Explore the Bay of Fires, over four fantastic days of beach walking and sightseeing. Enjoy spectacular beaches, marvel at amazing rock colors and formations and take the opportunity to swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Tasmanian east coast.
This itinerary incorporates some of Tasmania’s most stunning scenery and is almost exclusively beach walking for the first three days. Around the headlands you will encounter rocky areas to navigate.
On this predominantly beach walk, you will enjoy spectacular coastline and on the last day we head inland for a forested section and wildflower reserve.
Departing from Launceston you’ll visit stunning Mt William National Park, the pink granite lighthouse at Eddystone Point, beautiful Anson’s Bay and the Bay of Fires Conservation Area.
No bush walking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.
No bush walking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.
Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bush walking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
Bush walking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Very experienced bush walkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked. Walks may be more than 20km.
Today we pickup from the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston at 7.45am for an 8am departure. We head out into the northern section of Mount William National park to begin the Bay of Fires beach walk at the northern end of Musselroe Bay. We walk from the remote coastal conservation area of Musselroe Bay to Boulder Point, predominantly on the sand. The incredibly scenic coastline of deserted white-sand beaches punctuated by windswept headlands, sheltered lagoons and estuaries.
Following on from this we head off for an easy one hour return walk to the top of Mt William. From the peak (216m) in clear weather, you can enjoy extensive views over the coast and inland, while to the north you’ll see some of the Bass Strait islands.
We then head back to our accommodation to unpack and here we enjoy pre-dinner nibbles followed by a two-course meal prepared by your guides.
Meals: lunch and dinner.
Accommodation: Icena Farm House.
After breakfast and lunch making we head off for the day’s beach walk from Boulder Point to Deep Creek in Mt William National Park.
From its long beaches to its teeming wildlife; from its unique history to its abundant plant life, Mt William National Park is a place of constant fascination.
This section is one of the more remote and untouched along the trail. Today we explore Boulder Point, Cobbler Rocks and Cod Bay finishing at Deep Creek. Today’s trek includes some sand walking and there are some rocky areas around the headlands to navigate, but the scenery is well worth the effort.
We finish the day at Eddystone Point with a visit to the impressive pink granite lighthouse built in 1889.
After the day’s walk we head back to our accommodation for well-earned pre-dinner nibbles followed by a fabulous two-course meal prepared by your guides.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Icena Farm House
After breakfast and lunch making we begin our beach walk today at Deep Creek and head south to beautiful Anson’s Bay. Bird life is rich and varied, with nearly 100 species occurring here. The extensive coastal heaths favour various species of honey-eater including the tawny-crowned and crescent honey-eater. Other heathland species include the superb blue wren, flame, dusk and scarlet robin. Being a coastal park, Mt. William is an excellent area for observing sea birds. Gulls, terns, gannets, and albatrosses can be seen, as well as both the pied and sooty oystercatcher. After the day’s walk we head back to our accommodation for well-earned pre-dinner antipasto followed by a fabulous two-course meal prepared by your guides.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Icena Farm House
After breakfast and lunch making, we head into the Bay of Fires Conservation area for our day’s walking. Beginning at Policeman’s Point we traverse over the iconic white sands you have come to know as the beautiful Bay of Fires.
Most of today’s walking is along the wide sandy beaches, crossing over pebbly beach, break yoke beach, gardens lagoon beach to our final destination of the Gardens. However, you will navigate some tricky rocky headlands which consist of 3 x 1 km sections of large loose rock, as well as forested tracks along the way.
Meals: breakfast, and lunch
We aim to be back in Launceston approximately 5.00pm so if flying out after the tour please do not book flights before 6.30pm.
Icena Farm House
For the three nights’ away we stay within a short drive of Mt William National Park in self-contained farm-house style accommodation. Each of the two houses (Icena and Platypus) are air-conditioned (heat-pump), fully furnished 4 bedroom homes. In Bandicoot House, one room has an ensuite bathroom, the other three rooms have adjoining bathrooms. In Platypus House, there are two bathrooms shared between the four bedrooms. There are blankets and linen on all beds. Towels are supplied. The houses are furnished with TV, DVD, dishwasher and washing machine, fan-forced oven and microwave, as well as outdoors deck and barbeque.
We aim to be back in Launceston approximately 5.00pm so if flying out after the tour please do not book flights before 6.30pm
When making your accommodation arrangements, please note Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston offer Park Trek guests a discounted rate. Simply quote ‘Park Trek’ upon booking to receive this offer.
