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“Wonderful experience, staff, food”

Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safari Day Tour
Reviewed 25 February 2015

We had three nights at this 'campsite' and it was one of the highlights of our trip. Our young guide, Jade, was the perfect host, driving the big 4WD, helping with the cooking, guiding our trip, providing tea and coffee, wine and nibbles on trips and so forth. Could only find the day trips bit on trip advisor, but if you get the chance to go, go for the whole deal - you need four days to fully appreciate what is offered by Geoff & Rene and his great team.

The 'tents' themselves were very comfortable, with a double and two single beds. Do be warned, thought, that it gets cold at night even in the height of summer.

the trips arranged on each of the four days we were there were totally different and very enjoyable: We saw plenty of kangeroos, emus and koalas in the wild, and lots of very colourful birds too. Every evening the food was fabulous - cooked by the host and his wife and a couple of staff, and nothing was too much trouble. It was all washed down with ample quantities of the Ozzie wine, to which you were invited to help yourself from the kitchen fridge whenever you liked (but no one on our trip abused this lovely privilege, which is good!).

The camp only takes four to six people on each safari, which means you all get individual attention. On the last day of our trip there was a swimming with sealions option. We went on the trip but didnt go in the water because the water was far too flipping cold, even with the wetsuits provided. We were the only ones not to go in the water, but on the plus side we got some amazing pictures and videos of the sealions, which of course those in the water didnt get....

So if you get the chance, do go on this trip. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would recommend it to others and would definitely go again if we were ever in the vicinity.

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Reviewed 29 January 2015

Visited in April 2014. I flew from Moorabbin to Wudinna in a private air charter with Kirkhope aviation then out to Kangaluna and Gawler Ranges with Rene and Geoff and enjoyed the whole trip immensely. Also visited Baird Bay fantastic swimming with Seals and Dolphins and later in the trip Kangaroo Island. All great but the highlight was Kangaluna Camp, the trip through the Gawler Ranges and visit to Lake Gairdner and the hospitality and knowledge of Rene and Geoff - all in three days. Flying with Kirkhope Aviation with excellent pilot/guide was a great way to get to ths location from Melbourne. I will definitely return.

Thank Charles H
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Reviewed 12 December 2014

In November 2014, we have spent 4 fantastic days at Camp Kangaluna . We were picked up at the airport of Port Lincoln Jayde our tour guide for the coming days . She skillfully drove the SUV and gave us a lot about the plants and wildlife. After the southern coast of Australia we traveled 4 weeks and in vain looked for koalas out we experienced there , the animals nearby. Many other animals such as kangaroos , emus , sea lions , dolphins , etc., we could observe . The landscape was unique ( real Australia) huge salt lakes , unique rock formations and not a soul . Our accommodation was very well looked after and cooked by Geoff in Kangaluna Camp in comfortable safari lodges . Kangaroos and emus came to the front door. A great Erelebnis in the bush of Australia and the highlight of our 6 week trip to Australia .

Thank ursulavogel
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Reviewed 29 October 2014

What an awesome place to relax and connect with nature! A paradise for wildlife and Landscape photographers! Thanks a lot Geoff and Jayde for these 2 amazing days! Unforgettable! :-)

Thank MaximeCoquard
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Reviewed 4 October 2014

Our group of three couples have just enjoyed Geoff and Rene's company on a four night trip with Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safaris. Geoff collected us in Port Lincloln, we then visited a koala sanctuary with plenty of these cuddly guys snoozing in the branches of the eucalypts and then onto the camp where we enjoyed drinks at the nearby salt lake at sunset - absolutely glorious! Over the next three days we saw plenty of Australian flora and fauna in natural habitat - a huge Western Red kangaroo proved a very co-operative photo subject! Lots of emus with their chicks. It was early enough in the season for the salt lakes of the area to still have some water in them so the effect was stunning - looked like you could have skated on the water. Rene always welcomed us back to camp at the end of a long day with delicious nibbles and then beautiful fresh, homemade fare - wine flowed freely!! The four day experience was just that - four full, interesting and scenic days. If booking a tour with Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safaris consider spending a few days on the Eyre Peninsula which is such a productive part of Australia from tuna and kingfish farming, many oyster leases, grain and livestock production and the people are all so friendly.

Thank richmondsontour
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