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LOCATION

New Zealand

START DATE

6:00am, Mon, 27th March 2023

No. of Days

Multi Day

Fitness Level

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New Zealand Southern Lakes Fitness Adventure

8 days, 7 nights

 

This adventure has it all!

Combining the key icons of New Zealand’s Southern Island we have created an adventure that combines outdoor activities, beautiful scenery and an escape into another world. We do hope you will join Women’s Fitness Adventures for this incredible adventure. With a combination of hikingbiking and optional Stand Up Paddle Boarding, all in the comfort of cabin accommodation, you have the opportunity to spread your wings and try new outdoor activities.

Our adventure captures hiking to Sealy Tarns for impressive views of Hooker Lake and Aoraki/Mt Cook. We stay at the Mt Cook Village where we will will enjoy majestic views of the Southern Alps. Enjoy the isolation of nature and experience hiking the Ohau Ranges. We immerse ourselves in this majestic alpine environment for views over Lake Ohau.

We also experience the walkers paradise of Aspiring National Park, a classic New Zealand hike as you travel through a working farm to find yourself dwarfed by towering mountains and glaciers. This non vehicle area gives us the chance to don the full pack for one night as we hike into Aspiring Hut passing Rob Roy Glacier. We end our adventure in Queenstown – a picturesque city indeed.

We’e graded this adventure as MODERATE due to the track surfaces and river crossings, altitude gains and daily physical activity. You can find more details in our “Fitness Level Required” section in the FAQ. We do hope you will join Women’s Fitness Adventures on this exciting fitness adventure to New Zealand’s South Island.  The support, encouragement and friendship formed with the other like minded women on the trail will ensure a fabulous adventure with priceless memories and treasured moments.

This adventure will fill quickly – don’t delay. Secure your place today with a 25% deposit. For more details see the full Booking Terms and Conditions in the FAQ section. 

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Monday 27th March 2023
Arrival day into Christchurch

 

Arrive into Christchurch in your own time or travel with your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader. Spend some time getting to know this beautiful city before our C.R.E.W Welcome Dinner this evening.

Accommodation:    Hotel, Twin share

Meals:  Dinner, Welcome Drinks

Tuesday 28th March 2023
Christchurch – Mt Cook National Park

 

This morning we drive south to Lake Tekapo, famous for its stunning turquoise waters and the quaint Church of the Good Shepherd, perched daintily by the lake. Stop off enroute, stretch the legs and prepare for the first hike of the trip on Mt John.

We hike up through wilding conifers and tussock grasslands to the summit of Mt John and revel in the 360-degree views of the Patagonia-like landscape. The sweeping Mackenzie Basin is a sparsely populated region with tawny-brown drylands, braided riverbeds and startling glacial lakes extending to the horizon.

We arrive at Mt Cook Village in the late afternoon where we relax and enjoy the breath taking views of NZ’s highest mountain , Aoraki/Mt Cook at 3724 metres.

We spend the next two nights in the heart of the Southern Alps surrounded by that special kind of silence that only big mountains can command.

Accommodation:    Multi-share group lodge

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Distance: 7 km/6 hours hiking

Wednesday 29th March 2023.
Mt Cook

Today is a day of rewards! The hike to Sealy Tarns and onto Mueller Ridge provides more and more stunning views with every step.

Just when you think you have taken the most impressive photo possible of the Hooker Valley and Mt Cook Range you will be rewarded with the mirror reflections of the peaks in the glorious Sealy Tarns.

Take time to rest at the tarns and absorb the impressive peaks and valleys. This is the perfect opportunity for those that still have a spring in their step after the climb to continue with the guide onto Mueller Ridge.

From here the vista encompasses the Mueller Glacier and Mt Sefton. As we return to the village by the same route, those that continued to the ridge will meet up again with those who stayed on at the tarns, for the descent.

There is time in the afternoon to relax at the lodge or visit the Information Centre. This is a great place to be inspired by the courageous stories of pioneering mountaineers and to learn about the park’s natural history.

We then spend a second night in the heart of the Southern Alps.

If we are lucky we will see the summit of Aoraki/Mt Cook turn from white to pink as it catches the last of the sun’s rays.

Accommodation: Multi-share group lodge.

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner.

Distance: 6-8km/6 hours hiking

Thursday 30th March 2023
Mt Cook – Lake Ohau

 

After breakfast, we continue our journey south to make the most of the outdoor opportunities on offer.

