Tour the Kimberley, Karijini, Kakadu & the Top End in comfort- with our new camper trailer!
Charter North 4WD Safaris are offering an exciting new camping product. As the only small group tour operator in Northern Australia, we are providing our private tour guests with the “ultimate Aussi camping experience”, taking our own Safari Camp wherever we go. Our new “off road go anywhere camper trailer” combines the comfort of a permanent safari camp with the advantages of a mobile camp. This allows us to maintain flexibility in our programs, avoid the crowds and maintain our true bush camping concept, while adding comfort and convenience to our private tours. Our camper trailer is available on request for all of our private Kimberley Tours, private Kakadu Tours & private Karijini Tours.
Camper trailers are becoming more and more popular with travellers in Australia, especially families. They offer a convenient & more comfortable alternative to the classic “tent camping”. Some people are not completely comfortable withe the idea of sleeping in a small tent at ground level, or prefer a ‘real bed’ to a swag. A camper trailer is the perfect solution- however it is also a big investment. With Charter North 4WD Safaris, you can now book the full package- your professional tour guide, your fully customised private tour program & a tough off road trailer ready for adventure!
Imagine this: No setting up tents or rolling swags (unless you prefer), above ground sleeping options with two queen size beds complete with fresh linen and pillows (allowing couples to cuddle up), fully ventilated sleeping area (sleeps up to 7 comfortably), totally insect proof annex with privacy and room to relax and change, with all weather suitability (rain, hail or shine). All this with less than 15 minutes set up time! This tour option is perfect for families. So if you are a bit apprehensive about the full tent camping experience- this one might be perfect for you!
Fantastic, family friendly trip – I can’t recommend it highly enough
Travelled in September 2017 on family Kimberley tour with our camper trailer.
We highly recommend this tour, and if anyone has reservations about taking on a trip like this with kids, I can honestly say that it’s one of the great family holidays, and those concerns can be put to rest. If you combine professional and knowledgeable service, with great company, super comfortable accomodation, good food and coffee, with great experiences all in a safe and kid-friendly package, it’s a pretty hard combination to beat. At no stage did we feel the slightest hint of danger – we felt we were in safe hands the whole way, helped by GT’s meticulous preparation.
My family and I (wife and kids who are 7 and 9) undertook an 8 day trip from Darwin to Broome. I can honestly say it was one of the great family holidays we’ve taken. We opted for a personal tour because we are relative newcomers to the world of 4-wheel driving and camping, we were on a reasonably tight timeframe and because we were slightly apprehensive about taking on a trip of that scale with relatively small kids. After a fair bit of online research, we decided upon Charter North because of the ability to do a private tour, but also because they allowed flexibility in the itinerary, which we felt was important with the kids. We chose the camper trailer package, which meant we had very comfortable accomodation, and GT’s well choreographed evening routine meant we could go from pulling over at a campsite, to having the camp trailer popped, beds ready, the fire going, snacks being served and a cold beer in hand (in a can preferably) in less than 30 mins. This proved to be an inspired choice.
GT and Alina were fantastic in their communication and advice in the lead up to the trip, which ensured we were well prepared, and from the moment GT picked us up from our hotel in Darwin, he was a fantastic and engaging host. He is a walking encyclopaedia of knowledge about the region, and is more than happy to impart that knowledge. He was great with the kids, and engaged with them really well. GT also invariably demonstrated his culinary skills using a trusty wok and a campfire – I was expecting 8 nights of BBQ’ed sausages, but we ended up with everything from stir fries to tacos to pasta, all cooked on an open fire. So the dinners were great, and it would be remiss of me not to mention Alina’s muesli and GT’s coffee, which got the mornings off to a great start.
The campsites we used were a combination of established camps and bush camps. GT knows the area like the back of his hand, so the bush camps were great, and if you ask the kids, probably their pick of the places we stayed (although they loved night swimming in Manning River one evening, so that’s right up there as well). The days themselves were packed with great experiences – from the Bungles (helicopter flight highly recommended), through Emma Gorge, Manning Gorge, Bell Gorge, Barnett River Gorge, Windjana Gorge, each day was like a highlights package. There was some hiking involved, which could have been challenging with the kids, but GT tailored it well for us, and most hikes ended up with a swim under a waterfall, or in a deep gorge, so that allowed us to bribe the kids to get them through to the end.
Beyond the physical beauty, the kids also loved some of the wildlife experiences – freshwater crocs, water monitors, wallabies, bower birds and a friendly snake, as well as some of the cultural highlights such as aboriginal rock art, and the broader history of the area.
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