The Great Ocean Road Fitness Adventure - 10 Year Anniversary Hike 4th - 11th May 2024

LOCATION Victoria
Start Date 6:00am, Sat, 4th May 2024
Duration 8 Days
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Description

The Great Ocean Road Fitness Adventure.

10 year Anniversary special

8 days, 7 nights

A momentous journey began a decade ago when eleven women embarked on the iconic 96km Great Ocean Walk (GOW), laying the foundation for Women’s Fitness Adventures. Now, we’re going back to where it all started – to the very same dates and location – and we’d love you to join us!

This time, we’re turning up the excitement and joy even more, adding extra surprises and celebrations along the way. With our unwavering Adventure Partners, we’ve planned an unforgettable adventure that surpasses our standard Great Ocean Road Hike. Prepare to be awe-struck by breathtaking coastal views, enchanted by coastal forests, beautiful beaches and serenaded by the rhythm of the Southern Ocean constantly by our side. Along the 96km trail, we’ll celebrate the memories of the past decade and create new ones to cherish for years to come.

Join our Founder, Yvonne and hike alongside her, sharing stories and basking in the warmth of the Women’s Fitness Adventures community. This isn’t just a hike; it’s a celebration of ten remarkable years – a testament to the spirit of women’s empowerment, friendship, and the joy of exploration.So, lace up your hiking boots, let your spirit soar, and let’s make this 10-year anniversary adventure a journey to remember forever. Reserve your spot now, and let’s embark on a grand adventure together on the Great Ocean Walk!

We’ve graded the adventure as MODERATE. 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

Saturday 4th May 2024
Melbourne Airport – Apollo Bay 

 

Our adventure starts when we assemble at Melbourne Airport ready for our Private Transfer to Apollo Bay.

This bus ride is a great way to finally meet your fellow adventurers in person.

Once we arrive and check in, there’s some time to take a wander the seaside village of Apollo Bay.

Tonight we enjoy a special 10 year Anniversary Welcome Dinner .

Accommodation:  Hotel, Twin share

Meals: Dinner

Sunday 5th May 2024
Hike Shelley Beach – Apollo Bay

 

This morning we can linger over a cafe breakfast and coffee and have a briefing for the day.

Then it’s time to collect our freshly packed lunch (YUM-O) for 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 koalas and black wallabies who inhabit this area, before ending up in Apollo Bay for our transfer to our evening accommodation.

Distance:   8km / 3 hour

Accommodation: Cabin based, Twin or triple share

Meals:  Breakfast | Lunch  | Dinner

Monday 6th May 2024
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 or triple share

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Tuesday 7th May 2024
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 (dependant on opening hours) 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 continue hiking along the cliff tops with spectacular views to meet our transfer at Aire River Campground.

Distance: 16.5 kilometres / 7 hours (approx.)

Accommodation: Cabin based, Twin or triple share

Meals:  Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Wednesday 8th May 2024
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 (approx.)

Accommodation:  Cabin based, Twin share

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Thursday 9th May 2024
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 (approx.)

Accommodation: Cabin based, Twin share

Meals:  Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Friday 10th May 2024
The Gables – The Twelve Apostles

 

Today is our last day and we start our hike through the Sheoak trees.

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 (approx.)

Accommodation:  Motel based, Twin share

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Saturday 11th June 2024
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

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 7 nights in twin / triple share, cabin style or motel accommodation.

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

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.

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

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

From the moment you arrive in Melbourne (or if you are travelling there together) until the time you leave she 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.

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 Great Ocean Road Fitness Adventure

Each day you will be required to carry your own day 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 Great Ocean Road 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 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

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.

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.

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

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

Our adventurers tell us that they love the opportunities of meeting others before the adventure in the 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…

” 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, Great Ocean Road Hike

“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

This is a MODERATE multi day adventure.

As the Great Ocean Road is an oceanside location much of our hiking involves hills as we navigate around headlands and gullies.

MODERATE level of fitness is required.

What this means is:

  • There are consecutive days hiking where we are out “all day”, so having a good level of endurance (the ability to be out hiking all day) is necessary
  • The hiking consists of hills, and paths that are  uneven underfoot. You need good balance & stability.
  • A good level of cardio fitness is required – so being able to recover your breath after hiking hills; hiking up hills / stairs without stopping.
  • Strength in your legs is required so that you can handle the distance over time.
  • You will need to keep an average pace of 4km/hour over each and every day for the duration of the hikes.

Moderate Fitness Grading

The Great Ocean Road Fitness Adventure is graded MODERATE.

The hiking is moderate with daily hikes ranging from 10 – 20km

The terrain is undulating and it continually is either ascending or descending.

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

As soon as you book into the Great Ocean Road Fitness Adventure you can get started with training.

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

Here’s what you get:

  • A FOUR MONTH hike training plan relevant to your adventure.
  • A structured ONLINE Adventure Meeting that covers fitness motivation, gear & equipment, logistics and more. AND introduces you to the rest of the group.
  • Access to the closed Great Ocean Road Fitness Adventure Facebook Group – which provides your fitness accountability.

Your ONLINE training program has been developed by Women’s Fitness Adventures, based on years of experience and qualifications in both the fitness industry and hiking in the outdoors.

By following (that is “doing”) our training programs and actively moving “toward” your adventure you will become Adventure Ready.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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 / rain pants, warm top, 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.

Moderate Fitness Table

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

 

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.  Coastal Victoria weather can be unpredictable, storms can arise quickly and heavy rain can fall at any time of the year.

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

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

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 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
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners and all delicious snacks on the trail
  • Nightly accommodation – twin or triple 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
  • Hike Training Plan

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

Great Ocean Road Fitness Adventure 4th – 11th May 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)

$1575

(35% non-refundable payment)

November 13th 2023  $2250
February 23rd 2024 $674

 

Cancellation Policy

 

Notification Received by

Women’s Fitness Adventures

Cancellation Charge
Before November 13th 2023 Total loss of initial payment
Between November 13th 2023 & February 23rd 2024 85% of full adventure cost
Between & Including

February 23rd 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)

$1750

(35% non-refundable payment)

November 13th 2023  $2500
February 23rd 2024 $749

 

Cancellation Policy

 

Notification Received by

Women’s Fitness Adventures

Cancellation Charge
Before November 13th 2023 Total loss of initial payment
Between November 13th 2023 & February 23rd 2024 85% of full adventure cost
Between & Including

February 23rd 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.

 

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 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 10 trekkers for The Great Ocean Road Fitness Adventure – 10 Year Anniversary Hike. 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

  • For this adventure, once in country, we use either foot or public transport as our mode of movement.
  • 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 Eco Certified businesses who follow the same eco philosophies
  • Our adventures have all the applicable National Park permits and licenses to operate (or International equivalents)
  • 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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