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Fraser Island New Year's Eve

Solo Travellers 30 to 49 years
Thursday 28 December 2017 - Tuesday 2 January 2018

Other Notes

TRIP AVAILABILITY
If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  As a small group tour, space is limited. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience.

FELLOW TRAVELLERS
This is a holiday group exclusively for solo travellers, ages 30 to 49 years. As a guide, resort group sizes can range between 18 to 38 people.

THE PACE [1 out of 5]
This tour is exclusively for solo / single travellers. This is a private, small group tour that is led by your group co-ordinator.

This is a relaxed resort style trip. Although there are no demanding physical requirements some days are busy, while others are at leisure. There is some free time on some days.

MEALS
It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included on the full days of your itinerary.

Please be sure to advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. We always do our best to accommodate special diet needs and in most cases, special dietary needs can be met. However, in some destinations the variety of choice for certain special diets may be limited. If you are concerned please check with us before you book.

TRANSPORT
Transport is by a private 4WD vehicle and Fraser Island vehicle barges and passenger ferry services run daily from River Heads, south of Hervey Bay to Fraser Island.

GROUP CO-ORDINATOR
This is a private group tour with group coordinator. Your group coordinator is there to assist with group arrangements and to act as the liaison for all tour services.

WEATHER
The average maximum daytime temperature in Fraser Island in December is a warm 28°C with moderate heat and humidity. There are usually 9 hours of bright sunshine each day, which represents 62% of the 14 hours of daylight. The average sea temperature in and around Fraser Island in December is 25°C).

Expect 115mm (4.5 inches) of rainfall across the whole of December with 11 days with some rain falling. Maximum UV levels will be extreme (11+ UV index) at midday when the skies are clear. The average night-time temperature is usually a comfortable 21°C .

MOBILE PHONE COVERAGE
Visitors who are with Telstra will get some reception along 75 Mile Beach and in some of the other areas on the Island, so you can receive text messages, check emails and make phone calls at least once a day. Anyone who is on a network other than Telstra is unlikely to get any phone reception at all.  You can pick up a Telstra sim card at your local Officeworks and other retailers, then top up as little as $10 so you have some mobile phone reception when you Fraser Island.

CODE OF CONDUCT
The following is a code of conduct that must be observed by all participants/travellers:

We require that all participants observe responsible consumption of alcohol and obey all local, state or country laws pertaining to the consumption of alcohol.

Use or possession of any illegal drugs will be cause for immediate expulsion for the group. This includes marijuana and opium even if this is considered acceptable in the destination.

We require all participants to obey all laws of the country.

Participants are to respect the privacy of other participants and if a participant declines to provide any contact information requested by another participant, that this wish is respected.

Participants understand that if they receive contact information from another participant of the group event that this is solely for their reference and is not to be provided to other participants of the event group without the express permission of the participant whose information it is.

Participants are to refrain from offensive language or behaviour including sexist and racist remarks.

Participants understand that should other participants provide personal contact information that this information is not to be used for unsolicited email or correspondence for the purpose of business exchanges or transactions unless with the express prior permission of participants.

Any behaviour contrary to the Code of Conduct may result in your removal from The Holiday.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
We urge every traveller to take out travel insurance immediately after making a deposit for any holiday.

Also, travel insurance is a compulsory pre-requisite to join any of our active holidays or holidays outside of Australia.

Please send your travel insurance policy details before or no later than the time you pay your final monies.  You must receive your insurer’s name, telephone number in Australia, emergency contact number for calls outside of Australia and the policy number.

We urge you to carefully read any travel insurance policy level of cover/inclusions.  All policies must include cover for medical expenses and sufficient cover for repatriation to your home country in the event of accident or illness.  In addition, we urge you to take out a policy that includes cover for cancellation, curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects and that the policy has a high level of cover for personal liability.

You may have travel insurance included with your credit card. Before you travel you must contact your bank to request the details of their insurer and the level of cover included with your credit card insurance policy.  You must also request the contact information for the insurer while travelling.  For all credit card policies be sure to determine the credit card provider requirements that qualify you for cover.  Example: a minimum purchase value on the card for your holiday expenses.

DISCLAIMER
We have taken great care to prepare and publish the trip information and in good faith we believe it to be accurate.  However as is the nature of travel, plans may need to change from time to time and often unexpectedly. 

If trip details need to change due to circumstances beyond our control in most cases your final documentation issued prior to your departure will be updated.  However, it’s also possible that you may encounter itinerary changes while on holiday. It could be related to unexpected weather or road conditions or another example could be the unannounced closure of a facility such as a restaurant we planned to use. In these cases our ground operator for the holiday will make all best endeavours to provide an alternative of equivalent or similar standard.

At other times although not commonly, we may make itinerary changes after publishing the trip details on the website. This is usually directly related to enhancing the experience as a result of past traveller comments and from our own discoveries.  

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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   


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