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Non Member Price: $3,900.00

Member Price: $3,600.00

All Fitness Levels
One adventure per person

LOCATION

Victoria

START DATE

6:00am, Mon, 17th October 2022

No. of Days

Multi Day

Fitness Level

All Fitness Levels

The Great Ocean Road Fitness Adventure.

An exhilarating and breathtakingly beautiful 96 km  hike along Victoria’s rugged Shipwreck Coast.

7 days, 6 nights

Considered one of Australia’s great hikes, our Great Ocean Road Fitness Adventure captures the essence of the rugged Australian Coastline.

Situated on the coast in Victoria, a short drive from Melbourne, this is an amazing hiking experience.

The Great Ocean Road Walk is exhilarating, rugged and diverse in its landscape. The trail follows the contour of the Victorian coastline. Along the way we experience spectacular coastal views, coastal forest, beaches and local wildlife.

Our Hiking Adventure is cabin accommodation, day pack only hiking.  The total hiking distance is approximately 96km. We start at Shelly Beach and end at the iconic Twelve Apostles.

We do hope you will join us on a journey into the magnificent Otway National Park in Victoria.

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Monday 17th October 2022
Arrival day into Melbourne airport/Apollo Bay – hike Shelley Beach to Apollo Bay

It’s an early flight to Melbourne today before our pick up and transfer to Apollo Bay for the start of our hike.

After a short briefing, we collect our information pack and our freshly packed lunch (YUM-O) and it’s a short transfer to Shelley Beach  to take the first steps of our big adventure.

The start of the hike commences at Shelly Beach before we meander into the rainforest of the Great Otway National Park.

We hike past tree ferns and tall eucalypts found in the wet gullies, through tall forests and along old forestry tracks. We may be lucky enough to spot black wallabies who inhabit this area, before ending up in Apollo Bay for our transfer to our evening accommodation.

Distance:                  8km/3 hour   (TBC depending on arrival time)

Accommodation:    Cabin based, Twin share

Meals:                      Lunch|Dinner

Tuesday 18th October 2022
Shelley Beach – Parker Hill

Today we hike from Shelley Beach through beautiful forests full of gums and native wildlife.

Look out for the king parrots, kangaroos and of course, koalas.

We wind our way up and around, on trails and boardwalks visiting beautiful Blanket Bay on our way to Parker Hill.

Distance:                18 kilometres/ 7 hours

Accommodation:    Cabin based, Twin share

Meals:                      Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Wednesday 19th October 2022
Parker Hill – Aire River

Today we enjoy the wonderful views over Parker Inlet.

The vegetation changes to dry coastal forests inhabited by echidnas and king parrots.

Following the track to Victoria’s oldest lighthouse, the Cape Otway Lighthouse, we enjoy breathtaking views of Bass Strait from the cliff tops.

Today we visit the Cape Otway Lighthouse where we  can walk up to the top of the 18 metre, 150 year old light station, and learn a little of the lives of the hard-working, isolated and incredibly resourceful lighthouse keepers. We also visit the telegraph station built in 1859 and the World War II radar station.

All the while on our hike, we must pause and look up into the Manna Gums, as they are home to the local koalas.

Setting off today we pass the old light station cemetery. The tombstones reflect the hardships experienced by the early settlers here. The track then meanders on towards the wild and wonderful Station Beach, which is littered with driftwood.

We have the option of  a small detour to Rainbow Falls, or to continue hiking along the cliff tops with spectacular views.

Distance:                  16.5 kilometres/7hours (approx)

Accommodation:    Cabin based, Twin share

Meals:                      Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Thursday 20th October 2022
Aire River –  Johanna Beach

This section of the hike features rocky escarpments and coastal views.

We pass heath land, wild flowers and grass trees.

We walk along the magnificent stretch of Johanna Beach, all the while on the look out for birds such as the majestic wedge-tailed eagles and white bellied sea eagles.

