Terms & Conditions

FULL BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

FOR INDIVIDUAL TRAVELLERS (LESS THAN 10 ROOMS OR GUESTS TRAVELLING TOGETHER)

Effective for travel dates from 1 April 2012

 For more information and bookings, please phone Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia Pty Ltd ABN 82 146 482 591 (Voyages) on +61 2 8296 8010 or 1300 134 044 (in respect of accommodation, commercial flights, car hire, travel insurance and day touring) to speak with a Travel Specialist. Any maps featured in the Home Valley Station and Voyages brochures, advertisements and websites are not to scale and should be used as a guide only.

Members of the public booking directly with Voyages: In contracting to provide accommodation and/or arrange flights, day tours, car hire or travel insurance for you, Voyages does so strictly upon these Booking Terms & Conditions. These Booking Terms and Conditions are set out on Voyages Website at www.voyages.com.au/terms/.  By booking directly through Voyages, you warrant and agree that you have read these Booking Terms & Conditions and Conditions of Carriage and agree to be bound by them.

Members of the public booking through a third party:  Where you have booked through a third party i.e. someone other than Voyages such as a wholesaler or travel retailer, your contractual relationship is with that third party and not with Voyages and you should contact that third party regarding the terms and conditions upon which the accommodation, flights, day tours, care hire or travel insurance are provided.

Trade Wholesaler or Retailers: Where you are contracting with Voyages to provide accommodation and/or tours or transfers for a client of yours, then the accommodation and/or tours or transfers are provided to you upon the terms and conditions contained in your Booking Contract.

GENERAL

  1. Home Valley Station accommodation and tours in the Home Valley Station and  Voyages brochures, advertisements and websites are conducted, provided or organised (as applicable) by  Voyages.
  2. These terms and conditions apply to all tours, transfers and accommodation in the Home Valley Station and Voyages brochures, advertisements and websites. By making a booking for a tour, transfer or for accommodation, participants warrant that they have read these terms and conditions and agree to be bound by them and all other terms and conditions referred to in the  Voyages brochures, advertisements and websites and these terms and conditions or as notified to them from time to time.  If the booking is made through a third party, the terms and conditions of that third party also apply.  Participants acknowledge that these booking terms and conditions prevail and take precedence to the extent of any inconsistency between them and any other communication (written or oral) between Voyages and the participant.
  3. Voyages, its employees, tour operators and agents for the relevant transportation carrier, hotel, ground operator, and any other supplier of services connected with tours (other providers) shall not be liable for, and the participant releases each of them from, any claim arising from:-

(a)          any damage to, or loss of, property or injury or death of persons occasioned directly or indirectly by an act or omission of any other provider howsoever caused, including but not limited to, any damage, loss, injury or death caused or contributed to by any defect in any aircraft, watercraft, or vehicle operated or provided by such other provider;

(b)          any loss or damage due to delay, cancellation or disruption howsoever caused, including but not limited to loss or damage caused by laws, regulations, acts or failures to act, demands, orders, interpositions of any government or agent thereof, acts of God, strikes, fire, flood, inclement weather, war, rebellion, terrorism, insurrection, sickness, quarantine, epidemics, theft, or any other cause in the nature of a force majeure;

(c)           any cancellation penalty of a transportation carrier or a tour operator incurred by the purchase of a non-refundable ticket; or

(d)          any loss of, damage to, or delay in receiving any participant’s baggage or personal effects during a journey, such items at all times being the sole responsibility of the participant, whether or not such loss and damage was caused or contributed to by the negligence of  Voyages or any other provider.

  1. Travel insurance and trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended and advised.
  2. Tours, transfers and accommodation are subject to availability.
  3. Home Valley Station room photographs and illustrations are representative only and actual rooms occupied may vary in furnishings and inclusions.  Photographs and illustrations of places in geographic areas do not necessarily reflect your location or services to be provided.
  4. Any information or advice given by Voyages (including fact sheets) regarding climate, clothing, baggage, special equipment, etc. is purely advisory, provided as a courtesy to the Participant, and Voyages is not responsible for any errors or omissions as to the information provided.
  5. The terms and conditions are governed by the laws of New South Wales and the participants agree that the Courts of New South Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any matter arising in relation to these terms and conditions.
  6. If a Court finds that any part of these terms and conditions is invalid, that invalid part shall be severed from the remaining terms and conditions so as to preserve the validity of the remaining terms and conditions.
  7. If the booking is for accommodation, the specific terms and conditions in Part A apply.  If the booking is for a tour or transfer, the specific terms and conditions in Part B apply.
  8. Voyages are committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of personal information.  Please click here to view our Privacy Policy http://www.voyages.com.au/terms/privacy-policy/

