Terms & Conditions
Please Read Carefully : New Zealand Adventure Specialists Limited (hereinafter referred to as NZAS), accepts hunting bookings subject to the following terms and conditions:
Deposits & Trip Balance
To secure a hunting reservation, NZAS or their agent requires a completed reservation form, signed by the client or the parent or legal guardian if the client is under 18 years, with the necessary deposit or full payment for selected trophy hunting.
A hunting reservation is accepted and becomes definite from the date NZAS has confirmed acceptance in writing (including fax or e-mail). The person signing the booking form (which in all cases incorporates these terms and conditions - unless other wise specified) warrants they have full authority to do so on behalf of all the persons whose names appear thereon or separately in relation to the group, and confirms that all persons are fully aware of and accept these conditions. NZAS or our agents reserve the right to decline any reservation at their discretion.
The required deposit for all Packaged Hunts consists of:
(1) A 50% deposit is required for all PACKAGED HUNTS
(2) Plus any other cost(s) requested by the client at the time of the booking.
The required deposit for all Custom Hunting booking consists of:
(1) Daily Guiding Rate per day, per hunter / non-hunter; plus a
(2) 30% deposit for specified trophy(s).
(3) Plus any other cost(s) requested by the client at the time of the booking.
Deposits are to be made in New Zealand dollars can be paid by direct bank transfer.
All prices include New Zealand Goods and Services Tax of 12.5%
Balance of payment
Balance of payment is due on arrival before the start of Hunting Safari / Trip (Cash or Travellers Cheques only). Clients are required to sign a copy of these Terms and Conditions.
If the balance of payment is not received when due and or the Terms and Conditions are not signed, then NZAS reserves the right to treat the reservation as cancelled.
Direct Bank Transfers to NZAS
For Direct Bank Transfers to New Zealand Adventure Specialists Limited your payment can be lodged directly into out bank account;
Please contact NZAS to confirm details of your payment.
Prices quoted are per hunter / non-hunter and are guaranteed, regardless of minor fluctuations in foreign currency from the period 60 days prior to the scheduled hunting trip commencing; subject to any specified payment due date(s).
All prices are expressed in United States Dollars unless otherwise indicated.
Shortly after your reservation has been accepted, you will receive a travel planner that includes a descriptive itinerary and information about arrival and departure, suggestions for pre- and post-trip accommodation, public transportation, clothing and gear.
Cancellations and Modifications to Hunting Arrangements
Transferring the booking of the package hunting trip from one departure date to another is possible without incurring a cancellation fee provided the transfer is made no less than 30-days prior to the commencement date of the booked hunting trip and occurs within the same trophy hunting season.
Exceptions to this policy cannot be made for any reason, including weather or personal emergencies. There is no refund for arriving late or leaving a hunting trip early. NZAS reserves the right to make route and accommodation modifications as needed.
If you must cancel your reservation the deposit paid is non-refundable but may be transferable at the discretion of NZAS and provided the hunt occurs within the same trophy hunting season. Any remaining balance paid will be refunded less any additional expenses so incurred at the request of the client.
Any refund made is subject to variations in international exchange rates.
On the rare occasions when NZAS must cancel a hunting trip or specific hunting activity, any related payments for the cancelled hunting trip or specific activity will be refunded. NZAS reserves the right to cancel any hunting tour. NZAS is not responsible or liable for expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled hunting.
We strongly recommend that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy covering trip cancellation for medical reasons; trip delay; medical expenses; accidental death; lost baggage; and medical evacuation.
New Zealand Law
The Law of New Zealand will be applied to contracts and disputes; and shall be resolved within the New Zealand Court‚s.
Clients will be required to sign a Liability release form before commencing any hunting trip or activity.
Passports & Visas
Everyone needs a passport to enter NEW ZEALAND. Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your intended stay. Citizens of the USA do not need a Visa. For residents of other countries please check with your travel agent to confirm if a visa is required. No vaccinations are required for entry to New Zealand.
Arrival & Departure
Each hunting trip begins and ends in or near a town accessible by plane, train or bus. Optional vehicle transfers are available from some locations to the meeting place and back at trips end; for which advanced reservations are required. If you wish to make advanced airline reservations before receiving your Travel Planner, please contact NZAS or your Travel Consultant for trip starting and ending times.
For assistance in arranging international air transportation contact your local travel agency for the best deal or Air New Zealand Limited . From the USA fly Air New Zealand direct from Los Angeles, Vancouver or Toronto.
New Zealand Lodge Association or similar style accommodation is normally our preferred option. Standard lodge accommodation(s) have double beds. Children under 18 must share a room with an adult family member, adult family friend or legal guardian.
Wilderness Camping is available as an option. Alpine tents designed for double occupancy and self-inflating sleeping mats are provided free of charge. Sleeping Bags are to be supplied by the client or if requested can be supplied by NZAS.
All minors (under 18 years) must be accompanied by at least one parent or legal guardian. The minimum allowable age for most trips is 16 years. However some trips may exclude minors or exclude them from certain trip activities due to safety concerns.
Clients are responsible for: choosing a hunting trip / activity that suits their abilities, level of fitness and state of health; providing NZAS with signed release and medical information forms prior to trip departure; arriving at the trip start with clothing and gear recommended in the Trip Planner; respecting the laws and customs of countries visited; following environmental guidelines and regulations while on the trip in accordance with the trip leader(s) / guides directions; and respecting the rights and privacy of other trip members. NZAS reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time prior to or during the trip, if in NZAS opinion, an individual‚s behavior or physical condition are not compatible with the general enjoyment and well-being of other persons. In the event of ill health NZAS may make any arrangements as it sees fit and recover such costs from the client.
Disclosure of Risks
Adventure activities (including hunting) have an element of risk, and all clients need to realize there is no absolute guarantee of safety. If you feel unsure about any particular activity consult our trip guide(s) who may be able to offer an alternative option. NZAS reserves the right not to run any activity(s) if in our opinion the circumstances make the activity too dangerous (e.g. flooded rivers).
NZAS as operator or agent finalizes all arrangements for these hunting tours on the express condition that it shall not be held liable for any injury, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may occur either by reason of any defect in any vehicle, vessel or equipment or by Acts of god or through the acts of default of any company or person engaged in conveying the passengers or in carrying out our arrangements of the tours or otherwise in connection herewith. NZAS reserves the right to change any of the facilities, service or prices described in any of its publications, including any Internet site. NZAS accepts no liability for any action or activity undertaken by the client arranged independently of NZAS. NZAS shall not be liable to compensate clients for associated expenses incurred as a result of their booking. NZAS accepts no liability for any individual or group failing to meet NZ Passport / Visa entry requirements. No refund will be made for any unused services included in the price.
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