Upon arrival at Johanna Beach we have a picnic lunch.

Distance:                  15km /7 hours. (approximate)

Accommodation:    Cabin based, Twin share

Meals:                      Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Friday 21st October 2022
Milanesia – The Gables

The trail today descends onto the rugged shoreline of Milanesia Beach.

As the track rises back to the cliff tops you are presented with outstanding views from the coastal forests, high on the sea cliffs.

We hike on through the blue gums, ending amongst the heath at the breathtaking Gables Lookout.

Distance:                  18 kilometres/7 hours

Accommodation:    Cabin based, Twin share

Meals:                       Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Saturday 22nd October 2022
The Gables – The Twelve Apostles

Today is our last day and we start our hike through the Sheoak trees, dropping down onto historical Wreck Beach with its old anchors rising out of the sand. (Tides permitting).

We continue on towards the Gellibrand estuary and as the track climbs up to the last section of the walk we see the iconic Twelve Apostles in the distance.

Here we take a celebratory group photo from the official 12 Apostles viewing platform.

Late afternoon we transfer to Port Campbell to our accommodation and for our Traditional Women’s Fitness Adventures Celebration & Awards Dinner.

Distance:                  19.5 kilometres/7 hours

Accommodation:    Motel based, Twin share

Meals:                      Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Sunday 23rd October 2022
Port Campbell return to Melbourne Airport

After a leisurely breakfast we farewell the beautiful coast.

Our 3 hour transfer takes us to Melbourne airport to make our afternoon flights and head for home.

Meals: Breakfast

Here's What You Get

ACCOMMODATION

On our Great Ocean Road Fitness Adventure all our accommodation supports local businesses and is a combination of comfortable motel style rooms and cabin style accommodation to rest, relax and recharge after a days hiking.

With hot showers, comfortable beds and communal dining/lounging areas, you will be refreshed and ready to hike again the following day.

Our adventure offers 6 nights in twin share, cabin style/motel accommodation.

Note single supplement may be available upon request – please contact us.

MEALS

Our Great Ocean Road Hiking Adventure goes hand in hand with great food.

From arrival in Apollo Bay to return to Melbourne Airport, all delicious food and snacks are included.

We have designed delicious and nutritious meals to satisfy the hungry hiker along with snacks and treats to suit all taste buds. Our meals cater for food allergies and intolerances where applicable.

Our Traditional Celebration and Awards Dinner is held at an iconic location unique to the Great Ocean Road. A perfect way to recognise achievement and end the adventure.

6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners and all delicious snacks on the trail.

TRAVEL AND TRANSFERS

It’s up to you whether you want to travel on the same flights as your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader or meet us in Melbourne.

We will confirm with you our Leader flight details so you can make your own flight arrangements.

Regardless of whether you travel with your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader or meet us at the pick up point, transfers from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Apollo Bay and return are included.

All of our transfers occur in Commercially Operated and Transport Department Approved Vehicles

YOUR LEADERS

From the moment you land in Melbourne (or on the plane if you decide to travel together), until the time of your return, your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leaders are with you every step of the way.

Our goal is to ensure you have a fabulous adventure hiking the Great Ocean Road.

Our Leaders are fully trained in Remote Area First Aid and hold current CPR qualifications.

With previous experience on this trail, they will share the highlights, points of interest, scenic viewpoints and more.

Note: C.R.E.W is Community of Real, Everyday Women

GEAR AND EQUIPMENT

Once your booking is confirmed we will supply you with a comprehensive Gear/Packing list.

We know from experience what’s vital, what’s nice to have and what’s not necessary.

That’s why our Gear/Packing list is so important. We will go through it with you as part of the training.

If you need to buy anything, you can take advantage of our partner offer – a discount at the Adventure Store (including online). Better still, come along to one of the Information and Education evenings at the store to not only get the right information, you can also get up to 20% off on the night.