If you are joining a Park Trek tour there are a few things to note.
Note: Full details of what to bring can be found in the downloadable trip notes.
You are only required to carry a day back pack with you on the walking trails. This should contain your lunch/snacks, plenty of water (bottled or in a water bladder), sunscreen/sunhat, light waterproof jacket, and a hat/beanie is a good idea if the weather is likely to be changeable.
A soft bag is ideal for the trip. Soft bags are more forgiving in terms of packing/unpacking and storage. They are also more manageable for the guides to lift and move around.
Although not compulsory, comfortable hiking boots are strongly encouraged on the hikes. Often the ground underfoot is rocky and uneven, and hiking boots make the walking a little easier. If you are going to purchase new boots specifically for the hike, we suggest you wear them in well before the walk begins.
Usually at the bottom of the trip notes you receive when you complete your tour booking, you will notice a list of suggested items to pack for the trip. Of course these will differ from trip to trip, but are generally a great indication of what you will need, to make the trip comfortable.
With prior notification (usually on booking) we can cater for most dietary requirements, ie: lactose intolerance, coeliac, vegetarian, gluten free to name a few. Even if its a simple request such as: “I prefer soy milk” we can cater for this.
If you have a favorite brand of food you particularly like, or a food item with a particular flavor for example, by all means bring it along with you. There are some restrictions bringing in fresh food in some locations, ie you can not take honey onto Kangaroo Island. If you are unsure just check with us and we can advise you of any restrictions that may apply to the destination of your tour.
Park Trek only offers non-alcoholic beverages while on tour. We do however welcome guests to bring wine/beer along with them. If you are bringing bottled wine please pack this well in your main bag to avoid breakages. We often stop en-route on the first day at a bottle shop where you can purchase alcohol for the tour.
Unless listed in the itinerary, such as a restaurant meal or coffee, all expenses are included in the tour price. There are no hidden extra costs, such as National Park fees or transfer charges.
On the first day of the tour we collect guests from a central pickup point. This point is listed in the trip notes you receive upon booking your tour. For example: if you are going on the Daylesford Goldfields Track walk, the central pickup point is the National Gallery of Victoria on St Kilda Road, Melbourne.
If you would like to organise a private group tour, we can easily organise this for you, whether it be a large or small number of people.
All of the walking destinations on our scheduled departure calendar can be organised for private groups or charters. We can also tailor make a package to a destination of your choosing. Just get in touch to ask us how.
Here is a brief overview of what we can offer:
All you need to do is contact us with your request for more information about a particular trip and we can work out the costs for you.
Feel free to give us a call in the office during business hours (03) 5639 2615, or send us an email with an outline of what you’re after and we can get in touch to discuss the details.
Park Trek is passionate about providing quality, unique and unforgettable nature-based walking holidays.
As an eco-certified organisation, we seek to guide walkers to beautiful and interesting locations all around Australia. While this gives us enormous satisfaction, we are also well aware of the impact this has on the environment and the places we visit.
To ensure we preserve the character and beauty of these destinations, we try to minimize our environmental footprint as well as supporting local communities.
Our guides are dedicated and informative who share their passion of the great outdoors and knowledge on local history, wildlife and topography.
We are proud to be able to provide a safe, social and healthy environment for like-minded travellers to enjoy the great outdoors.
Park Trek is passionate about providing quality, unique and unforgettable nature-based walking holidays. We are committed to best practice with all environmental aspects of our business and endeavour to identify and minimise all possible environmental risks that the business may encounter.
As an Advanced Eco-certified organisation, we seek to guide walkers to beautiful and interesting locations all around Australia. While this gives us enormous satisfaction, we are also well aware of the impact this has on the environment and the places we visit.
To ensure we preserve the character and beauty of these destinations, we try to minimize our environmental footprint as well as supporting local communities. We stay in locally owned and operated accommodation on all tours and seek out environmentally and socially responsible partnerships with our suppliers—who create sustainable business through their efforts. In addition, we purchase supplies and tour food items where possible from local businesses to ensure low food miles.
Our locally employed guides are able to share their cultural and historical knowledge of tour locations. By employing expert guides who live in the region where they lead trips, we both benefit the local economy and open doors to authentic personal interactions with the community.
