We pack in the adventure, after all, we are called Heading Bush ADVENTURES!
The Mc Donalds burger chain have the ability to produce the exact same Big Mac no matter which restaurant, in which country or even in which decade you buy it, it really is an incredible effort.
We are not the Mc Donalds of tour operators, many strive to be, you see it makes life simpler for the person / corporation running the business if all tours are exactly the same.
But that’s, well, a bit boring…..
So what we do if give the guides the ability to and time to look around and try new things, over the years we’ve discovered some seriously cool places, hidden waterholes, Aboriginal Art Sites, the best spots for sunsets, the best spots for spotting wildlife, great camping spots etc.
And it makes perfect business sense, the guide can make or break a trip, if the guide is bored (um…, by doing exactly the same trip every time) then they lack enthusiasm and spark, if they know that they can be out there exploring as well, then their tours are always interesting.
Despite expectations of a dry desert environment, there are no shortage of places the swim in the Outback, and we do plenty of it.
The West MacDonnell Ranges in central Australia has a number of great swimming holes, including Redbank Gorge, Ormiston Gorge, Glen Helen Gorge and Ellery Creek Big Hole.
Further South in South Australia are Dalhousie Springs (winter destination), Coward Springs & Seasonal Holes depending on rain.
There is great hiking on our 10 day Adelaide to Alice Springs Tour, we do big hikes in the Flinders Rangers, Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon and in the West MacDonnell Ranges, on other days we do shorter walks like the Painted Desert.
In places where we know there will be a lot of people, we structure the tour to do the hike at the time of day when these people will not be there. In the following photo we got up at the crack of dawn and walked as the day began, with not a single person in sight, a few ours later this spot at Purnululu National Park looks like a busy city street!