In addition to your own gear, your C.R.E.W Leaders are carrying Emergency Communications Equipment and a comprehensive Group First Aid Kit

SUSTAINABLE ADVENTURES

Our fabulous adventures allow you to create memories and friendships that last a lifetime. At Women’s Fitness Adventures we are also committed to sustainable adventures so that the places and spaces we go will also last well beyond our lifetime and the many generations to follow. Sustainability starts when you join our community and never ends.

We are committed to the principles of minimal impact, leave no trace, tread lightly  and give back to the local community. Here’s how we do that for all of our adventures (short and long)

Consumables

  • We encourage “no plastics” so bringing refillable water bottles, reusable cups and cutlery where applicable and using lunchboxes where plastic can be minimised
  • It’s a leave no trace principle, so all food scraps, toilet waste and rubbish items are carried out. (See our Masterclass on Toileting for the Trail)
  • We are committed to reducing paper waste inside our organisation and have implemented  a paperless booking system.

Transport

  • We encourage the use of public transport or car pooling to minimise the use of motor vehicles.
  • When flying, we encourage you to offset your emissions by purchasing carbon offsets.

Minimal impact

  • We have a “tread lightly” policy where we stay on known tracks and paths, minimising our impact to bush, plants and wildlife.
  • Before we embark on an adventure or trail, we brief you on the flora, fauna and any other considerations that form the uniqueness of the environment so that you understand and appreciate the minimal impact approach.

Accommodation & Adventure Partners

  • Where possible we partner with fellow Eco Certified businesses who follow the same eco philosophies
  • Our destinations are all pre arranged and when we camp we do so in designated campsites.
  • Our adventures have all the applicable National Park permits and licenses to operate.
  • Our “give back” policy also applies to the locations we stay – choosing local operators, businesses and townships where funds spent go directly to small business owners – doing our part to create sustainable communities.

SAFETY

Safety is our number one priority.

Your Women’s Fitness Adventures Leader is fully trained in Remote Area First Aid and holds current CPR Qualifications.

In addition, we carry a group first aid kit and emergency communications equipment

All our transportation is provided in commercially registered, expertly maintained  tour vehicles & trailers, with airport and hotel pick up and drop off where applicable.

We work with approved local tourism operators for our accommodation and meal requirements.

KNOWLEDGE

Your C.R.E.W Leader will share the highlights, points of interest, scenic viewpoints and more.

Supported by local business, you will come away with a greater understanding of why this is one of Australia’s iconic trails.

Our C.R.E.W Leader brings with her extensive knowledge in training women for multi day hikes. Combined, they have also hiked many of the world’s great trails and know what the sense of achievement is like.

FITNESS TRAINING

Our Great Ocean Road Fitness Adventure is graded Moderate.

The hiking is moderate with daily hikes ranging from 8-20km.

The terrain is undulating and there is some beach/sand walking.

One of the most common asked questions is ” Will I be fit enough?”

As soon as you book your Multi Day Adventure, you can get started with training.

Through booking into the adventure early and allowing time to train, those with an introductory plus level of fitness will find this an achievable goal – provided you put in the training. 

Here’s what you get:

  • A hike training plan relevant to your adventure.
  • Three online Group Adventure meetings for fitness motivation, hints, tips and Q&A sessions
  • Access to the closed Great Ocean Road Fitness Adventure Facebook Group.

In person Group Hike Training is available and is an optional extra. The link to purchase the sessions is available in the specific Member Resources page for this adventure.

These training sessions are held in Brisbane once a month on a Sunday and are shared with members booked on a variety of adventures.

These sessions are ideal if you are:

  • Wanting to benchmark your fitness level
  • Looking to meet other women on adventures
  • Keen to boost your fitness level.

The training programs have been developed by Women’s Fitness Adventures, based on many decades of experience and qualifications in both the fitness industry and hiking in the outdoors.  

FRIENDSHIP

From the moment you book on to the Great Ocean Road Hiking Adventure, you will begin to make new friends.

