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Bushranger Bikes


Adventure Cycling for Adventurous people


Bushranger Bikes is a specialist cycling company run by Jon Newrick. My expertise is the organisation of small group, high quality, adventure cycling tours as well as providing other cycling services and activities including bike sales and hire, the sale of cycling equipment and adventure clothing, the provision of cycling education and training services, and the delivery of community based cycling programs.

Bushranger Bikes Tour Terms and Conditions:

1. How to Book

To reserve your place on one of the tours organised by Bushranger Bikes Management Pty Ltd (Bushranger Bikes), you need to complete a Booking Form and send it to Bushranger Bikes together with the specified non-refundable deposit.  Contact Bushranger Bikes to request a booking form - 

2. Payment

The prices quoted in the brochure/website/newsletters are for payment by cash, cheque or money order. The balance of the tour price is payable to Bushranger Bikes 30 days prior to departure. Failure to pay by that date entitles Bushranger Bikes to cancel your booking and your deposit will be forfeited. Prices are quoted in Australian dollars (unless otherwise specified) and all payments must be made in Australian dollars.  New Zealand dollar payments and other currency arrangements can be made upon request. All tour payments will be held in a Bushranger Bikes security account until the tour.

3. Amendments/Transfers Amendments: If you wish to alter your tour arrangements (eg; extend or included a special interest activity), you must notify Bushranger Bikes in writing. Each alteration to your tour will incur a $50 administration fee. All administration fees must be paid before departure. Bushranger Bikes does not guarantee that it will be able to accommodate your alteration request(s), but will do its best to do so. Transfers: If you wish to transfer from one tour to another, you must notify Bushranger Bikes in writing. Once Bushranger Bikes receives notice the transfer will take effect. Transfers may only be made to another tour to commence within 12 months of your original departure date (unless otherwise agreed in writing), and the following transfer charges will apply:

·          if notice is received more than 30 days before your original departure date, a $100 transfer fee will apply. In addition, any increase in airfares or operational services will be payable by you; or

·          if notice is received within 30 days of your original departure date, 50% of your original tour price will be forfeited provided notice is received at least 21 days prior to your original departure date, otherwise 100% of your tour price will be forfeited.

Note: Any requested amendment to tour arrangements to transfer from one tour to another is subject to availability and the agreement in writing by Bushranger Bikes.

4. Cancellations

If you wish to cancel your tour arrangements, you must notify Bushranger Bikes in writing. Once Bushranger Bikes receives your notice, cancellation will take effect. Please note, the following charges will apply on cancellation.

·          if cancellation is more than 30 days before your original departure date, your full deposit will be forfeited;

·          if cancellation takes place between 30 and 21 days prior to your departure date, 50% of the full tour price will be forfeited;

·          if cancellation takes place less 21 days prior to your departure date, or subsequent to a transfer from one tour to another, 100% of the tour price will be forfeited. The tour price is quoted as a package. No partial refunds or credit will be given for services not used. Any amount forfeited, which has not then been paid to Bushranger Bikes by you, may be recovered from you by Bushranger Bikes as a debt due and payable.

5. Health and Fitness Requirements

Participants must be in good health and excellent physical condition and are strongly advised to follow our pre-departure training recommendations. Participants should consider undergoing a medical to determine you are fit and healthy enough to go on tour. It is vital that participants with medical problems make them known to us well before departure. If you suffer from severe muscular, chest, heart or bronchial disorders, or if you are a severe asthmatic, or have high blood pressure, you are strongly advised against participating. Some tours take place in remote areas where there is little or no access to normal medical services or hospital facilities for serious problems. Where necessary, evacuation can be prolonged, difficult and expensive. Medical and evacuation expenses will be the responsibility of the participant.

6. Tour Leaders

Our Tour Leaders take their responsibilities seriously and if a Tour Leader believes in his/her judgment that you should not participate in the tour, before your departure, even if you pass your medical, he/she may exclude you from the tour. In this circumstance you will be offered the option of taking another tour considered suitable for you or a full refund. If during a tour a Tour Leader considers you should not participate further he/she may direct you not to continue and you must follow the Tour Leader’s instructions. In this case you will not be entitled to any refund. Travel insurance may compensate you depending on the circumstances.

7. Delay, Cancellation or Change of Itinerary

Bushranger Bikes reserves the right to cancel any tour prior to departure (including, but not limited to, by reason of too few people booking on any tour) in which case, you will be given a refund in full. You will not be entitled to make any further claim 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).

8. Insurance

Personal travel insurance is not included in the tour price. It is a condition of booking a tour with Bushranger Bikes that you are adequately insured for the full duration of the tour in respect of illness, injury, death, loss of baggage and personal items and cancellation and curtailment. A copy of your travel insurance must be provided to Bushranger Bikes prior to travel.

9. Route Changes/Postponement or Delay

Bushranger Bikes may for any reason change the date of departure or conclusion of the tour. Furthermore it is possible that a route change, postponement or delay (either in relation to departure or to the duration of the tour) may become necessary due to inclement weather, snow and ice conditions, political restrictions or any other cause. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to refund of the tour price (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss, damage or other expense which they may incur, suffer or sustain (whether direct or consequential).

10. Airline

Any material published by Bushranger Bikes, the booking form and these Terms and Conditions are not issued on the behalf of, and do not bind any airline whose services are used or proposed to be used in the course of the tour in any way. In the event that an airline’s proposed travel or fare schedule is amended or cancelled, such amendment or cancellation will not be considered a cancellation of the tour by Bushranger Bikes.

11. Tour Prices

Package prices are based on ground and other stated tour costs and exchange rates at 1 July 2008, or the date of printing the Bushranger Bikes tour brochure. Bushranger Bikes tries its utmost not to increase tour prices (in full or part), however sometimes increases are outside its control. Bushranger Bikes reserves the right to amend tour prices (or any part) without notice at any time. Amendments may be necessitated for many reasons including, but not limited to, exchange rate fluctuations, increased fuel costs, increased airline costs, airport charges, increases in ground operator services fees, or the need to engage alternative air or ground operators. Any increase in tour prices must be paid prior to the departure date.

12. Exclusion from Tour Price

The following items are excluded from the tour price:

·          personal travel insurance;

·          airfares and any associated airline, airport and government taxes and charges;

·          visa, passport and vaccination charges;

·          extra meals, transport costs, accommodation costs, or other expenses not included in the itinerary;

·          laundry, postage, personal clothing, medical expenses and items of personal nature;

·          emergency evacuation and/or emergency search charges; and

·          tips and excess baggage charges.

More Information:

For more information, booking forms or details on itineraries, please contact Bushranger Bikes - Ph: 07 3139 1402, E:

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