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Gone Walkabout Day Safaris

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Address: Hamilton, Newcastle, New South Wales 2303, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 4915 8515
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Would not book again or pay full price.

After 6 phone messages and 5 SMS I finally was able to book our tour, our guide was 20min late and turned up in a dirty old van with no seat belts. The driver was ver scruffy but... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 December 2012
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Newcastle, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2013

This company is a scam, after booking well in advance they did not turn up at all. They were not contactable at all. SCAM SCAM SCAM

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3 Thank 65Chris
Newcastle, Australia
1 review
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013

We baught a voucher for this trip through living social, didnt have too much trouble booking onto the trip. Our driver turned up on time and was very obliging throughout. We visited 4 great wineries, all of which knew we were coming, we had private rooms and excellent service for the tastings. We visited the cheese shop and choloclate shop... More 

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1 Thank C_S652
Terrigal
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2012

After 6 phone messages and 5 SMS I finally was able to book our tour, our guide was 20min late and turned up in a dirty old van with no seat belts. The driver was ver scruffy but polite, we visited some great wineries and a couple of cheese and chocolate places. To sum it all up we had a... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2012

We booked with Cudo for this day trip, After weeks of trying to call to book and many messages left. I phoned some of the vineyards to see if this company had booked in lately, to be told not for several months. I even drove to the address to try and find them to book but there was no signage.... More 

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1 Thank kels44
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

THIS COMPANY IS A SCAM! Like many other people who have reviewed on here, we purchased vouchers for a wine tour through Gone Walkabout. I am absolutely disgusted with the lack of service. Impossible to contact via mobile, landline, website and email. Have been attempting to contact them every couple of days since the end of June. Deadline for refund... More 

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2 Thank Angela B
Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

We recently booked a Wine,Chocolate and Cheese tour with Gone Walkabout Safaris using a Cudo voucher. It took a couple of attempts to contact them but once we did there was no problem. Our guide turned up on time and took us to some great wineries where the staff were very helpful, friendly and informative. The chocolate and cheese shop... More 

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Thank Meredith P
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

Myself and 11 friends purchased a voucher for a wine tour from Cudo for this company. After purchasing the voucher we tried to call the company to book the tour. After 2 months of trying to call with no luck we wrote to Cudo and asked for a refund. Cudo gave us an alternative number and we finally got onto... More 

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2 Thank Amanda C
Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

We have been trying to contact this company for over a month to book tours with vouchers that they have sold us. They don't return calls, emails, facebook messages, NOTHING! very disappointing and no way to run a business!

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1 Thank Tangro
Newcastle
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2012

I have spent months ringing both landline and mobile - also tried emailing, and still haven't been able to book a tour. I have 6 vouchers that need to be used pronto and am very frustrated. Have emailed 'Living Social' discussing predicament and asking about refunds. I know of other people in the same situation. I'm beginning to think they... More 

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Thank jsaville
Sydney
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90 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

I purchased a group buying coupon in January...since then , I have called numerous times, left messages, none were returned. I was quite flexible in trying to get date sorted out when I coul actually use this service. I have now given up. I have written today to the group buying company asking for a refund..also intend to put in... More 

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