FORCE MAJEURE EVENT

  1. Subject to clause 3 above, if there is a force majeure event which affects the participant’s booked accommodation, dining, tour or transfer at a  Voyages destination, then  Voyages will notify the participant of its projected consequence and an estimate of the length of time over which it will prevail and may at its option offer the participant either:

(a)          alternative accommodation at other Voyages or non-Voyages accommodation which is as good as or superior to that which has been booked; or

(b)          alternative tour, dining or transfer option with other Voyages or non-Voyages operations; or

(c)           refund or credit with Voyages which may be used at the same Voyages outlet within a 12 month period from the date of issue.

PRICING & PAYMENT TERMS

  1. (a)     Unless specifically stated in the Home Valley Station and Voyages brochures, advertisements and websites, all prices are quoted in Australian dollars and include GST but otherwise exclude any charges/taxes imposed by third parties. 

(b)          Prices in any Home Valley Station or Voyages brochure should be used as a guide only and will vary depending upon seasonality.  Prices should be confirmed with your Voyages Travel Specialist prior to booking.

(c)           The prices are based on charges and tariffs existing as at the date of publication and are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, exchange rate fluctuations or changes to the prices charged by designated tour operators and other providers.  While Voyages will do everything reasonably possible to maintain the listed prices, Voyages reserves the right to levy a surcharge, notification of which will be given at the time of final invoicing.

(d)          Pricing is subject to change and availability and may not be available during special events or peak periods.

(e)          The Home Valley Station and Voyages websites only make booking requests at the quoted price. Prices will be confirmed before booking is completed.

(f)            Settling your account or cancellation fees by credit card incurs a transaction fee of 1% for VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club or JCB.  Payment by means of other credit cards is at the discretion of Voyages and may incur higher transaction fees.  Payment by EFTPOS or cash does not attract a transaction fee.

CHILDREN

  1. Children means 12 years and under at the time of check in at Home Valley Station.
  2. Children are catered for with specially priced children’s menus available at Dusty Bar & Grill.
  3. Children stay free when using existing bedding. Extra person rate applies for additional rollaway beds. When only one adult is travelling with children, the Room Rate for One Person will apply to the booking. Does not apply to camping.
  4. Child rates applicable only when sharing a room with a minimum of one adult.
  5. Children under the age of 2 years are not charged for at Home Valley Station.

Part A.            ACCOMMODATION

GENERAL

  1. Where indicated in the Home Valley Station and Voyages brochures, advertisements or websites, minimum stay conditions apply to accommodation options.  Unless otherwise stated, prices are twin share and single individuals may be required to pay a single supplement the amount of which will be advised at the time of booking if not advised in the brochure, advertisement or website.  Other conditions and seasonal surcharges might apply and you should check these with your Voyages Travel Specialist at the time of booking.
  2. There are fact sheets for the various Voyages accommodation and you should familiarise yourself with them before booking and attending the relevant accommodation.

BOOKING POLICY

  1. All bookings must be guaranteed at time of booking, by credit card and full payment is required on check out of accommodation;
  2. If unable to provide credit card details at time of booking, full prepayment is required within 24 hours of booking confirmation;
  3. Arrival/departure details must be supplied no later than 7 days prior to arrival (or supplied at time of booking inside 7 days of travel)
  4. Voyages may, at its option, cancel any booking not guaranteed by a credit card. If so, the cancellation fees specified in paragraphs below may, at Voyages’ option, be payable by the participant as if the participant had cancelled the booking.
  5. In addition to Voyages Terms & Conditions, third party operator terms and conditions may apply to a booking made by the Voyages Travel Centre and are available upon request.
  6. The client acknowledges that periodically, Voyages will be unable to accommodate the guest in the accommodation described in the Confirmed Booking. In these cases it is agreed that Voyages may accommodate the guest in alternative accommodation. The alternative accommodation may or may not be of a similar standard to that specified in the Confirmed Booking.  Voyages agrees wherever possible to ensure that the alternative accommodation is superior and where it is not, Voyages will provide some amenity (to be determined at Voyages’ sole discretion) to those relocated guests to compensate them for the inconvenience.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  1. Voyages may, at its option, cancel any booking in relation to which a final payment has not been made within the specified time. If so, the cancellation fees specified in paragraph 29 below will be payable by the participant as if the participant had cancelled the booking.
  2. All cancellation notices must be sent to Voyages in writing and will become effective as at the date of receipt by Voyages.
  3. Home Valley Station cancellation fees for individual traveller accommodation are as follows:
  1. Cancellation fees are payable within 14 days of the cancellation. If a deposit has been paid or credit card details have been supplied to guarantee the booking, the cancellation fee will be deducted from the deposit and the balance of the deposit will be returned to the participant or cancellation fees will be charged to the credit card supplied.

