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Great Divide Tours reserves the right to cancel or alter any tour or course at any time. Great Divide Tours will determine if any refund is due if this action occurs.

In the event of you canceling a booking the following refund policy applies. Deposits are not refundable but may be transferred to another trip/course within 12 months of the original booked trip or course. The balance of payments MUST be paid by the stated due date otherwise your position may be made available to other customers. No refunds are available after the due date for payment.

Please note that a minimum of 4 bookings must be received in order for a tour to proceed, confirmation that the tour will proceed will be provided 5 weeks before commencement for tours in excess of 7 days and 5 days for leas than 7 days.

 

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Great Divide Tours reserves the right to vary prices on its products, tours and driver training courses. Price changes can result from a number of variables including changes in fuel costs, award rates, accommodation costs, meal costs, Park entry/camping fees and licencing fees as well as product supplier costs. Notification of price changes will be provided on the respective tour, course, product via the Great Divide Tours website.

In terms of changes to product these price changes will be effective immediately. (Product is any item offered for sale by Great Divide Tours other than a 4WD course, 4WD tag-along tour or 4WD/photographic related event).

In regard to 4WD tag-along tours, events and Driver Training courses price changes are effective immediately however, if you have made a booking and paid the prescribed deposit the original price will be honoured for up to 3 months from the date of price change notified via the website.

If a price change affects a booking you have made and your booking is more than 3 months in advance of the price change date you have the option of continuing with your booking at the new price or cancelling your booking. A full refund of your deposit will be provided if you cancel your booking in writing (letter or email) within one month of the notification of the price change (notification is via the Great Divide Tours website) after this period of time, no refund of the deposit will be available.

 

 

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Testimonials


Testimony from Karen and Ian,

 Wow, just wow!  We have just completed the July/August Cape York Safari led by Dave and have to say that all of our expectations were met and then some.

 The organization was great and the campsites were just right (including the bush camps) and even though the Great Divide team can’t take full credit for the amazing part of the world we live in, they can take the credit for making sure that our trip took in such a variety!  It must have been good, we took over 3000 photos on the safari (all 19 nights of it) and are struggling to find too many ‘bad’ ones!

 But overall, we wanted to let you know that Dave was the perfect leader for the safari.  His knowledge of the Cape, his 4x4 expertise and his directions on the ‘tricky bits’ were exactly what was needed.  We all made new friends on the trip and in no small measure this was due to Dave making sure everyone was included.

 If you are looking for a very special experience, we recommend you sign up (early as they book out quickly!)


Good morning Vic and the Great Divide Tours team,

This is Wendy and Jamie Buckley who participated in your weekend course back in Oct 2015 and our home is in Ingleside. From your e-news it would seem you have all had an extremely busy and successful year, so congratulations!

Jamie and I moved to South Luangwa Zambia Feb 2016 and took up the role as Camp Managers at an incredible bush camp Flatdogs. Nearly one year on our experience here as far exceeded our expectations and we both love our new careers in hospitality and life in Zambia.

As for our 4 x 4 experiences, we assure you everything we learnt on your course has been put to the test and we both laugh a lot when we come to a flooded area and quick to say “you can walk through the water to check how deep it is” hahaha not as the chance of a croc or hippo is extremely high.  The camp is located on the Luangwa River (elephant crossing photo is out front of our home) which has one of the highest populations of hippos and elephants anywhere in Africa. Our daily lives include dodging elephants in camp 24/7 and hippos at night. We eat lunch looking out of our windows at home to giraffes, vervet monkeys, baboons, elephants, bush buck, Puku and endless amounts of birds. The road block photo attached is our walk to work about 900 metres.

Our vehicle is an ex safari vehicle (as attached) which has no doors, no windscreen and no roof though we have a highly skilled team of mechanics on site to keep all the safari vehicles running.  We take our selves on safari in the National Park and my drive to a small gym at a neighboring camp can be eventful now the green season has arrived. I have to make sure the wheels are locked and take my gum boots in case I get stuck. Attached are one of the current safari vehicles which both Jamie and I have access to on when needed, they are liking driving a lounge room on wheels.

So we both are very grateful for the course we participated in with you and please pass our thanks on the team.

Lots of love to you and wishing you a sensational 2017.

