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This page lists all the important changes and updates to our website as they get done.

Update Date  New or changed item
30 September 2017
Our latest Newsletter has just gone on the website.
It should contain something to interest almost anyone. It also contains info about our last trip of the year and how booking early for 2018 can save you money.
23 September 2017
Updated booking page
Updated discount page
Hopefully both will be easier to use than the old ones.
14 September 2017
A new video about our coming trip to South Africa
2017 Western Cape, South Africa
6 September 2017
Two new videos about our last Australian trip before Christmas
A 3½ minute video showing our Jim Jim and Rainforest Gorge walks.
Mary River Houseboat
A two minute taste of why we enjoy finishing a trip with a houseboat cruise.
25 August 2017
Our latest Newsletter has just gone on the website.
It contains something to interest almost anyone. It also contains your last chance to book a couple of our trips.
18 August 2017
Overseas Trips New or revised notes for
Western Cape, South Africa and
Northern Chilehas have now been posted.
The Featured Trips page has been updated.
6 March 2017
Our latest Newsletter has just gone on the website.
It contains special offers which expire 11 April.
Our 2017 trip list had a major update on 23 March.
1 March 2017
Our latest Newsletter has just gone on the website.
Our 2017 trip list has had a major update, new trips added, old ones gone until 2018.
13 February 2017
New Trip. The Green Centre: 13-29 April — with so much rain in the Centre, we couldn't resist.
Our Featured Trips page has just been completely revised.
Our 2017 trip list has just had a major update.
25 January 2017
New Photos and Videos
A 7½ minute video put together by a 13 year old after a Kakadu Family charter in 2016. Their walk was very much like our Kakadu Family Walk No. 2.
Kimberley Highlights No. 1, May-June 2016
Richard Lukacz, one of the clients on the trip, posted this amazing photo gallery on his OneDrive. Well worth a look.
Karijini National Park: April 2015
Richard Lukacz, one of the clients on the trip, posted these beautiful photos as well.
24 December 2016
Our latest Newsletter has just gone on the website.
Our Featured Trips page has just been completely revised.
Our 2017 trip list has been updated.
30 November 2016
Our latest Newsletter has just gone on the website.
Our Featured Trips page has just been completely revised.
Our 2017 trip list has been updated.
13 October 2016
Our latest Newsletter has just gone on the website.
Our Featured Trips page has just been completely revised.
4 July 2016
Our trip list has just had the biggest revision since the 2016 trips first were listed.
Our Featured Trips page has just had a major revision.
Our Availability and Specials page now shows we now have only four Australian trips still available before Christmas.
2 June 2016
Our latest Newsletter has just gone on the website. It contains several new special offers.
Our Featured Trips page has just been completely revised.
7 March 2016
Our latest Newsletter has just gone on the website. It contains news about a 23 March deadline for our remaining June trips.
Our trip list has had some major revisions. More coming soon so get in quick if you are interested in a particular trip.
Our Featured Trips page has just been completely revised.
18 January 2016
Our 2016 Trip List has just been completely revised. Many trips are out. Several new ones are in. If you are interested in a particular trip, the sooner you get in, the more likely it is that it will run.
Wild magazine just published an interview with Russell Willis. If you'd like to know what's happening to Willis's Walkabouts, have a read.
14 January 2016
Our latest Newsletter has just gone on the website. It contains news about a 16 January deadline for a lot of our trips.
Our trip list has had some major revisions. More coming soon so get in quick if you are interested in a particular trip.
7 December 2015
Our Featured Trips page has just been updated.
The Availability and Specials page has had some major updates.
6 December 2015
Our Kimberley trips page has just been updated.
It contains the first information about our first regularly scheduled trip to the Prince Regent Nature Reserve since 1992. (We did a charter there in June this year and can't wait to get back.)
3 December 2015
Our latest Newsletter has just gone on the website. It contains a special offer not listed elsewhere.
3 November 2015
Updated Facebook page
Willis's Walkabouts on Facebook
The last two entries on 8 October and 3 November highlight some of our wet season trips with new photos and information.