This can be either through the training, the closed Facebook Group, the online meetings or at other adventures.

Once your payment is confirmed, you will be invited into a closed Facebook Group Page that you have access to, where you can converse with your fellow hikers.

When we asked fellow adventurers what they like best about Women’s Fitness Adventures, here is what they had to say

“Friendships, broadening horizons and keeping fit” Debby, February 2021

“Sisterhood” Anne, March 2021

“Friendship, fun and camaraderie” Beth, May 2021.

PRICELESS MEMORIES

Our multi day hikes are transformational. Some kind of “magic” happens with the group.

Here is what our members had to say…

” For me the highlight was participating! I had been longing to do a multi day hike since joining Women’s Fitness Adventures 2 years ago. I jumped at the opportunity to take a risk and commit. Being physically able to complete the walk without too much difficulty was also a highlight. Having never done back to back walks I wasn’t sure if my legs would co-operate with my heart and mind! It just shows what can happen when you put one foot in front of the other and begin. 100km! “ Peta, November 2018.

“It’s hard to describe the highlight of the Great Ocean Road hike as I enjoyed every moment of the hike – the scenery, the terrain, the smell of the bush, the crashing of the waves, the sand between my toes, the cold ocean water on my feet, the fauna, the flowers, the animals, the challenges, the company and friendships made on the hike”. Sandy, May 2021

And on our adventures in general…

“Thank you very much for a great weekend. I was anxious that I would not be up to the challenge but with the help of everyone’s support and confidence I was able to complete it. I also enjoyed the great camaraderie between all of us. Hoping I will see everyone on another Women’s Fitness Adventure one day.” Carol June 2021

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What you carry

    You will be required to carry a day pack of approximately 5-7kg.

    Your pack will include the following items: minimum of 2 litres water, sunscreen, raincoat, warm top, swimmers (optional), lunch, camera, hat and any items of a personal nature, including personal first aid/medications.

    A comprehensive gear list will be supplied and explained once your booking is confirmed.

    Day pack hiking with Women's Fitness Adventures

  • Fitness Level

    Our Great Ocean Road Fitness Adventure is graded Moderate.

    The hiking is moderate with daily hikes ranging from 8-20km.

    The terrain is undulating and there is some beach/sand walking.

    You will need an average level of fitness to participate fully in this adventure.

    Here’s what you get:

    • A hike training plan relevant to your adventure.
    • Three online Group Adventure meetings for fitness motivation, hints, tips and Q&A sessions
    • Access to the closed Great Ocean Road Adventure Facebook Group.

    In person Group Hike Training is available and is an optional extra. The link to purchase the sessions is available in the specific Member Resources page for this adventure.

    These training sessions are held in Brisbane once a month on a Sunday and are shared with members booked on a variety of adventures.

    We advise you do as much training as you can before the adventure.  The more you train for this hike, the easier you will handle the terrain and the more you will enjoy this wonderful part of the world.

    Fitness Goals

    If you’re at an introductory level we can help you with your goals to successfully prepare for this trip.

    Hike Training with Women's Fitness Adventures

  • Weather

    As much as we would like to, we have no control over the weather.

    Daytime temperatures will vary from low teens to high 20’s. Night time temperatures can get cold.

    That’s why it’s important to come along with an open mind ready for an awesome experience whatever the weather.

    It is very important you bring the right gear for the conditions.

    As it is a coastal region on the southern part of Australia, temperatures can vary and the weather can change quickly.

    With our comprehensive gear list and briefing sessions, you will be more than prepared.

    In the event of extreme weather conditions, the adventure may vary from the itinerary.

    Please be aware of this and accept this as part of the adventure. Your personal safety is our highest priority.

    Sunny weather on the Great Ocean Road Hike with Women's Fitness Adventures

  • Booking Terms & Conditions

    Booking Terms and Conditions

    (Including cancellation policy)

     

    Please read carefully the terms and conditions of this contract.

