Heading Bush Outback Adventure - Day Tours

Heading Bush Outback Adventure - Day Tours

Heading Bush Outback Adventure - Day Tours
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Heading Bush Adventures has been exploring Outback Australia since 1989. We specialise in Adventurous Wild Camping tours through the Flinders Ranges, Lake Eyre, Painted Desert, Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park and the West Mc Donnell Ranges.
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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Phil S
1 contribution
Apr. 2021
Our 2020 booking was delayed a year by Covid and Tim made sure that our trip came about in 2021. Probably his first trip post lockdowns.

We had used Heading Bush for Darwin to Broome Kimberley trip in 2019 and were impressed enough to book the outback trip from the same company.
With less customers for the 2021 trip we travelled in a Landcruider rather than the 12 seat Truck/cabin of 2019. With 6 adults this proved perfectly adequate.
We even had the same guide in Niall, an enthusiastic your guy with amazing knowledge of the widlife and landscape.

In 2019 much of the Aboriginal Communit areas were still closed to us due to Covid, so Tim needed to revise the itinery published on his website and we saw some diffent sites and scenes. Never the less we covered all the classic out back venues as well as quite a few secret camps with no other people and magic sunsets, stars an sunrises. And there were always a few opportuties for side trips chosen by our travelling companions.

All together a great trip, just as good as the 2019 Kimberley trip. Well organised by Tim after a year's Covid break, and well conducted by Niall, even though the north is his usual area of expertise. Happy to recomend Going Bush and Tims other Trips.
Written 20 April 2021
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Christoph
2 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Family
Very interesting and awesome Outbacktrip, professional guiding with nice bush-camping-places, nice other people, tasty food well prepared from our guide Tim in a wonderful landscape. One special highlight was an evening and another half day in the aborigine community of Ikara, Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Range, where we got deep introduction in the world if aborigine thinking, customs and music by eldest Terence. We also experienced a night in the sand dunes at the salt lake Eyre, the power of rain in the deseert, phantastic camp fires and stunning bush walks. I recoomand the tour everybody who ist interested in the Outback, aborigine culture and a little adventure. Thanks to our guide Tim.
Written 16 January 2020
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Michelle
Haarlem, The Netherlands4 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Solo
The best outback tour there is! What an amazing experience it is to sleep under the stars. Especially the camp at the salt lake or the camp with the wild horses roaming around was very special!
The hikes were sometimes difficult but in the end always worth it. Breathtaking views everywhere you look! I also loved the aboriginal ceremony, didn’t expect that to have such an impact!
Shout out to our great guide Tim! Thanks for sharing your knowledge about everything around us, cooking great meals, keeping us fly free and many more things.
Written 23 October 2019
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jordi van Schijndel
4 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Friends
The trip to Alice Springs is the most awesome trip I’ve ever done! Sleeping under the stars, delicious food, nice campfires and a lot of new friends! You also learn a lot of the country and the aboriginals! One word fantastic!!
Written 20 October 2019
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JoydeLange
7 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Friends
This tour is unreal!
*Best tour I've done in Australia.. Bushcamping on the most amazing spots, awesome food, breathtaking views and Hikes. And one big massive shout out to our guid Tim! He has the best secret tricks for a fly free trip! And while you enjoy your fly free environment, Tim tells you everything you want to know about the culture and environment.
Written 20 October 2019
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Nelika
2 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Solo
After doing a tour with heading bush 5 years ago trough the Finders, I knew, if I will be back in Australia, I have to do this 10 Day Tour.
Our guide, Angie, was great. She has a big knowleg of the region,australia in general and aboriginal topics.
We were a small groupe, which was great. But if you go at this time of the year be prepared, like I was. It can be around 0-5 degress at night and 20-25 during the day. But that's the Outback in winter. I loved it.
If you would like not just to see the Outback rather feeling it. That's the Tour to do. Just go for it!!!
Written 5 September 2019
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Maraebel
Male, null, Maldives10 contributions
Aug. 2019
We did the heading bush 4 day trip and absolutely loved it!! In many ways it was because of how extraordinarily capable, fun, kind and organised our tour guide Angie was. She managed to run the tour so seamlessly that all you needed to do was enjoy the surrounding Australian landscape and the lovely company of the group. It was a journey of a life time!