Click the 'see more' link for the full story. Click the photos for larger versions and information about each.
17 October 2015
Updated trip pages
Kimberley Coast Explorer: 6 March - 16 April
Completely revised and updated. The most rugged and adventurous trip we offer.
Kakadu Light: 7-20 February
The easiest wet season trip we offer.
Kakadu Highlights No. 2: 21 February - 5 March
The second easiest wet season trip we offer.
South Africa, Namibia and Botswana: 4-5 weeks, March-April
Brand new trip notes.
We've made minor updates ro our Wet Season page.
Our Featured Trips page has been updated.
25 August 2015
Our latest Newsletter has just gone on the website. It contains information about some major changes we will be undergoing in the next two years.
8 August 2015
New Trip
Kakadu Easy Overfnight No. 2: 29 Sept - 5 October
This is the second of our special easy overnight walking trips. You never carry your pack more than five km at a time. You do day walks from base camps and spend the final night on a houseboat.
New Video
Richard Lukacz's Karijini video. Richard was a client on our April 2015 Karijini trip. It runs for 8 minutes at a nice easy pace, like our trips.
26 June 2015
Our latest Newsletter has just gone on the website. It contains information about two new trips at an incredibly low ($300 for six days) price.
16 June 2015
Our Featured Trips page has just been updated.
We've just put a new special offer on our Availability and Specials page.
Our next two overseas trips, Madagascar and Chilean Patagonia are both fully booked. We will, however, take a wait list.
21 May 2015
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 78 — The Lucky Country? has gone onto the website.
It contains links that have now expired. One was to a SBS video, the other to a new trip, $300 for six days in Kakadu.If you want to get the time sensitive info, you need to be on our newsletter list.
Our Featured Trips page has just been updated.
25 March 2015
Updated Trip List
10 trips are gone. See the PDF trip list for what is still available.
New Specials
Save up to $500 on some trips. See our Availability and Specials page for details.
Updated Featured Trips Page
It took five years for the first person to take advantage of the secret on our Featured Trips page. How long will it take for number two?
2 March 2015
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 77 — Kakadu Walking Strategy has gone onto the website.
This is probably the most important newsletter we've ever done. Your comments — or lack of them — will affect bushwalking in Kakadu for the next ten years of more.
6 February 2015
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 76 — Kakadu Plan & More has gone onto the website.
Major Updates to Trip Pages
The following pages have been updated with new photos and new information.
Kakadu Circle No. 1
Baroalba - Hill 420
Karijini National Park
Kakadu Regional Information
Kakadu National Park — Our Main Kakadu Information Page
Graveside Gorge (Bilkbilkmi) Area
Buladjang or Sickness Country
The Upper South Alligator Valley
Barramundi Creek — Maguk
Koolpin (Jarrangbarnmi) and Freezing Gorges
Twin Falls Creek (Gungkurdal)
Cooinda and Yellow Waters (Ngurrungurrudjba)
Pilbara Regional Information
Bushwalking in the Pilbara — Our Pilbara General Information Page
30 December 2014
Every Red Centre page on our website has been updated.
New information, new links, new photos and even a new page. Here's a list.
Regional Information
The Red Centre
The West Macdonnells
Watarrka National Park
Finke Gorge National Park
The East Macdonnells
Specific information about our trips
West Macdonnells
Watarrka National Park
Finke Gorge National Park
Finke Gorge and Watarrka National Parks
Other Info
Red Centre trip list — all prices have been updated.
Getting Here — Virgin will start flying to Alice Springs sometime in 2015. Prices should drop.
Where to stay and what to do in towns — the Alice Springs info has been updated.
25 December 2014
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 75, the Holiday Edition has gone onto the website.
It includes special offers on two new trips you can't find elsewhere.
It slso updated all our overseas trips, now listed on our Availability and Specials page.
15 December 2014
Special Offers
We have just put some new special offers onto our Availability and Specials Page.
Updated Trip List.
We have made some fairly major changes to our trip list.
Helicopter Food Drop.
