12 Day Fly/Drive Luxury Accommodated Private Charter - August 2012 (from Trip Advisor)
Just completed a fantastic 12 day trip from Cairns to the tip - there were 4 of us in the party.
Mark put together a great itinerary which was customised to our needs - the primary requirement being no camping! The accommodation that Mark found was the best available in the area and was, in the main, acceptable. One needs to consider the isolation of many of the places you will be staying at when you consider the quality of the accommodation. The best was Lotus Bird Lodge. The meals were great.
The key value points were:
1) Mark's knowledge and experience enabled him to find terrific spots for our breaks for lunch, morning and afternoon tea.
2) Mark's knowledge about local communities, fauna and flora ... we certainly learned a lot.
3) Safety ... the 4WD was well equipped and Mark's driving ability and skills led to everyone feeling safe and confident. Some of the roads that you travel can be a little intimidating for city slickers.
If you're considering this trip then I would certainly recommend this as the best way to go - it is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see FNQ. Most of the options (tagalong, Outback Spirit etc) all come in about the same price range in the long run. I believe the extra couple of hundred dollars that a customised tour that Mark can put together is well worth it. Travelling in a small group 4-6 is a great idea, so put together a group of friends and go for it! You'll be in good hands with Mark.
Camping Safari - August 2012 (from Trip Advisor)
Recently enjoyed a 12 day camping trip to Cape York with Off Road Adventure Safaris.
Everything was well thought out and made camping very comfortable with easy to erect tents and stretchers and all line supplied. Mark was very obliging and nothing too much trouble.
Marks experience and expertise, as well as his knowledge of the Cape, the people, flora and fauna made you feel you were in good hands. We were also treated regularly to ....'brought to you exclusively by Off Road Adventure Safaris'.
Would recommend Mark and Off Road Adventure Safaris for whatever trip you had in mind.
12 Day Fly/Drive Accommodated Indigenous Charter - June 2012 (from Trip Advisor)
Just returned from 12 fabulous days driving to Pajinka (the tip of Cape York) with Off Road Adventure Safaris.
A 4-wheel drive with our own driver, Mark, who ensured we saw and experienced great scenery, toured unique private Aboriginal art sites and experienced the rough roads and wild rivers in absolute safety. Highly recommended.
Letter of Appriciation - Mater Foundation - Mater Little Miracles - March 2012
Thank you so much for your very kind and generous donation to the auction at Mater Little Miracles Ball on Saturday, 18 February, 2012. The 11 Night Cape York Safari Adventure was very popular in the auction with frantic bidding for it! In the end, it sold for $3500, which is a great result!
Funds raised at the Mater Little Miracles Ball helps the thousands of seriously ill children and babies from across Queensland and Northern NSW who are cared for at Mater Mothers' and Mater Children's Hospitals each year.
We truly appreciate your donation, you've helped us to raise a record amount which will help make little miracles happen!
Amie Wiggins - Mater Foundation (Qld)
Camping Safari - September 2011
I had the most wonderful adventure. I loved every moment of it. Mark - you were extremely professional, the equipment was 1st Class. The small group was great. The expereince and memories I will treasure always. Thank you.
8 Day Fly/Drive Accommodated Safari - August 2011
To Mark - Guide Extraordinaire! - Thank you so much for all the places, things and people you've shown us, your amazing knowledge you've shared with us, your patience and flexibility and being an all round great guy. A fantastic Cape York experience!!
Thank you so much for a truly memorable experience. I have wanted to do this trip for many years and I have been 'Blown Away' by what I have seen and heard. You have put so much into providing a first class service and by taking us off the beaten track. Keep up the good work.
Accommodated Safari - June 2011
A trip of a lifetime. Mark was an excellent guide. The accommodation was an experience and varied and of a high quality. A great itinerary. Not enough space to adequately express my satisfaction with this tour. Fantastic!
Our adventure with Off Road Adventure Safaris surpassed all my expectations. Mark was a terrific guide and went out of his way to ensure that all ran smoothly and we all had a great time. I would like to go on another adventure with Off Road Adventure Safaris sometime in the future. Thanks Mark & Jody
I still think about our trip at least once every day and the great time I had, I just wish I could start it all over again tomorrow!. Once again such a big thanks for the fantastic time I had on my way to the Cape. Mark, your platters to accompany our wine were superb, I really enjoyed our evenings all together, it was great. Don't forget to work on a new location for another trip!
Letter of Appreciation - AFP (ACT Region) - Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal (Floods & Cyclone Yasi Appeal) - June 2011
As a direct result of your generous donation of the two 12 Day Safaris for 2 people valued in excess of $13,000 we have donated to the Queensland Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal $4000.00. Please also find attached a letter of appreciation from the Premier of Queensland Anna Bligh. Thank you again for your support and we look foward to continuing or association in 2012.
Jim (President AFP Golf Club - ACT Region)
Camping Safari - May 2011
Thank you for making our trip to Cape York a memorable one. We will definately be recommending you guys to everyone we meet!
Tara & Rob (Qld)
Camping Tour - August 2010
Thank you Mark for being the competent guide, showing us parts of Australia that we would not otherwise have seen, explaining the culture of the environment, passing on your enthusiasm for that environment, and generally making sure that all your guests were looked after. We have many memories which will be supported by countless photos, and will have a great pleasure in sharing our experiences with friends. Again thanks to you for ensuring that our trip to FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND was a trip to remember.
Chris & Tony (Vic)
Letter of Appriciation - Logistic Support - Ecological Field Survey - GHD - November 2010
On behalf of the GHD Ecology group I would like to pass on our sincere thans for the excellent service you provided to us on our recent survey in central Queensland. The entire team was full of praise for your gracious hospitality, flexibility and attention to detail in assisting us with what was a logistically difficult field trip. It was fantastic to come back to camp at the end of a long day and be greeted by warm showers, good conversation and (as promised) excellent food. Thanks also for providing assistance with regard to keeping us safe through monitoring our comings and goings and charging our electical equipment.
Thanks also to Jody for graciously receiving all my phone calls in the weeks leading up to the trip, and assisting in the preparations that resulted in a highly successful trip.
Should the opportunity arise in the future, we would be happy to work with you again. We hope you enjoyed the trip as much as we enjoyed your hospitality.
Jeremy (GHD Brisbane)
No-one will Believe we Actually did This
Getting to Know the Locals on Thursday Island