Plan Your Transfer
Remember that transfers to the tour pick-up point are not included. Work out how to get there with time to spare in case there are delays. Miss the bus and you’ve missed the adventure of a lifetime! Hotel pick ups to the tour can be arranged if you want to take the hassle out of getting to the bus station or meeting point.
Keep an Open Mind
Meeting new people is probably the best reason to join an organised tour. Forming new friendships and getting the chance to exchange travel stories is one of the most rewarding parts of travel. Being part of a group can also mean going with the flow, pretty often. Not everyone can be pleased all the time, so keep in mind that sometimes you’ll need to just chill. Tour etiquette is vital to everyone having an awesome time, so be polite, stay relaxed, and enjoy the ride.
Embrace your curiosity
There is so much to learn about this stunning part of Australia, from history and culture, to nature and the environment, so always ask questions. The likelihood is you won’t be the only person wondering why Wave Rock is shaped the way it is, and our knowledgeable tour guides can answer pretty much any question you can throw at them. Coming off a tour with a wealth of newly learned facts to share with your friends and family is priceless.
Capture the best shots
You will want to remember your experiences in this beautiful part of the world for a long time to come, so consider investing in a good quality camera and not just relying on your phone. A camera will capture more detail and colour, and is also a much better tool for capturing moving targets at a distance, like wildlife.
Social Media and Apps to Enhance your Trip
Check out the tour company’s social media pages; Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are the best place to start. These sites will have the most up to date pictures and information relating to both the tour and the destinations featured on the itinerary.
Sites such as Tripadvisor and Tour Radar are great for up to date reviews. Apps that are particularly useful when travelling through remote areas include the nifty Wolfram Sun Exposure app which helps you manage the amount of time you’re spending in the sun (enter your skin type and it calculates how long you can spend sunning yourself before getting burned, based on the time of day and where you are). Out for dinner with your fellow travellers? Make splitting the bill that much easier and less awkward with an app like Splittr or Splitwise.
Re-connecting with your tour group is a great way of keeping memories and experiences shared together fresh in your mind. It’s also a great way to keep up with any further travels your new friends are making. Take the time to write an honest review of the tour online to share with others, so people like you can pick the right tour for them. Include the good, the bad, and the ugly! And share your best tips for adventure travel in South and Western Australia.
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