We have just received permission to use a helicopter food drop on our Kakadu Circle No. 1: 3-24 May. If you are even slightly interested, you owe it to yourself to read the detailed trip notes.
20 November 2014
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 74 has gone onto the website.
Updated Trip List.
Two new trips have been added to the program. Both are already definite departures.
King George Area: Faraway to Glycosmis Bay: 7-13 June
Jim Jim to Twin: 30 June - 7 July
16 October 2014
2015 Kakadu Trips
The Kakadu trips on ourcomplete trip list have all been updated.
The biggest change was switching the dates for what used to be Kakadu Highlights No. 3 and No. 4. The access road for what used to be Kakadu Highlights No. 3 (now No. 4) has been opening relatively late for some years so this should mean shorter walks at the start and end of the walk.
19 August 2014
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 73 has gone onto the website.
Note. This contains the end of the story that has affected Walkabouts owner Russell Willis and hundreds of others for the past six months.
Watarrka National Park
While Kings Canyon is relatively well know, tghe park which contains it, Watarrka, is one of the most underrated parks in Australia.
Our Watarrka National Park page has been completely updated with new photos, text, and links to additional information.
20 June 2014
Walking with Children in Kakadu
Our Walking with Children page has been completely updated with new photos, several videos and links to other information about why taking your children on a bushwalk can be so beneficial.
5 June 2014
Special offers
Our Availability and specials page was updated with several new discount offers ranging from $100 to $1000.
28 May 2014
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 72 has gone onto the website.
Note. This contains advance notice of something that will affect everyone who does a bushwalk in Kakadu.
If you want to see the newsletters when they first come out, you need to be on our mail list.
8 May 2014
New Trip Page
Kakadu Highlights No. 9: 7-20 September
This is a great trip which doesn't often get the repect it deserves; three sections, any of which can be done on its own.
The page describing this trip was completely updated on 7 May. New photos, web links and video clips.
See the trip notes for more detailed information.
3 May 2014
New Trip Page
Bachsten Creek, the Charnley River and the Munja Track
Our original Charnley page has been updated with lots of photos and new links.
Kimberley Highlights No. 2: August-Septermber 2013 Trip Reports
Section 1: Ord River Canoe
Section 2: Carr Boyd Range
Section 3: Cockburn Range
3 April 2014
New Photo Gallery
Western Drysdale River National Park
We created this gallery to try and give people a taste of what this seldom visited part of the park has to offer.
17 March 2014
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 71 has gone onto the website.
Note. The faulty links in the newsletter we emailed should have all beeen fixed here. If you find a link that still doesn't work, please let us know.
If you want to see the newsletters when they first come out, you need to be on our mail list.
4 March 2014
Updated Booking Page
Our How to Book page has been updated with links to all of the forms you need to make a booking.
It links to a new Overseas bookings page which has links to the special forms for most of our overseas trips.
Featured Trips
Our Featured Trips page has been completely revised.
New Trip Notes We have completely revised, updated and illustrated four sets of trip notes. All have bookings for 2014.
Drysdale River No. 2: 15-28 June
Durack Explorer: 29 June - 12 July
Charnley Explorer: 13 July - 10 August
Kakadu Highlights No. 6: 27 July - 10 August
21 February 2014
Kakadu
The official Kakadu website was recently completely revised. Our Kakadu page has been updated with the new links.
19 February 2014
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 70 has gone onto the website.
If you want to see the newsletters when they first come out, you need to be on our mail list.
Updated Trip Lists
We've just made a major update to our a PDF Trip List as well as the Kakadu and Kimberley regional lists.
New web pages
Banggerreng — the Knock 'em Down Season is not the Wet and it's not the Dry. This is a season that doesn't get the respect it deserves. Outsiders have never heard of it. Even local residents who spend too much of their time in air conditioning don't realise just how much this season has to offer.
Darwin Beaches
I have long been bothered by the fact that Cairns which doesn't have any beaches in the town has a reputation for beaches while Darwin which has excellent beaches is completely unknown for them. The water temperature is ideal for people from cooler climates. The southern beach crowds are missing. While crocodiles and jellyfish do exist, swimming at a beach in Darwin is safer than crossing a city street or swimming at most southern beaches. What more could you ask?
