When We Go

Days of Operation

Nature Trail operates seven days a week, all year round, including on public holidays and in most weather conditions when safe.

All tours require advanced notice to us and booking to secure availability.   We prefer the more notice the better to be able to discuss your tour preferences in order to allow us to plan to deliver.

We fairly operate on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis, so early bookings help secure this.

Daylight Hours

All our Hiking Tours and Road Touring operate only during daylight hours for safety.

Generally we prefer an early start (usually around 7am).  This time is also the cooler time of the day, when we get the most out of the day and more opportunity to see Australian wildlife.  An early start also means that we usually have places all to ourselves.

Our 2-Day Countryside Indulgences, Multi-Day Deep Country Escapes, 2-Day Treks, and Multi-Day Treks all operate during daylight hours for safety.  In each case when night falls, tour guests are duly accommodated and we do not travel at night, except in case of an  emergency scenario.

Environmental Conditions

The main restrictions for us not proceeding with a booked tour would be due to forecast or actual environmental conditions for safety reasons, else due to access closures.

Such external limitations are of course outside Nature Trail’s control, and in such cases we shall advise each booked guest as early as possible.

However, our trip planning protocol is to first enquire whether conditions are suitable and access is fully open to where our tour is going.

Nature Trail’s Safety List of ‘Environmental Conditions’ to trigger a Trip Cancellation


  1. Bushfire activity in the national park of the tour
  2. National Park access closed to the specific hiking tour route
  3. Road closure preventing access to the tour area
  4. Actual or forecast temperature of 30 degrees Celsius or higher in the tour area
  5. Actual or forecast temperature of zero degrees Celsius or lower in the tour area
  6. Actual or forecast thunderstorm (lightning risk) in the tour area
  7. Actual or forecast torrential rain in the tour area
  8. Actual or forecast wind gusts of 30kph (16 knots) or higher in the tour area
  9. Actual or forecast hail/sleet/snow in the tour area.


Logically, our Road Tours to Country Fairs are only run at the dates of those particular events.

Nature Trail reserves the exclusive right to cancel a booked tour due to unforeseen circumstances, in which case we will notify our booked tour guests as early as possible and promptly refund 100% of the pre-paid tour price.

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This webpage updated 18th October 2022.