was very friendly and helpful and nothing seemed to be too much trouble for any of the people we dealt with. Always responded to my emails at short notice, were polite and very friendly. Thank you very much. We are back at work now and our trip seems such a long time ago. I've passed your details on to other people I know. Especially for Canberra people, they need to get away in July and August (for some reason).

Gordon from Australia (Aug 12)

I appreciated The help I had from Andrew. arranging things by email because my hearing makes it difficult to communice by phone. The trip proved very successful with a competent and helpful guide. I enjoyed the experience

Nikki & Chris from Australia (Jul 12)

We had a fantastic time on our Cape York safari - a very professional set up with excellent guide & driver (Shawn) and cook (Kristie). We were also very happy with the booking procedure - good information and communication via both email and phone. We would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone. Thank you.

David & Helen from Australia (Jul 12)

We had a great time. 95% positive, except for the food, which was 105%. We filled in the questionnaire and posted it back. We have recommended the trip to all and sundry!

David & Vera from Australia (Jul 12)

Yes we really did enjoy the trip to the TIP, the service was fantastic,accomodation & meals were wonderful too,also Mark Norman our driver & guide, he was really fantastic also , and we are glad that we chose your company and we tell all our friends about you too.

Lesley writes (Jun 12)

The Cape York trip was absolutely wonderful, could not fault anything. Dean our guide was so informative and had so much knowledge on just about everything - we were very lucky to have him. Even the weather performed well for us, although sometimes alittle hot.

Josephine from Australia (Jun 12)

Phil and I had an amazing time on our trip to the Cape. Everything about the trip was excellent but I'd like to especially mention Juels our tour leader. She was fabulous and she is a quite amazing woman - her driving skills, organisational skills, inter-personal skills not to mentioned her incredible knowledge of the Cape. I think your company is extremely lucky to have her on staff and if we were to book another trip we would be interested in knowing if Juels was going to be in-charge. I particularly noticed how she interacted with the indigenous communities with such respect, and it was evident that she loves our country and her job. Please pass on to Juels our best wishes and gratitude for a wonderful trip.

Graham & Sue from Australia (Jun 12)

We had a really great time. All went to plan. Our Driver was Uta. She performed her job with dedication, thoroughness and skilled in all areas. Andrew booked our trip and was spot on in setting expectations and following up. All up a great time and pleasant experience with your staff.

Jim from Australia (May 12)

The trip was much better than we had envisaged and the booking proceeded without any hitches. The cargo boat trip was extremely good and the food provided was excellent.The crew were most hospitable and keen to make us most welcome aboard. The operation of the boat was explained well to us and it's role to providing for the communities at the top of Australia. On arrival at Seisa, we were met by our Tour Leader, Geoff and Hostess, Michelle and then our tour of the top end commenced. This tour was entirely different to anything we had experienced previously and made all the more special by the attention we received from Geoff & Michelle. Their knowledge of the area together with their knowlege of the environment made the tour one that we will not forget. The other travellers on the tour were also most appreciative of the quality of the tour and all the arrangements that had been made.We would strongly recommend the tour to our friends if they wish to visit Cape York. Bookings would be recommended through

Janice from Australia (May 12)

Margrette and I enjoyed really enjoyed our trip to the tip of Oz. Our tour guide "Jules" was an encyclopedia of knowledge and a terrific person and driver. I was also very happy with the service Andrew provided in the lead up to our trip. He always replied promptly to all my emails and he was also a fountain of information. Thanks once again We are thinking about a trip to the Kimberley next year or the year after.

Gordon from Australia (May 12)

Thank you for your inquiry. I did enjoy the tour very much and value the opportunity to travel to the northern most point in Australia.. I was surprised to find a female tour leader driving a big truck and preparing the meals but Jules proved more than adequate for the job. At 85 years of age, having some difficulty with mobility and being severely deaf., I probably tested Jules patience, but she, and the other passengers were very helpful. I was disappointed at missing the boat trip back, but appreciated the alternate arrangements made by the Company. A bonus for me was the opportunity to see Jacky Jacky air strip where we used to stay overnight after flying up from Townsville before flying north over New Guinea to the Pacific Islands during World War 2. In all, a great experience. Thank you.

Cathy (Apr 12)

Dear Nicola
My trip to Cape York was a wonderful experience I enjoyed seeing all it has to offer. The group of people were all lovely and I am sure Kath and Geoff will slot into the role quiet easily The food was delicious every night.

Allan (Apr 12)

Yes Nicola we had a wonderful time. The region was more than we expected.The guides were wonderful. We would recommend this trip to everyone.
Thank you Allan

Kelly (Apr 12)

Dear Nicola,

Yes we loved our trip. We hired a car and were very happy with the service from Australian Tours and Cruises.

Thank you,


Glen & Camille Folland (Feb 11)

Hi Michelle

Sorry for late response to your email however we have been overseas from early August.

We had an excellent trip with Steve who is a superb driver & guide. We were indeed fortunate to have him with all his knowledge & experiences. He kept us all very well entertained.

