Prices and deposit
We require your deposit of $500 to confirm the booking.
Payment for the remainder can be made up to 6 weeks prior to departure.
How to pay
Payment method is via direct deposit. Account details as follow:
Larapinta Creative Camps
Account No: 10457242
When making an internet banking payment please put your name with the deposit and email me to let me know its done. If you are making the deposit through your local branch please ask them to include your name with the deposit and please email me to let me know its done.
What happens next?
We will send you an email to confirm your booking after we receive your deposit.
If you require a Tax Receipt please let us know and we will happily provide it.
Futher information regarding time of departure and return will be sent after we receive your booking, or upon request. We will supply information about Alice Springs accommodation possibilities before or after you pay your deposit..
Information about what to bring, ie; personal clothing etc and art materials will be emailed to you when you pay the final amount owing, or earlier if you request it.
Final payment can be made anytime before six weeks prior to departure.
Please read our Terms and Conditions below.
Accommodation In Alice Springs:
You will need at least 2 nights accommodation in Alice Springs, one on the night before your camp commences and one on the date we return to Alice ie. the last date of the camp. We send information about accommodation options in Alice after we receive your booking, or beforehand upon request.
2022 Terms and Conditions
Entry to the NT and your Vaccination Status
To be able to enter the NT the Gov. currently requires you to be double vaccinated. The NT Chief Minister has indicated it may soon require the booster as well.
We, Larapinta Creative Camps require that you can show proof of Triple Vaccination.
Health and Well Being disclosure.
Our practice of issuing a Personal Information Questionnaire will continue with a few additions. I will issue it in March and we would like it returned before you pay your deposit, so we can discuss any issues before you make a monetary commitment. It will include a declaration that you have read and accepted these Terms and Conditions
We may require you to have a RAT test just before you come on the Camp.
We highly recommend that you take out Travel Insurance!
Travel Insurance Co’s now provide cover for many Covid related expenses and cancellations. I have done some investigation and found Cover-More to have terms that are relatively simple to negotiate. They offer 3 levels of Domestic travel Insurance. At each level you can nominate the amount of Cancellation Cover required to cover the Camp fees, airfares and accommodation in Alice. NB: They will not cover cancellations due to border closures.
Here is a link to their website: https://www.covermore.com.au/travel-insurance/domestic- travel-insurance
NB You need to read the fine print (PDS) yourselves! I’ve done my best but we will not be held responsible for this recommendation, if for some reason it does not work out for you.
Payable before 1st April
Before we can begin to proceed with Camps in 2022 we need to pay significant upfront business expenses* amounting to approx. $10,000. These are payable in late April at the commencement of what would normally be a full tour season, with this amount spread across 6 Camps. In 2022 however, the number of Creative Camps is greatly reduced.
So we have made our usual deposit of $500 Non-Refundable in 2022, with exemptions outlined below.
• if you need to cancel for any reason your deposit can be transferred to another person as their deposit but not transferred to an existing booking. If you find the replacement person we will refund you the entire $500. If you require us to try and find a replacement person you will only receive $300 to cover admin time required. If we can’t find a replacement you will lose the entire $500. NB If you have Travel Insurance you may be able to claim depending on your reason for cancelling!
• If the entire Camp has to cancel due to Gov. imposed Border Restrictions or lack of numbers (less than 5) we will spit the upfront costs with you and refund $250 of your deposit and all of the remaining amount, if you have already paid in full.
REMAINING AMOUNT to be paid 6 weeks before commencement of your CampI will send you an email to remind you close to time of payment.
If YOU have to CANCEL less than 6 weeks before the camp you will lose your entire amount including the deposit.
A good reason to have Travel Insurance!
If WE need to CANCEL for reasons beyond our control such as our own health or other unforeseen personal reasons:
Because of our age (Deb 68, Charlie 75) we are unable to insure our business for such unfortunate events. If the Camp you have booked on is cancelled for the above reasons we will refund the amount you have paid minus $250.We cannot be held responsible for your flight or accommodation costs or cancellation fees for these services. Cover-More Travel Insurance will not cover you in this situation, and I expect other Insurers wont either.
If the Camp is cancelled due to bad weather and resulting road closures: Your travel Insurance policy should cover this if you opt for the appropriate amount in the Cancellation Option area. Please check their fine print! Cover More said they would pay it if you choose their Premium Domestic Cover.
*Some of our upfront costs before the Camps can even happen are: Public Liability Insurance, Vehicle Insurance and Tour Vehicle Registration for our 11-seater 4WD vehicle, part Insurance and rego for the Prado. Service and maintenance on 11-seater 4WD. H endorsed Drivers licenses, medical certificates and police checks required. National Park Fees for Tour operators. Registration of Tourism Business and website.