Wendy and Jamie Buckley 

elephant crossing Lunagwa river Ed Selfe smaller Giraffes in camp Sept 3 2016 wedding anniversary Jamie Wendy Dec 21 tnt 4 2016 resized  Landcruiser Flatdogs Camp Jan 2017 Road block Zambia style


Hello Vic

Narelle & I have just returned from the Man from Snowy River Tour. We had a great time touring with Great Divide Tours.

Our tour leader was Tony Davys. Vic, you are lucky to have Tony in your company. He brings a wealth of knowledge on 4x4 driving coupled with excellent people management skills. All participants were given individual advice and encouragement when required and their questions answered sincerely. I classify Tony a master of his craft, a AAA Plus rating.

A couple of highlights on our trip for me were firstly, helping him out of a spot of bother at Native Dog Flat (pic attached) and secondly sharing the fly rod at Buckwong Hut.

This was our second tour with Great Divide Tours in six weeks. Australia has many fine places to visit and I can't suggest a better way to see our country by travelling with your company.

We will certainly keep Great Divide Tours in mind for future travel plans.

Regards

Narelle and Tony Day


"Hi Jenny

Thanks to you and Wayne for a thoroughly enjoyable weekend course.

We really enjoyed ourselves and can now contemplate how to get the best from the Hilux and Camper trailer.

The tuition was great with the lessons in trailer reversing and jack knife points worth attending on their own.

Whipped the trailer into our carport at the end of our cul-de-sac on return with no worries  -( and no filling for an AVO ).

The rest of the course was great too - venue  food staff and company all first rate.

Will be in touch re future trips"

Regards

Mark Nealon


"Hi Vic

Kerry & I have just returned from the trip to Pajinka and Cape York on the Great Divide tour led by Dave.

Firstly I would like to thank you again for allowing us to join this year's trip after Kerry's accident on last year's trip. As I said at the time we didn't expect it and certainly didn't think we were entitled to it, and were very grateful for your kind and generous offer. After now completing the trip, we appreciate it even more.

The trip was absolutely fabulous in every way. The itinerary was excellent and well thought out. We experienced as much of the Cape as could comfortable be done in the 19 days. There were so many highs - from seeing a cassowary and it's chick near Cape Tribulation; to driving most of the Old Telegraph Track; to standing at the tip of the continent. An unexpected highlight was watching my NRL team (Brisbane Broncos) play Dave's team (Dragons) on TV whilst at Loyalty Beach with some locals. That was fun....and my team won!

I have a lot of family history on the Cape, so visiting Coen where my father taught in the early 1950's; visiting Laura Station where my uncles worked as very young men; driving past Battle Camp Station where my great great grandfather worked in the 1880's and my uncles later owned  till the late 1970's; visiting Cooktown where many of my ancestors have lived and still have family there; to visiting Thursday Island which was a base when my family lived on one of the Torres Straight Islands. These were the most important parts of the trip for me.

It was so good to actually use my vehicle in conditions for which it was designed and built for. I learned so much about driving my 4WD vehicle from Dave and feel much more confident (but not over-confident) and can't wait till we can do another trip with Great Divide Tours. We won't be looking anywhere else for a tag-a-long trip. Unfortunately work will get in the way for a while.

The group we travelled with proved to be a great bunch of people and we have made some strong friendships. I'm sure we will be seeing them again.

In particular, I would like to pay tribute to Dave. The success of the trip was entirely due to his leadership, knowledge and people management skills and he certainly represents Great Divide very well. We now class Dave as one of our good friends.

So thanks again Vic, we look forward to joining a Great Divide tour again."

Regards
Graeme & Kerry Polkinghorne


"Hi Vic,

We have just returned from our Cape York trip.

Dave told us all to email you and tell you what a great trip we had and what a great guide he was.

Sorry, we can't say that.
What we can say is that we had the most amazing, exciting adventurous time of our lives. We saw stunning scenery, camped in beautiful bush settings, met some amazing people, took awesome photos and pretty much had the time of our lives.

Put simply, Dave was amazing. A bundle of knowledge, a great organiser, witty, charming, and a natural leader. His expertise and guidance, along with his cool calm manner, gave me the courage to do something I would never ordinarily have done, drive through Cockatoo Creek.

We will be forever grateful that we stumbled upon your website when researching our trip to the Cape.

We are seriously considering a Simpson Desert tour and will most certainly do it with your company. After doing a tag along tour we know it is the best fit for us.

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to travel with your company and most especially to meet Dave."

Kind regards,

Lyn and Phil Ross