We had a great group & everyone hopped in and helped when required. All meals were of a high standard including lunches on the track.

Lots of great memories & many many photos to put in the album.

We would certainly recommend the trip to others.

Thankyou for arranging for our cases to be tsfd from one hotel to another while we were on tour. Very much appreciated.

Best wishes

Glen & Camille Folland

Marg and Norm (Feb 11)

Hi there. Sorry I have taken sooooo long to reply. We have been away twice and I am only catching up now. We had a great time on our trip. We both enjoyed the trip up on the boat. Very interesting watching them load and unload. The 4 wheel drive trip was very good. The accommodation was better than I had imagined. Geoff was a wonderful guide/driver. Full of knowledge and a good sense of humour. Nothing was too much trouble. Ann, our cook, was also great. She was a lot of fun. Meals were great.
Thank you for a wonderful trip. We will recommend it to others. Regards, Marg and Norm.

Ray & Iris Whitehurst (Feb 11)

Hi Mel

What are you doing working on a Sunday ?????

The Trip to the Tip (Oct 2010)

Excellent trip ( What else can I say )

You have an EXCELLENT asset in Geoff he is Knowledgeable and an Excellent Driver.

Ann's food was Excellent, the Quality was Excellent and Quantity was Good, she is a Personable person, good fun and good cook

I will be recommending your company to all and sundry.

Yours Ray & Iris Whitehurst

Frank and Victoria Grima (Jan 11)

Hi Michelle
Sorry it took me a while to send some feedback but today i am downloading our holiday photos so i better answer some of my email. We really enjoyed our trip to Cape York and we meet some lovely people on the bus Ian our bus driver was fantastic in both driving and documenting about the places we visited and Terry prepared lovely meals for us specially the lamb roast .

Thank you
Frank and Victoria Grima

Gillian and Peter Smith (Jan 11)

Hi Mel, I must have missed your email when you sent it many months ago. Yes we had a wonderfull time on our Cape York Safari, the people on our tour were very friendly, and the tour person Adam was excellent in every way, so helfull and very knowledable, myself and husband learnt how to erect a tent at nearly 70 years of age, amazing, would tell anybody to go with you company, and have no hesitation in saying you were the best!!

Kind regards,
Gillian and Peter Smith

Keith and Esme Henderson (Jan 11)

hi Mel - it was AWESOME! We had fantastic guides (Adam and Georgette) - and a FANTASTIC group - we are ALL in touch via email would you believe!! I hope Georgette is doing well as she was intending to be a Guide on her own!

Keith and Esme Henderson

Graeme (Dec 10)

Ive been overseas and only just got back to Australia

My Cape York trip was great

Thank you for all your advice and assistance

A trip of a lifetime


Heather and Dennis Edney (Dec 10)

Hi Mel,

Our Cape York trip was a wonderful experience for us, we both have highly recommended to our friends,
The Trinity Bay was an very interesting boat ride, awesome food throughout the whole trip, wonderful guide and hostess on the land tour
and a trouble free booking through your company.

Thanks for a great Holiday
Cheers Heather and Dennis Edney

Sue (Nov 10)

Michelle, we had a great time Our tour leader cook etc Georgie did a fantastic job.

Alan & Maureen (Nov 10)

Hi Michelle,

Yes we enjoyed both tours which we booked through your organisation, thank you very much.
Both tours were excellent, would recommend them to anybody.

Sincerely Alan & Maureen.

J R Williams (Nov 10)

Hi Michelle,
Thank you I had a wonderful time, just one sad thing when I got back home I just wanted to come back up.
When we stopped at Bramwell Station I was hopeing for a big rain so as we couldn't leave.
Adam was just the best driver, he really made the trip the great trip it was.
Thanks again,

Leonie Toovey (Nov 10)

Dear Michelle,

My 9-day Cape York Fly/Drive fully accommodated tour was a wonderful adventure. The Hotel accommodation on the tour was excellent. The Hides Hotel in Cairns, (before and after the tour) was comfortable, the staff very helpful and friendly. As we had to leave for our tour before the scheduled breakfast time, the staff organized a breakfast tray for us the night before.

I thoroughly enjoyed the flight in the “Dash-8” from Cairns to Horn Island. The History of Horn and Thursday Islands in the Torres Strait, particularly learning about the Indigenous involvement in World War 2 was amazing. The Passion shown by Vanessa Seekee and her Husband Liberty was evident during the tours of both these Islands.

One of my highlights was the Lotus Bird Lodge ~ the hospitality that Sue & Gary showed was lovely. We had a very warm welcome with Tea and Scones on arrival. Gary enjoyed having a bit of fun with us ~ a real character!

Steve Turnbull was also an excellent tour leader. He showed his many skills and was a wealth of information ~ a very knowledgeable man indeed! We felt very safe with Steve’s driving skills.

In closing, I must thank Melanie for all her help in organizing this fantastic tour ~ I would highly recommend.

Yours sincerely, Leonie Toovey

Natasha (Oct 10)

Hi, the service I got from Mel was great and I had a great time on the trip. Mel was very helpful and patient and quick to respond which was fortunate since we booked 3 days before we left for Cape York and I had to make 3 or 4 payments to cover the total cost.


