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Brookes Australia Tours - Day Tours

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About Brookes Australia Tours - Day Tours
This exciting day tour departs Darwin at 8am for a full day tour of Darwin and the surrounding region. Highlights include: • Darwin’s Waterfront region and Stokes Hill wharf • History of Darwin during cyclone Tracey and World War II • Fogg Dam a vast open wetland area that is home to large numbers of birds • Adelaide river flood plains • Leaning Tree Lagoon a natural lagoon
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Robyn B wrote a review May 2021
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If you are looking to find a tour leader for a small group to explore the Top End, then look no further than Lesley. Her attention to detail and her care for her clients is exceptional She quickly made us feel at ease stressing that the tour was ours to enjoy. While having a prepared program Lesley was happy to accommodate diversions and changes in pace. Lesley has a very comfortable 4WD, is an excellent driver, provides healthy lunches and is very knowledgeable.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Mark Hurenkamp wrote a review May 2020
Eindhoven, The Netherlands2 contributions
Leslie, thank you so much, for all the patience, and attention, while helping us plan for our tour through Kakadu and Nitmiluk national park, as well as Mount Borradaile. I know we must have asked a lot of questions, and changed our minds quite a few times about some things, and you took all our wishes and put together a great itinerary for us, thank you so much! In our case, Leslie picked us up from our apartment in Darwin, and took us to the airport for our flight to Mount Borradaile, where our tour guide Scott picked us up from the airstrip and brought us to our cabin. During the days we spent there, Scott took us to various places of rock art, explained about the stories, and the sites where the aboriginals used to prepare and cook their meals. We even visited some burial sites. Some places we drove, and to others we traveled with the boat over the billabong, which was full of birds, crocodiles, and provided great views over the flood plains. The last evening we had a picknick diner on the boat, and watched the sun set over the flood plains, beautiful! Scott was a great tour guide, and we were impressed by his passion and enthusiasm while he was explaining & answering every question. Thanks Scott! After the Mount Borradaile trip, we flew to Jabiru, where Cat picked us up. Much to our surprise Cat’s enthusiasm & passion seemed to even surpass Scott’s, she drove us around, provided us with fresh lunch every day, and was also very flexible in that we never felt bound to a strict schedule. We really felt we could enjoy whatever place we were visiting, taking a swim at Gunlom or Maguk, walking around the various rock art sites, the Cultural Center at Cooinda, and the Art center at Gunbalunya. We took the Guluyambi Cultural cruise over the East Alligator river, with its beautiful views, and the local guides explained about the plants & trees and their use in aboriginal culture. After Kakadu, we went to Nitmiluk park, staying over in Pine Creek, which is probably the smallest town we’ve ever stayed at. With its single bar/restaurant it really reminded us of ‘Walkabout Creek’ in Crocodile Dundee. Cat took us to the Katharine Gorge, where we went canoeing for an afternoon. This really is a great experience passing between the high canyon walls, and climbing rocks here and there to get to the next gorge, or to look a bit around. On the way back to Darwin, Cat took us to some memorable places, and we even visited a place where wallaby orphans were raised, and got to feed some of them. This was really a wonderful surprise! Many thanks Cat, for giving us such a wonderful experience! Mark, Cathrin & Daniel P.S. In these days of ‘Social Distancing’, we realize that things must be tough for the tourism branch, our thoughts go out to all of you who gave us such a great experience last year. We sincerely hope that you will be able to continue your tours again soon.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Lesley N, Owner at Brookes Australia Tours - Day Tours
Responded 18 May 2020
Hello Mark, Cathrin and Daniel. How lovely of you to take the time to write this message. It was a pleasure to take you through these amazing landscapes and I'm really pleased to know you had such a wonderful experience. I have passed on your comments to Kat. It is of course a difficult time for all during Covid-19 but we are using this time to plan ahead for once the travel restrictions ease and we can once again get back to what we love doing the most....which is spending time in this beautiful region!! Take care of yourself and best wishes to you all.
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Zenani L wrote a review Aug 2019
Singapore, Singapore111 contributions25 helpful votes
Lesley led our group of 6 ladies on a 4D/3N milestone celebratory trip and we had a wonderful time. We saw plenty but highlights were the Yellow river cruise, climbing Ubirr and Maguk creek and baby wallabies! It was so nice knowing that you are in safe hands moving from place to place and not having to worry about finding your way, or food etc. Lesley was knowledgeable about the places we visited, and flexible in changing some of the arrangements to suit our preferences. We had lunch and morning tea each day freshly made by Lesley as we enjoyed a picnic in the park or by the falls. On our last day, not in our original agenda, Lesley even took us to a private wallaby rescue centre where we had real close contact with some of the young ones. What a precious memory for us!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Lesley N, Owner at Brookes Australia Tours - Day Tours
Responded 21 Aug 2019
Hello ladies....thank you for being such a fun group to travel with. I enjoyed your company also and am now a big fan of WhatsApp!! Happy travels to you all and hope our paths may cross again. Best wishes, Lesley.
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Melanie R wrote a review Aug 2019
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Firstly, thank you for your well organized and thorough itinerary and the excellent food choices you arranged for us. We felt well considered and cared for with all of your efforts. Secondly, we could not have asked for a better guide than Cat! She was just outstanding! She was incredibly enthusiastic and patient with the children, had an enormous wealth of knowledge about any topic we, or they, could come up with, and a tremendous local ability- she knew all the local tips and people and made our experience just that more special. Her energy was amazing and nothing was too much trouble. Both of the children became very attached to her and wanted to stay. We are extremely grateful for the experience that she facilitated for us and want to extend our thanks to her again. She really is gifted in this type of work. Once again, thank you for a wonderful experience! We had a wonderful time and will definitely be back to the NT and will be recommending your tours to our friends and family!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Lesley N, Owner at Brookes Australia Tours - Day Tours
Responded 21 Aug 2019
Hello Mel and Vinay, Wow...thank you for taking the time to provide such a lovely review. Some lovely memories were made by everyone i'm sure. I'm so glad it all went so well and I look forward to possibly seeing you again in the future. Best wishes....Lesley.
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JJMurray wrote a review Jun 2019
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We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 day Kakadu & Katherine tour with Lesley. She was an excellent driver & guide with a great knowledge of the area & history as well as providing tasty morning teas & lunches.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Lesley N, Owner at Brookes Australia Tours - Day Tours
Responded 31 Jul 2019
Hello there and thanks for giving a nice review. I enjoyed our trip together and glad to hear you enjoyed our delicious morning tea and lunches!! Hope you are both well and happy travels. Best wishes...
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