Hop On Hop Off
Several companies offer transport for travellers looking for a bargain. Generally transport comes in the form of an organised tour; which can be a highly enjoyable experience. These tours offer an interesting alternative to the big bus companies, as they are far personalised.
You may wish to contact the following organisations:
Are you looking to travel with others?
If you already have a 4WD and want to experience the remote country safely, easily, and in the company of others, it's worth considering one of the many guided services or "tag-along" operators.
Some provide a catering service and can produce wonderful meals in the bush; including wine with the evening meal. Most of these operations expect a little help preparing the food, washing dishes, and carrying some of the tucker; usually on an informal roster basis.
Other operations only provide a guiding service. These are much cheaper, but you need provide your own food and cooking expertise.
These services generally provide experienced 4WD guides; who will show you how to get the best out of your 4WD and teach you recovery techniques. These tours provide a terrific basis for the 4WD adventure of a lifetime!
Full communications equipment and recovery gear are normally required. You should not venture out into the outback without this gear in any event. Many of these tours are able to gain access to areas that would not normally be available to the independent traveller. They also know the worthwhile attractions, camping spots, and will take care of permits.
Looking for a fabulous 4WD adventure with a touch of class? On a Global Gypsies fully-escorted, self-drive safari you'll explore spectacular destinations and learn new 4WD skills.
You are able to discover the timeless, remote beauty of Australia independently, but not alone. On these unique five-star "tag-along-tours", you can drive yourself in your own, or a hired, 4WD vehicle. You'll travel in the safety of a convoy led by an expert guide and all catering can be provided.
No previous 4WD experience is required for these top quality, soft adventure eco-tours. The following are included: expert services of a professional Safari Guide, hostess, tuition, communications equipment and all fees. Accommodation is 'comfortable camping' and full catering is available.