We are proud to be able to provide a safe, social and healthy environment for like-minded travellers to enjoy the great outdoors. We understand that environmental concerns are a shared responsibility and we encourage all guests to observe to the following when on the trail:
• Leave no trace. Leave everything as you found it. Don’t disturb places of historical significance, Aboriginal sites, plants, animals or geological features
• Choose appropriate footwear for the terrain you will be encountering. Lightweight hiking boots or shoes should suffice
• Don’t stray from the track, even if it’s rough or muddy. Walking on the track edges and cutting corners on steep, zigzagging tracks increases erosion and visual scarring
• Respect and appreciate the local wildlife
• Be quiet where possible. This reduces the chance of disturbing wildlife and increases the likelihood of seeing it
• Take all rubbish with you. Even discarded organic litter such as apple cores or orange skin adds nutrients to the soil which can aid the spread of weeds
• Avoid walking on sensitive vegetation by staying on rocks and hard ground wherever possible. Swamp and bog plants, mosses and other soft vegetation are easily destroyed by trampling
• Only use toothpaste and soap if you’re at least 50m from any waterways, to prevent harm to fish and other wildlife
• Please don’t feed native animals – it can damage their health and make them dependent on humans for food
• Do not damage or remove any native plant species, shells from beaches, coastal areas or inland middens
Advanced EcoTourism Certification assures travellers that our products are supported by a strong, well-managed commitment
to sustainable practices and provides high quality nature-based tourism experiences.
The advanced EcoTourism Certification Program is a world first and it has been developed to address the need to identify genuine nature and ecotourism operators.
Australia's leading and most innovative ecotourism products that operate with minimal impact on the environment and provide opportunities to learn about the environment with operators who are committed to achieving best practice, using resources wisely, contributing to conserving the environment and helping local communities.
Most walkers are familiar with the basics of minimal impact behavior or the ‘Leave-No-Trace’ philosophy. Some the most important points are:Prepare – through contacts with park managers we know the regulations and special concerns of the areas we visit.
The destinations we visit are more often than not located in remote or rural communities. As visitors we are dependent on the locals to provide us with accommodation and other services. To support the local economy we use local service providers as much as we can.
Many of our tours take place in sensitive protected areas, National Parks and World heritage-listed locations. Only licensed Tour Operators with a proven record of operating according to best practice environmental standards are allowed to operate in such areas.
Each state has its own stringent conditions that tour operators have to abide by. Park Trek is proud of the fact that we are licensed to operate tours in National Parks and protected areas all over Australia. Our guides undertake specialised training focused on Aboriginal culture and heritage and are certified to lead tours in iconic World Heritage sites such as Kakadu.
The food we serve is healthy, hearty and home style. Our menus are designed to showcase the fabulous regional produce. Fresh local cheese, yoghurt, fruit, vegetables, fish and meats are used , supporting local farmers and minimising our food miles.
We don’t offer five-star dining, but our guides take pride in ensuring that all meals are delicious and plentiful, prepared with top quality fresh seasonal ingredients.
Breakfast is a continental spread of cereals, stewed fruit, yoghurt, toast and spreads. Coffee and tea are always available at your base accommodation.
Lunch can vary from day to day, but includes meat, salad, bread and wraps. Some days might include something different like a roasted chicken or a quiche.
Dinner is a casual two-course meal of main and dessert prepared by your guides. The menu changes to suit available fresh produce but could include a classic roast lamb, salmon fillet or Thai chicken. Dessert may include things like maple baked apples, pears in red wine or seasonal fruit salad.
Snacks and nibbles – guests can prepare their own trail each morning from the self serve trail mix selection. There will be fresh fruit for the trail, and biscuits or fruit cake for tea breaks.
Pre-dinner antipasto – each evening we prepare a tasty selection of antipasto delights, dips, cheese and crackers before dinner.
Dietary requirements – we are able to accommodate guests’ specific dietary requirements if advised beforehand, and can prepare meals to meet individual needs.
Alcohol – out tours do not include include alcoholic beverages, however guests are most welcome to bring beer/wine along with them. If you are bringing bottled wine please ensure this is packed well in your main bag to avoid breakages. There may also be an opportunity to visit a local bottle shop while on tour.
Park Trek’s walking holidays are relaxed and friendly accommodating guests of all ages. Our small group tours attract like-minded people generally aged between 50 and 75 years.
Guests range from people travelling on their own, to couples, friends and groups.
