AnswerID: 484641 Submitted: Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 15:20
Member - Duncan W (WA)
I've done plenty of Tag-along-tours that have taken me to locations that I would never have considered going or worked out how to get there.
As the others above have said the GRR is an easy run and most of the places
are easily accessible. We did it and most of the Kimberley
by ourselves and found it very enjoyable and no problems at all.
The advantage of doing the Kimberley/GRR in a Tag-along is the comaraderie of being in a group, the safety in numbers aspect, if you have a problem - it's a problem shared, and most tour guides would really know the area well and may be able to show you aspects of the region that a casual observer may miss.
The down side is that they are expensive, you are following somebody elses taillights, go where your told and when with little or no flexibility, you can get frustrated by 2-way chatter, and the slow speed of some of your travelling companions, and in many cases you self-cater.
As said I've done a stack and have had an absolute ball and met some fantastic people and many are now friends.
If in doubt give the company you have your eye on and grill them as to what you'll be getting for your money.
At the end of the day it's your money and your choice.
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