Philip Morrice (Oct 10)

Dear Michelle,

My experience overall was very positive. Would I do it again? Not sure. Would I recommend to others? Yes. Organisation was good and the amount of time spent on the trip was just about right.

Many thanks,

Philip Morrice

Robert Barker (Oct 10)

Answer – yep very satisfied with all the arrangements, particularly the Tour guide & cook, rgds

Robert Barker

Irving Lenton (Oct 10)

Hi Michelle,

Yes, I did very much enjoy the Cape York Safari experience. I will recommend your tour company to my friends.

Thank you,
Irving Lenton

Sally (Oct 10)

Hi Mel, Doug and I loved our time in Cape York wonderful trip. We will recommend to friends. thanks Sally

Ralph Bailey (Sep 10)

We both enjoyed the tour. Plenty of food, nice group of people on tour, Steve Jarvis (guide) was very good and had a sense of humour. Even the pesky mozzies & sandflies couldn’t dampen our collective enthusiasm. Everyone pitched in and the cooked meals were surprising good considering they were cooked mainly on a camp fire with the help of many cooks (gave lie to the proverb about spoiling the broth). An all-round pleasing experience.


Jane Harding (Sep 10)

Our tour to Cape York with OzTours was absolutely fantastic - there aren't enough words to express how much fun we had. The tour guides were fun, professional, knowledgeable and capable and went above and beyond to ensure that our every need was catered for. Can't wait to do it again!

Susan and Gary (Sep 10)

We had a great time. Our tour leader cook etc Georgie did a fantastic job. Will be happy to refer other people to this tour.

Lachlan (Sep 10)

My wife and I really enjoyed our trip with Ric. He was a pleasure to travel with and was a wealth of information about everything. We will certainly be back to travel with you again and will pass on your details to other interested parties. In the meantime, could you please pass on Ric's email address to us as we owe him some information...

Thanks again,


Terry Murnanet (Sep 10)

Just returned from a 7 day fly drive tour from cape york with your organisation & cannot speak highly enough of how much my wife & I enjoyed our trip and of the friendliness & competence of Ian & Maree

Fred (Sep 10)

Dear Andrew,

the Cape York trip was absolutely fantastic, amazing.

Everything went very well. Thanks for making it happen. I got back late last night.

Regards Fred

Terry Murnanet (Aug 10)

Just returned from a 7 day fly drive tour from cape york with your organisation & cannot speak highly enough of how much my wife & I enjoyed our trip and of the friendliness & competence of Ian & Maree.

Lorraine (Aug 10)

Yes, we did enjoy our trip to the Tip & our Cape York Experience. We would like to thank you for all your organisation & will certainly consider you again if we have the need to book another trip.
Once again thanks.


Paul Lanigan (Aug 10)

I should have filled in the form. The experience was excellent. I have very high regard for both Anne and Geoff. Nothing was ever too hard. I would like to thank them again and thank you and your firm for a really enjoyable time. Regards Paul lanigan.

Maureen and Paul (Jul 10)

Hi Mel

Thankyou we had a fantastic time on the tour "we did the best tour with the best guides, company and fellow travellers". It was everything we wanted and more and we were very satisfied with the service we received from Tropical Experience.

We have just arrived home today after continuing our trip around Queensland with our caravan. It was all great but the tour to the tip was the best.


Maureen and Paul

Nancye and Alan Mills (Jul 10)

Just a short note to thankyou for all your help in booking our Cape York Tour.We had an absolutely amazing time and that is a comment from a couple who don't like doing tours as they impose too many restrictions and time restraints. We found that we had time to do all the things that we really like doing e.g extra time to take photos, walks at my leisure and time to relax. The food was first class and the quality and knowledge of our guide was second to none. The other clients on the tour were like minded and made for a congenial group.
Your professionalism in guiding us was very helpful.
Thankyou once again
Nancye and Alan Mills

Ian Heafield (Jul 10)

We had a great time on this tour. The guides were very knowledgeable, the camped cooked meals were excellent & the 4 WD vehicle was comfortable.

Overall we had a great experience.

Bruce Wilson (Jul 10)

I had a most enjoyable trip.
Your staff was excellent, food good and I think the tour is good value.
Obviously not for everybody, but for what we wanted was excellent.

Brigitte Koudela (Jul 10)

I enjoyed the tour very much . Ron was an excellent tour guide and he told us a lot about history, plants and the Cape York region, he is superb. Anita celebrated every evening a wonderful „5 star bush campfire diner“ - delicious ! I had a wonderful week with them and our most charming group. It was definitely the best tour I ever booked.

Kind regards, Brigitte

Fred (Jun 10)

Dear Andrew,

the Cape York trip was absolutely fantastic, amazing.
Everything went very well. Thanks for making it happen.

Regards Fred

Greg and Helen (Jun 10)

Hi Mel
Yes we had an excellent trip to Cape York - the staff (Geoff and Anne) and bus/facilities provided by OzTours were first class, and the itinerary was great.

