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“Dining Under the Stars with Bob Taylor”
Review of RT Tours Australia

RT Tours Australia
Ranked #11 of 35 Tours in Alice Springs
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Owner description: Bob Taylor is a Master Bush Chef that loves to share his passion for food, culture and country with travellers to Australia’s Red Centre. A Central Aranda man, Bob infuses traditional foods of the Australian bush into his fare to add flavours unique to the region. His deep knowledge of culture and country allows him to pass the stories of this amazing landscape on to his guests.
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was an undoubted highlight of our AAT Kings tour. We met Bob and he took us for a walk to Simpsons Gap telling us of its history, edible plants and his personal story. After that we went to his "open air restaurant" where Bob, Stan and Andrew served us a fabulous banquet incorporating the flavours of native "bush tucker" all cooked on an open fire and barbecue. The Milky Way was glorious overhead and Andrew gave us a talk about astronomy pointing out various stars and constellations. When it got a bit chilly blankets were produced for everyone to wrap up in. A wonderful evening and highly recommended.

Thank Suegcross
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I recently went on a five day tour of the 'Red Centre ' with AATKings. As part of our tour we had a dinner under the stars hosted by Bob Taylor.
He met us first at Simpsons gap and gave us information about the area and some of the p,ants around us.
We then went to his dinner site and had the most amazing meal under the stars.
This is well worth doing if you are at Alice Springs! Bob shares his knowledge of edible p,ants, facts about Aboriginal culture and life, and also some of his personal history.

1  Thank merinz
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Our Guide and Chef was the owner of the business and what a wonderful job he did. The day we had our excursion, he had been told that he could have a piece of land on which to conduct his outings, which will alleviate all the transporting of the fabulous food. Please look him up in Alice when you are there.

Thank Clive B
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

The Mbantua tour and dinner was an excellent addition to our stay in Alice Springs.Our guide Bob was very knowledgeable and offered interesting information on the history, flora and fauna of the Alice springs telegraph station. We then went out to Simpsons gap for a 20 minute walk which offered great photo opportunities. Then we turned down a permit only path to a quiet location with walks to the top of the hill and riverbed to enjoy our bush dinner, which was fabulous. Although the night was chilly Bob delivered a starlight tour showing us the visible constellations and planets. Overall a unique and great experience.


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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I and our 16 year old daughter and 10 year old son booked a 4 day guided culinary camping tour of the Western Macdonnell Ranges National Park with Aborigine gourmet chef Bob Penuka.

Bob picked us up at Alice Springs airport in a comfy Land Cruiser towing a trailer. We drove to a reserved campsite 120 km away at Ormiston Gorge.

Our 10 year old son Levi wrote this about our experience:

"Bob really made our time in the Outback worth the trip alone. He showed us all of the unique flora and fauna that call central Australia home, and seemed to know the answer to every question we had, whether it was about the history of his indigenous people, animals (from the biggest Euro to the smallest tadpole), plants, cooking, history, or anything else that you could possibly think of. With loads of experience and knowledge to share, as well as amazing cooking skills, he made every hike or even stroll through the brush an exciting adventure. Bob was very knowledgeable about the land which we all stood on and never failed to add the unique, first-hand perspective that only a lifetime in Australia could teach anyone to appreciate to any political discussion. Extremely accommodating, Bob would always ask and consider how everyone felt before taking a hike or while planning an excursion, and his amazing cooking skills coupled with exotic foods like emu or kangaroo would make every meal worth looking forward to. He was really just as great as any tour guide gets, and a very interesting, friendly, accommodating, humorous, skilled, and knowledgeable person."

4  Thank designvidal
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Bob T, Owner at RT Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Wow this is the greatest Review. I really appreciate it. The great experience was made by all of you and I thank you for giving me the opportunity to show you a little bit of the Outback. I love it so its easy to enjoy it with you . I trust the rest of your journey was a good one. safe travels and keep the good work up Levi. cheers Bob

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