We drive to nearby Twizel and get fitted out with bikes to ride a section of the impressive Alps to Ocean.

We will cycle along the quiet canal roads before crossing the Lake Ohau weir and weaving our way around the lake on a purpose-built cycle track.

The views are amazing and there will be plenty of time to stop, take photos and admire the mountains and the amazing blue of the glacially fed Lake Ohau.

We leave the bikes at a local lodge and reunite with our vehicle, enjoy our lunch before heading off on the afternoon hike.

We leave the vehicle and head into the hills for an adventure loop further up the valley on to the North Temple Track. The track ends at an impressive cirque basin.

Dinner is at the Lodge tonight.

Accommodation: Lodge Style: Twin share

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner.

Distance: 38km/3 hours biking, 3 hours hiking

Friday 31st March 2023
Lake Ohau – Wanaka  

 

After a filling breakfast at Ohau Lodge we hike for a couple of hours through the beech forest beside the mountain stream of Freehold Creek, to an area just below the tree line.

For the keen, and if the if weather is behaving, we can ascend above the tree line into a brilliant alpine basin, home to a variety of native alpine plants including the Mt Cook Lily (Ranunculus lyalli), the world’s largest buttercup.

It is a “there and back” hike so we go as far as the team feels like hiking. Once back on the road we head towards our comfy bed and civilisation for the night.

On arrival in Wanaka we will enjoy a late afternoon tea next to the crystal-clear waters of Lake Wanaka.

This is the ideal opportunity to look at the weather forecast and decide what time is best to book the Stand-Up Paddle Boarding from the lakeshore; this evening or first thing in the morning.

Accommodation: Multi-share group lodge.

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner.

Distance: 14km/7 hours hiking

Saturday 1st April 2023

Wanaka to Mt Aspiring Hut

 

This morning we pack our overnight backpacks and drive around Lake Wanaka and up the Matukituki Valley to the start of our hike in the walkers’ paradise of Mt Aspiring National Park.

The hike to Aspiring Hut is unforgettable with views of high glaciated mountains and ice carved valleys. Depending on the weather, we may make the side hike up to Rob Roy Glacier today.

Accommodation: Aspiring Hut, multi-share group style.

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner.

Distance: 8km/2-3 hours hiking

Sunday 2nd April 2023

Mt Aspiring to Queenstown

 

On the last day of our adventure, we can walk to the viewpoint of Rob Roy Glacier if we did not do this yesterday.

As we reach the treeline the beech forest gives way to alpine vegetation. The hanging glaciers beneath Mt Rob Roy are spectacular. The glacier is active and you may be able to hear and see avalanches from this safe viewing point.

The cheeky alpine kea may also join us for a little light entertainment – do not leave any gear unattended!

On the return walk to the vehicle, we will meander alongside the Rob Roy Stream and take in the beautiful waterfalls dotted along the track.

Enjoy the remarkable drive over the Crown Range. From the summit, there are breath-taking views across the Wakatipu Basin and lakes.

We continue the drive into Queenstown – New Zealand’s Adventure Capital with a possible short stop at the historic town of Arrowtown to check out the stunning Autumn colours.

Tonight we have our Traditional Women’s Fitness Adventures  Awards Evening, to celebrate a wonderful week of adventure.

Accommodation: Hotel, Twin share

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Distance: 14km/5-6 hours hiking

Monday 3rd April 2023

 

Departure day today. After a hearty breakfast, the day is yours until your chosen departure time. If choosing to travel with your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader, your airport transfers to Queenstown Airport are included.

Meals: Breakfast

Here's What You Get

ACCOMMODATION

Our first night is in hotel accommodation in Christchurch (twin share)

2 nights Lodge style Accommodation (multi share) in Mt Cook National Park (sleeping bag required and can be hired needed or BYO)

1 night lodge style accommodation – Lake Ohau

1 night hotel accommodation – Wanaka

1 night in Aspiring Hut (lodge style – multi share)

1 nights hotel accommodation – Queenstown

*note accommodation is indicative only and may vary from image shown depending on our accom style of cabin, hotel or hiking hut.

Note that the dormitory style accommodation may be shared with persons NOT within our group.

MEALS

From your Welcome Dinner in Christchurch to our final Awards Celebration Dinner in Queenstown, you will be impressed and more than adequately filled with the food.

