Tag-A-Long Tours

Submitted: Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 08:09
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Can anyone recommend a Tag-A-Long tour operator that has tours to Cape York
in Queensland.
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 08:41

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 08:41
Eric from Cape York Connections is a good bloke. We met him on the track last year.

Also came across a bunch of yobbos from Duncans, a bunch of tossers I found.

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Follow Up By: gramps - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 09:58

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 09:58
Rosco,

Interested in your comment re Duncan's. I travelled with them in May through the Simpson, Alice Springs and Western Qld in May. No problems at all and found the tour leaders to be professional and very knowledgable. Definitely NOT yobbos/tossers.

The company has changed hands. When did you come across the offending group? Not doubting you must have reasons for the comment but it seems at odds with my experience.

Regards
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 10:23

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 10:23
G'day Gramps

We came across them up the Cape last July/August. Found them to be unnecessarily gung ho and quite inconsiderate of other travellers. An opinion shared by a number of other ppls we spoke with.

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Follow Up By: gramps - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 10:48

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 10:48
Rosco,

That's a shame. There's no excuse for unnecessarily inconveniencing other travellers.

We travelled with them in what could be termed a 'changeover' period. First long tour for the new owners. Heard some stories from experienced Duncan's travellers (most very good but a couple of 'hairy' ones so to speak).

Provided they had the same tour leaders, I'd definitely saddle up with them again.

(please insert normal disclaimer i.e. not associated with/related to/indebted to Duncan's etc etc etc)
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 06:55

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 06:55
Talking to Pete the other half of CyC yesterday and Duncans has cancelled all there tours in the cape.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 07:04

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 07:04
Hi Rosco are you heading up this year.
I am only doing one trip this year from the 25 July.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 07:33

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 07:33
G'day Eric, how're you going sport?

No, won't be back this year, but certainly will some time in the future.
Extending and renovating our digs so no big trips this year ... :o(

Regards
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Reply By: gramps - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 11:20

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 11:20
Wayne & Kim,

Sorry about hijacking your thread for a while there. I agree with Rosco re Cape York Connections and Eric. I've only seen good reports re them and they contribute solidly to this forum.

We enjoyed our experience with Duncans due to the input and effort from the tour leaders and of course the incredibly friendly group of people we travelled with. We were really lucky there.

If it's your first major trek (and it was for us), a tag-a-long tour is probably the safest way to go. Keep the domestic situation on an even keel and go the fully catered option if you can. SWMBO could'nt resist that.
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 07:02

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 07:02
As said above new owners.
We are the only owers peter 12 years and lived in the cape for 25 years and I 5 years and 12 trips.

All the best
Eric
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 11:26

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 11:26
Wayne & Kim,

Using the ExplorOz business search for FNQ - Tours results in Cape York connections and also Cairns Off Road. Both of these companies support ExplorOz with there business and we have never heard any complaints about either. Click on the link above and you ill be given all the contact details.

if at any stage you are looking for business in certain regions please check with the Business Search or Site Search systems. Enjoy.
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 06:58

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 06:58
Yes we do.
Visit our web site www.capeyorkconnections.com.au.

All the best
Eric

All trips this year booked are out but we will be doing 2 maybe 3 next year in june and july.
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