    These should also be read in conjunction with the website Terms and Conditions. 

    In completing and submitting the Booking Form, you agree to be bound by these conditions which constitute the agreement between Women’s Fitness Adventures ABN 99 126 975 880 and you.

    No purported variation of these conditions will be effective unless in writing and signed by a person so authorised by Women’s Fitness Adventures. In these terms and conditions reference to “Women’s Fitness Adventures representatives” means staff of Women’s Fitness Adventures and its officers, employees, agents, licensees, guides and other third parties and representatives and the land management authorities in each country in which the tour is conducted, or any of them.

    Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right to update the Booking Terms and Conditions at any time and will advise you in writing of any changes ahead of time.

    For International Adventures please note a passport is required for all international travel and a minimum 6 months validity is required on your passport.

    Final Itineraries and gear lists and other relevant information will be emailed no later than 14-21 days prior to adventure departure date.

     

    Prices

    All prices are subject to availability and can be withdrawn or varied without notice. The price is only guaranteed once paid for in full by you.

    Price changes can occur between the time you make a reservation and the date of full payment. Therefore pricing is subject to change until final payment has been received.  

    Factors influencing price changes can be currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and other provider increases outside of our control. Please be aware of this.

    Note you must be a financial member AT THE TIME OF YOUR ADVENTURE DEPARTURE to access the member price. If you are not a financial member at the time of your adventure departure you will need to pay the difference between the member and non member price for this adventure.

     

    Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy

    Please note the payment terms including the cancellation policy.

    • An initial non refundable deposit of 25% is required to secure your place on this adventure.
    • Once a booking is confirmed, payment must be received within the payment terms as advised by Women’s Fitness Adventures in the table below.
    • Failure to pay within the deadline will result in automatic cancellation of your booking.
    • Payments are accepted by direct deposit, PayPal or by credit card. There are no credit card surcharges for bookings made through the Women’s Fitness Adventures website
    • When your credit card is processed by Women’s Fitness Adventures you agree to not have your payment ‘charged back’ or reversed by your credit card provider where the services have been provided.
    • Direct Deposit payments can be made to the following account with the adventure and your initials as the reference:      Women’s Fitness Adventures    BSB 084-447    Account: 837616982

    If paying this way, please email  a  screen shot of your payment to the office 

     

    Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy

     

    Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy for Members

     

    All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to [email protected] Your cancellation date is the date when written notification is received.

     

    Payment Terms

     

    Payment Due Date Amount
    On Booking

    (25% non-refundable deposit)

    $ 900 

    (25% non-refundable deposit)

    May 30th 2022 $1800
    August 29th 2022 $ 900

     

    Cancellation Policy

     

    Notification Received by

    Women’s Fitness Adventures

    Cancellation Charge
    Before May 30th 2022 Total loss of deposit
    Between May 30th & August 29th 2022 75% of full adventure cost
    Between & Including

    August 29th 2022  & Departure Date

    100% of full adventure cost
    After Scheduled Adventure 100% of full adventure cost

     

    Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy for Non-Members

     

    All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to [email protected] Your cancellation date is the date when written notification is received.

     

    Payment Terms

     

    Payment Due Date Amount
    On Booking

    (25% non-refundable deposit)

    $ 975

    (25% non-refundable deposit)

    May 30th 2022 $1950
    August 29th 2022 $ 975

     

    Cancellation Policy

     

    Notification Received by

    Women’s Fitness Adventures

    Cancellation Charge
    Before May 30th 2022 Total loss of deposit
    Between May 30th & August 29th 2022 75% of full adventure cost
    Between & Including

    August 29th 2022  & Departure Date

    100% of full adventure cost
    After Scheduled Adventure 100% of full adventure cost

     

    No refunds are provided should you have to leave the adventure early.

     

    As our adventures are so popular, please be aware that if you cancel your place, it will most likely be taken by someone else so you should consider this carefully.

