My First Full Pack Hike & Training Program Jatbula Trail 14th - 21st July 2024

LOCATION Northern Territory
Start Date 4:00pm, Sun, 14th July 2024
Duration 8 Days
  • Description
  • Tour Plan
  • What You'll Get
  • WHY You'll LOve This
  • FAQS

Description

Master your First Full Pack Hike

Have you always dreamt of embarking on a thrilling full pack adventure, but the idea of consecutive days, carrying all that you need on your back, seems “intimidating”.

Fear not!  Our Master Your First Full Pack Hike program is designed for women who aspire for a more remote, self contained adventure, where “getting away from it all”, takes on new meaning.

This program is a combination of the hike training, hiking skills, gear preparation and planning that is delivered ONLINE  which means you can participate from wherever you live AS WELL AS an In Person 8 day, 7 night full pack hiking adventure on the Jatbula Trail in the Northern Territory. Covering 62km from Nitmiluk Gorge to Edith Falls, this is one of our personal favourites and the PERFECT introduction to full pack hiking. 

By joining this program you will receive:

Expert Guidance & Training.

Comprehensive Preparation.

Packing Made Easy.   

In Person Group Adventure

Set yourself up for an unforgettable adventure that will leave you with lasting memories and a HUGE sense of accomplishment. With our expertise, tailored training and inspiring group dynamic, you WILL be fully prepared to embrace the challenge and succeed at your first full pack hiking adventure.

We’ve graded the adventure as MODERATE to CHALLENGING. You can read more about the Adventure Type & Grading, as well as Fitness Levels, further down the page. Please ensure that you read the Booking Terms and Conditions associated with this adventure before you make your booking. They can be found on the FAQ page for this adventure.

If you are a Women’s Fitness Adventures member, be sure to log in to access Member Prices. Not a member yet, click here for more information.

Tour Plan

Sunday 14th July 2024
Arrival day into Darwin 

 

The adventure is finally here. All the training, the preparation and the anticipation has been worth the wait.

Please ensure you arrive in Darwin by the middle of the afternoon in time for a late afternoon team briefing and discussion about the week ahead.

It’s also the time you get to meet your fellow adventurers -some perhaps for the first time in real life.

Tonight we enjoy a Group Welcome Dinner and share the excitement for the week ahead.

Accommodation:  Hotel, Twin share

Meals: Welcome Dinner

Monday 15th July 2024
Darwin to Katherine

 

After breakfast, it’s an early start today as we make our way, in our private transport to Katherine, about 4 hours south of Darwin

Part way, we stop for a leg stretch at Pine Creek, an historical mining town.

Upon arrival in Katherine, it’s time for lunch and then an afternoon cruise up the magnificent Nitmiluk Gorge. We get to see and participate in one of the regions best traditional cultural activities, spending time with a local artist and trying some age old traditional indigenous practices such as firelighting, spear throwing or painting.

After the cruise we transfer to our private, yet basic Bush Camp, inside the Nitmiluk National Park.

There’s plenty of time to get our backpacks organised, ensure we check off all the items we need to take, practice putting up the tent and ask any last minute questions.

All before we have dinner under the stars at our private camp.

Accommodation:  Camping

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Tuesday 16th July 2024
Nitmiluk Gorge – Biddlecombe Cascades

We are up early to beat the heat!

After breakfast it’s a final pack check before we line up to catch a boat to the mouth of the Seventeen Mile Creek, the starting point of the Jatbula Trail.

Our hike takes us up the escarpment towards the Northern Rockhole, where we stop for morning tea. Here we have the opportunity to readjust our packs and iron out any kinks.

Resting in the shade and sipping some cool water, we reflect on the great journey ahead, before continuing onto camp at Biddlecombe Cascades.

Once the tents are up and camp is set, it’s time for relaxation!! The Cascades offers shaded rock pools that can be likened to a natural spa!

Take in the scenery and really enjoy the moment.

Distance: 10km (Approx.)

Accommodation:  Camping

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Wednesday 17th July 2024
Biddlecombe Cascades to Crystal Falls

 

Each day is an early start, to beat the heat and ensure plenty of relaxation time.

At our morning tea stop today we see our first Rock Art paintings, sheltered by an amazing rock formation. Be part of living history as we explore this amazing area.

Tonight we camp at Crystal Falls, alongside Crystal Creek.  It’s the PERFECT place to relax and rejuvenate in the refreshing waterhole right alongside camp.

Distance:  12km (Approx.)

Accommodation:   Camping

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Thursday 18th July 2024
Crystal Falls to Seventeen Mile Falls

 

It’s a super early start today as we head to Crystal Falls Lookout for Sunrise. What an  opportunity.

