Terms and Conditions


Astro & Landscape Photography Tours (only)

What’s Included

  • 4 Days (3 nights):
  • All accommodation
  • All meals and drinks from first-day Breakfast to end day Brunch
  • Boat trip from Hobart to Bruny Island
  • All transport whilst on the island
  • Dedicated professional photographers only there for you
  • Photo tuition in both operational camera use and post-processing

Aurora & Stop-Down Photography Tours (only)

What’s Included

  • 4 Days (3 nights):
  • All accommodation
  • All meals and drinks
  • All Transfers from/to Hobart to Bruny Island
  • All transport whilst on the island
  • Photo tuition in both operational camera use and post-processing

Guided Walk Tours (only)

What’s Included

  • 3 Days (2 nights):
  • All accommodation
  • All meals and drinks
  • All Transfers from/to Hobart to Bruny Island
  • All transport whilst on the island

All Tours

What’s Not Included

  • Transport to and from Hobart (you need to get yourself to Hobart and home)
  • Travel Insurance (required as a condition of booking)
  • Camera equipment
  • Equipment insurance

Important

  • Departure
    • Tours start and finish in Hobart. You must arrange your own transport to Hobart.

All Tours:

      • First-day departure time is 8.00 am, so you may need to arrive the night before and stay in Hobart (excluding Aurora Photography Tours).

Aurora Photography Tours (only):

      • Due to the Tours dynamic nature – you will be contacted by one of our staff informing you of departure date and time.
  • Payment
    • Balance of monies owing is due:

Astro, Landscape, Stop-Down, and Guided Walk Tours (only):

      • 30 days before the tour date when minimum participants have been reached and the tour is scheduled to go ahead.

Aurora Tours (only):

      • Upon agreeing to participate in the offered Aurora Tour where remaining monies owed will be charged.

  • Tour Status
    • All Bruny Island (NPCT) Tours are subject to minimum numbers; therefore, your booking is considered ‘provisional’ until those numbers are met. NPCT may, at its sole discretion, cancel any tour due to minimum numbers not being reached.

Astro, Landscape, Stop-Down, and Guided Walk Tours (only):

      • If minimum tour participants haven't been met 31 days prior tour departure, NPCT will cancel the expedition and inform you via email (and phone, if possible). For this reason, we recommend organising your travel schedule (e.g., booking flights, if applicable) after the ‘provisional’ period, i.e., 30 days before the tour departure and when remaining monies are due.
  • Travel Insurance [No policy that we’re aware of covers COVID, please see ‘Cancellation Policy’ below]
    • It is a requirement that you have travel insurance that includes coverage for:
      • Accident and sickness
      • Emergency evacuation and repatriation of remains
      • Accidental death
      • Tour cancellation
    • Proof of appropriate insurance is required prior to departure with us.
  • Equipment Insurance
    • Equipment insurance is recommended. We will not be responsible for any equipment loss or damage.
  • Health Issues
    • If you have any pre-existing health, medical or physical conditions it is your responsibility to advise us. We cannot accept putting yourself or others at risk on the tour.
    • We reserve the right to cancel any booking on this basis.
  • Diet
    • If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know when booking. We will endeavour to meet those requirements to the best of our ability. 
  • Physical Fitness
    • A reasonable level of walking fitness is required as you will need to have the ability to negotiate uneven ground and obstacles along varying track altitudes.

Astro, Landscape, and Stop-Down Photography Tours (only):

      • Photography Participants are required to carry their own equipment
  • Accommodation 
    • Accommodation is shared unless you select the single option.
    • We do not have shared gender accommodation.
    • If you are travelling with a partner let us know to ensure we can place you together.
    • We will select the accommodation of our choice on a tour-by-tour basis.

Astro, Landscape, and Stop-Down Tours (only):

      • If you cancel and your spot is not filled, a cancellation fee of $250 will apply, plus a deposit deduction (at our discretion) as follows:
        • Up to 60 days prior: no deposit deduction
        • Up to 30 days prior: 25% deposit deduction
        • Less than 30 days prior: 50% deposit deduction

Aurora Tours (only):

      • If you cancel and your spot is not filled after accepting and paying the full Aurora Tour fee, you will forfeit your standby deposit.
  • By participating in a Bruny Island Tour/Workshop, you agree that any photos or footage taken during the Tour/Workshop can be used to promote Bruny Island Tours, BrunyIsland.au, or Nature Pact in digital form and in print.
  • NPCT may, at its sole discretion, cancel any tour prior to departure. If NPCT cancels your tour, you can transfer amounts paid to any available alternate departure date, or to another available NPCT tour, or alternatively receive a full refund. In circumstances where the tour cancellation is due to external events outside the reasonable control of NPCT (including but not limited to flood, fire, act of God, natural disasters, disease, war or threat of war, physical unrest, political instability, riots, civil disturbances, terrorist activities (threatened or actual), strikes, port or airport closures, or technical problems with, or unavailability of, necessary transport or services), then refunds or transferrable value will be less any unrecoverable costs. NPCT is not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking including but not limited to visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess or non-refundable flights.