South Australia is a Timeless Land South Australia dates back 20,000 years, and that is evident in its rugged mountain ranges, known as the Flinders Ranges and Mount Lofty Ranges. We will visit both and explore this scenic vista on our South Australian Outback Tracks tour this year. There is a lot to see and do on this tour which takes in the vast areas of the South Australian outback, and we'll be taking in picture postcard scenery every day. We have learned recently that Lake Eyre is flooding, so it will be a perfect year to visit as there will be an abundance of bird life around and you'll have the opportunity to view this from above in a fixed wing flight. Amongst other places, we'll also visit Wilpena Pound, an amazing sight, and we'll noodle for opals at Andamooka. We'll spend time in Roxby Downs where we shall have a tour of the Olympic Dam Mine and we'll also explore Marree which is famous for playing a big part in the history of the Ghan Railway. The tour also includes a visit to the Wadlata Centre in Port Augusta, where we step back in time and learn the story of ancient Australia, its people and its treasures down under. We also take in the history of Burra, a historic old copper town. The whole town is heritage listed and is a must see while visiting South Australia. If this is something you've always wanted to do, now is the time. The weather at this time of year is around 26 degrees - perfect for travelling. Details are: 7 day South Australian Outback Tracks Tour Departing Saturday 2 April 2016 $2500 for Seniors and $2550 for Adults - S/Supp $400 (includes air fares to and from Perth, motel accommodation,
South Australia is a Timeless Land South Australia dates back 20,000 years, and that is evident in its rugged mountain ranges, known as the Flinders Ranges and Mount Lofty Ranges.
Think it costs a lot to travel in Australia? As a small tour company, we are only too aware of the cost of a holiday in Australia. But when you compare to taking a holiday overseas (apart from Bali), it is well within the means of most people. Australia is a beautiful country with some of the most amazing scenery in the world which is why we have so many overseas visitors arriving at our shores every day. The cost of travel in Australia may seem high, but that’s because we have such a vast country with an abundance of open spaces, so travel is not cheap because of distances between each place. The cost of accommodation can be high too, but just for a moment put yourself in the remote operator's position. They are only able to operate a number of months a year and have to survive the rest of the year on the money they make over the holiday season, not knowing what the off season will bring. Most remote operators are station and farm owners trying their hand at tourism to make ends meet, as a lot of them can’t make their properties bring in the vital income they need to run their business, especially if they've been affected by drought, flood or fire, which is just some of Mother Nature’s fury. The transport costs of living in remote areas are enormous too. So next time you’re looking at a tour of remote Australia, don’t think “Oh my, that’s expensive", just think what your valuable dollar is doing to help the economy of Australia’s outback people. If you look at your tour this way, then you just might agree you are helping an Australian out and feel good about it. Keep your dollars in Australia. We
Think it costs a lot to travel in Australia? As a small tour company, we are only too aware of the cost of a holiday in Australia. But when you
Christmas Mystery Lunch Tours "Another Christmas has been and gone and I can't believe how fast time flies"! Our first ever Christmas as Aussie Redback Tours was amazing! We had two tours which saw our passengers treated to a relaxing, scenic trip in the countryside, followed by a delightful Christmas lunch, complete with all the trimmings and good cheer. Both of our lunches were held in Toodyay at the charming Victoria Hotel, where our chef Narelle cooked up a storm! Nobody went home hungry! We had Christmas crackers too, which provided a bit of light entertainment with jokes to share, hats to wear, and odd little trinkets to take home. Thanks, Marg, Narelle, Bianca and Paula for making both of our days very special. (Note: you can read more about the Victoria Hotel in Toodyay here: Victoria Hotel, Toodyay). Our passengers were also treated to a Christmas Lucky Dip where everyone got a little gift to take home and put under their tree (although it seems nobody could wait - there was a lot of wrapping paper lying around as we left for the trip home)! We had more than enough time before and after lunch to explore this historic town, including the amazing Christmas shop where you can spend anywhere from $2 to $4000 on any one item! Some of our passengers remarked that it's the best Christmas shop they've seen and it can only be compared to a shop they'd visited in Canada. Well, there you go - you don't have to go to Canada to buy your Christmas decorations any more! On Sunday we were fortunate to be there when the markets were on, so we made the most of that opportunity too, buying up on jams, arts and crafts, and patting the alpacas. We had sunshine