Our hike takes us across the escarpment to the Ampitheatre for morning tea. Dropping our packs, we descent into the cool monsoon rainforest and explore more rock art. OR NOT – and simply sit in the shade for a while.

Tonight we camp at 17 Mile Falls, one of our most favourite locations. It is here that you truly appreciate the beauty of the landscape and how remote you really are.

There’s plenty of time for relaxation in the many scenic rockpools that form part of the falls.

Distance:   10km (Approx.)

Accommodation:   Camping

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Friday 19th July 2024
Seventeen Mile Falls – Sandy Billabong

 

There’s something magical about setting off on the hike at dawn. The colours are alive and you can appreciate the specialness of the day as it comes alive.

We hike to Edith River Crossing for a late morning tea/early lunch. Drop the backpack, rest the feet or take a dip in the river to feel cool and refreshed.

Then it’s on toward Sandy Billabong – a wonderful, sandy campsite. With plenty of places to “perch” to see the abundant birdlife, or swim in the billabong.

Watch the reflections on the water as the afternoon passes.

Distance:  16km (Approx.)

Accommodation:   Camping

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Saturday 20th July 2024
Sandy Billabong – Edith Falls

 

It’s one last early start today as we make our way towards Sweetwater Pool where we stop for morning tea.

This is the most amazing place – with water and rockpools everywhere. There’s plenty of time for a dip, a rest and a final immersion in our surrounds.

It’s a bittersweet moment as we leave Sweetwater and hike the final 5km to Edith Falls and the end of our hike. Be sure to “high five” as you cross over the finish marker of the trail.

And just like that, we are there – the end of the trail and back at the Edith Falls kiosk where we enjoy a cold drink and lunch.

There’s time for a quick shower before our mid afternoon pick up and return to Darwin.

After checking in, we head out for our Traditional Celebration and Awards Dinner – one of the highlights of every Women’s Fitness Adventure.

Distance: 15km (Approx.)

Accommodation: Hotel, Twin share

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Sunday 21st July 2024
Darwin – Home

 

This morning we enjoy a final breakfast together and relive the memories of the week.

Depending on your flight times, there may be time for some quick shopping or sightseeing in Darwin before you go.

Or why not extend your stay a few days and stay on.

Meals: Breakfast

Here's What You Get

The Master Your Full Pack Hiking Adventure starts as soon as you book your place.

Depending on where you are at with your hiking fitness level, the first few months will be your base fitness building months.

The interactive online sessions AND more intense training begins in November 2023. The goal is to condition your body to train through the Summer heat, whilst carrying more than a standard daypack.

The Master Your Full Pack Hiking Program, will give you ALL the skills you need to successfully complete a full pack, multi day hiking adventure.

Specifically:
  • Personal Hiking Fitness Assessment
  • 6 Online Teaching Sessions & Live Q&A sessions
  • Personalised 5 month Hiking Fitness Training plan
  • Monthly Accountability Check ins
  • My First Full Pack Adventure Specific Resources – (Gear & equipment; How to pack; How to load, lift & more)
  • MFFPH (My First Full Pack Hike) Connection Hub with 24/7 access to your fellow adventurers

Our accommodation for this adventure is a mixture of hotels and camping and is ALL INCLUSIVE of the adventure.

There are 7 nights accommodation in total.

Our first night and last night in Darwin is in twin share 4 Star hotel accommodation, centrally located to all of Darwin’s attractions.

When we leave Darwin and head for the trail, it is here that we are CAMPING.

Our first night camping is at Nitmiluk Gorge on a private property and it is here that we can get our gear sorted for the adventure.

Then for the next 5 nights it is CAMPING on the trail.

Note we will endeavour to provide single tents where possible but is not guaranteed. Single supplement for hotel in Darwin may be available upon request, subject to availability.

From our Welcome Dinner in Darwin to our Final Awards Celebration Dinner and final day breakfast, you will be impressed and more than adequately filled with enough food for the entire adventure.

From arrival in Darwin to return to Darwin, all delicious food and snacks are included as specified in the itinerary.

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 on our final night, after completing the trail, is perfect way to recognise your HUGE achievement and to end the adventure.

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners and all delicious snacks on the trail.

Transfers from Darwin to Nitmiluk National Park and return are included.

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

Your experienced Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W. Leader is with you all the way.

From the moment you arrive in Darwin, until the time of your return, your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader will be your ultimate fan and support.

Your C.R.E.W. Leader is fully trained in Remote Area First Aid and is your first point of call once you are on the adventure

In addition to your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader, we also have TWO Professional Hiking Guides, with many years of experience on the trail.

This makes the ratio of leaders/guides to participants at 1:3, a fabulous ratio designed to ensure your adventure is a success.