     

    Travel Insurance

    It is your responsibility to ensure you have travel insurance which is suitable for your booked adventure and that it covers those travel arrangements. You warrant that you have made appropriate enquiries and sought advice on your specific travel insurance requirements.

    A checklist for your adventure will be provided which outlines the MINIMUM Travel Insurance you are required to hold to adventure with Women’s Fitness Adventures.

    Please note that some credit card providers will provide the card holder with travel insurance. Where you are paying for all or any part of the services arranged through us by credit card and you intend to use travel insurance provided by the credit card provider you acknowledge that Women’s Fitness Adventures has advised the minimum Travel Insurance requirements needed to participate in this adventure and that your credit card insurance complies with these minimum requirements

    You acknowledge that Women’s Fitness Adventures has advised on the MINIMUM  travel insurance  required and that you waive any claim against Women’s Fitness Adventures in respect of any loss or damage you may suffer as a result of you failing to take out any or adequate travel insurance.

    • Travel insurance must be taken out within five (5) days of making your initial booking, or the next available business day if it is a weekend.  A copy of your Travel Documentation is required to be supplied along with your completed Participant Document to guarantee your place.
    • Please make sure that you read, understand and accept all of the fine print contained within your insurance policy before purchase to ensure it covers all of your personal requirements.
    • Please ensure your Travel Insurance covers you for cancellation, medical and repatriation expenses, personal injury and accident, death, loss of personal baggage and money and personal liability insurance. It is also important to read the fine print in relation to what is included/excluded from your policy.
    • If using your credit card insurance, please check the terms and conditions on this before booking with us.

     

    Women’s Fitness Adventures and its partners are not liable for any out of pocket expenses that insurance will not cover and will not be held responsible financially or in kind should your insurance not cover your personal circumstances.

     

    Adventure Inclusions

    • Note that prices are per person.
    • Prices are fully inclusive of taxes, levies and government charges current at the time of publication.
    • As per the itinerary

     

    Adventure Exclusions

    • Airfares/transport to meeting point for adventure
    • Meals unless specified
    • Alcohol
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenirs or items of a personal nature
    • Items not specified on itinerary
    • Travel Insurance

    Itineraries and Brochures

    Itineraries and other details are published in good faith as statements of intention only and reasonable changes in the itinerary and related items may be made where deemed necessary or advisable by Women’s Fitness Adventures.

    The information contained in Women’s Fitness Adventures website, Facebook Pages, brochures, itineraries, and any other published content, is to the best of Women’s Fitness Adventures knowledge, correct at the time of publication.

    Route changes, Postponement, Cancellation or Delay

    Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right to:

    • Cancel or modify any routes within the adventures or objectives set out in the itinerary; or
    • Substitute different or equivalent routes within the adventures in place of canceled or modified routes, or
    • Postpone, cancel or delay (either in relation to the departure or arrival times or the duration of the adventures) any such aspect of the tour if, at the absolute discretion of Women’s Fitness Adventures, it is necessary to do so due to inclement weather, snow or icy conditions or conditions that are otherwise likely to be hazardous or dangerous or due to any other adverse or threatening conditions whether political or military or terrorist or otherwise or if, in the absolute discretion of Women’s Fitness Adventures there is a likelihood of any such event occurring which may impact upon the safety of the participants, or if an act or omission of a third party prevents the tour or the aspect of the tour being undertaken in accordance with your booking or for any other reason considered necessary by Women’s Fitness Adventures.
    • In the event of any change, modification, cancellation postponement or delay under this condition, you acknowledge that you will have no right of refund of the adventure price (whether in whole or in part) and no right to claim compensation for any injury, loss or damage or other additional expenses incurred by virtue of the change, modification, cancellation postponement or delay.
    • Women’s Fitness Adventures also reserves, at its absolute discretion, the right to cancel any tour due to any government travel warning or advice, or any change in such warning or advice. Travel insurance may compensate you depending on the circumstances.

