What people say about us.
Sandie Harvey: AS3 Birds Boabs Butterflies 224.5.23. Fabulous day tour. Every minute was something new. From art, butterflies, cave, monitor, beautiful birds, fascinating boabs, delightful lunch, an unforgettable day. Thank you to Ian that made it possible
Lyn Heatly. Fantastic. That is my one word description of Hot Tours.
Toni Gwynn-Jones. We had a great tour with Ian today, the three of us were given the royal treatment! If you want an unique experience away from the crowds, then this is the trip for you! Ian’s knowledge of the local plants and great spots to see is phenomenal!! Highly recommend and want to come back in the wet! Thanks Toni (DH2 Secret Springs & Wildlife) 15.6.2022
Debs Lee. A totally amazing, informative and fun filled tour with spectacular scenery and eye opening sights only accessed via 4WD tour. Had a terrific enjoyable half day worth every cent and look forward booking another tour very soon with the fabulous Ian and his very comfortable fully kitted out vehicle. Morning tea was also fantastic, we sure didn't need lunch ! 30.1.2022
Cimm Gurr. (WH4) Can't recommend hot tours enough. We have done a few tours since being in Kununurra and this was by far the best one. Ian is very accommodating and his knowledge of the land adds to the experience. He created an amazing morning tea with such attention to detail and included fruits/berries native to Kununurra. A great, down to earth bloke with a sense of humour and "here to please" attitude meant we were able to experience some breath taking sights. If you are after lots of "wow" moments then this tour is for you. Thanks Ian....looking forward to our next one.
Sophie Bork. Our day exploring Kununurra and its surroundings with Ian was a highlight of our trip around Australia. He tailored the tour (WH4 Mystery Road) to our needs and interests, taking us places that would have been inaccessible in the wet season without a 4WD and being very familiar with the minor roads. Ian has an impressive knowledge of the area, including stunning waterfalls, favourite fishing spots and the irrigation system behind the region's agriculture. He also gave us loads of extra tips for things to see and do in our own time. Highly recommended!
Maria Gumina - recommends HOT Tours - Kimberley.
Ally Lamont. We had an amazing time on our Secret Springs (DH2) tour with Ian from Hot Tours. It was great to have someone who knew all of the local spots including the beautiful waterholes, amazing Boab tree and Ivanhoe crossing. We would highly recommend you book a tour with Ian. His commentary was very interesting, he did everything to ensure we were comfortable, took some photos of us (and the morning tea was lovely). He runs a very professional, yet down to earth and welcoming operation. 10/10
Rosemary & Bill Cuthbert. (DF4) Ord & King Waterways & Wildlife. Thanks for a great tour. We enjoyed your entertaining and informative commentary. We appreciate your extra effort to make our Kimberley experience memorable. Your local knowledge gave an added dimension which we would never have experienced as solo travellers.
Lisa Petric. We had only two days in Kununurra on the way home from the Bungles and decided to make the most of our time there to explore the area. Since we flew in and had no car, we booked a couple of tours with Ian and were so glad we did. Ian was amazing and had so much knowledge of the area and knew the best of the best places to take us. We would never have known about the special places he took us to, let alone been able to get there without a serious 4wd and the skills to match. We loved swimming in the springs, the artwork and even saw a wild saltwater crocodile. It was the perfect way to end our Kimberley trip. We loved it all and the morning tea was delicious too. We highly recommend doing a HOT tour with Ian - it was so much fun!
Yvonne Jennings. The tour (WH1) was great and I would recommend it to anyone who is after an expert tour leader who makes sure you have easy access to sample the natural delights the East Kimberley has to offer. Our ‘ride’ was cool, comfortable, the company great, food so tasty, and Ian’s knowledge of the region, history and geography very informative.
Ian Lock. I write this before Ian & Michele commence business. Having met them both in a remote & beautiful location north of Kununurra, well off the beaten track, & later experienced their hospitality I cannot imagine folk more passionate, more experienced or better qualified to share their part of the world with folk wanting to see the jewels of the area that most tourists miss. Good luck with the venture guys.
Les Wain. Ian puts in a large effort to ensure his clients have an enjoyable and safe day. The smoko spread was impressive. He is very aware of the hazards of a walk such as we undertook and highlighted best options to ensure client safety. Ian combines the tour with historical and relevant wildlife information to complement the beautiful scenery we were lucky enough to see on the day. DH2 Secret Springs & Wildlife 20.5.23
Deb Stewart. A totally amazing, informative and fun filled tour (WH4 Mystery Road Waterfalls) with spectacular scenery and eye opening sights only accessed via 4WD tour. Had a terrific enjoyable half day worth every cent and look forward booking another tour very soon with the fabulous Ian and his very comfortable fully kitted out vehicle. Morning tea was also fantastic, we sure didn't need lunch!
Helen Reichstein. We absolutely loved our 4wd Dam to Dam tour around Kununurra (Oct 2021)with Ian being a fabulous, entertaining and informative guide with so much history and knowledge to share. His 4wd tour took us to many places we would not have ventured on our own, climbing mountains, over rocks and through creekbeds, topped off with a gorgeous morning tea. Our day ended with a relaxing sunset cruise & swim at Lake Argyle.
Kevin Milligan. I’ve just completed two small group tours with Ian this week and can thoroughly recommend both of them.
Bill and Julie Bruff. We went on the full day tour (DF4) today. I can not speak highly enough about the tour. Ian is so knowledgeable about everything local. We got to see crocs, had a swim in a natural pool with waterfall and had it all to ourselves. Done some amazing 4 wheel driving to places you’d never find alone. Got to see Aboriginal art works, caves, mudflats, rivers, wildlife. I will definitely be booking with Ian again when I come back for another visit.
Kylie Battle. (DH4) The most fantastic day from start to finish! We considered hiring a vehicle but wouldn’t have been able to access or find all the secret spots we visited. Ian is a world of knowledge and a great guy to spend the day with. We loved it so much we a planning our next visit...Waterfalls!! If you are lucky enough to visit the beautiful Kununurra definitely book yourself onto a tour so you don’t miss anything. Thanks Ian. See you soon!!
Chelsea Southen. Had a great trip (WH4) with Ian. He was knowledgeable and passionate about Kununurra and the area. His tours are a great way to get out and see the waterfalls and local sights. He also made a great fruitcake for morning tea! Thanks Ian!
Yvonne Van Der Wees. Local knowledge, experience of walking/hiking & 4WDriving the country extensively themselves, professional, fully kitted out vehicle for all conditions. Willing and excited to share stories of adventures, history of the area and has confidence & knowledge of wildlife, flora & fauna. I would thoroughly recommend a tour with Ian & HOT Tours.
Gillian Evans. Just returned from a really amazing time spent sampling the local waterfalls (WH4). Ian was truely amazing and a wonderful guide. He was gentle and respectful. He had prepared well and we had fun. The only thing we could fault was his description of morning tea being “light refreshments” - it was really quite substantial. Well worth every cent. Thanks Ian.
Kate Brook-Harding. Can not thank Ian and Hot Tours enough for such an amazing day chasing waterfalls (WH4)! My 16month old son, William, and I loved every second of it! Your patience, tolerance and of course help through out the day with Will was above and beyond what I anticipated! Thank you just doesn't quite cover how much the day meant to us!
Wendy Buttle. Highly recommend. Ian is very informative, knows the area and we went to some beautiful swimming holes, and saw breathless scenery. Ian is such a friendly tour guide and very helpful if you need a hand and has a great sense of humour. We had a good cuppa and snacks at a beautiful spot overlooking a running creek. Car is well kitted out and a comfy ride. Nothing was too much for Ian.