About our only regrets were not seeing a Cuscus (either species) or an Eclectus Parrot. This just got us enthusiastic about another trip - we will have to organise it so the roads are open into Lockhart River and Iron Range NP next time. Either that or we will fly into Lockhart River - after the Horn Island Tour and a look at Liberty SeeKee's WW2 musuem, I realised that I would really like to retrace my Dad's route to Borneo in WW2 with the RAAF.

Thanks again for all your work with booking and organising the tour - it was much appreciated. We ended up getting a very good deal from Avis with hiring a small car to drive from Cairns to Rockhampton after the tour - they didn't even charge us a one way relocation fee. You might like to pass that on to anyone else who needs to hire one way from Cairns after a tour.
Thanks again
Greg and Helen

Heather and Dennis (Jun 10)

Hi Mel,

Our Cape York trip was a wonderful experience for us, we both have highly recommended to our friends, The Trinity Bay was an very interesting boat ride, awesome food throughout the whole trip, wonderful guide and hostess on the land tour
and a trouble free booking through your company.

Thanks for a great Holiday more time would have been great but we will just have to go back and see all the things we missed out on, such as Lakefield National park roads were still closed so was unable to go there.

Cheers Heather and Dennis

Brian and Kerry (Jun 10)

Hi Mel
Yes. It was a great experience and we enjoyed the company of our fellow travellers. Our driver Adam and offsider Georgette provided us with great meals and a safe and pleasant ride. We would liked to have received a bit more written information about the historical places we visited and stayed at even though Adam did give a good commentary on the way.

Brian& Kerry

Keith and Esme (Jun 10)

Hi Mel - it was AWESOME! We had fantastic guides (Adam and Georgette) - and a FANTASTIC group - we are ALL in touch via email would you believe!! I hope Georgette is doing well as she was intending to be a Guide on her own!

Keith and Esme

Glen & Camille Folland (Jun 10)

We had an excellent trip with Steve who is a superb driver & guide. We were indeed fortunate to have him with all his knowledge & experiences. He kept us all very well entertained.
We had a great group & everyone hopped in and helped when required. All meals were of a high standard including lunches on the track.
Lots of great memories & many many photos to put in the album.
We would certainly recommend the trip to others.
Thankyou for arranging for our cases to be tsfd from one hotel to another while we were on tour. Very much appreciated.
Best wishes

JR (Jun 10)

Thank you I had a wonderful time, just one sad thing when I got back home I just wanted to come back up.
When we stopped at Bramwell Station I was hopeing for a big rain so as we couldn't leave.
Adam was just the best driver, he really made the trip the great trip it was.
Thanks again,

Julie and Kathryn (Jun 10)

Had an absoslutely FANTASTIC time and very pleased I did it with your tour group, no way I could do that on my own. Boat up on the Trinity Bay was fine, but when I suggested tall dark and handsome as a cabin mate, it was a joke, but thank you anyway, we all got along fine. Adam the tour guide was great and really knew his stuff. Would absolutely recommend the trip.
Thank you

Ray and Iris (Apr 10)

The Trip to the Tip (May 2010)

Excellent trip ( What else can I say )

You have an EXCELLENT asset in Geoff he is Knowledgeable and an Excellent Driver.

I will be recommending your company to all and sundry.

Yours Ray & Iris

David and Claire (Nov 09)

Thank you for contacting us. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our tour to Cape York. Flying up was good and we enjoyed the tours of both islands, before landing at Seisa. We enjoyed the camping experience and did not find the tenting arduous. I got a bit tired of putting my stretcher up and down and in the end just used the mattress but luckily had a light doona to put on it as it may have been a bit hard otherwise. If we did it again we would probably choose an accommodated tour though. The food on the campfire from Kristy and information and capable driving from Geoff were very good. I think the group really started to gel and become more friendly half way through. We were happy with the length of tour and probably wouldnt want longer as it was our first experience of a lot of bush, even though we caravan but mostly on and off the main highways. Hoping this gives you some idea of how we found our trip. Give our regards to Kristy and Geoff, i will try and enclose a couple of photos.

Brian & Carol (Sep 09)

Just a big thank-you for our wonderful trip upto the Cape, everything went perfect, had a wonderful time and a lovely experience, great guid Rick Bates, showed us a few extra places, and had a lovely lot of people, we all got on so well, lots of laughs and giggles, please pass on our thank-you to Rick if that is possible.
We have recommended the tour to so many people on our way back home, we had a safe trip home, very cold and windy here with rain.
Will certainly recommend you and the tour to other people.
Thank-you ones again to you and the staff, from us two also Vicki and Geoff.

Regards Brian & Carol

Ian Tyrrell (Sep 09)

In all honesty I was sorry that the trip had come to an end, the operator could not have done any more than they did in the planning & running the trip of a life time. Like you said, the food was great there was plenty of it. With sleeping in the tent, it was not as rough it could have been as I was using a Mattress that was laid on top of the hired stretcher.
Kind Regards
Ian Tyrrell,

Cherie & Neil (Sep 09)

Overall we did enjoy the experience, the way you arranged our tour without any problems to us was great, thank you.