The new page has many links to free or inexpensive things to do near the beaches.
The Wellington Wine Walk was a walk I (owner Russell Willis) did on our last trip to South Africa. I was so impressed that I made my own page to describe it. We'll definitely be including it in some of our future trips.
3 December 2013
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 69 has gone onto the website.
If you want to see the newsletters when they first come out, you need to be on our mail list.
Updated Trip Lists
We've just made a major update to our a PDF Trip List as well as all the Australian regional lists.
All the trip notes should now be updated for 2014. If you find one that hasn't been updated, please let us know.
8 October 2013
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 68 has gone onto the website.
If you want to see the newsletters when they first come out, you need to be on our mail list.
Two items of particular interest in this newsletter are: The Wet Season and Ultra light walking
Chilean Patagonia: 9 December 2013 - 9 January 2014
The trip notes were updated with a draft day by day itinerary on 4 October.
This is now a definite departure.
Updated Featured Trips
We've just made an update to our a Featured Trips page.
There is a discount listed on that page that is not available anywhere else.
11 September 2013
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 67 has gone onto the website.
If you want to see the newsletters when they first come out, you need to be on our mail list.
Updated Featured Trips
We've just made an update to our a Featured Trips page.
There is a discount listed on that page that is not available anywhere else.
30 July 2013
Gunumeleng — Build Up
The new Gunumeleng — Build Up page gives you information about this, the most dramatic season of all.
Our a Featured Trips page.
has just had another big update.
There is a discount listed on that page that is not available anywhere else.
Updated Trip Notes
All of the following have been completely updated with added photos.
Kakadu Highlights No. 12: 21 October - 2 November
This is the last Australian trip entirely in 2013.
Kakadu Super Circle No. 1: 5-25 January 2014
This is the only trip anyone offers which takes you to Jim Jim and Twin Falls during the Gudjewg — the Wet Season
Kakadu Circle No. 1: 4-25 May 2014
This trip takes you to Twin Falls before the roads are open to the general public.
We can't run it unless we have five bookings by mid October.
24 June 2013
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 66 has gone onto the website.
If you want to see the newsletters when they first come out, you need to be on our mail list.
Updated Featured Trips
We've just made a major update to our a Featured Trips page.
There is a discount listed on that page that is not available anywhere else.
Updated Trip Notes
All of the following have been completely updated with added photos.
Kakadu Highlights No. 8: 25 August - 7 September
This is our only 2013 trip which visits the amazing Dinner Creek, the place where Russell Willis had the most magical moment in his entire bushwalking career.
The only way to understand that moment is to do the trip yourself.
Kakadu Highlights No. 10: 22 September - 5 October
Kakadu Highlights No. 11: 6-19 October
Kakadu Light: 4-16 February 2014
21 May 2013
Updated Trip Notes
The notes for
South Africa: October-November
have been completely updated with new photos added.
New photos
The Overseas Galleries page has now has links to three Facebook Africa albums.
The The Harkerville Trail album is new.
16 May 2013
Updated Trip Notes
The notes for
Kakadu and Top End Birdwatching Special: 4-17 August and
Kakadu Highlights No. 9: 8-21 September
have both been completely updated with new photos added.
Featured Trips
The Featured Trips page has been completely revised. It contains a special offer available nowhere else.
11 May 2013
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 65 has gone onto the website.
See how Willis's Walkabouts almost came to an end in March.
If you want to see the newsletters when they first come out, you need to be on our mail list.
Updated Availability & Specials
We've just made a major update to our a Availability and Specials page.
18 April 2013
Special Offers
Three new special offers have just gone onto our Availability and Specials page.
Updated Trip List
We've just made a major update to our 2013 Trip List. The list notes which ones have not yet been revised.
7 March 2013
Scandinavia 2013
The first draft of our Scandinavia: August-September 2013 trip notes is now on the website.
7 February 2013
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 64 has gone onto the website.
