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Booking and terms and conditions

Bookings

Bookings can be made by calling our office or by making an enquiry via our online form. If you have any questions please feel free to call or email our office.

Phone. 0428 083 197

EMAIL:
office@echidnatravel.com.au

Booking Enquiry

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Standard Terms and Conditions

Important: The terms, conditions and limitation of liability under which the tour operates are detailed hereunder and the payment of the tour deposit or tour price represents acceptance by the purchaser of the following:-

1.
The tour in this brochure is organised and operated by Dublet D Pty Ltd t/a Echidna Tours

2. Deposit: To confirm your reservation a deposit of $300.00 per person is to be paid within 7 days of booking. Reservations will be held for 7 days only without deposit. Balance of payment for your holiday is to be paid 40 days prior to departure. Organisers reserves the right to accept waitlist passengers in place of applicants failing to finalise within the prescribed time.

3. Occasionally it may be necessary to alter or amend itineraries, accommodation and sightseeing arrangements from those published. This may be due to road, weather and other operational needs prevailing at the time and is always made in the best interest of your comfort. Any personal expenses incurred by a passenger as a result of any delay, alteration or curtailment of any tour, whether caused by mechanical defect, strikes or any other cause are the responsibility of the passenger.

4. A minimum number of bookings are required to operate a tour and also to ensure an enjoyable group atmosphere. Where sufficient numbers cannot be achieved, we reserves the right to cancel a scheduled departure date or tour.

5. Any special passenger requirements must be notified to us at the time of booking. No passenger will be permitted to embark or continue on the tour while their mental or physical condition is, in the opinion of any representative, such as to render themselves incapable of caring for themselves, or whereby they become objectionable to other passengers, or they become a hazard to themselves or other passengers.

6. Where a tour is cancelled prior to the departure date, according to sections 2 or 3 above, we shall endeavor to offer the nearest possible alternative tour (subject to a refund or payment to cover any tour price difference.) or, if this is not acceptable, refund your monies in full.

7. We cannot guarantee exact arrival and departure times and is not liable for any failure to make connections with any other service or guarantee the operation of any particular service.

8. We reserves the right to cancel any ticket or booking or to refuse to carry any passenger where payments have not been received by the company within the times specified in the tour brochure. It is a condition of carriage that a passenger has paid all tour monies prior to departure of the tour.

9. In the event of industrial action affecting air, rail or tour related transportation we will make every effort to contact you and advise alternative arrangements. However if contact is not made, passengers should phone 0428 083 197

10. We reserves the right to vary the price advertised or printed to cover any significant increase in air fare, fuel prices, or other tour related tariffs and costs.

11. Due to Government regulations and company policy, smoking is not permitted inside the vehicle, however, frequent stops provide the opportunity for those who desire to smoke.

12. To ensure all passengers have the opportunity to enjoy front and window seats, a daily seat rotation system is employed.

13. Where a single passenger is willing to share accommodation with a fellow single passenger, we will endeavour to find another traveller of the same gender. we otherwise accept no responsibility for the suitability of the rooming partner and it is the condition of travel that single passengers willing to share accommodation accept the rooming partners allocated by us. If a passenger at any time during the tour considers the rooming partner to be unsuitable, we will, subject to availability and at the additional cost of the passenger, arrange single accommodation. If you are willing to share and there is no one to share with, the single supplement WILL be applicable. Single Rooms – are available upon request and a supplement is payable at the time of booking (see fare boxes). The supply of single rooms is limited.

14. This holiday Travels on board our specially designed 4WD vehicle fitted with 12 lap sash seatbelted reclining seats for your comfort

15. Baggage is entirely at “owner’s risk” during the tour and we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out. Passengers are warned against leaving articles on board carries or the tour vehicle at any time.

TERMS & CONDITIONS EFFECTIVE FROM 1ST August 2018

TOUR PAYMENT

DEPOSIT: $300.00 per person, paid within 7 days of booking.
Please make cheques payable to Echidna Tours
Sorry no credit card or eftpos available.

If you wish to make a direct deposit via EFT please ask for our bank details.

BALANCE: The balance of the total tour cost is due and payable 40 days prior to departure. It is the sole responsibility of passengers to forward tour payment by due date.

CANCELLATION FEES – Domestic Only
Days of Notice: Fee per person:
40 days or more $100.00
30 – 39 days 20% of fare
20 – 29 days 50% of fare
15 – 19 days 75% of fare
Less than 14 days 100% of fare

These fees apply to coach content only. Any motel, airfare, cruise or additional travel cancellation costs may be applicable as per their individual cancellation policies.

NOTE: There is NO REFUND for any unused portion of the tour.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
As travel insurance is highly recommended by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, we advise passengers to out travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances which may arise.

LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE
Maximum weight of checked luggage for this holiday is 15kg per person. Luggage is to be in a sports bag or similar no suitcases or bags with wheels. We are required by strict government and airline regulations to enforce and adhere to this limit.

Accommodation: As this tour travels to remote areas within Australia, accommodation at times is limited. We aim to use the best accommodation available every night. At times when on a station stay you may not have your own private facilities, however you do have far to go for the facilities. The experience of being at a station will far outway any inconvenience.

Special diets: As we are in the Outback there may be times when special dietary needs cannot be guaranteed. We encourage you to bring along something for this occasion. Our vehicle is fitted with a fridge and storage for such items.

BOOKINGS

Tel. 0428 083 197

EMAIL
office@echidnatravel.com.au