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Detour Adventures - Tours

Bathurst, Australia
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About Detour Adventures - Tours
Take an off road adventure today with Detour Adventures. Fun for the whole family. See Kangaroos, Wallabies, Echidnas, Goannas and other native wildlife in the National Parks and State Forests around Bathurst, Jenolan Caves and the Blue Mountains. Enjoy the comfort of our new, spacious Toyota Land Cruiser with air conditioning and heating to every row of seats. We also do Tag-along tours (bring your own 4WD), gold and silver mining history tours, Historical Bathurst full and half day tours, winery tours, or you can make up your own adventure. You will have a great day out in the Australian Bush, with a professional tour guide/driver on a Detour Adventure.
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Trish wrote a review 8 Apr
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I highly recommend booking the Mushroom Foraging Tour with Detour Adventures! It is suitable for all ages. Ian is a fantastic tour guide - friendly, informative and attentive. He was very generous with his time and knowledge. We left with two boxes full of Saffron Milk Caps (and a few Slippery Jacks) and a huge smile on our faces. Thank you Ian for your hospitality, we had a wonderful time on this tour. The mushrooms are delicious!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from 4WDetour, Owner at Detour Adventures - Tours
Responded 3 days ago
Such wonderful comments - thank you so much. To leave with a big smile is the best compliment and I'm pleased you enjoyed a great day out foraging with me. Foraging for mushrooms is such a great experience. Peaceful and good for the soul. Not always do we find wonderful quantities of mushrooms due to weather, the fragile nature of the little mushrooms and the environment but your tour was a delight and everyone will have eaten well that night. There is something special about finding, preparing, cooking and eating your own foraged mushrooms. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the day and thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. Hope to see you again in 2022. Thanks Ian Detour Adventures Bathurst Tours Bathurst Explorer Bus
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Elayne L wrote a review 8 Apr
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
Couldn't have asked for a better experience. We absolutely enjoyed every second of the tour. It was everything we expected and more. The time we had in the pine forest was peaceful and therapeutic. Not to mention that sense of accomplishment as you go home with a box full of mushrooms. Truly, this is one of the best experience you'll ever have. A special shout-out to Ian for being an amazing host/ guide. He was super warm and welcoming. We were thoroughly entertained and engaged by his extensive knowledge. This tour wouldn't have been half as good if it wasn't for Ian.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Responded 3 days ago
Hi Elayne, Thank you so much for your very, very kind review. I'm pleased our day together with your friends has rated as a great experience for you all. The forest is such a relaxing experience. The sights, sounds, smells and wonderful photographic opportunities. It is truly relaxing for the mind, body and soul and I think it is enjoyable even if no mushrooms are collected. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience here and I hope to see you again in 2022 or on one of our other great adventures. Thanks Ian Detour Adventures Bathurst Tours Bathurst Explorer Bus
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Hanny wrote a review 4 Apr
Oberon, Australia9 contributions
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What an awesome experience, mushroom foraging in pine forest. We went out with Detour Adventure. This 3 hours tour bring us joy & fun. Ian, our tour guide, is very nice, kind & humble from the beginning of the trip to the end. His knowledge of the area and mushrooms is superb. The walking was not hard work as I was originally worried, it’s rather relaxing & peaceful. It’s exciting when you find a saffron milk cap mushroom. At the end of the trip Ian also told us where is the best place to see sunset in Oberon. Without his advice we won’t get these amazing sunset photos. I would recommend this tour. It is something different and memorable.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from 4WDetour, Owner at Detour Adventures - Tours
Responded 3 days ago
Thanks for your wonderful review and comments about our service. What a lovely day indeed. The mushroom foraging has been great this year after COVID squashed all hopes last year and I was happy you both enjoyed the day out and found the wonderful sunset spot to enjoy the evening sunset in Oberon - what a lovely little town. I'm pleased you enjoyed the day and took home a box full of yummy mushrooms. Take care, Ian Detour Adventures Bathurst Tours Bathurst Explorer Bus
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Anne H wrote a review Mar 2021
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Our guide Ian made our trip out mushroom foraging in the pine forests near Oberon a delightful experience. Ian is very focused professional guide who made the 3 hours fly by. We were lucky to find a nice collection of Saffron Caps which were put in the pan the same night for a delightful dinner. If you want to try something different and touch base with nature and the outdoors while looking for your dinner I can highly recommend Ian’s company.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from 4WDetour, Owner at Detour Adventures - Tours
Responded 3 days ago
What a lovely review to receive - Thank you! Foraging for mushrooms in the season is a truly great experience and I'm so happy you enjoyed it and took home some lovely Saffron milkcaps for dinner that night. Foraging can be a bit like fishing... you have to enjoy the whole experience as a great day out and sometimes we get lucky with the mushrooms. Your day was indeed a good one. Thanks so much for coming along and taking the time to write a lovely review. All the best, Ian Detour Adventures Bathurst Tours Bathurst Explorer Bus
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Salin wrote a review Dec 2020
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Time well spent. We did a half day 4WD tour with Ian. Excellent offroad experience, kids enjoyed the trip.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from 4WDetour, Owner at Detour Adventures - Tours
Responded 9 Jan 2021
Hi Salin, Thanks for taking the time to do a review of your half day 4WD adventure with us. We certainly had a great time, the weather was great and your children were a delight to have along. Great 4WDing, gold panning, playing in the creek and an Aussie morning tea in the bush. Wonderful Thank you for choosing Detour Adventures and we hope to see you again sometime in the future. All the best for 2021 Ian Detour Adventures Bathurst Tours
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