If you want to see them when they come out, you need to be on our mail list.
Updated Trip List
Still more updates on our 2013 Trip List. The list notes which ones have not yet been revised.
10 January 2013
Featured Trips
Our Featured Trips page has been completely updated.
Updated Trip List
There have been several updates to our 2013 Trip List in the past week.
22 December 2012
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 63 has gone onto the website.
If you want to see them when they come out, you need to be on our mail list.
Carr Boyd Range
After meeting with some of the Aboriginal traditional owners of the area earlier this month, we have put the Carr Boyd walks back into our program.
Updated Trip List
Most of the prices on our 2013 Trip List have been updated. The list notes which ones have not yet been revised.
11 December 2012
Kimberley Coast
Kimberley Coast Explorer: 10 March - 20 April
This is our longest single walk, a truly major expedition.
Parts of the itinerary have been changed. The trip notes have been completely revised and illustrated.
New Photo Gallery
The final gallery from our 2012 trip to Scandinavia is now on our Overseas Photo Galleries page.
28 November 2012
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 62 has gone onto the website.
If you want to see them when they come out, you need to be on our mail list.
New Trip
The Jatbula Trail: 27 Dec - 2 Jan
This trip is a special created simply because Russell Willis wants to do it. It is already almost full.
8 October 2012
New Photo Galleries
Swedish Kayak Trip: Days 1-2
Swedish Kayak Trip: Days 3-4
There are now ten galleries from our 2012 trip to Scandinavia on our Overseas Photo Galleries page. There is still at least one to come. This trip was so good that we'll be offering it, or something similar, in 2013.
12 September 2012
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 61 has gone onto the website.
If you want to see them when they come out, you need to be on our mail list.
New Photo Galleries
Overseas Photo Galleries
There are links to five new photo galleries from our 2012 trip to Scandinavia. More are on the way.
This trip was one that demands a repeat.
There is also a link to a gallery of photos one of our clients took on our Vanuatu trip this year.
17 July 2012
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 60 has finally gone onto the website.
If you want to see them when they come out, you need to be on our mail list.
New Photo Gallery
Kimberley Coast Special: June 2012
This was a special trip not in the program. The link takes you to our Facebook page. Click on any photo to see larger versions and scroll through a gallery with descriptions of each.
Featured Trips
Our Featured Trips page has has been completely redone.
New Trips
  • Kakadu Highlights Nos. 11 & 12
    The original itinerary and dates have been changed. A great walk combined with an overnight houseboat trip on the Mary River.
    Special offer. Walkabouts owner Russell Willis is so keen to do one of these trips that he will run it for as few as two people at no extra charge.
    Note. We can definitely run Kakadu Highlights No. 11 or Kakadu Highlights No. 12, but maybe not both. The first one to get two bookings will definitely run. The second will need at least five to go.
  • Russell's Light Wet Special
    All the short walks that owner Russell Willis most wants to do himself. A perfect introduction to walking in the Wet.
    Special offer. Walkabouts owner Russell Willis is so keen to do this trip that he will run it for as few as two people at no extra charge.
    Willis's Walkabouts YouTube Channel
    We have a number of video clips on the Willis's Walkabouts YouTube channel
    We expect to be adding more clips in the relatively near future so it's worth having a look back every so often.
11 May 2012
Featured Trips
Our Featured Trips page has has been completely redone.
Our Availability and Specials page has had a major revision as many 2012 trips are no longer available.
16 April 2012
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 59 has now gone onto the website.
It includes a farewell to one of our former guides, information about our latest special offers for 2012 and much more.
20 March 2012
New special offer
Details on our Availability and Specials page
Willis's Walkabouts in the Press
The latest edition of Territory Quarterly magazine contains an article about Russell and Willis's Walkabouts
If you are interested, you can see the complete magazine here. It's a large (over 50MB) file, so it may take a while to load.
13 March 2012
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 58 has now gone onto the website.
It includes info about our latest special offers for 2012 as well as much more.
Kakadu Information
We have made a number of updates, some major, some minor, to a number of pages about parts of Kakadu.
