We comfortably accommodate children and families with suitable programs and affordable pricing.
The Charter North concept encourages group bookings (1–7 passengers) of people with similar interests, thus ensuring a richer and deeper experience of your chosen destinations. We maintain flexible departure dates and programs for people interested in our custom charters and tours. The unprecedented diversity of destinations such as the Kimberley, Kakadu and Beyond, and Arnhemland, allow Charter North to offer tour packages that deliver whatever travel experience you are seeking.
The Kimberley, Kakadu, Arnhemland and all of our Tropical North destinations provide the ultimate opportunity for adventure, discovery, cultural exchange and unique tour experiences. Charter North are also able to assist private and corporate groups with the design and delivery of special interest programs.
Charter North employs direct client consultation in the design and delivery of specialised tour programs. The concept of direct consultation allows for the consideration of specific interests, thus ensuring total client/product compatibility and satisfaction. Charter North has built a mission statement on delivering the highest quality products and experiences.
Upon request we can also provide a German or French speaking host in addition to your English speaking Charter North guide.
Founding manager, tour host
Alina Baldrich- “Lini”
Alina was born in Berlin, Germany, where she spent the first 20 years of her life, and has been living in Darwin since 2011. Alina was lucky to begin travelling with her family at a very young age, experiencing different cultures all over the world from close range. Many summer holidays were spent camping and exploring nature. As part of her studies, Alina spent a semester in Sydney, giving her the opportunity to travel Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia extensively. These experiences fostered Alina’s love for travelling and the tourism industry.
Alina’s studies in business administration & marketing and post grad degree in tourism management allow her to manage the shaping and direction of the company, while her expertise in international marketing allows her to full-fill most of Charter North’s in house online and offline marketing. Alina completed her Master Thesis on the topic of “sustainable tourism development in the Kimberley Region”, as this topic is very close to her heart.
Alina also enjoys accompanying guests on Charter North 4WD Tours as a host whenever time permits. However, Alina’s main role in the business is in bookings, administration and marketing. Alina will often be your first contact when making a tour enquiry with Charter North.
Greig Taylor- “GT”
Greig spent two years travelling Australia by 4WD and surviving self sufficiently in the remote outback. In 1996 Greig entered the Australian Tourism Industry with aspirations of sharing similar experiences with others. Since joining the tourism industry Greig has been involved in North Australian tourism in various capacities. As a tour guide Greig has lead small groups from all social and cultural backgrounds on journeys of discovery and personal challenge. For over two decades Greig has been introducing visitors to the intimate aspects of The Kimberley, Kakadu, Arnhemland and other iconic destinations through Australia’s Tropical North.
Greig has made many significant contributions to the Australian tourism industry and has held higher positions within the tourism industry and the Northern Indigenous Land Council (NLC) while also living and working in Kakadu. Greig’s communication skills and passion for people, places and the environment ensure a great package for tourism. Greig has achieved high industry accreditation with his experience in guiding and interpretation, cultural event management, remote survival, senior first aid and safety leadership. Through his sustained and continuing devotion and contribution to tourism, Greig is a well-respected and valued industry partner.
Professional Tour Guide
Daniel Blatchford- “Dan”
Dan has been working in the tourism industry in various capacities for almost two decades, and has been a good friend and colleague of GT ever since. He first discovered his passion for tour guiding and the Top End in 2001, through leading small group tours of Northern Australia & the Australian West Coast. Dan loves the diverse and challenging working environment of a Safari Guide, and quickly developed a fascination and deep knowledge of the destinations he is guiding in. Due to his skill set, Dan was recruited as Tourism Development Officer for the Northern Land Council, a role that allowed him to deepen his local & cultural knowledge through working with indigenous groups. Since 2006 when he based himself in Darwin, Dan has been guiding exclusively in the Top End, and has maintained a long lasting relationship with Charter North. Dan enjoys sharing his passion with Charter North’s tour guests, encouraging them to learn and really experience the special places they are visiting, in addition to the fun aspects of their holiday.
Professional Tour Guide & Photographer
Heath spent a lot of his childhood camping in country Victoria, where his love for the Australian bush manifested. After completing a uni degree and living in the big smoke for a few years, he couldn’t resist the call of Australia’s Outback. So he headed North to Darwin in 2009 to become a tour guide. He has spent the last 8 years predominately guiding throughout the top end of the Northern Territory, and also in the Kimberley and Central Australia. Australia’s great Northern landscapes have inspired Heath to develop his photography skills, and he is now an accomplished photographer who is happy to share his knowledge of photography with tour guests.
Our Vehicles and trailers
Charter North operate the latest design and technology in off road luxury 4WD tour vehicles. While travelling on some of Australia’s most rugged and remote terrain, you will be comforted by climate control, plush forward facing seats and quiet acoustics, allowing us to converse freely.
Safety and communication won’t be an issue with the latest satellite communications wherever and however we travel. Our vehicles combine with purpose built off road trailers, specifically designed to carry all of our vital supplies and handle the exceptionally tough conditions they endure. As the Kimberley, Kakadu, Arnhem Land and other destinations we travel are quite remote with limited supplies, careful consideration to food storage and management is absolutely essential. Our trailers have approximately 300 litres of cold storage to keep food fresh and drinks cold, along with 100 litres of fresh drinking water, and enough remaining capacity for the carriage of all other gear and luggage.
Our Innovative Trailer Camping Tours
Charter North’s innovative camper trailer product is ideal for those who want to camp under the stars away from the crowds, while enjoying the comfort of “real beds” above ground level. This popular concept allows us to maintain flexibility in our programs, as we can choose from a variety of ‘bush camp’ options. We offer this purpose built off road camper trailer as an affordable alternative to “tent” camping. It has two Queen Beds and one single sleeping booth, with plenty of room for further bedding. Windows throughout provide air flow, allowing you to relax in privacy. With this “mobile Safari Camp”, we provide families and small groups with the opportunity of enjoying the benefits of trailer camping, without having to purchase or drive up their own outfit. Click here to find out more.
Our Tour Catering
Nowadays, there are many reasons why people travel- sometimes it is food. At Charter North 4WD Safaris, we believe that just because you are going on a camping holiday does not mean you have to compromise this aspect of travelling. We create delicious & diverse meals that will enhance your tour experience and provide a healthy, balanced diet for the duration of your trip. Many of our tour guests still attribute camping to sausages and bread, but thankfully these days are over. We provide freshly prepared meals incorporating all food groups at breakfast, lunch & dinner. In between meals, there will be plenty of healthy snacks to top up energy levels during our activity packed tour days. Ample cool storage space in our tour trailers allows us to carry lots of fresh vegetables & fruits along with all other ingredients for our wholesome meals. All of our guides are great camp fire cooks and you will be surprised at the variety of meals they prepare for you. We cater for a range of diets (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free etc.).