Booking Information

Cancellation insurance is 6% of the total price per person.

We have cancellation insurance for all travellers which can be booked on our website. By taking out this cancellation insurance the accommodation can be cancelled without cost (except for the price of the insurance and possible handling charges) in the following situations:

A. In the case of acute illness that requires confinement to bed (doctor’s certificate necessary) or hospitalisation.

B. Death of an immediate family member (spouse, children, parents, grandparents).

The cancellation insurance must be taken out at the same time as the accommodation is booked, and it must be paid no later than at the time of accommodation booking and payment. Cancellation insurance covers only in case of acute illness (doctor’s certificate necessary) and cannot be taken out after the accommodation payment has been made. Please note that cancellation insurance is optional and can be purchased in connection with booking the accommodation whereas appropriate travel insurance is the customer’s own responsibility. 

No, but all travellers must have valid travel insurance prior to departure.

Practical Information

Meals are not included.

Doctors and other medical staff will be available on race day. Should you require further medical assistance, the Port Village Medical Centre can be found in the Port Village Shopping Centre.

Box jellyfish (marine stingers) season begins in November and lasts until May. During this time, swimmers should only bathe in designated areas within the net enclosures along the beaches.

Make sure your passport is valid and that you have a valid visa to enter Australia (including electronic visas). Before entering Australia, you are required to complete and sign an Incoming Passenger Card, including health and character declaration. For more information on visas and travel documents required for entering Australia, please look here.

Solar Eclipse

There is a good chance of a sunny day on 14 November 2012. Monsoon season doesn’t begin until December so cloud cover is usually not heavy at this time of year. 

Yes and no. If you don’t take the necessary precautions, it is potentially dangerous to look directly at the sun while it is totally eclipsed does not pose any danger. All guests part of the Total Solar Eclipses tour with Albatros Travel will be provided with special eclipse-viewing glasses. Learn more about the 2012 solar eclipse.