27 February 2012
Featured Trips
Our Featured Trips page has been completely revised.
Vanuatu No. 2
Our 2nd Vanuatu trip: 10-28 July is now open for bookings.
New illustrated trip notes for 2012
4 February 2012
Revised Trip List
We have completely revised our 2012-13 trip list.
20 December 2011
About Us
We have completely revised our About Us page.
You can now see much more about who we are and what we do as well as read a recently published magazine article about owner Russell Willis.
8 December 2011
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 57 has now gone onto the website.
It includes info about our last trips for 2012 as well as much more.
New illustrated trip notes for 2012
2 December 2011
More new illustrated trip notes for 2012
8 November 2011
The biggest update in more than 2 years
We have completely rewritten our Wet Season page.
It now links to two completely new climate statistics pages and to two completely new wet season information pages. There are also new illustrated notes for our 2012 Vanuatu trip
15 October 2011
New illustrated trip notes for 2012
Here's a list of the latest illustrated updates. Other notes have been updated, but not illustrated.
27 September 2011
King George Falls Videos from the Kimberley Coast Explorer 2011 trip. Now added a version that those in Germany can enjoy too.
20 September 2011
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 56 has now gone onto the website.
It includes info about our last trips for 2011 as well as much more.

New illustrated trip notes for 2012
We thought that a few photos included in the trip notes might give people a better idea what to expect. We'd appreciate any comments. Here's a list of the latest illustrated updates. Other notes have been updated, but not illustrated.

New Facebook Photo Gallery I've been doing some exploring, thinking about some possible new trips. If you'd like to see a bit of what I've been doing, have a look at my new Red Centre photo gallery. Hold your cursor over each photo to see a caption. Click to see a lager version.
29 August 2011
Kakadu Super circle No. 1 — major updates
The trip notes have been completely revised and photos added.
A new photo gallery has gone onto the website.
We strongly recommend that anyone considering this trip have a good look at both.
22 August 2011
Historical photos
Daryl Bailey, my first paying client in Kakadu, has posted a photo gallery from the 1984 trip that started it all.
We began in the southern part of the park and walked all the way through to Jabiru.
13 August 2011
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 55 has now gone onto the website.
The newsletter contains a link to a special Kakadu Bushwalking Survey.
If few people take the time to fill in the questionnaire, it will be assumed that most people don't care. Please help! Your response will help ensure that bushwalking in Kakadu — and every other jointly managed park in Australia — has a real future.
6 July 2011
South Africa Video Clip
South African Great Walks 2010 Video clip
17 May 2011
Kimberley Coast Bird List
Guide Gary Wright has compiled a list of all the birds he saw on his two Kimberley Coast trips.
19 April 2011
Updated trip lists
The Kakadu, Kimberley and Red Centre trip lists have all had major updates.
The PDF trip list has also been revised.
The Availability and Special Offers page has some new special offers.
6 April 2011
Latest newsletter
Newsletter 54 has now gone onto the website.
Prices down
Our two new trips both now have enough bookings for us to drop the price.
Bungle Bungles: 21-29 April has dropped from $1995 to $1695.
Durack River Fishing Special: 23 April - 6 May has dropped from $3800 to $3000.
1 March 2011
Kakadu Helicopter
For the first time in 20 years, we have permission to use a helicopter food drop.
Unusually early rains closed the Jim Jim track two weeks befoer we were to put in a food drop for Kakadu Circle No. 1. Given the circumstances we applied for permission to use a helicopter food drop. On 24 February, that permission came through.
Please see the trip notes for dates and detailed information.
Latest Newsletters
Newsletter 53 and Newsletter 52 have both now gone onto the website.
30 January 2011
Kakadu Trips
The Kakadu trip list has been completely revised and prices updated.
A few other changes are coming including a new birdwatching trip.
New Facebook Photo Album
Kakadu Highlights No. 1, January 2011
This was one of the easiest wet season trips we've done in years. The even easier Kakadu Light trip in February will do short walks in both of the main areas shown in the album.