What Park Trek provides
As soon as you join a Park Trek tour your needs are looked after. We provide:
Cindy is passionate about travel, nature and wildlife. She has ventured to many places, spending two years living and travelling in North America. During this time she volunteered with Earth Watch Expeditions and studied grey whales, kayaked with humpback whales in Alaska and had close encounters with Kodiak brown bears and polar bears.
Her travels fueled her passion and interest in the field of Eco Tourism so she completed a Diploma at William Angliss. Cindy is a keen scuba diver and has worked with Park Trek for several years. She has lead numerous Park Trek Tours into Kakadu, Litchfield and Nitmiluk, Kangaroo Island, the Great Ocean Walk and The Tarkine Wilderness.
Carl is Park Trek’s Kimberley, specialist. He has been working with Park Trek for a number of years running the company’s four-wheel drive tours. Carl spends a lot of his time in the bush, both four-wheel driving and bushwalking. When not running walking journeys for Park Trek, Carl works with a number of corporate, scientific and fund-raising organisations taking expeditions into remote regions of Australia.
Carl is passionate about remote travel and has explored many regions both overseas and in Australia. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge and you will be well looked after on one of Carl’s journeys. Expect great walks, comfortable travel in a customised four-wheel drive tour vehicles and great food prepared in his overlander bush kitchen. Carl is a truly great host who will have you keen to experience more remote and magnificent locations.
Andrew is Park Trek’s Tarkine specialist. He has been guiding with Park Trek for a number of years and you can be assured of his deep knowledge across a wide range of interests including bird watching, geology, botany, climate and history.
His in-depth knowledge has been gained by his time as an engineer, teacher and traveller in Australia and around the world.
Andrew really enjoys preparing delicious meals for his guests using fresh produce. His relaxed manner, professional approach and ability to talk about any topic will ensure you will extract the maximum possible value out of any trip you take under his capable leadership.
These days Andrew shares his time between winters at El Questro and summers down south taking Park Trek tours.
Ann is a passionate guide, loves working in the great outdoors and enjoys talking about the beauty and wonder of the natural world.
As a Park Trek guide, Ann’s goal is to provide opportunities for guests to unwind, relax and develop connections with the natural world and come away feeling refreshed and invigorated by their experiences.
She thinks the natural environment provides people with an escape from their busy and often stressful working lives, by reconnecting with the slow pace of nature it allows people to step back and re-evaluate their priorities.
Ann holds a Bachelor of Science specialising in plant ecology and a graduate diploma in outdoor education. She hosts mostly Great Ocean Walk, Grampians, Wilsons Prom and Alpine walks.
Tasmanian born and raised, Alice grew up with a love of the outdoors instilled by various family and school based adventures.
She is lucky to have spent her summers on the east coast, time exploring the Walls of Jerusalem, the Central Highlands and had the opportunity to visit many of Tasmania’s surrounding islands. From this, she has developed her passion of the outdoors and combined it with her love of art and photography.
Alice first started as a guide for Platypus and Echidna House at age 15. After completing college she crossed the world to become a whitewater raft guide in Canada and later a tour guide for the Northern Lights in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. She not only loves guiding for the knowledge that she can share with guests but for the knowledge they can share with her.
Rachael grew up visiting many of Victoria’s beautiful national parks and has since visited many others around Australia and the world. She continues to love and explore Australia’s natural places.
Working previously in Outdoor Education and as an Environmental Scientist, Rachael now works with Park Trek alongside facilitating Mindfullness, Meditation and Nature Connection. Rachael loves to share the natural world with others as well as supporting guests in both surprising themselves at their walking achievements and reconnecting them with the natural world.
After more than 25 years in education, Angie has taken a career change to join Park Trek.
A keen walker and cyclist, she has explored the great outdoors extensively, both in Australia and overseas. One of the biggest challenges Angie faces when travelling is deciding what adventure to pursue next as she likes to keep herself busy.
Angie is keen to share her passion for the outdoors, her no fuss and relaxed attitude ensures guests have a great time on her walks. She has a genuine interest in her guests and thrives on the opportunity to make ‘maybes’ become ‘realities’. Rest assured Angie will provide friendly, efficient and accommodating guiding for your next outdoor adventure!
Richard feels most at ease out on the walking tracks throughout the great national parks in Victoria and further afield. He has been a bushwalker for more than 40 years and established a club in the early 90’s after achieving his Bushwalking and Mountaincraft Certificate. His competitive streak has meant he has also been a keen rogainer competing in 9 World Rogaine Championships.