    Cancellation by Women’s Fitness Adventures

    Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right to cancel a departure and will advise you of such cancellations no later than 14  days before the adventure departure date.

    Women’s Fitness Adventures reserve the right either before or during the course of the adventure to refuse to carry or accommodate any client which it reasonably considers, in the light of the best interests of all participants within the adventure group and crew, to be unsuitable by reason of physical or mental condition or unruly behaviour.

    Force Majeure 

    Women’s Fitness Adventures will not be liable for any delay in, change to or cancellation of trips due to ‘Force Majeure’. ‘Force Majeure’ definition means a circumstance beyond the reasonable control of Women’s Fitness Adventures and includes, but is not limited to, war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, industrial or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and strikes.

    If due to ‘Force Majeure’ or government travel advice, Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right to cancel a departure at any time. With any form of cancellation, Women’s Fitness Adventures will do its best to offer you alternative arrangements if available, and if the price of your alternative adventure is of lower value than the original booking we will refund the difference to you. If you do not accept alternative arrangements  we will provide you with a Travel Credit for the amount you have paid to Women’s Fitness Adventures, (in case of ‘Force Majeure’ or government travel advice refunds will be less any unrecoverable costs). Women’s Fitness Adventures will not be liable for any additional costs incurred by you.

     

    Covid-19 Specifically for the Great Ocean Road Fitness Adventure

    Please note that if we are unable to conduct this adventure due to Queensland and/or Australian Government restrictions imposed around travel and/ or border closures due to Covid-19, then the following will apply

    1. If the Great Ocean Road Fitness Adventure is postponed due to Government restrictions relating to Covid-19 your place will be transferred straight over to the same adventure on another date as advised by Women’s Fitness Adventures.
    2.     If you are unable to participate in the adventure on the new (advised) date then this will be considered a cancellation and our standard Booking Terms and Conditions apply.
    3.     If you decide to cancel your place on the adventure and there are no travel restrictions in place for our Great Ocean Road Fitness Adventure, our standard cancellation policy applies.
    4.     By booking into the Adventure you accept that the dates may change and the onus is on you to be flexible. We strongly recommend you ONLY book into this adventure if you accept these terms in their entirety.
    5.     Terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and we will notify you of those changes in writing ahead of time.

     

    Cancellation due to small adventure numbers

    Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right to cancel any adventure at any time  prior to departure in the event that there are too few people booked on the adventure. In this case, you will be given a full refund of the amount already paid by you. You will not be entitled to claim any additional amounts or seek any compensation for any injury, loss, expenses or damage (either direct or consequential) or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation (including but not limited to visa, passport and vaccination charges, or departure, gear purchases, airport and airline taxes or annual leave).

    We require a minimum of 10 trekkers for the Great Ocean Road Fitness Adventure. If numbers do not reach this level we reserve the right to cancel, or change the dates of the adventure or refer you to another existing adventure.

    Adventure numbers are regularly reviewed and we will notify you of any cancellations no later than 14 days prior to your selected trek.

    Vaccinations and COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination

    Certain Australian states,  countries and Principals require that travellers be FULLY vaccinated against specific infection (including but not limited to COVID vaccinations) and/or diseases. Women’s Fitness Adventures strongly recommends that you check with your doctor and the Embassies of countries to which you are travelling to with respect to any health requirements.

    As Governments and Principals start to open and accept clients their requirements for Covid vaccinations, PCR Tests and other requirements are constantly evolving.  Whilst Women’s Fitness Adventures may assist you in navigating these travel requirements you are ultimately responsible for all medical & travel-related documentation required by state, federal or international authorities that allow entry or exit into their state, territory, return to Australia or overseas travel from Australia to another country.  You should ensure that you have satisfied yourself that you have all the required documents before booking your travel and keep yourself up to date on any changes to these requirements.