Christmas Mystery Lunch Tours “Another Christmas has been and gone and I can’t believe how fast time flies”! Our first ever Christmas as Aussie Redback Tours was amazing! We had
The wet season in the Kimberley is unique! One of the tours we can't wait for is next year's "Wet Northern Safari" as it's a trip to the Kimberley during the most dramatic season, taking in the wonders of the area, with tidal rivers, rushing waterfalls and amazing light shows. And by "light shows" we mean the most amazing thunderstorms complete with thunder and lightning! We have it on good authority from our contacts up north, that this is one of the most enjoyable times of the year and I don't know about you, but I want to see it in all its splendour. With the combined skills of our experienced driver and host, and the knowledge of a local guide, we are sure to have an insightful tour, not only for the picturesque scenery but for its historical and cultural values. The Kimberley has a presence of its own - you can feel it, smell it and of course see it. And once you experience it, you're hooked. Sharon has always had a soft spot for this area in WA and when she takes her passengers there, they all say the same thing - "Why did I wait so long to visit this place"?! Don't let this be you. Why not join us on this 6 day tour, departing Tuesday 02 February 2016 of one of the most beautiful areas of Australia. We will explore together, laugh together, and have an experience of a lifetime. The tour is suitable for seniors as well as our younger travellers. Contact us now for more information - Aussie Redback Tours. P.S. If you book before 26 December 2015, you'll receive $100 off the price of the tour.
The wet season in the Kimberley is unique! One of the tours we can’t wait for is next year’s “Wet Northern Safari” as it’s a trip to the Kimberley during
As mentioned in a previous post, Matilda our mascot travels with us on all tours, whether they be extended tours or the occasional day tour from Perth. For a bit of fun, we decided that Matilda should "report" back on our tours (via our secret third party), and here is her latest news about a day tour she was on recently. Sit back and enjoy! One Day Tour to the Avon Valley, WA "Here I am again, your favourite Redback Roving Reporter - "Matilda", reporting on my recent day tour with Aussie Redback Tours to the Avon Valley. My place, as always, was on the dashboard, looking out at the amazing scenery but also looking at our wonderful passengers, all seniors, who were bursting with adventure and enthusiasm. Our day tour took us along beautiful country roads, over rolling hills, and along the famous Avon River (well-known the for annual Avon River Descent). First stop was Toodyay for a delicious morning tea, followed by plenty of free time to explore this delightful country town. No rushing around with Aussie Redback Tours! We were fortunate to be there when the markets were on, so we made the most of that opportunity. (Not much for spiders but plenty for everyone else to enjoy)! And of course, we all visited the famous Christmas Shop and came out with bags of goodies! (I dare anyone to go in there and not come out with something)! We then made our way to Northam, learning all about it's history and current news and events. After that it was on to York (the oldest inland town in WA). We had a delicious lunch by the Avon River, followed by more free time to explore this historical town, including the fascinating motor museum which is in the main
As mentioned in a previous post, Matilda our mascot travels with us on all tours, whether they be extended tours or the occasional day tour from Perth. For a bit
Somebody recently asked me why I enjoy touring our country as a driver and guide, with the majority of my passengers being seniors (or pensioners). It got me thinking and took me back to 1998 when I had my first experience with senior travellers. That tour was to depart from Perth and travel through central Australia, and I was the roustabout. As we rounded the bend to the departure point, 48 senior passengers, most from Western Australia, were waiting eagerly to board the coach for the adventure of their lifetime. The tour was one that many had dreamt about doing for most of their younger years, but had never found or had the time to do, until later on. Most had retired, or hubby or wife have passed on and now they felt like they could embark on new adventures and make new friends. All the senior passengers greeted each other, some like they had known each other for a