Richard is a keen traveller, visiting almost 40 countries including climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, rafting in the Zambezi, cycle touring above the Arctic Circle and completing the English Coast to Coast walk. With academic qualifications in management, strategic planning and environment, Richard recently completed 20 years service in local government before joining the Park Trek team. During this time he worked as CEO in the Grampians region spending time planning and funding the Grampians Peak Trail which he considers is destined to become an international destination.
Allistair has been with the Park Trek team for a number of years now and has travelled the length and breadth of Australia delivering tours to happy guests. Al is one of the youngest members of the team, but fits in perfectly on tour with our guests and guides alike. Everyone loves Al and his affable personality. His love of history, amazing organisational and logistics skills and calm, caring nature make him a great addition to the Park Trek team and ensure all of the tours he works on gain rave reviews.
Al lives in Ballarat and when he is not hitting the trails with Park Trek he enjoys gaming in his down time. You’re likely to see Al on one of our many tours around the country whether it be in the Northern Territory, Tasmania, NSW or Victoria.
Nick has spent the past decade gallivanting about the globe – seeking out good times & adventure. Trekking endeavours have taken him across the South American Andes, New Zealand, Morocco & South East Asia – but as another mad keen Tasmanian local, he says it is his island home which still gives him the most inspiration.
Nick has also worked as a walking guide on both the Overland Track & the Larapinta Trail, and occasionally works as an outdoor education instructor. His favourite places to hang out include “The Organ Pipes” on Mt Wellington, Mt Arapiles & of course – the South-West Tasmanian wilderness.
Zane grew up in the north east of Tasmania in a family that is passionate about bushwalking, the environment, and fostering curiosity.
He started work as a Tasmanian bushwalking guide at the age of 19, and loves to pass his values onto his guests to help create an unforgettable holiday. When he isn’t guiding, Zane loves to travel, cook, and spend time with his mates. But mostly, he can be found bushwalking all over Tasmania!
He is the youngest person to have climbed the Abels (158 highest mountains in Tasmania), and also achieved this goal in a record time frame. Zane is a passionate Tasmanian, and is always keen to share his knowledge.
Despite being from South-East Queensland Katri has quickly made Tasmania her adopted home.
Although relatively new to tour guiding, it would be hard to find someone else with the same passion in teaching guests about the various flora and fauna the island has to offer.
Katri has always been one for adventure, spending a year in British Columbia working on ranches and exploring the wilderness of Patagonia.
She is a keen photographer, having captured some of Australia’s pristine landscapes and when not guiding you’ll find her behind the lens of some of Tasmania’s many landmarks.
Please read these booking conditions carefully as they form the basis on which bookings are accepted by Park Trek. The contract will be governed by and subject to these booking conditions, and to general information contained in Park Trek brochures, trip letters and the website.
When you have chosen your itinerary please contact Park Trek to book. Reservations are subject to availability at the time of booking.
For domestic departures Park Trek requires a non-refundable holding deposit of AUD $250 per person (AUD $500 for Kimberley and AUD $400 for Bibbulmun) to accompany the booking form.
For international departures, the non-refundable holding deposit varies for different tours. The amount required for a non-refundable deposit is listed on individual international tours.
If you choose to pay the deposit via credit card there is a 2% surcharge transaction fee. This is a charge we pass on from our transaction supplier.
If a booking is made within 60 days of the trips departure, full payment is required at the time of booking. If, for any reason, your final payment fails to reach Park Trek by the due date, Park Trek reserves the right to treat the booking as being cancelled and thus applying the relevant cancellation fees shown below.
If booking a package through Luxury Escapes, the high demand and limited departure dates does not allow any cancellations unless there are extenuating circumstances.
Refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.
For the avoidance of doubt, the following are circumstances that DO NOT qualify for refunds:
At Wandering the World we want your travel choices and plans to be as straight forward as possible.
It is essential to read and understand the conditions of booking, also to ensure you have a full understanding of the day to day itinerary and trip brief, and refer any questions to Wandering the World prior to making your booking.
Payment terms – A deposit is required at the time of booking to secure your place, in the currency stated on the website. The deposit will be in either AUD, USD, or EURO, (and the price will be quoted in either AUD, USD, EURO, GBP or YEN) as quoted by currency and amount. The balance will be due 60 days prior to the trip departure date, or as indicated for specialist groups (90 days). Please note where we have priced the trip in local currency and taking the deposit in Australian dollars, the balance due will calculate the local currency amount at the Westpac International Payment rate of the day and the deposit paid will be deducted from the balance due. Please also note the amount paid must exclude any bank fees to Wandering the World.
