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Daz our guide was fantastic. We all had a few laughs along the way and pick up was right on time. Daz knew a lot about the area. As we got to the jumping crocodile attraction, we met Pat. What a legend. It was worth going just to met Pat. Such a character. Barefoot with a gun and knife strapped to him he took us on our boat . Pat has a lot of passion for nature which shows when he speaks about the crocs that inhabit the Adelaide River. To see these ancient creatures up close ( right next to the boat) was mind blowing. We travelled further on to Leichfield Park. Amazing waterfalls. The water was refreshing and clear. After our first swim, we had wraps for lunch in the park. Wangi Falls was beautiful. We decided to go for the short walk to the tree tops which was a bit disappointing as there was a lot of stairs and nothing to see when we reached the top. I would defiantly recommend this tour. A new bus would be great for the guide as it had a broken clutch. Bring money to buy snacks
Nothing on website about Seniors' Discount! I found I spent a lot of effort keeping track of the time when anticipating the next bus/activity. I missed the last bus - perhaps it went a little early? - so had to walk around to where the lift is and back to terminal. (It was not a problem!) And I'm not sure what could be done about this ... some places too complex to have driver come in and give a whistle! I had a drink when I went to the Mil. Museum, so looked at outdoor exhibits first. When I went back to the desk there was no one to collect tickets. Later the bus driver had to run back in with several people's tickets, otherwise confusion over whether the bus company owed the M. Museum money or v. versa. Having only one way to buy tickets might be easier for all in every way! Perhaps it could be mentioned by the drivers that Parap is only open in the mornings. I was planning that for the afternoon, not wanting to carry shopping around with me, but ... too late!
The AAT Kings tour was very good though taxing and extended in duration to about 15 hours due to an injury to one of the group. Also, my wife and I were unhappy that we had to pay full ticket costs for entry to the National Park because GYG had not shown us as Seniors in the list of passengers supplied to the tour company, AAT Kings.This cost us an extra $20. Perhaps GYG will refund the difference? If you book direct with AATKings the ticket price is included saving inconvenience and possible embarrassment compared with being singled out to pay before the bus departs. You should seriously consider the overnight option.
This was a fantastic tour a long day but so worth it for the comfort and way it was managed. The bus driver and assistant made it so enjoyable communication and presentation really well done. I would thoroughly recommend this tour for people who want to experience this part of the Northern Territory. Loved the morning tea/dinner stops, Edith Falls stop lunch (really nice) and the cruise down the Katherine Gorge with it's passionate informative guide so well done! You do have to be prepared for an extra long day because there are many kilometers covered.
Process for buying or getting pre-booked tickets is confusing for everybody. People start arriving at 7:30am and there is nobody directing traffic on the right place to queue. Yes, it’s written in the windows but there should be a person giving direction. Many people were in the wrong queue because they didn’t get to the window. The long boat ride could have more visual programming about the region, the aboriginals, etc...Delicious warm muffins! Good lunch!