lifetime, some a bit nervous and some a little hesitant. I don’t think I have ever seen a happier group of elderly passengers, which in turn made me very excited and happy, as this was also my first experience to the unknown outback. I have to admit, I was also a little worried about whether the passengers would like me as a staff member. As it turned out, I got on with everyone famously and loved the stories and the jokes and the company more than I had enjoyed the company of my own age group. I found that our wonderful seniors all had a story to tell about the trials and tribulations of their lives, some were funny, some were very sad, some had struggled all their lives, working as farmers and station owners. Some had experiences in their
Somebody recently asked me why I enjoy touring our country as a driver and guide, with the majority of my passengers being seniors (or pensioners). It got me thinking and
Matilda our mascot travels with us on all tours. For a bit of fun, we have decided that Matilda should "report" back on our tours (via our secret third party), starting with a couple of tours we did recently with some lovely seniors and an artist or two. Sit back and enjoy! One Day Trip to Noble Falls, Jurien, Cervantes and Moore River "Here I am, your favourite Redback Roving Reporter - "Matilda", reporting on my first day trip with Aussie Redback Tours. Sharon and Renata were so much fun to travel with. I thoroughly enjoyed Sharon’s driving – she is the best driver I’ve ever seen, and although I think I could have done better because I have 8 arms (or legs if you wish), I knew my place (on the dashboard) and sat back and enjoyed the view instead. The tour host Renata was such a pleasant person to be around, and those muffins and cookies we had for morning tea were to die for! (Oops, probably the wrong thing to say, being a redback)! The day was perfect – blue skies, soft breeze, twittering birds, rolling hils, and lovely passengers (seniors and artists, males and females) to chat with and pass the time of day with. We visited Noble Falls, the lovely seaside towns of Jurien and Cervantes (where we had a very delightful lobster lunch), and Moore River (where we all gathered for our group photo. A lovely day was had by all (including me)!" Three Day Tour of the Northern Wildflowers "Last month I got to do a 3 day trip to the northern wildflowers. By "northern", I mean up around Dalwallinu in the mid-west of WA. The rains have been great this year so we were spoilt for choice with wildflowers – everlastings, native cornflowers,
Matilda our mascot travels with us on all tours. For a bit of fun, we have decided that Matilda should “report” back on our tours (via our secret third party),
The winter rains have been fantastic this year - which is just perfect for wildflowers. The roadside verges, national parks and country areas are blossoming with everlastings, donkey orchids, wattles, wreath flowers, blue leschenaultia, dampiera and more..... We have just released two tours to see the amazing wildflower scenery - one to the north of Perth (Coalseam, Badgingarra, Carnamah, Three Springs and Dalwallinu), and one to the south-east of Perth (Wandering, Hyden, Newdegate, Lake King, Ravensthorpe, Hopetoun, and the Stirling Ranges). According to wildflower experts, the season is the best it's been for years! For more information about our two new tours, go to our Tours page, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1300 662 026 for a full itinerary. Seats are filling fast, so don't hesitate - contact us now!
The winter rains have been fantastic this year – which is just perfect for wildflowers. The roadside verges, national parks and country areas are blossoming with everlastings, donkey orchids, wattles,
Hello everyone We are so excited about getting our little business off the ground and onto the road! We've had heaps of inquiries already and many people have received our first brochure filled with various tours around our wonderful country. Our first trip in the brochure is a one day "Get to Know Us - Mystery Tour" on the 30th of August 2015. It's only $85 for Seniors and $90 for Adults and that includes morning tea and lunch and a wonderful day out in the WA countryside. Where are we going, you ask? Well, we can't tell you because it's a "mystery"! Why not book and find out. Apart from our day tours, why not have a look at our extended tours which are affordable and value-for-money with shorter distances and more attractions. Bear in mind, numbers are limited on extended tours (no more than 25 passengers), so you'll need to book early to secure your spot. Can’t wait to see you all soon to share a laugh and a joke. Until then, keep smiling and stay safe!
Hello everyone We are so excited about getting our little business off the ground and onto the road! We’ve had heaps of inquiries already and many people have received our