If the booking is made within 60 days of the trip departing, full monies is required at the time of booking. All monies are a direct deposit into Wandering the World’s bank account. No credit card payments are accepted, and apologies for any inconvenience.
Cancellation 60 plus days (90 days for specialist groups) from the date of trip departure is automatic loss of deposit.
Cancellation within 60 days of trip departure is loss of full monies 100% of trip price. No refunds will apply should you leave the trip for any reason.
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Wandering the World reserves the right to cancel a trip, and/or review the itinerary at any stage prior, or during the trip, for situations not within Wandering the World’s control.
Pre and Post Accommodation is optional, and subject to availability. Please note if you confirm this option of additional pre, and or post accommodation, this is non-refundable, and will be included in the final invoice and calculated at the Westpac International Payment rate of the day. Please also note hotel listings will not be provided until final documentation approximately 30 days from the start of the trip.
All necessary documentation will be forwarded via email up to 30 days prior to your Wandering the World trip departing, depending on the destination. Also please note for many of the itineraries, all directions, maps and essential information will be waiting at your joining hotel, on the date your trip is due to start (not at the place, or on the date of your pre-accommodation).
Insurance is compulsory for everyone who travels with Wandering the World. The insurance policy must include cover against personal accident.
Passports and visas are the responsibility of the individual. The applicants MUST ensure their passport carry a 6-month validity beyond the duration of your trip. Wandering the World cannot accept any responsibility if the applicant is refused entry to a country due to incorrect passport, or visa documentation. It is also advisable to carry a photocopy of your passport with you at all times.
Responsibility – Wandering the World travels to a variety of countries, including Asia and parts of the world where standards of accommodation, transport, safety, hygiene, telecommunications, medical facilities and general infrastructure can vary from place to place. This may be unfamiliar to your usual living arrangements, or differ from a conventional holiday. Please take this into account at the time of booking and understand the levels of personal risk, which the applicant agrees to fully assume.
The applicant understands that during the course of the trip certain events may occur, including, but not limited to, accident or illness in remote places without medical facilities, political instability and the forces of nature. The applicant agrees to assume all risks associated with the journey to the maximum extent permitted by law. Any medical evacuation expenses incurred due to injury or illness will be the responsibility of the participant. Wandering the World reserves the right to refuse an applicant entry onto a tour due to medical or fitness grounds.
The applicant acknowledges that travel with Wandering the World requires a degree of flexibility and understands that the trip’s route, accommodation and modes of transport are subject to change without prior notice due to local circumstances. Should Wandering the World deem it advisable to amend an itinerary for any reason, it may do so by shortening, varying or re-routing any trip. These changes are binding and additional expenses will be charged to the applicant if the reason for any major alteration is outside Wandering the World’s control.
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Trip costs are based on ground costs and exchange rates at the time of booking. Whilst we will do our utmost to avoid any price increases Wandering the World reserve the right to amend our prices without notice, at any time up to and including the day of trip departure, in the event of significant exchange rate fluctuations, increases in fuel costs, local flight costs or increases in ground operator service fees. Wandering the World will absorb up to the first AUD50 per person of any overall price increase from its ground operations and exchange rate fluctuations but reserve the right to pass any further increases onto the passenger.
Open Age & Fitness Levels -Wandering the World trips are designed for travellers of all ages assuming you are fit and healthy. Pre-holiday health preparation is advised along with a check-up with your regular doctor. Health advice in relation to vaccinations and any possible anti-malarial medication is also recommended.
The payment of deposit indicates you have read and fully understood the booking conditions. Any concerns at the time of booking must be raised directly with Glenyce Johnson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The participant agrees to indemnify Park Trek, and its servant and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which Park Trek, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.
Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by Park Trek at the time that a trip is being conducted.
In the event that you cancel your booking, the following charges apply.
Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Park Trek, with the following conditions:
Cancellation of More than 70 days – Loss of Deposit
Between 69 and 31 days – Loss of 50% of Tour Cost
30 days or less – Loss of 100% of Tour Cost
Local conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary.
In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. Park Trek will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by Park Trek, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.
While Park Trek will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.
In view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, Park Trek strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.
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