Geoff and Christie from the Cape York Safari were great. Geoff is a wealth of knowledge and is obviously very passionate about Cape York, and Christie’s cooking, using only a camp fire, was amazing and very tasty.

The bus we travelled in was comfortable and a refuge from the heat and dust.

The group we travelled with were fun and we all got along well.

It was a lot dryer and dustier than we imagined, but as Geoff said it was the end of a very dry season, apparently it is a prettier place directly after the wet.

Cherie and I have decided that setting up and living in a tent for 12 days is something we would probably not want to do again, but this is in no way a reflection on Tropical Experience, Oz Tours or their staff.

We are certainly glad we went, and would recommend you to anybody wishing to travel Cape York and the Tip.

We saw and experienced lots of things doing the trip, that we wouldn’t normally, travelling on our own.

We believe that the trip we did is the best way to experience the Cape, but it is a very “rustic” place.

Thank you for your help and service, great job.

Cherie and Neil

Rolf, Doris & Silke (Sep 09)

thank you for asking. My parents had a great time. They did enjoy your tour.
Of course they did not understand everthing ;-) but everybody was realy nice and try to make it as easy as possible for them, no complaints at all. They loved it.
Thanks for having them.
Enjoy the rainy season, looks like an early start this year.

Kind Regards
Silke, Rolf & Doris

Judith (Sep 09)

Basically, the Cape York safari was great. The trip was well run and we were very satisfied
with the experience. I think all of us felt that it was a few too many days of the "same old"
driving but that's nobody's fault. Certainly the effort was made to break up the day and add
some interest. Unfortunately, there just isn't a whole lot to see up there and a lot of distance
that has to be covered. I do think if I were going to go to the tip again, I'd either go by boat or in a *small* 4WD vehicle so we could experience some of the rougher parts that we had to
skip in the big bus.

The service from Tropical Experience was fine and it was really nice meeting Mel on the

Thanks for asking for feedback. You're the only company we dealt with that did this.


Ian Thomas (Aug 09)

Just to let you know that the whole time I spent in Cairns & on the Cape York Tour was fantastic. The Cape York Tour segment was great and I travelled with a fantastic bunch of people. The accomodation in Cairns at the CTI was very good and was located so it was an easy walk to anything I wanted to do Cairns.
I was more than happy from the service from Tropical Experience and will use your service again if I am in that part of the country again.
Ian Thomas 

Marlene (Aug 09)

This was a wonderful trip. The tour guide made sure that we got as much as we could from the experience.

The whole thing from my first request to finishing the trip back in Cairns was absolutely hassle free which made our first ever “Tour” something we would consider again.

Thanks to everyone

Marlene Anderson

Len (Aug 09)


Tour was excellent. Cape York is highly recommended.

Tropical Experience was good too.

Tx Len

David (Aug 09)

Dear Mel,

Yes we had a very good time and were happy with the service - I posted the feedback form provided soon after we returned to Cairns (I think it was a buff/yellow envelope) and I'm sure my brother did the same.

Did the forms not reach you?

Kind regards, David Webb

Lee (Aug 09)

Yes we certainly enjoyed our trip to Cape York, it was a wonderful experience and our guide, Jules, did a great job. We would certainly recommend a Cape York Safari to anyone wanting to see the cape, and we really appreciated the organisation you did for us at very short notice.
Only (slight) problems were the non arrival of our travel documents at our caravan park in Cairns - it was quite inconvenient for us to get them via email at that time, and the FAX received was not a cheap option. Also having to arrange and fund our transfer to the airport seemed not quite fair as I understand other members of the tour arriving a day later had their transfer included.
BUT we did enjoy the trip - camping very comfortable, good food, good transport and of course wonderful scenery!



John (Aug 09)

Absolutely! We completed the questionnaire at the end of the tour, and phoned the office to express our thanks and admiration for the wonderful skills, knowledge and friendliness of Jules during the tour.
The office was also very helpful and friendly.


John Drinan

Mark (Aug 09)

In regards to your query about the trip, both my father and I have nothing but positive comments (albeit one suggestion) and memories of the entire trip. I would firstly like to thank Tropical Experience Tour & Travel Centre for the professionsal attitude, friendly assistance and prompt replies to query's regarding this trip.

Secondly, I and my father cannot say enough about what a great trip this was thanks to the unselfish, dedicated, friendly attitude of Anita and Ron, our tour guides. The guides an make or break a tuor and both Anita and Ron are of the highest standard of ambassadors for a Cape York Safari. I congratulate the operator for having the forresight to employ such a great couple.

I would like to suggest that one thing that came out of comments and discussion by other travellers was that the operator could fore go the 2 night stay at Iron Bark camping ground and a tour of Lockheart River community in favour of a longer stay at Twin Falls and Fruit Bat Falls. (it was unanimous on our tour) that all would have prefered a longer stay at the falls.

Other than that our tour was great, the return journey on the MV Trinity Bay was fantastic and memorable.

