DESTINATIONS - TAG-ALONG TOURS & TOUR OPERATORS
Kookaburra Tagalong Tours is a family-owned, Queensland-based tour business, which has achieved certification at the Nature Tourism level.
A common complaint we hear from our website visitors is that the itineraries of tag-along tour operators are too tight, so that they feel rushed and tired at the end of the tours. Kookaburra Tagalong’s principals and staff are middle-aged, so their target speed is much more leisurely than most.
With a passion for 4WD and camping, Kookaburra Tagalong Tours are eager to take travellers off the beaten path to locations they wouldn’t have seen otherwise.
Kookaburra Tagalong Tours has itineraries for tours in Queensland, New South Wales, the Northern Territory and South Australia through some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the country.
Each tour is packed full of thrills for the experienced 4WDer and newer outback drivers alike, with support from guides to help along the way.
The tours are focussed on treading lightly, aiming to take measures to reduce their carbon footprint and connecting with local Indigenous communities, for a responsible and authentic tourism experience.
The ANZAC Outback Pubs Experience is a 10-day journey that splits its time between Queensland and New South Wales, taking travellers to at least 25 unique outback pubs. It’s a great way too met the locals and see what makes outback towns tick.
This experience gives travellers a chance to get to know people in their hometowns, inquire into the local history and includes a poignant ANZAC Day Service in the Opal Fields.
The 12-day Hay River and Central Australia Scenic Tracks tour begins in Birdsville and takes travellers across the stunning Simpson Desert. If camping under the stars and sand dune driving sounds like where you’d rather be, this tour is bound to be on your travel list.
The Flinders Ranges and Outback South Australia 4WD tour, spanning 13 days, is a great chance to develop your 4WD skills with guidance from Kookaburra Tagalong Tours’ expert guides.
Starting in the historic town, Quorn, travellers spend five days admiring the vast and dramatic scenery that is the Flinders Ranges.
The Crossing the Madigan Line tour takes travellers on an 11-day historical exploration of the route taken by Dr Cecil Madigan, who led his party of nine men and 19 camels across the northern part of the Simpson Desert in 1939.
Travellers have the chance to retrace history, interspersed with wildlife sightings, driving under brilliant desert skies and seeing first-hand the stunning landscapes along the way.
If you’re one for a more exclusive adventure, Kookaburra Tagalong Tours’ Arnhem Land Adventure Tour gives travellers access to areas that are off-limits to the average 4WDer, because travel permits are notoriously difficult to negotiate.
Starting in Mataranka, this tour takes visitors on the scenic route to the Northern Territory’s coast and back down to Katherine.
Travellers have plenty of opportunities to explore local communities, camp by stunning beaches, go fishing, go on hikes and take part in cultural experiences along the way.
This tour is undoubtedly the best way to see the Northern Territory’s stunning landscapes.
Below is a gallery of photos taken during the 2022 Arnhem Land experience and the company already has several bookings for 2023 – be quick!
Caught off the rocks at Dholuwuy Bay
Gove boat harbour
Rainbow Beach campsite
Sunset at Rainbow Beach
Land rights mural
Kakadu rock formation
Arnhem Land sunset
Bitter Springs, Mataranka
Central Arnhem Land Road
Traditional dancers at Dhalinbuy Homestead
Jurassic Park Lookout
Blue Mud Bay
Yellow Waters cruise
Blue Mud Bay
Kookaburra Tagalong Tours is set to stun travellers with its immersive 4WD tours and Ecotourism Australia is excited to welcome them as a Nature Tourism certified member.
More info at: kookaburratagalongtours.com.au