8 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 8 dinners

All delicious snacks on the trail

TRAVEL AND TRANSFERS

Airport transfers are included if arriving into Christchurch around the same time as your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader

Return transport to Queenstown Airport on day of departure if leaving at the same time as your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader.

All other transfers that form part of your adventure and are included.

YOUR LEADERS

From the moment you land in Christchurch (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 Leader is with you every step of the way.

Assisting your Women’s Fitness Adventures guide is One Professional Outdoor Guide with comprehensive knowledge of the local history, flora and fauna. Our guides have many years of experience in the region and in trekking.

Our guides and our adventure are NZ Department of Conservation Approved

Our goal is to deliver you a world class adventure on the scenic South Island of New Zealand

GEAR AND EQUIPMENT

Sleeping bags are required where marked on the itinerary. You are welcome to bring your own or we can arrange for you to hire one.

Bicycles and Helmets for our cycling adventure are included and will be fitted for this section of the adventure.

Emergency communications and group first aid kit are carried at all times.

A full gear list will be provided shortly after your booking is confirmed.

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 our adventures – short and long.

Consumables

  • We encourage ” no plastics” so bring refillable water bottles, reusable cups and cutlery where applicable and using lunchboxes where plastic can be minimised.
  • It’s a ” leave no trace” principle, where all food scraps, toilet waste and rubbish items are carried out.
  • We are committed to reducing paper waste inside our organisation and have 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 in order to understand and appreciate the minimal impact approach.

Accommodation & Adventure Partners

  • Where possible we partner with 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 & licences 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 businesses – 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.

Our local hiking guide is fully first aid and CPR trained.

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 adventure, travel and meal requirements.

KNOWLEDGE

Our local guide for this adventure has grown up in the area, written numerous books on plants and wildlife and is fluent in local flora and fauna. What our guide doesn’t know about the area isn’t worth knowing.

We support and engage local business where possible, so you leave with with a greater understanding of this amazing part of Queensland.

Our C.R.E.W Leader brings with her an extensive knowledge in training women for multi day hikes.

Your leader has also hiked many of the world’s great trails and know what the sense of achievement is like.

FITNESS TRAINING

A comprehensive 3 month training program is included as part of your adventure.

This will be made available to you approximately 4 months prior to your adventure departure.

We’ve got you covered with the Fitness and Training.

You may be thinking…

“I want to go, but can’t make time for training”

“I want to go but will I be fit enough?”

“I really want to be part of this but don’t know where to start”

One thing ALL of our past C.R.E.W. Adventurers have said is:

“do the training, follow the plan and you will LOVE your adventure even more”

Our training plans have been developed with YOU in mind, based on:

  • the latest research
  • 15 years of working with women in the health and fitness space, both as a Personal Trainer and a Certified Weight Loss coach
  • the cumulative effect of hundreds of kilometres and hours on the trailsAND
  • feedback from our C.R.E.W Members

Your Training Program has been designed by women, for women and consist of the following components:

  • FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT – helping you strengthen the muscles that support and preserve the joints
  • CARDIO BOOSTING – designed to safely elevate the heart rate to ensure that every training session you do will build on the last one.
  • ENDURANCE TRAINING – building time on your legs so you can manage the 5-6 hours of hiking day after day.

FRIENDSHIP

From the moment you book on to the NZ Southern Lakes Fitness 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 (online or in person)

Once your payment is confirmed and your booking forms complete, 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 

“Sisterhood” Anne

“Friendship, fun and camaraderie” Michelle

 

PRICELESS MEMORIES

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

Here is what our members had to say about our recent adventures.

“Thank you for providing this amazing experience through WFA. Your foresight, planning and organising skills, attention to detail and care and concern for every participant is exceptional. You, along with our guide and all the crew ladies made this adventure an unforgettable experience for all the right reasons”  Jane July 2022

 “The companionship within the group made this a most wonderful, awesome, amazing adventure which I will talk about forever”. Margaret, July 2022

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What you carry

    On the New Zealand Southern Lakes Adventure your hike will consist of mainly day pack hiking. The weight in your pack is approximately 6-8kg (personal items, clothing, water, snacks, camera, raincoat etc) On days 6 and 7, when completing the trek to Aspiring Hut, you will need to carry all your personal equipment in a full backpack (these will be provided).