Thanks to your company and staff for making what is a once in a life time experience for my father and I such a memorable one.

Kind regards


Geoff & Vicki (Aug 09)

Dear Mel

Thank you for the email and yes we did enjoy our trip to the Tip and the experiences on the way, our Guide was very pleasant and informative, with a good sense of humour. The small group we travelled with was ideal and everyone appeared to mix well and get on well together.
The Barge trip back was interesting and we thought 3 days was probably ideal.
We were happy with the service we received from Tropical Experience, all our enquires were answered quickly and pleasantly, the information supplied was good and we had no problems joining the tour.

Yours Sincerely
Geoff and Vicki Goodwin.
PS have a good Christmas and all the best for the New Year

Janine & Roger (Jul 09)

Yes, Roger & I had a fabulous time. It was our first group tour and it worked well for us for the following reasons:
- The itinary (spelling!) was good. They took us to interesting places and travelled over a good amount of the overland telegraph track.
- The Guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the area & the wildlife.
- The cook was excellent - good healthy food always available.
- Both the guide and cook worked well as a team and looked after us.
- The other guests fell into our general level of interest, fitness & health (rather than age! - which was also within cooee!)
- Cape York region was very interesting and full of new and interesting aspects.
I was happy with the service I received from Tropical Experience however I was a little unaware of when information came from you or from the operator - it simply did not matter to me. All was good.
Regards, Janine martin

Ron (Jul 09)

Yes we had a great trip to Cape York and Dean was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable, safety conscious and a great cook. We have recommended the trip to others.

Kind regards,


Cathy & David (Jul 09)

We had a great tour and very much enjoyed it. We must also mention that we found Jules, our driver, a competent, capable and cheery tour leader, she made the trip very enjoyable. We also had no problems with Tropical Experience and found you to be very prompt and efficient particularly as we booked quite late.

Thanks (PS it's Cathy and David!).

Ron (Jul 09)

The tour was first class.
All the folk in our party had a most enjoyable time.
The 'Tip' and Trinity Bay were equally efficient and friendly.
Cheers, Ron

Owen & Lynne (Jul 09)

Yes not only did we enjoy the Holiday but the Service/ Cooking/ Driving & history, fawna & flora, wildlife lessons from Driver & the Chef were worth a mint.
Going early in the season was a bonus with road & weather conditions favourable for traval. We would recommend your Tour to anyone.
Please pass on our best wishes to our Tour Guides Ron & the beautifull Anita. They helped to bond the tour group & made it such an enjoyable adventure.

Kind regards Owen & Lynne Puie

P S Please tell Ron I located with great effort, a Cassowarry & more
importantly the eggs (as per my picture), at the Kuranda Bird Sanctuary.

Peter (Jul 09)

The tour was wonderful! Garry has everything brilliantly organized and everything ran very smoothly (except that the Weipa tour "failed" [nothing to do with either you or Garry]) And my worst fear did not eventuate. When you are my age you have to get up during the night and, if camping, commune with Nature beneath a tree. There was always the worry of being taken by a crocodile whilst being in this undignified position. Well, it didn't happen. That was a bonus!
I've told a number of friends how wonderful this camping tour was. They tend to look at you in a funny way when you say "camping" -- I'm not quite sure if it means that they wouldn't like to camp themselves or if it means that they can't believe that I enjoyed a camping tour. Well, the fact remains, I DID!
Thanking you for all your organizational work, Peter Roberts.

Dennis & Sandie (Jul 09)

Extemely happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dennis & Sandie

Jules M. (Jul 09)

I heard it said from one of the others who does a lot of tours that 'Jules' was the best guide he had EVER had ................ I would agree.
On a journey like that your guide is so very important and can make or break the trip, esp. since she was responsible for EVERYTHING............. I could not fault jules absolute love of her country and her exceptional knowledge.......... and cheery personality - my brother and his wife want all the details now.

jules m.

Bernard & Robyn (Jul 09)

We had a wonderful time on the trip and the other people travelling were wonderful and we all had a lot of fun.
One suggestion to improve the trip could be to reduce it the time at the Torres Straight end. It would be worthwhile doing the TI and Horn Island tours on the day you cross over to TI (i.e. land in TI do the tour, look at the town and have lunch. Then get the ferry to Horn Is and do the tour in the afternoon. We could then get a morning flight back to Cairns. The tour operators still get the same value, it is just a bit more compressed.
The accommodation was very good and so was the food. Travelling in the truck was very comfortable considering the conditions on the roads.
We have already mentioned our trip to friends who have seemed very interested in a similar trip.
Good luck with future trips

Jeanette (Jul 09)

Tour was excellent. Preparation & information supplied very good. Trip back on Trinity Bay boat was a highlight. Tour was above expectations.
Thanks Jeanette

Robyn & Marg (Jul 09)

We had a fantastic trip to Cape York - enjoyed every minute! Rick Bates was an excellent driver/guide - went out of his way to show us and our wonderful travelling companions the splendours of Cape York, and to find a crocodile but not a one in sight! We now think they're a myth! Arranged for a helicopter ride (amazing!) and a sunset fishing trip - great fun - but no fish either! The Thursday Is & Horn Is tours were also great. An extra day on Punsand Beach would have been good! And the MV Trinity Bay boat trip back to Cairns just topped it all off nicely - great crew and food. Everything went without a hitch so we've got to be happy with your service!
Best regards, Robyn Black and Marg Podgornik (Thelma & Louise!)
PS - on the boat we did think 'Private Cabin' meant private facilities but we got over it - a G&T on deck watching the sunset made it all better!

