It was a thoroughly enjoyable event and great introduction to the group. Setting and food /service was excellent....company was great. I found the other ladies easy to chat to and was made to feel welcome. Thanks Lorelle for a lovely event.
11/03/2012 Ro Gevent
Wow! What a trip! This was my first overseas adventure tour and I can't wait to book on for another trip soon. Our host, Sue, was everything a host should be; a leader, fun to be with; organised and most of all passionate about our experiences. From Ronnie the orangutan, the sombreness and tranquility of the Sandakan war memorial to the trekking and the sounds of the jungle at night, this was an adventure I will remember forever. The only thing I found disappointing was the bats not making an appearance. However, I was assured that this was unfortunately not under the control of our tour guide, Duke, nor Adventurous Women.....maybe next time!! Thanks Adventurous Women for a fabulous and memorable trip through the heart and soul of Borneo.
05/03/2012 Kirsten Gevent
CONGRATULATIONS & a humongous THANK YOU for one of the most SENSATIONAL things I have ever done in my life !!! This trip had a special agenda for me.....and all and anything beyong expections. The mountain trek and trip taught me many things about myself. What an awesome job putting this trip together, you are amazing !!!!!!Considering the amount of travel methods used throughout the trip, it was organised extremely well with all required info. Cheers for now ") I look forward to our next adventure
05/03/2012 Natasha Tevent
I had an absolute amazing time, a good mix of everything, esp loved the long boat rides down the river, could have done that all day. Great bunch of like minded women. Only one thing was the transfer that were meant to be included (x 2 - transfer from airport to hotel & luggage moved to hotel during the jungle trek) had to pay for myself. But not a bid deal as being Asia it wasn't overly expensive anyway. But overall had a blast. Now my sister wants to come on the next trip I do.
05/03/2012 Donna Mevent
Just a wonderful variety from the tough climb to Mt Kinabalu summit, to trekking along the Headhunters Trail, walking through the most magnificent National Parks to experiencing the true Borneo. Thanks Sue Hile for making this happen. I just had the most amazing fun.
The trip was interesting, exciting, challenging and occasionally relaxing. I loved every minute, I can't think of anything that could improve the trip. As with all of my AW trips so far, the atmosphere is relaxed and fun. No expectations placed upon us, just be ourselves and enjoy.
04/03/2012 Jenny Mevent
Great to catch up with friends again - this time I knew everyone! Not sure the venue was right - service wasn't very good - meals came out in dribs and drabs! I'm happy to do lunch again but think some of the others prefer the afternoon tean scenario. Missed you Lorelle:)
04/03/2012 Liz Mevent
As always, it was an absolute pleaseure spending a wonderful weekend with some fabulous AW ladies. The ladies were extremely impressed, and very much enjoyed meeting each other and having a lot of fun. Tam and Rob from Dirty Detours were fabulous as always. Even with one of our riders who had a bit of a wake-up call on how unfit she was, thus walking rather than riding over a few stretches, Rob was wonderfully encouraging and put her very much at ease. Josh was as enthusiastic as ever, and very disappoionted and apologetic about the hazardour surf conditions. He definitely made the correct decision in deciding it was unsafe, and thus not feasible. He also offered the alternative of paddling on the river, but the windy cold conditions would have also made that unpleasant. The ladies all definitely agrreed... so we went to plan B. That being some fabulous coffees at the Blue Ginger Cafe (highly recomended by Rob and Tammy and they were right!) followed by the cheese factory, chocolate factory, Provadores and the Nut & Cereal factory! The accomodation at Surfpoint was not as favorable as it has been in the past. The kitchen facilities were very lacking - all the cutlery was plastic, as were the dozen or so plates and there were only perhaps 6 mugs and no glasses at all. Unfortunately we also experience the "quiet after 10pm" rule was completely ignored and unenforced. A very rowdy group of rugby players and ladies returned sometime around 3am and we all knew about it. It was a shame as it put a bit of a damper on things.
24/02/2012 Sue Oevent
Very Good 4 Star!