Within a few weeks of your booking being confirmed, you will have access to your Gear and Packing list.

By sticking to the list, you will be well prepared for the Jatbula Trail Adventure.

Each day you will be required to carry your own full pack.

If you are new to adventures and do not have the gear, we recommend you watch the Masterclasses on topics such as boots, backpacks and raincoats.

Additionally, make contact with us via the Facebook Group or by contacting the office.

Your membership gives you access to a discount with our Adventure Store partner based in Brisbane. This generous discount is available for use in store, online or over the phone – so can be accessed wherever you live.

Your C.R.E.W Leaders are carrying Emergency Communications Equipment and a group first aid kit.

Our My First Full Pack Hike & Training Program Jatbula Trail NT Fitness Adventures comes complete with its very own private Facebook Group.

This is designed specifically for maximum interaction and communication to ensure you never miss a moment in the lead up.

Additionally there are online meetings designed to bring the group together, check in on your training and provide any updates.

Here's Why You'll Love This...

Safety is our number one priority. Your C.R.E.W. Leader is fully trained in Remote Area First Aid and holds current CPR Qualifications.

Our local hiking guide is fully first aid trained.

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

In the event of extreme weather conditions or conditions beyond our control, 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.

Our local and professional Hiking Guides have extensive knowledge of The Jatbula Trail and will readily share stories, tales and folklore.

Learn about the history of the trail, the National Park and the meaning behind the rock art – where every step is a life lesson in history, geography or perhaps art.

Our guide, along with your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader, who is there to support YOU, will ensure that you leave with a greater appreciation of the Australian Outback, the Northern Territory and many priceless memories.

These elements, along with our amazing C.R.E.W make our  multi day hikes transformational. Some kind of “magic” happens with the group.

From the moment you book on to the My First Full Pack Hike & Training Program Jatbula Trail NT, you will begin to make new friends. It all starts with the training.

Our adventurers tell us that they love the opportunities of meeting others before the adventure in the Private Closed Facebook Group or in person at training.

Many of our members have gone on to become great friends. You can read some of the friendship stories by clicking here.

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

Here is what our members had to say…

“It’s about a group of like minded women who provide amazing support for me to work on my physical and mental health”. Narelle 

“It’s hard to describe the highlight 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

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

This is a MODERATE to CHALLENGING multi day adventure.

An ABOVE AVERAGE level of fitness is required.

What this means is:

  • Body strength is required to carry your own backpack of up to 17km for 10-16km/day over 5 consecutive days.
  • Endurance to carry your weighted pack of up to 17kg over long distances, varied terrain and in the heat of the Northern Territory
  • A high level of Cardio Fitness. Whilst the track is undulating, there are hills and combined with the added weight of your pack, you do require extra cardio fitness & stamina.
  • Body Balance & Mobility. The trails are a combination of sand, gravel and rocky at times. There is rockhopping at various stages, with your pack on. Strong levels of balance are needed.
  • Mental Toughness. The weather will be up to 30 degrees during the day. Whilst we hike in the morning, good concentration & focus are important as is keeping a cheerful disposition.
  • Good Health – if you have any knee/back niggles, please consult your health professional BEFORE committing.

Adventure Grading Challenging

Frequently Asked Questions

The Jatbula Trail Hiking Adventure is a FULL PACK adventure.

This means that we are self sufficient and we must carry ALL of what we need for the entire trek. We anticipate that your backpack will weigh up to approximately 17kg (give or take).

The My First Full Pack program will take you through all of the information you need to ensure you have the right gear to successfully complete the adventure. 

If you do not have the gear, please hold off until the program starts so that you can buy or borrow the RIGHT gear the first time- saving you time and money.

By sticking to the list, you will be well prepared for My First Full Pack Hike & Training Program Jatbula Trail NT Adventure.

Fitness Table Challenging Adventures

If you are unsure as to your current fitness level please use this handy resource: How to find your hiking fitness level

Central Australian weather is predictable at this time of year. Days are warm – low to mid 30’s and the nights generally mild. However clear open skies can cool the evenings down.

It is important to come along with an open mind ready for an awesome experience whatever the weather, whoever the group. Weather can sometimes be unpredictable.

In the event of extreme weather conditions and other factors beyond our control, 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.

The following items are INCLUDED as part of the adventure component of the program.