Part B.             TOURS & TRANSFERS

GENERAL

  1. Voyages may engage appropriate tour operators and other providers to coordinate and provide certain parts of the tours and transfers.  The tour operators and other providers are solely responsible for and liable for providing their respective services. Participants are also subject to specific terms and conditions imposed by the other providers.
  2. By booking a tour or transfer, each participant certifies and warrants that he/she does not have any mental, physical, or other condition or disability that would or could reasonably create a hazard for him/her or any other individual. Voyages and the other providers reserve the right in their absolute discretion to accept or decline to accept a reservation from a participant or to remove any participant from a tour or transfer at any time (without refund or inability), including after commencement of the tour or transfer.
  3. Any participant under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18 years for the entire tour. In the interests of safety, participants must not be below the minimum age accepted by the tour operator of the relevant tour. Some itineraries are not appropriate for children.
  4. All prices quoted in the Home Valley Station and Voyages brochures and Websites for tours and transfers are per person prices.
  5. To reserve a place on any tour or transfer, the reservation must be guaranteed by credit card at the time of making the booking and final payment is due upon completion of the tour or transfer.
  6. Itineraries and other destination information are subject to modification and change by Voyages without notice. While every reasonable effort will be made to operate programs as planned, due to the adventurous nature of the tours/transfers and the many influencing circumstances, changes may still occur after final itineraries are sent.  Tour and transfer departure times and duration should be confirmed by participants upon booking.
  7. Participants must be in good physical and mental health. Any physical condition requiring special attention, diet or treatment must be indicated in writing when the booking is made. Voyages and some of the other providers require medical information to be provided prior to departure as a condition of accepting a reservation. Voyages and its designated tour operators reserve the right to decline to accept any person as a member of a tour or to require any participant to withdraw from a tour at any time if to do so is determined by Voyages and/or the designated tour operators to be in the best interests of the tour group, the individual participant or any other individual.
  8. Voyages and the other providers reserve the right to take photographs or videos of the participants during the operation of any tour/transfer or part thereof, and to use the resulting images for promotional purposes. By booking a reservation with Voyages, participants agree to allow their images to be used for such purposes. Participants who prefer that their image not be used must identify themselves to their guide at the commencement of the tour or transfer.
  9. At all times the decision of the Voyages tour leader or representative will be final on all matters likely to endanger the safety and well being of the tour or transfer. By booking with Voyages, the Participant agrees to abide by the authority of the tour leader, who represents Voyages. The Participant must at all times strictly comply with the laws and customs (including those of cultural significance) of all places visited.
  10. Other terms and conditions may apply to a particular tour or transfer and Voyages reserves the right to introduce those other terms and conditions at any time. By booking a tour or transfer, participants agree to accept and abide by those additional terms and conditions.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  1. Voyages may, at its option, cancel any booking in relation to which a final payment has not been made within the specified time. If so, the cancellation fees specified in paragraph 43 below will be payable by the participant as if the participant had cancelled the booking.
  2. All cancellation notices must be sent to Voyages in writing and will become effective as at the date of receipt by Voyages.
  3. For Home Valley Station Tours & Transfers cancellation fees are as follows:
  1. Cancellation fees are payable within 14 days of the cancellation. If a deposit has been paid or credit card details have been supplied to guarantee the booking, the cancellation fee will be deducted from the deposit and the balance of the deposit will be returned to the participant or cancellation fees will be charged to the credit card supplied.
  2. No refund will be made in circumstances where a participant leaves a tour or transfer. If Voyages or its designated tour operator cancels a tour or transfer prior to departure, the participant will receive a full refund of monies paid to Voyages or its designated tour operators (as applicable). Voyages and their designated tour operators and tour administrators shall not be responsible for a participant’s failure to recover the cost of any non-refundable airline tickets or for any airline tickets purchased by the participant directly from an airline or travel agent. Participants must satisfy themselves as to the terms and conditions applicable to the airline tickets.