Super FAB trip - great organization, great activities, great transportation, great fun! Can't beat that - would definitely do it again. Cannot recommend this trip highly enough --
03/02/2012 Elizabeth Bowenevent
Well theres not much to say apart from what an amazing weekend it was :) I had a great time and it was nice to get out with some very amazing ladies, the accomodation was great for a youth hostel and the weekend seemed to run very smoothly. (apart from the wind on sunday but hey, we cant control everything) :) Well done Sue on a great job organising this trip, Ive offically been sold on Adventurous Women, your stuck with me now :)
03/02/2012 Bree Mevent
Awesome - had a great time and met some fun women. Thanks
03/02/2012 Sheree Mevent
I throughly enjoyed my first expereience with Adventurous Women. Thanks Sue for organising such an awesome weekend and being a laid back but organised host. I'm now on the look out for my next adventure :)
03/02/2012 Susan Bevent
AWesome weekend, can't believe how much fun I had with such a great group of like minded girls/ladies. Everyone was enthusiastic and even though it didn't go exactly as planned (due to Mother Nature) I was not dissappointed in the slightest, with that being the general vibe of all those attending.
01/02/2012 Danae Revent
We had a wonderful time on the All About You Retreat. My daughter and I spent 4 fabulous days being massaged and pampered within an inch of our lives and it was great. We had private yoga lessons on the beach every morning at 6.30am and a blessing by a balinese priest, lots of tlc throught the course of the long weekend, and our hair was washed and blow dried every evening after the day of treatments had ended, so we could go out straight away, although we were too exhausted by the day of total relaxation to be bothered to do anything but eat and sleep. Delma and her staff are lovely and discussed any issues we had prior to treatment every day, so they could be solved before we began. I started the retreat with a headache which I had had for 3 days prior to leaving for Bali but under their care and a lot of massaging of my shoulders and neck it was gone by the next day. It is a bit more expensive than some other day spas in Bali, but I believe the girls have pride in their work and care about treating us respectfully.
01/02/2012 Jenny Bevent
I really enjoyed this event. The conversation was scintillating and the venue very pleasant. Everyone joined in the discussion of the book and we all wanted to do it again. Thanks Lorelle
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13/01/2012 Jane Gevent
Hi Sue, Thanks for a great night. It was nice to meet lots of new ladies from all different walks of life.
We shared different travelling experiences and adventures. The food and champagne was good also.
Sue Oldham was very interesting and such an inspiration.
Thanks for organising a great event.
I look forward to the next one
13/01/2012 Deb Wevent
Fantastic event - motivational speaker!!
This was a great intro to AW. I met several other first timers and enjoyed sharing why we have joined the group. It was a small enough event not to feel overwhelmed and large enough to meet a range of people. Looking forward to the bookclub next weekend which is my next AW event.
13/01/2012 Val Gandossinievent
13/01/2012 Judy Bevent
Hi Sue I had a lovely time on Friday evening. It was my first event and I found everyone to be so welcoming and friendly. I loved chatting with everyone and felt very comfortable. I found Sue Oldham to be both interesting and inspiring. Julie
13/01/2012 Julie Jevent
Listening to Sue talk was so inspirig especially as I am looking at going from a non runner to someone who wants to do a marathon before the end of the year.
Sue showed that age is no barrier to taking on new skills and achieving dreams.
Having listened to Renae and Sam and now Sue I am looking forward to the next Champagne and sparkling conversation.
13/01/2012 Diane Sevent
Extremely well organized. Having Steve as a driver, cook, tour guide made the trip, his easy going personality made the tour run smoothly; he went over and aboard his bus driver duties in ensuring everyone was happy.
10/10 The 'gerls' on the trip where ALL fantastic. Really are special group of women , whom I am proud to be associated with. It was wonderful how well everyone got along. All the 'gerls' very supportive, and caring of one another. Wouldn't hesitate touring with the same 'gerls' again.
10/10 Affordability; great value for money. The itinery couldn't have been better, excellent sights, excellent over-night stops. Length of tour perfect. Nothing was ever rushed.
10/10 The relaxed, easy going tour was a perfect holiday; no pressure, everyone understanding each other's needs.
10/10 A few of things though that could be looked at;.. Our first night in Adelaide; perhaps a venue for dinner could be pre-arranged, agreed on and booked prior to arrival. Much easy for weary travellers. A detailed map as to how to get to hostel for those taking the bus; number of bus stop; then actual map of where to go then.
Our splendid driver ; a thank you gift was lacking, still feel he ought have a 'thank you; gift; he wasn't the average 'gruff' driver. We all appreciate a token of thanks at times. As for myself; big draw back was my health. It held me back in fully participating. I was very aware that I wasn't fully there. None-the-less I was very happy. I am now back to full health, and after two years, the Velta I know is back.
The trip was excellent; very fortunate to have experienced such a great experience with remarkable 'gerls'.
07/10/2011 Velta Fevent