"We have just got home from another unbelievably wonderful tour with Tri State . This time we wanted to concentrate on Broken Hill & the surrounding outback adventures. Geoff was guide to Silverton where on the way back we got a chance to visit the sculptures & hear their history. We also went to White Cliffs with Geoff & stayed in the Underground motel . What an experience , thank you Mandy & Sean for your hospitality. Irving took us to Mutiwintji sacred aboriginal park to view the hand stencils & the rock art. So mystical & the walk was beautiful. Then our last day was to Minindee Lakes again with Geoff. I cannot recommend these tours enough. The staff are professional, friendly & absolute history teachers. Nothing is any trouble to them . We will be back xxx"
"For our first time visit to Broken Hill we were lucky to choose the one day outback rock art tour offered by Tri State Safaris, because of the fascinating areas that Clark, our tour guide, took us with the 4WD, over almost inaccessible areas, to first see old abandoned tin mines from the 1800s and then through a vast sheep station to see rock engravings by the fist Australians, some more than 10,000 years old. But all the four of us were amazed by the information and local stories that Clark had to tell us almost non-stop, while driving over a very difficult terrain, bringing out morning tea at our stop at an old tin mine, serving lunch in the shearers quarters near the homestead, and walking amongst the rock art engravings that had to tell another story of their own"
"If your looking for a true blue australian outback experience and pushed for time in Brokenhill I would highly recommend the 1 day Mutiwintjie rock art cultural tour. Our tour guide Irving was exceptional! His knowlege of the surrounds and touring guide skills broadened our knowlege of flora and fauna and in particular the historical aspect of Aboriginal culture.
You are picked up in a 4wd from your hotel and returned in the evening. Its about 100km to Mutiwinjie Park from Broken Hill, you are driven through some amazing Australian outback scenery on dirt roads. Expect to see many kangaroos, emus and birds along the way.
The tour includes morning tea and lunch, an audio visual of aboriginal dream time at the cultural park to set the scene. You are then taken on two guided walks through the park. The Aboriginal rock art is truly captivating. Thankyou Tri State Safaris! I can't wait to go back and experience more!"
"I had the privilege of spending four days with Mick and Joanne up in Corner Country shooting a feature story for Sydney Weekender on Channel 7 in Sydney. To this day it is one of the highlights of my 13 years on the show. Mick and Jo treated us like family – you certainly don’t go hungry. Memorable highlights were the clay pan of the Waka Plain and a very long ‘traditional’ Aussie night at the Family Hotel in Tibooburra. We were also incredibly lucky because the rains came just before we arrived. This meant we got to experience first hand the red dirt of the desert coming to life with the full on colour of the desert flowers and of course flocks of budgerigars. I can’t wait till Sydney Weekender gets out to Corner Country again, I’ll certainly be hooking up with Tri State Safaris."
"This tour from Broken Hill in a comfortable vehicle accommodating about 12 people and an accompanying 4 wheel drive included a 2 day stay in Birdsville in the well known pub. A highlight here was the abundance of bird life on the lagoon and the Big Red sand dune. We enjoyed the many groups of emu chicks with the adult male minder and the kangaroos on the NSW side of the Dingo fence.
The tour was extremely well organised, the meals were good, especially the great steak in Innamincka pub, and the 2 guides were friendly and knowledgable.
Other highlights were the Burke and Wills dig tree and towns like Quilpie.
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"The Outback dream that exceeded all expectations. We have been touring, camping,adventuring for over 40 years and this was our first conducted tour. A combined Country Link/Corner Country extended with day trips around Broken Hill and Menindee Lakes.
Everything was perfect- the accommodation, the transport, the food. Every day was fantasticinteresting and incredible. It was so good I couldn't stop smiling.
Each day was better than before. Every box was ticked- wildlife, wild flowers, scenery, history, geology. Every aspect was terrific. Each day was well planned. It was wonderful to be back with real people from out west.
I cannot wait for our next trip with Tri State."
"We just want to thank you for the wonderful experiences we had on the 15 Day Kimberley tour, it was a fantastic trip and adventure.The planning was perfect, with time available to do those special things, such as swimming in beautiful pools below waterfalls, gliding along magnificent gorges by boat, experiencing the beauty of the Kimberley by air and walking through steep gorges among palms, flowing streams and ancient rock formations. We also enjoyed the indigenous experiences.Travelling with a small group of like-minded adventurous people was certainly the perfect way to go. Thank you again for a fabulous trip."
Wow! What a trip. It was a memorable experience in so many ways. The country itself, the company of a lovely group, great weather, not the least of which was your care, hospitality and great food. I have done a couple of trips away from Australia and this beats them all. I have thought of it every day since we arrived home. And homecoming was a bit fresh I might add.
It was with some reluctance that last week I thought I'd better scrape some of the red dirt off my sandals.