Allan (Jul 09)

Yes I throughly enjoyed my trip to the Cape with Jules. However, I must say that when I first met her I thought, oh dear a woman driver, but I have to say she was tops. She made the whole trip a wonderful experience. She was a good cook, driver and tour guide. Very informative and knew the country well.The planning by the operator was excellent too. The four wheel coach was great to travel in and was well appointed with all the comforts that you could want. I have sleep apena and I had no trouble at all with the accomodation, the tents and stretches were very suited to the job.
I must also say that your service to me was very professional, friendly and caring. All the problems I faced at the time were well catered for by you. I needed a good holiday from my troubles with my wife being so sick with the rotten cancer (5 1/2 years now) and I certainly got it. Thank you.

Heather & Ian (Jul 09)

We really enjoyed exploring the Cape and were very happy with the service you gave us. We were thrilled to actually be able to stand on the tip!

Sandy (Jul 09)

the tour was better than i had hoped.
dave did a brilliant job and went the extra mile for us all the time.
i would reccomend your booking office and the operator to anybody .

Bruce & Marilyn (Jul 09)

Our trip, land wise, with the operator was very good. We enjoyed seeing the cape and places en-route. Rick, the driver handled all situations well and was a font of information.
We were most pleased with the service from your staff in making the original booking for us.
Thanks for the effort.
Bruce Casselden

Carol (Jul 09)

We where extremely happy with our tour, the experience was fantastic.
Our tour guide could not have been any more inforative, one of the best thing about the tour was how much Dean new about the area.
We hope to do more tours in the future.

Helen, Mal, Roger & Marilyn (Jul 09)

We had a great experience with the tour operator. Jules is the best, not a thing she can't comment on and the driving and food preparation were tops.
A second night in Cooktown would just complete the tour. Horn Island an excellent addition.
We will recommend you and the operator to any friends contemplating the tip of Australia.
Thanks a million.
Helen, Mal, Roger & Marilyn.

Kris (Jul 09)

We had a fabulous holiday thank you ... although we are very easy to please and simply embrace wherever we are!
It was a buzz standing on the tip of our beautiful amazing country!
Darren was a lovely personable guy and VERY tolerant and patient! .... AND a great cook as well!
We had a wonderful holiday.
Thank you

Diane (Jul 09)

I really enjoyed my holiday with your company. Our tour guide, young Tom was tremendous and as always the company was great and really good fun. My one regret was that I couldn't manage the full return trip and had only 7 days.

Peter (Jul 09)

We had a great time. Many things went wrong due to the conditions but we were looked after very well and have not a single complaint.It was exactly the right tour for us.

The service that we got from Rose-Anne Fletcher was the best that I have received from the many travel agents that I have dealt with. She was prompt in reply and responded positively to every request.

Peter Cave

Judith (Jul 09)

I have given some thought to my reply to this email, as I did comment shortly after the trip to Noah and to the Agent in Cairns.
I actually wanted to travel on the "Trinity Bay" up, as it stops to drop off stores, and is the more interesting journey, and then do the Camping Safari back, which was not available, and it is nobody's fault but my own that I elected to do it the other way, and then of course the Trinity Bay was out of action, so we flew back, which was not disappointing as the trip over the reef was very spectacular.
As far as the Camping Safari went, we did all that was on the itinerary and probably more besides, but I do feel that the trip is overpriced for what was offered. I travelled in Africa on similar trips in vehicles which were much better equipped for the job. Do you realise that there was no refrigeration for fresh fruit and vegetables on a truck in the tropical north? What refrigeration there was mostly kept everything frozen. The driver was off colour, and it is a big ask to drive all day over that terrain and then prepare a meal for your passengers. He did well in the circumstances. The camping equipment was fine, and I did enjoy that part of the trip very much, but trust you find my comments constructive.
Sincerely, Judy Winterbine.

John (Jul 09)

We had a very enjoyable week or so. The guide Jools was exceptional and the rest of the company was excellent. Facilities in the main very good too.

Regards John Allen

Geoff & Ros (Jul 09)

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour - it was all that we expected, in fact it is one those trips that we could do again! We were fortunate to have Jules as our guide. She had a great understanding of the flora and fauna of the Cape and its people and she was always eager to share her knowledge with the group. Jules was friendly, competent in handling the bus, an excellent cook and attentive to the needs of the group.

Our only disappointment is that we would have preferred more time in the Daintree. However, we can understand why it was not given more time as it is in easy reach from Cairns.

Kind regards

Geoff & Ros Judson

Norm & Jo (Jul 09)

Thank you for the email.

