From Julie McKim, HSIE Coordinator at Avondale School
I just wanted to say thank you for another great week on the dunes. In particular I would like to commend Dave to you. He has gone out of his way this week to ensure that we met all of our outcomes, balancing both education and fun. He has been flexible, accommodating, informative, patient and incredibly helpful. His experience and his willingness to share his love for the area with the students has been invaluable to us and I have really loved working with him again this year. Sorry that this is such a brief note, I am heading off on a cruise in a few hours!
From Corinne Smith (NSW)
I wanted to take the opportunity to pass on some feedback in regard to my son’s
Sandboarding Birthday Party on Sunday 20 Sep 09. I must congratulate you and
your staff on the great business you are involved in. From the time I first called
Port Stephens 4WD company and spoke to Rebecca the experience was very positive,
I did speak to a number of other members in your office, including yourself, as
I had to change my son’s birthday party date three times.
Every time I called, the staff were always very professional and pleasant.
I dealt with Rebecca most of the time and she was always very helpful and
she made the planning of the party so easy. A number of the children that came
to the party said it ‘awesome’ – so between your
company and us, we must be doing something right!!!
I believe that the flexibility the company employs in regard to changing bookings,
only charging for the people that do show up and being able to pay on the day makes the whole experience hassle free. We will certainly use Port Stephens 4WD company again and will recommend you to our friends.
Thank you and best wishes.
Murrays Coaches Buses & Limousines
From Mitch (Central Coast, NSW)
Thank you for your hospitality on Saturday. We had a great time on tour.
The kids really enjoyed it. It was hot, very hot. Angus, the driver and tour guidewas excellent,
a very competent and experienced driver as well as such a lovely person he made us all feel
very comfortable. He is definitely an asset to your organisation.
Thank you from the Manzotti & Cleaver family. P.S. Pass on our thanks and regards to Angus.
Kind Regards Liz Manzotti Inbound Sales Manager
We just wanted to say a big thank you to Alan for making our 4WD tour yesterday a
wonderful experience. Alan went out of his way to make it an enjoyable and personalised experience for those of us in his car; Alan is a great asset to Port Stephens 4WD Tours.
All round we also found the other thoroughly enjoyable
experience. We will definitely recommend the tour.
From Jason & Jill (Melbourne, Vic)
We had a great tour with Swampy. He was full of information about the area. Although we couldn't find any pipis and Jill could not quite master the sandboarding, the trip along the sand dunes is still the highlight of our holiday in Port Stephens.
We will definitely recommend it to our friends and family. Swampy rocks!
Jason & Jill.
From the Howards and the Rowes (Sydney, NSW)
An unexpected treasure on the east cost of Australia. It was sensationaland spectacular.
Our private charter for 6 people was made even better with our
driver Dean who was professional, engaging and enthusiastic.
Highly recommended and one of the best 3 hours we have spent anywhere.
Regards, The Howards and the Rowes.
From Shoal Bay Resort & Spa (Shoal Bay, NSW)
We would like to say how enjoyable our day was on the 4WD tour. Even though it
was quite windy the day could not have been better. We all learnt a lot about the area and were even lucky enough to see a seal. Myself and the rest of the team will happily recommend your tour and business to both internal and external guests.
Thankyou for the great experience and a special thanks to Nigel who made the tour fun.
Keep up the good work! =)
Sarah Powell Receptionist
Shoal Bay Resort & Spa Beachfront
Shoal Bay NSW 2315 (NSW)
From Lisa Bolger (Melbourne, Vic)
Our driver and guide Angus was wonderful, extremely confident and even turned into a super hero for a while and rescued another 4WD from quick sand.He was great with the kids and
very patient with the reluctant sandboarding mum, and anxious (aspergers) 7 yr old.(he had a ball). I was very impressed with his knowledge of and respect for the original inhabitants of the land. He even spoke about a sacred birthing place and tradional birthing practices.
Tin city was facinating and we even saw whales from the beach.
The dunes are breathtaking I can't imagine a trip to the area without seeing them.
From Ian Jackson (Denver Colorado, USA)
I returned home to USA last night from a 6 week visit to Australia and I
would like to record my enjoyment on one of your 4WD Tours .
One of the highlights of my vacation , and possibly the most memorable , was
the recent Sunday afternoon spent on the 4 WD tour of Stockton Bight sand dunes with tour guide " Swampy " . My brother-in-law from Newcastle and I thoroughly enjoyed our 2 hour visit with Swampy because it became evident very early in the tour that here amost enthusiastic man who loves his job and appeared to be having just as much fun as us, his passengers.
He made us feel that we were the only reason he was doing this job.He even taught me at 72years of age how tosafely sand surf down one of the dunes without getting a mouthful of sand.
After a more difficult scramble back up to the top, I actually boarded back down again.
This time Swampy must have felt sorry for me because he drove down and
took me back up to the top in the vehicle. I don't know how Swampy knows where to dig ,
but during the trip he successfully locateda couple of pipis and demonstratedhow quickly they bury back into the sand.Have I made it clear that we enjoyed the tour?
Sincerely, Ian Jackson
Denver Colorado USA