    The weight of this may be up to 15kg. This includes sleeping bag, along with a few personal items, clothing and your share of the group food. Depending on personal gear and toiletries, the average pack weight should be 12-15kg. A comprehensive gear list will be supplied to you.

    Large backpacks can be hired should you not have your own.

  • Fitness Level Required

    What level of fitness do I need?

    This adventure is graded as MODERATE for the following reasons

    • There is an average of 4-5 hours of physical activity per day (mainly hiking)
    • You are required to carry a pack weight of 10-12kg on our Aspiring Hut day. Other days will be 6-8kg. Please see the “what you carry” tab for more details on daily pack weight.
    • There will be altitude gains of up to 800m per day
    • There are uneven track surfaces
    • Agility to navigate uneven surfaces, step up over rocks, logs etc is required.
    • The terrain is mostly tracks – which can be slippery at times.
    • There is some off track hiking and river crossings.

     

    Designed by women, for women, the benefits of our training plan spill over into everyday life and consist of the following components:

    • FUNCTIONAL – helping you strengthen the muscles that support the joints. This has benefits not only for your multi day hike, but for life in general.
    • CARDIO BOOSTING – designed to elevate the heart rate in a safe way, ensuring that every training session you do will make you better than the last one
    • ENDURANCE – nothing substitutes for time on your legs. So we have designed it that way – to work in with you and your lifestyle.
  • Weather

    It is important to come along with an open mind ready for an awesome experience whatever the weather, whoever the group. It is very important you bring the right gear for the conditions.  New Zealand weather can be unpredictable, storms can arise very quickly and heavy rain can fall at any time of the year. A comprehensive gear list will be provided once we have secured your booking.

    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. The itinerary is also subject to change with any change in community regulations as well as governmental changes and natural circumstances beyond our control.

  • Booking Terms & Conditions

    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)

    $1238

    (25% non-refundable deposit)

    November 9th 2022 $2474
    January 12th 2023 $1238

     

    Cancellation Policy

     

    Notification Received by

    Women’s Fitness Adventures

    Cancellation Charge
    Before November 9th 2022 Total loss of deposit
    Between November 9th & January 12th 2023 75% of full adventure cost
    Between & Including

    January 12th 2023  & 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)

    $1305

    (25% non-refundable deposit)

    November 9th 2022 $2609
    January 12th 2023 $1305

     

    Cancellation Policy

     

    Notification Received by

    Women’s Fitness Adventures

    Cancellation Charge
    Before November 9th 2022 Total loss of deposit
    Between November 9th & January 12th 2023 75% of full adventure cost
    Between & Including

    January 12th 2023  & 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 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

    • Airfares/transport to meeting point for adventure
    • Meals and food not specified in the itinerary
    • Sleeping bag and tent
    • Alcohol
    • Tips and Gratuities
    • Souvenirs or items of a personal nature
    • Items not specified on itinerary
    • Travel Insurance
    • Vaccinations and medical expenses
    • Transfers other than specified
    • Entrance Fees unless specified
    • Hotel taxes where applicable.

     

    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 8 trekkers for the New Zealand Southern Lakes 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.

     

    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 yourPersonal 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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    The following items are INCLUDED as part of the adventure

    • Transfers from Christchurch airport to our private accommodation and return to Queenstown Airport.
    • All transfers that form part of the daily activities whilst on the adventure
    • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners as per the itinerary as well as snacks on the trail.
    • Nightly accommodation – twin share in hotel, lodges or huts.
    • Your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader
    • Professional, local hiking guide
    • 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

    • Sleeping bag, personal Gear & Equipment (including full pack for Aspiring Hut)
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Travel Insurance
    • Transfers other than specified
    • Alcohol
    • Airfares or travel/transport to NZ and return
    • Souvenirs, gifts
    • Meals & food not specified on the itinerary
    • Entrance fees unless specified

Here Is What Other Women Say About Our Adventures

For me, it’s the small group which allows us to get to know one another and the hike on day two was so wonderful – the ocean and cliffs, and then a real trek through everything in the Park – such a varied and interesting hike. Loved it and another one I’d do all over again. Oh, and waking up to the sunrise over the ocean…..

Maree, May 2022

It was such an amazing adventure . There aren’t enough words to thank you Yvonne for all the training ,encouragement and the organisation of such an event and to all for the laughs and chats as we walked along.

The comments I received this morning were that my smile preceded me and I couldn’t wait to tell anyone who asked “how was my week”

Jennine May 2022