    If provided by you, you authorise Women’s Fitness Adventures to store a copy of all relevant COVID vaccination certificates and forward a copy to any of our Adventure Partners, as reasonably required for your specific adventure.

     

     

    Medical Disclosure

    It is your responsibility and you must advise women’s Fitness Adventures of any pre-existing medical condition and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of you requiring medical attention while on our tours. Women’s Fitness Adventures or our suppliers may require additional medical assessment by a medical practitioner. Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your booking and refund the money paid by you, less any unrecoverable costs. Women’s Fitness Adventures also reserves the right to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.

    Disclaimer for disease, virus or other illness:  We ask that all our participants take their own individual precautions regarding their own medical and health safety, particularly with the spreading of such viruses as COVID-19. If, for example, you suffer from ill health or are an ‘at risk’ individual, you are responsible for ensuring you take all appropriate precautions including wearing a mask and keeping a safe distance from other participants when participating in our Services. 

    If you believe you have been in contact with or have been or suspect you may have been  exposed to anyone who may have exhibited COVID-19 symptoms, we request that you do not attend our adventures, immediately contact your medical professional and remain in isolation. 

    Should you have COVID-19 and need to cancel your place, you will need to provide the necessary documentation. We recommend that you urgently contact your Travel Insurance provider to determine your course of action in lodging a claim.  We do not test participants attending our adventures and you are responsible for ensuring the safety of yourself and others.  

    We are at no time responsible for any illness, virus, disease or any other medical condition you believe you may have been exposed to or contracted on or during any of our experiences or while using our Services. You are solely responsible for your own health and ensuring you follow safe practices for managing any public health issue in accordance with relevant mandated guidelines.

     

    Privacy: We only collect the information we need in order to safely and effectively perform our fitness adventure tour services (“Services”). We comply at all times with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Health Records (Privacy and Access) Act 1997 which regulates how personal information is handled including all your health details which are sensitive information. We will not disclose your personal information without your consent unless required due to a medical emergency, injury, health risk or similar and we will only do so to a qualified professional who is under the same duty of confidentiality.

     

    We keep your personal information secure and do not use it for any purposes unrelated to our services. All our employees and any staff who may have access to this personal information are under a strict duty of confidentiality and privacy practices are adhered to. Please note: we securely destroy all your personal information after the regulated and legislated time period if you have ceased using our Services.

     

    We strongly recommend you obtain your own insurance for the adventures. The policy should cover personal liability, cancellation, and curtailment and loss of personal effects, coverage for medical expenses including emergency evacuation.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    The following items are INCLUDED as part of the adventure

    • Transfers from Tullamarine Airport to Apollo Bay and return from Port Campbell
    • All transfers that form part of the daily activities whilst on the adventure
    • 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners and all delicious snacks on the trail
    • Nightly accommodation – twin share in cabin style accommodation
    • Entrance fees to Cape Otway lighthouse (if open)
    • One Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader
    • All necessary permits and licences
    • Public Liability Insurance
    • Comprehensive First Aid kit and emergency communications equipment

    The following items are NOT INCLUDED as part of the adventure

    • Tips and gratuities
    • Travel Insurance
    • Transfers other than specified
    • Alcohol
    • Airfares
    • Souvenirs, gifts
    • Meals & food not specified on the itinerary
    • Entrance fees unless specified

Here Is What Other Women Say About Our Adventures

“What I like best about Women’s Fitness Adventures is having the opportunity to visit beautiful places in Australia and the world with a group of like minded ladies who love to exercise in the outdoors. I don’t have to organise anything on the adventure but enjoy the location, culture, food and wine in the company of supportive and inspiring women”

Jane Augustine, March 2019

“What’s the best thing about a Women’s Fitness Adventure? Where to start… In hindsight the highlight was definitely the company and fun times with the other women. Support and laughs along the trails and the hilarity of the dinners”

Sharon Donsky. May 2019