Trip Info

Pre-Trip Information and FAQ

Basic Trip Details

We will be visiting roadside trees and walking on forest trails, with options for easier or harder routes.  

We head out in all except the worst weather or during bushfire danger. We travel with a well-stocked first aid kit, a satellite emergency beacon, and extra clothing for you to borrow. 

We sometimes have to change our exact destinations due to unforeseen access or safety concerns – thank you for understanding. 

A picnic lunch with fresh fruit is provided, and we always make sure to have a teatime break. You’ll need to sign a liability waiver form and also, if you have any medical or other conditions we need to know about, have a private chat about any circumstances that might arise.

Longer or shorter expeditions are available – please contact us for more information. We will gladly accommodate your own interests for the day, such as photography, science, art, or storytelling.

Transport

Expeditions depart from your accommodation around 9 AM and return before 5 PM. Seats are available for up to five passengers in a Holden Captiva SUV. (Vehicle pictures here)

We will endeavour to arrange expeditions for  all levels of accessibility, however we will require advance notice in regards to any special vehicle requirements.

 For passengers younger than seven, we may be able to arrange one or two seats for you if you are unable to bring your own – please make sure to contact us directly to discuss.

Larger group trips, using your own transport or our own alternative vehicles, can be arranged upon request.

Minimal Impact

Like all living these forests and trees are fragile, and as visitors to wild heritage areas we need to tread lightly. As such, we will take steps to minimise our impacts and we will make sure to have the lightest footprint possible.

This means we may have limitations on where we can go, how close we can get to the trees, and when we are able to visit.  Practicing the skills of minimal-impact tourism is ultimately a rewarding and educational choice, and will help us to enjoy these forests into the future.

What to Bring

Sturdy shoes

Warm clothes

Water bottle

Sunhat and sunscreen

Camera

Any medications or assistive devices you require

Binoculars if you have them

Please let us know if you need to borrow or arrange any equipment.

Cancel & Reschedule Info

We use our online booking calendar to reserve time to go on expeditions with you.

If due to unforeseen circumstances on our end we aren’t able to deliver on that date, we will contact you immediately to either reschedule to our best ability or refund in full. 

When necessary (bushfires, road closures, etc), we will reroute our day’s excursion accordingly. 

As we keep a very tight calendar,  and often arrange access to forest sites well in advance, please keep in mind that cancellations that we are only able to provide a full refund if cancellations are made a fortnight before your booking:

Cancellation advance notice
14 days – full refund

10 days – 75% refund
7 days – 50% refund

Our Promise

We promise that we’ll do our best to provide a safe, enjoyable, and educational expedition. In addition to encountering Giant Trees, you’ll get to experience one of the loveliest parts of the world. 

If we encounter any obstacle to fulfilling this promise, we’ll communicate clearly and put in our best efforts.

If we succeed in keeping this promise, we hope that you’ll help us tell the world about these amazing Giant Trees and the lessons that you learned from them.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Can we bring our own vehicle?

Yes, this is possible in special circumstances , although we’ll have less time together to talk about Giant Trees in the car. We do travel on dirt roads and your vehicle will need to be up to the task.

Can we change our itinerary to stop and see something specific along the way?

We are happy to discuss to accomodate your own special interests.

We would love to see this one particular tree….can we go there? 

Possibly. We have special permissions from the public land management authorities to visit particular locations.

What about bushfires, floods, storms?

We will do our best to reroute an itinerary to meet local conditions, and reserve the right to modify or cancel trips due to safety concerns.

I really really really want to climb a giant tree. Can you help me with this?

Definitely maybe, depending on a number of factors. Contact us via our skill-based consultancy Outreach Ecology at https://www.outreachecology.com. 

Do you do trips outside of Tasmania?

Yes, although other commitments mean that we won’t be scheduling overseas Expeditions for a few years. If you need some specific advise or would like to arrange a private tour, contact us via email or telephone.

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