Kimberley 2Way Exchange

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TESTIMONIALS

 

       

 

Some kind words from friends:

 

“I have worked with Peter Barnett on numerous occasions delivering Outdoor Education programs for young people from diverse backgrounds. Peter is a methodical, professional and intuitive leader and educator. His focus on safety and fulfilling group objectives are outstanding. Peter has a close affinity with indigenous students and community elders. He understands the needs of individuals and groups through challenge in the Outdoors. I would highly endorse Peter and all his Kimberley2Wayexchange tours and programs.”

                ~ Mark Cook, The Peninsula School, Mt Eliza Victoria, Head of Jaffray House

 

“I saw a lot of the country in 7 days by car and plane as well as by foot. It never seemed rushed. The tour was flexible with options according to the group’s interests. Peter challenges and has a vision for each person. The result is a very positive and exciting taste of the Kimberley’s. I will be back.

               ~ Denis Sep 2010    

 

Annie and I were privileged to be some of the first people to “experience” the Kimberley, with Peter Barnett’s 2waytours in 2009. We had been driving a hire van from Darwin to Broome and stopped off at Kununurra. We decided to take a 4 wheel drive tour, just the 2 of us, with Pete’s company, and it turned out to be the highlight of our visit to the West. We got to see the not normally visited part of the “Hidden Valley” in Kununurra, lots of beautiful weathered rock formations, stunning Aboriginal art and also discovered a solitary “Bradshaw” painting…. what a find!

We visited the El Questro resort, had a wonderful view of the winding Pentecost river from Branco’s Lookout, breakfast at Zebedee hot springs followed by a half day walk ending in a plunge pool. However, it was driving the Karunji Track, with Pete, which really brought the Kimberley to life, with spectacular views of the Cockburn escarpment, and ever changing scenery not seen from the main highway. Pete has an intimate knowledge of the area, a respectful awareness of Aboriginal custom and ritual, and is completely at home in the bush. You are in safe hands with this man and his Kimberley2waytour is an “experience” not to be missed.

             ~ Doug and Annie Stark, Fish Creek, Victoria, July 2009

 

 

“Forcing myself to talk about my son and also to my son has made me realise how special he is. I can see that the Pathways program has given him a platform to start thinking about where he is going and where he is at in life. The program also was a great meditative experience."

~ Orlando P, participated with his son Daniel, 2006

 

"The program helped the dialogue between my father and me. It also taught me to look deep inside myself and realise who I am as a son and as an individual. It helped me to come to the realisation that life is precious and the special people around you won't always be there."

~ Daniel P, participated with his father Orlando, 2006

 

"Great program. Even though I appreciate the value of undertaking this experience right now, I am aware that the true value and experience of the Pathways To Manhood program will become more evident in the future. The dynamics of the group and the sharing of experiences between younger and older men was a highlight."                                                                               (Pic: Group waving at Waterloo Bay)

~ Steve B, participated with his son James, 2006

 

"This program helped me gain a deeper understanding of who my father is. I can see him now as a mate I can go to for help and comfort. Great to see the fathers and sons bond like that."  

~ James B, participated with his father Steve, 2006

 

“The Pathways to Manhood program was an enlightening experience for me and allowed me to get to know my father more than ever before. I would like to experience the same thing again but it would be hard to match the amount of things done on these few days.”

~ Tom B, Oct ’04, attended with his father  

 

“This program closed many gaps I have with my father. We can now talk about more things than sport and girls. This program moved my father closer to me spiritually rather than the 300km away he is. I can feel I know my father better and we can now talk.”

~ Tom B, Oct ’05, attended with his father

 

“I would like to show my deep thanks to Peter and Mark for their thought and passion put into this program. Thank you to all that joined me on this program. Words can’t express how this program has helped me and the entire group.”                                                  

~ Andrew R, Oct ’04, attended with his father                                                      

 

“It was one of the best times I have had with my father. It was also a great learning experience”.

~ Oscar M, Oct ’05, attended with his father

 

“Pathways to Manhood is a fantastic Program. I enjoyed the physical challenge of our bushwalk, the camaraderie of the other older and younger men and particularly valued the openness and honesty of the other participants as we shared our journey.  I thoroughly endorse this program for any Father & Son who want to deepen their understanding of what it is to be a man, and to strengthen the bond between father and son. It’s challenging, exhilarating and a lot of fun”.

~ Luke M attended with sons ‘05 & ‘04

 

“The experience has been extremely moving and beneficial. Many thanks for the opportunity to take part. Keep up the good work”.

~ Victor B attended with son Ben, Oct ‘04