Angie was such wonderful cook!! We ate like royalty, amazingly catered for health conscious food lovers !!

Would definitely recommend, ask for Angies tour!!
Written 31 August 2019
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AlexandraTBRW
Sydney, Australia14 contributions
Apr. 2019 • Solo
Amazing places, remote camping, getting away from it all. Duffman is a great guide, fantastic campfire cook, and a lovely person.
Written 30 April 2019
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Anthea N
3 contributions
Apr. 2019 • Family
This adventure is not the sit back & watch kind. You are involved in the set up & packing up of the camps which allowed a group melding experience. Once you eat together, sleep around the fire & dig toilet holes, the bond is strong...and this was unexpected . We were there to experience the great outback of Australia, as a family &the expedition surpassed all expectations.. Great scenery, stunning walks,& isolated camp sites .Our brilliant guide/leader was Duffman. After driving & entertaining us all day he then produced amazing meals over the fire. He is so knowledgeable & respectful about the outback, its people, animals & plants.
Just go, It may change your life,,,,
Written 25 April 2019
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Pierre R
Montreal, Canada18 contributions
Mar. 2019 • Couples
The Heading Bush 10-day expedition from Adelaide to Alice Springs is not your regular guided tour through the Outback in a big tourist bus. It is a unique kind of adventure travel that does not have many equivalents in Australia or anywhere else. My wife and I learned rapidly that we entered "adventure land" a couple of hours into the trip at our first stop in Clare, the last "large" settlement before the Outback. As our guide was doing the largest grocery I have ever seen in my life at the local Woolworth's, he asked us if we could help him by looking for ice for the coolers somewhere else in the village, as Woolworth's had run out. I can still picture the two of us walking frantically on Main Street with a Woolworth's shopping cart, getting into another food store and buying all the ice they had, and coming back to the bus with our load of ice and being hailed as heroes. We knew at that time that this would be a different trip and that adventurous it would be!
Anybody booking this trip has to realize that he or she will need to participate in the different daily tasks needed to maintain a basic level of comfort. This includes helping preparing the meals, washing the dishes, setting up the camp, digging a hole for the portable loo, collecting wood for the campfire, etc. Everybody is expected to participate and lucky enough, in our group, everybody did. And you know what; it was fun to do it!
If you book this trip, you also need to know that you will not have access to running water or toilets or showers for about a week. This is something that might sound intimidating or even daunting. From our experience, this was actually not something that we really suffered from. After a few days, you just get used to the idea, and baby wipes become your best friends. And yes, in Uluru, we stayed at the Ayers Rock resort where we had access to facilities and a first shower in 5 days; but after 5 nights of sleeping in the wilderness with only the Milky Way as a ceiling, the Ayers Rock camping was a bit of a downer. And by the way, bush camping in the red desert is dirty business. Word of advice: leave white clothes at home.
Duffman was our fantastic guide during the whole adventure. He knows the Outback inside out and he shared a lot of information during the drive and the different hikes we took. Duff is also a great cook and he fed us very nutritious and varied meals every night. His driving on all road conditions was safe. He was definitely the charismatic leader of our group, not simply the guide.
The only negative comment we have is about the vehicle. Since we had a full group of 13 people, space became an issue in the bus as there is not enough spare room for the carry-ons and other bags that don't fit in the trailer. The seat configuration has been designed to facilitate interactions between the group members, but it is quite inadequate for long drives on bumpy roads and even problematic for people with motion sickness when you sit sideways.
Overall, the 10-day adventure in the Outback was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We highly recommend it to anybody who wants to discover the vast spaces between Adelaide and Alice Springs.
Written 17 April 2019
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