The COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted on all of us and will continue to do so for some time, particularly with regard to travel.
While most Australian travel destinations have reopened, many tours and activities have yet to restart or are operating with reduced capacity. While the regulatory requirements differ from state to state, generally, tour operators are introducing a broad range of measures to minimise the health risks for guests and guides. These include:
In most instances, tour participants are now required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The regulatory requirements vary state by state, and in some cases, by tour operator. Please check the requirements for the state where you wish to take your tour. You will be required to show evidence of your vaccination status when joining a tour.
If you are unvaccinated and wish to check the requirements for a particular tour or activity, please contact us.
The adopted safety measures will invariably differ between tour operators and attractions, which is why we have introduced a COVID Cancellation Guarantee. Once you have booked a tour or experience on our website, you will receive a confirmation document with details of the tour operator. We urge you to check their website or contact them directly for details of their COVID-Safe plan. If you are unhappy with the measures being taken for any reason, you can cancel your booking within 24 hours and receive a full refund, regardless of how soon your tour or activity is scheduled to operate.
Once the 24 hour period lapses, our standard cancellation policy and booking terms and conditions will generally apply.
Our standard cancellation policy is as follows:
We will waive these cancellation fees completely if either of the following apply:
If you book a tour on our website via our affiliate partnership with Viator, their cancellation policy will apply.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
There are some general things you can do to enhance your travel experience during this period.
1. Check carefully for local travel restrictions and complete all required documentation well in advance (minimum notice periods apply in some jurisdictions). Remember that you will need to complete documentation for both your destination and return to your home state.
2. Leave extra time for all facets of your travel plans. You should expect delays at airports for documentation and health checks.
3. Ensure you have a mask and hand sanitiser with you for use during your flight or on public transport. When using taxis or ride shares, have a mask and hand sanitiser with you and minimise close contact with the driver. Prebooking a private transfer is the safest option.
4. Check your accommodation carefully to ensure it has been thoroughly cleaned. If you have any concerns, contact hotel management and request a room change.
5. Be organised. Pre-book all your activities and make restaurant reservations where possible. Due to reduced capacity, many good restaurants and bars will be booked out and will not accept walk-ups.