Part Day Walk DW-150521
STW OTLA/DoE participants only
- STW ppts onlySTW ppts only
- Charming Creek area
For STW On Track Leadership Award/Duke of Edinburgh participants this is a potential opportunity to complete: OTLA L1 - at least 3 hours towards Day Walk requirement DoE Bronze - opportunity to complete most practical preparation requirements for the Bronze Adventurous Journey Training and Preparation requirement. Location: Various tracks, near Charming Creek. Cost: No charge to eligible registered STW Participants. There's only a small number of places available with STW Award Leaders selecting places. Applicants notified asap - if unsuccessful may be added to waiting list. Ppts to bring suitable footwear and warm clothing; lunch, snacks, personal medication and meet Justin & Silvia at pre-arranged pick-up locations (Ngakawau Information Centre). We will be aiming to leave from Ngakawau for tracks at 10:30am sharp. If you are would like to attend this event please register your interest asap. Prerequisites - applicants must have: Suitable fitness - enough to carry a fully loaded day-pack over hill country for 4 hrs & not have any cold or flu-like symptoms (e.g. fever, headache, weakness, fatigue, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, muscle aches and pains) or have been in recent contact with someone who has had cold or flu-like symptoms, or a positive COVID-19 test, nor been in contact with or yourself travelled overseas or in a region that has been in Level 3 or Level 4 within 21 days of the event date. Registered as a STW OTLA Participant with Search The Way Award Unit Registered their interest to Search The Way via website www.searchtheway.org.nz under "Register Interest" tab for this event. Participants will need: Positive attitude, team player, agree to follow STW Instructors instructions at all times, and follow all policies (including following safe practices such as hand sanitisation, wearing of face masks, social distancing where required or deemed necessary). In field to provide suitable food, clothing, footwear, lunch, snacks, water (min 750ml), personal medication. STW will be providing equipment but any STW gear used by participants is to be treated with care and respect - any gear damaged by participants will need to be repaired/replaced at the cost to the participant. Eligible successful applicants will be: Notified asap if need to change location or postpone/cancel due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g. weather, health issue, COVID level change etc) P.S. Award Leader decisions final (e.g.withdrawals).
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PENALTY RATES - for non-valid and un-booked accommodation or services. • Failure to have a valid booking for a STW run service/facility for the date of use will result in penalty fees being charged. • The Penalty rate for all persons is the normal age fee plus the full adult fee for that service. • Where there is no valid booking, Search The Way Ltd does not guarantee access to that, or other, STW run services/facilities. ALTERATIONS AND CANCELLATION POLICIES General • Booking refunds will only be made to the person/ agent who made the original booking. • Refunds for services closures must be applied for not later than 7 days after booked service date. • For security reasons credit card or banking details are not held by the Search The Way Ltd and will have to be resubmitted to Search The Way Ltd office making your alteration, transfer or cancellation by phone. Sending credit card details by email is not recommended for security reasons. Transfer of Booking Dates • Transfer fees up to $10 per booking may be charged. • Only two date transfers will be permitted on any booking. • If a booking transferred to a later date is then cancelled, cancellation fees will apply as of the date of the original booking. • If a booking transferred to an earlier date is then cancelled, cancellation fees will apply as of the new booking date. • Bookings may only be transferred within the current open booking period. Bookings must be cancelled if the date required is not open for bookings. • Any additional fees must be paid at time of transfer being made. • Any refunds, less cancellation fees as per below table, will be issued at the time transfer is made. Credit card or banking details must be supplied so transfer and refund can be processed. • Altering/transferring booking dates 1 to 2 days prior to start date will incur 100% cancellation fee. 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Cancellations By Participants • If participant or their authorised agent cancels their bookings the following cancellation fees apply. • Booking and alteration fees are not refundable. • These fees are not negotiable. Note: If a booking has been transferred to a later date and is then cancelled, cancellation fees will apply as of the date of the original booking. If a booking has been transferred to an earlier date and is then cancelled, cancellation fees will apply as of the new booking date. Cancellation fees are based on the earliest start date Applies to all booked services Cancellation Fee More than 10 days before the first date service/s will be used and more than 48 hours after making the booking 25% Between 3 and 10 days before the first date service/s will be used 50% Between 1 and 2 days before the first date service/s will be used 100% On or after the first date service/s will be used 100% Medical circumstances that prevent customer using a facility/service - must be accompanied by a medical certificate and requested within two weeks of the certificate being issued and no later than one month after the departure date 20% STW Booked Transport more than 24 hours prior to departure and before tickets are issued 0% SSTW Booked Transport less than 24 hours prior to, or on or after departure date or after tickets are issued 100% TRAVEL INSURANCE • Search The Way Ltd recommends that you arrange travel insurance to guard against the loss of costs associated with cancellation or delay of your trip. • The Search The Way Ltd is unable to rearrange non Search The Way Ltd booked transport, accommodation and flight bookings if delays should occur. 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