  • All transfers that form part of the daily activities whilst on the adventure
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners and all delicious snacks on the trail
  • 2 nights accommodation – twin share in hotel style accommodation while in Darwin
  • 5 nights tent share accommodation while on the trail, including one night at a private property campsite pre trail
  • Tent and fly, sleeping bags, sleeping mat (if needed)
  • Nitmiluk Gorge sightseeing boat cruise
  • Two local Qualified Hiking Guides
  • One Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader
  • All necessary National Park permits and licences
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Comprehensive First Aid kit and emergency communications equipment
  • Private and exclusive Facebook Group for this adventure

The following items are NOT INCLUDED as part of the adventure

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Transfers other than specified
  • Alcohol
  • Airfares and/or transfers to and from the starting point
  • Souvenirs, gifts
  • Meals & food not specified on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees unless specified

My First Full Pack Hike & Training Program Jatbula Trail 14th – 21st July 2024

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 payment of 35% 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

(35% non-refundable payment)

$1750

(35% non-refundable payment)

December 15th 2023 $2500
May 3rd 2024 $749

 

Cancellation Policy

 

Notification Received by

Women’s Fitness Adventures

Cancellation Charge
Before December 15th 2023 Total loss of initial payment
Between December 15th 2023 & May 3rd 2024 85% of full adventure cost
Between & Including

May 3rd 2024 & 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

(35% non-refundable payment)

$1995

(35% non-refundable payment)

December 15th 2023 $2850
May 3rd 2024 $854

 

Cancellation Policy

 

Notification Received by

Women’s Fitness Adventures

Cancellation Charge
Before December 15th 2023 Total loss of initial payment
Between December 15th 2023 & May 3rd 2024 85% of full adventure cost
Between & Including

May 3rd 2024 & 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.

 

The My First Full Pack Hike & Training Program Jatbula Trail NT

The training program sessions are delivered ONLINE once a month  so that you can meet and interact with your fellow C.R.E.W wherever you live.

Supporting the monthly interactive online sessions is your C.R.E.W Leader, who will provide you with the tools, encouragement and motivation to have you successfully complete your first full pack hike.

 

Specifically there are:

  • Personal Hiking Fitness Assessment
  • 6 Online Teaching Sessions & Live Q&A sessions
  • Personalised 5 month Hiking Fitness Training plan
  • Monthly Accountability Check ins
  • Access to exclusive My First Full Pack Adventure Specific Resources Page on the website (Gear & equipment; How to pack; How to load, lift & more)
  • MFFPH (My First Full Pack Hike) Connection Hub with 24/7 access to your fellow adventurers

Whilst the online sessions WILL be recorded, it is highly preferable that you attend in person.

 

As well as ALL the online training, there is a real, in person adventure that we are working towards – our Jatbula Trail Adventure.  Our meeting point is Darwin on Sunday 14th July 2024 and from the moment we arrive until our departure on Sunday 21st July 2024 everything listed below is included.

That means:

  • All of the training components listed above
  • All transfers that form part of the adventure
  • All necessary permits and park transfer fees
  • Two nights twin share, hotel style  accommodation in Darwin (one night pre-adventure and one night post-adventure) 
  • Five nights camping
  • All meals and snacks on the trail 
  • Pre-Adventure Welcome Dinner & End of Adventure Celebration Dinner in Darwin.
  • Nitmiluk Gorge sightseeing boat cruise
  • Tent and fly, sleeping bag, and sleeping mat (if required)
  • Local Specialist Hiking Guides qualified in Wilderness First Aid
  • Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader

A requirement of participation in the program is that you agree to the following:

  • That you are an active participant in the program including in the Connection Hub/Facebook group and to the online meetings. This requires that you give input and feedback on the program, and record your journey along the way.
  • That you will stick with the program for its entirety
  • That you agree to share your story along the way, including photos, videos and your successes. This will be directed by Women’s Fitness Adventures
  • That you respect the Privacy of your fellow participants.

 

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 amendment,  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.
  • Please ensure you have cancellation and amendment coverage.
  • Please ensure that you have Covid coverage 
  • If using your credit card insurance, please check the terms and conditions on this before booking with us and provide us with a copy of your credit card insurance policy.

 

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

  • Hiking equipment not specified that you need for the adventure. 
  • 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.

 

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 9 trekkers for My First Full Pack Hike & Training Program Jatbula Trail NT. 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 Proof of Vaccination

Certain Australian states,  Countries and Principals require that travelers 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 traveling to with respect to any health requirements.

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.

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.

 

The personal information you are providing is true and correct at the time you are providing it to us. You will notify us with any changes and keep it updated on a regular basis while you are using our Services. You can access your personal information by request at any time.

 

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 use all reasonable means to protect the confidentiality of your health, medical and other personal information (together ‘Personal Data’) while in our possession or control. For full information on how we protect your Personal Data, please see our Privacy Policy on our website.

 

In order to preserve the group’s safety, if you do not answer the above truthfully and correctly, or otherwise act in a way that neglects group safety you may be asked to leave the adventure at your own expense.

 

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.

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.

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