30 November 2010
Final Newsletter for 2010
Newsletter 51 is now on the website.
This includes major changes to some trips. One is now exactly what owner Russell Willis most wants to do this wet season.
New Facebook Photo Albums
13 October 2010
New Facebook Photo Albums

Our Facebook site now has some new photo albums, some put up direct from South Africa. Click on the photos to see larger versions. Hold your cursor over the photo to get captions which tell the story. You should be able to see the photos without being a member of Facebook.

  • The Green Centre. This small album shows the difference between a dry year and this exceptionally wet one.
  • Cape of Good Hope. This album shows a bit of what we saw and did during our time in the Cape of Good Hope National Park in South Africa.
  • The Cedarberg. This album shows scenes from our four day bushwalk in the Cedarberg and a few from the day after.

If you have any problem viewing these albums, please let us know.

31 August 2010
2011 trips
The 2011 Trip List has had some major revisions.
The April and June Pilbara trip pages and notes have just been updated. We've added an extra bus to give you more time walking in the best parts of the park.
Other than the Pilbara, most prices have not yet been updated. Get in before the new ones go onto the website and you lock in the old price on trips where we provide the transport and a price midway between the old and new where we charter transport.
28 August 2010
Another newsletter and a revised program
Newsletter 50 is now on the website.
People on the mailing list were offered a new trip which sold out in just 48 hours — another resaon to go onto our mailing list.
The Kakadu Trips page has just been updated. Many dates have been changed.
The prices have not yet been updated. Get in before the new ones go onto the website and you lock in the old price.
2 July 2010
Another newsletter and more
Newsletter 49 is now on the website.
It contains articles, information and a special offer you can't find anywhere else.
Kruger and Kakadu. Willis's Walkabouts is the only tour operator in the world who can take you bushwalking in both.
Our 2010 South Africa trip will be the most adventurous in years. We are taking advantage of something very new and carrying our packs on a three night walk in Kruger. We've taken five of the available eight places on the Mphongolo Backpacking Trail. We can take other bookings for as long as other places remain available.
The Availability Page has just been updated with a new special offer. There are only five Australian trips still available from now through September.
The Featured Trips Page has just been completely rewritten.
9 Nay 2010
Three new web pages — and more
Newsletter 48 is now on the website.
It contains articles, information and a special offer you can't find anywhere else.
If you've ever considered a visit to Africa, you really ought to have a look at the South Africa section of the newsletter.
Tribute to Paul Benjafield
Paul Benjafield, one of our best guides was killed in a diving accident on 24 April 2010. This page is dedicated to his memory.
Red Centre or Green
In a few exceptional years, such as 2010, the Red Centre turns green with new growth, waterholes fill and the land becomes carpeted in wildflowers. Years like these are exceptionally good times to visit. The photos on this page should give you some idea of the amazing difference.
We now have a Facebook page where you can find photos of our guides and ongoing conversations between past and potential participants in our tours.
Changed trip
Kakadu Family Walk No. 2 will now start sometime between the 20th and 23rd of July as requested by the first family to book.
If a one week trip sometime in that period would suit you, please get back to us as soon as possible.
30 April 2010
Updated trip lists and special offers
The Kakadu, Kimberley and Red Centre trip lists have all been updated. Many trips are no longer available this year.
The Availability Page has just been updated with three new special offers.
24 March 2010
Latest newsletter
Our latest newsletter is now on the website.
As with every newsletter, it contains an offer you can't find anywhere else.
Our new Testimonial Page has had major updates including a whole new section added this month.
The Availability Page has had another major revision, some trips now almost full, some gone others getting near to being "definite departures".
12 February 2010
Latest newsletter
Our latest newsletter is now on the website.
As with every newsletter, it contains an offer you can't find anywhere else.
Our new Testimonial Page has quotes from many of our clients over the years along with new photos, many of which let you see what the people making the quotes looked like at the time
The Availability Page has had a major revision, some trips now almost full, some gone others getting near to being "definite departures".
The Gibb Road Gorges trip notes and itinerary have been revised to allow more time at the Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary.