Yes! we both thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Your organisation was both very helpful and professional. Our tour guide and bus driver was excellent and have nothing but good thoughts of her and her commentary. Would recommend your company to any one.
Sorry to hear some clown stole our Cape York sign, recently.

Regards Norm and Jo-Anne Ricketts

Rod & Gemma (Jul 09)

Yes, we had a very good time. Our guide, Ian, was extremely helpful and knowledgable and the trip could not have been better. We had excellent company and all got on very well together. We couldn't have had a better time. Even though we ran into trouble (the bus broke down) everybody was very helpful and we were well looked after by both the company and Ian.
We would not hesitate for a moment to recommend the trip and your company to anybody wanting to experience the real feel of the Australian outback.
We have both travelled extensively in Australia and this trip is now counted among the best experiences we have had.

Best regards to all the team!

Rod & Gemma

Peter Cave (Jul 09)

We had a great time. Many things went wrong due to the conditions but we were looked after very well and have not a single complaint.It was exactly the right tour for us.

The service that we got from Rose-Anne Fletcher was the best that I have received from the many travel agents that I have dealt with. She was prompt in reply and responded positively to every request.

Peter Cave

Ron & Fran from Australia (May 09)

David did show us a great time and we saw many special places along his side tracks. David has a wealth of knowledge of the Cape,and we found him to be very helpful in many ways,one example was when I left my camera at the camp site, when boarding the ferry to Thursday Island. David went back got my camera with only a minute to spare before the ferry departed. Also David is a great bush cook we enjoyed all that he dished up especially his damper's.

Judy from Australia (Oct 08)

We had a great time on our trip to Cape York. The Trinity Bay was a great experience and the captain and crew were very friendly. The food was very good and we thought that the ship was a really good way to start the holiday. The land component back to Cairns was a wonderful experience. The tour leader Shawn Huddy, with his driving skills and his wide knowledge of the history of the area, and his eye for nature made the trip a real adventure. He is real assist to the company. The cook Kristy Brunker did a wonderful job with the meals and looking after the group. We were very happy with the holiday and would recommend anyone who wants to explore the top end of Australia to do the same trip that we did.

Christine from Australia (Oct 08)

We have just returned to Melbourne ( at a leisurely pace ). We would firstly like to say thanks to your company and staff for all their assistance in booking the tour to Cape York. Our tour to the Tip was more amazing than we could have imagined, our tour driver John Bayntun and his wife Chris were the best tour guides we have ever experienced, John's knowledge on all aspects of the Cape was exceptional and Chris' cooking skills on a campfire were enjoyed by all. Our tour group of 13 was a great number and we have made some lovely new friends as a result. The memories of the experience will always stay with us, even the camping about which I was a bit doubtful, was fun and quite comfortable. We have told all our friends of our experience and would recommend your services yo anyone, especially Tour guides John & Chris Bayntun. Great Memories.

Brigitte from Australia (Oct 08)

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and I would like to thank the staff from who without their help I would not have known about this tour.

Franz from Germany (Oct 08)

Everything was perfect. We enjoyed the trip very much.

Jason from Australia (Sep 08)

I did have a fantastic time on the recent trip. The guide, Jules, was brilliant - a great source of information, a great friendly personality, and just added that extra bit to make the trip go from great to fantastic. Would recommend the trip to anyone who's interested in going. So much to see and such a lot of history up there.

John from Australia (Aug 08)

Felicity & I had a great Safari with an excellent guide in UTA. We have already recommended your tours to some of our friends.

Basil from Australia (Aug 08)

We very much enjoyed the tour and the company of our fellow travellers, as well as Jules, our driver/tour guide who did a great job and was very informative. The quality of the accommodation was varied between excellent and marginal but overall it was a great experience. Service from was very helpful, with prompt and informative return calls or emails for our various queries.

Claudia (Aug 08)

Kerry and me had a great time and enjoyed the Cape York area very much. Jules and Neil have been very nice, competent and experienced (Jules) guides. They offered us 12 unforgettable days, and we took the chance! We thank them so much, they are great people. As well the equippment and the philosophy of your company impressed us and we think that we personally had a good time by choosing your company.

Allan from Western Australia (Aug 08)

It all went well. We appreciate your follow-up.

Diane from Sydney (Aug 08)

I had the most wonderful time. Martin was an outstanding leader and everything was perfect. I am recommanding the experience to all. Thank you, Diane

Julie (Aug 08)

hello i really enjoyed my tour one of the best things i have every done and you could not have asked for a better tour guide Shawn really new is stuff, and really made the trip fun and entertaining Kristies cooking was fantastic,better then what i expected to eat both shawn and kristy are both great people and they really made the trip. thanks again

Jenny & Roger from Australia (Aug 08)

We had a great time. We were lucky that only 10 passengers were on the tour which caters for 13, because it might have been very crowded with the full 13. Tom Tom, our driver, was great. Acomodation was good, and gernerally it was the hightlight of our 3 month Winter Getaway from Melbourne in our Motorhome.

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