16 January 2010
Trip Notes
All of our PDF Trip Notes have now been updated for 2010.
The Green Centre
Very heavy rain in early January caused major flooding and filled the waterholes. The wildflowers should be exceptional in a couple of months. This could be the best year in a long time for a visit to the Centre.
Our Tour Availability and Specials page has some new and some revised special offers. Possible menu change
We are considering changing the existing menu to a drop down one. We'd appreciate your feedback. If you have a few minutes to spare, please have a browse using the drop down version, then let us know which you prefer. In the drop down version, holding the cursor over an item in the top menu gives you a list of clickable choices.
9 December 2009
Latest newsletter
Our Christmas newsletter is now on the website.
As with every newsletter, it contains an offer you can't find anywhere else.
4 December 2009
We've done more major revisions, and have done some minor revisions to some of the pages listed below on 1 & 11 November. The latest are See our Tour Availability and Specials page for some new special offers.
11 November 2009
We've done more major revisions, adding lots more useful information. The latest are See our Tour Availability and Specials page for some new special offers.
1 November 2009
This whole website is new.
It went live today, 1 November. We've done major revisions to many of the pages, adding lots more useful information. The many pages that have been completely revised include the After months of work it's time to celebrate!
See our Tour Availability and Specials page for some special offers.
Get in quickly as some of these offers expire soon.
28 October 2009
Latest Newsletter
Our Newsletter 44 is now on the website
It includes information and discounts not available elsewhere.
26 September 2009
Our first video clips
Bungles in the Wet 2008 Video clips
25 September 2009
New Trip
Our Kakadu Special: 16-21 November
This is a special trip put on at the request of two people. The more who book, the less it costs. See the trip notes (link above) for details
New Featured Trips
The Featured Trips page has been completely revised.

Kakadu & Nitmiluk Photo December 27 2009 - January 10 2010
has new dates and now has two guides no matter how small the group.

Bungle Bungles in the Wet: 14-27 February
offers a unique chance to see the Bungles when the creeks and waterfalls are actually flowing.

26 August 2009
Latest Newsletter
Our Newsletter 43 is now on the website
It includes information and discounts not available elsewhere.
7 June 2009
Latest Newsletter
Our Newsletter 42 is now on the website
It includes information and discounts not available elsewhere.
New Featured Trips
See Our Featured Trips page for details.
Marsupial Lion Found in the Kimberley
Here's the full story.
2 May 2009
New Flight Information
Our Getting Here page has been completely revised.
There is now some competition on the Darwin to Kununurra run.
7 April 2009
Latest Newsletter
Our Newsletter 41 is now on the website
It includes information and discounts not available elsewhere.
New Featured Trips
See Our Featured Trips page for details.
15 February 2009
Latest Newsletter
Our Newsletter 40 is now on the website
It includes information and discounts not available elsewhere
New photo gallery
In addition to the trips where we are accompanied by Aboriginal guides, we now include a short cultural walk with Violet Lawson, one of the senior traditional owners, on most of our trips which spend a night at Cooinda. To date, everyone who has done Violet's tour with us has thought it was well worth while. If you'd like to get an idea of what it's like, please have a look at our new Violet Lawson's Wurrgeng Cultural Walk photo gallery
New Special Offers
Our Tour Availability and Specials page has been updated with a number of new special offers.
9 February 2009
New trip
Drysdale River National Park: 29 May - 11 June
This trip replaces the two Drysdale trips which had been in the program.
The more who book, the less it costs each person.
This is the first time we've been able to have a food drop so you need carry only a week's food at a time.
We locked in an old price on the helicopter. This trip will never be this cheap again.
Special conditions apply. Click the link above for details.
17 January 2009
Printable Trip List
Our 2009-10 trip list is now on the website in an easily printable form.
New Featured Trip
Carr Boyd Explorer: 17-30 May
This trip takes you into a little known and spectacular wilderness, the edge of which is almost within walking distance of Kununurra.
Want to see what it's like? Have a look at our Carr Boyd Photo Gallery.

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