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South Coast Journeys

South Coast Journeys is a newly emerging eco/adventure tour operator offering regular small group tours, with pick-ups in Sydney and Wollongong. Their two primary summer tours are a Surf ‘N’ Snorkel tour and a Surf ‘N’ Dolphin Cruise Tour. The surfing is primarily undertaken at ‘The Farm’, while snorkelling will be in the Royal National Park and the Dolphin cruise at Jervis Bay. Airport transfers also available.

Cancellation Policy
We strongly recommend travel insurance as accidents can happen and emergencies occur. For this reason Travel insurance will protect you should an emergency happen that prevents you from participating on your South Coast Journeys adventure. http://www.onlinetravelinsurance.com.au/ provides low cost cancellation insurance. (Please note that Online Travel Insurance is a non-affiliated company) If it is necessary for you to cancel your trip you must notify us in writing by email and text. Alternatively call by phone immediately. 15 days and over – No Charge 8-14 days $100 or 30 % of the tour cost 4-7 days $100 or 50 % of the tour cost 4 days or less the 100% of the tour cost (This includes not showing for pick up at the designated departure location and time on the day of departure). We may at our sole discretion reduce transfer or waive your loss of fare for any reason. Your bus departs on time from all destinations. Passengers who miss their bus once on the tour will have to return to Sydney / Wollongong at their own cost. For Group / Charter bookings: Any changes to tours within 7 days from tour date may incur an administration fee of $50 per person. Note: This Administration Fee provides for costs associated with staff re-allocation specifically when staff members are stood down as a result of a booking alteration. Adverse Weather Policy Our activities will normally operate in all but exceptional weather and ocean conditions. Rain wind cold and fog do not prevent us conducting our tours. Unless you hear from us assume your tour is going ahead. We will make every effort to inform you if cancelling your scheduled tour is necessary. Participants that decide not to attend/participate on the basis of weather (against our policy and/or advice) forfeit their full tour fare. We take your safety seriously. You will receive a full refund if South Coast Journeys cancels a tour NOT if activities are altered to a different location due to ocean conditions and other conditions (e.g. Natural Hazards like a bush fires) beyond our control. If ONE of the components i.e. surfing snorkelling or zipline tour is cancelled due to adverse weather you will receive a refund of $50 AUD. At our sole discretion we may reduce the price on another tour or transfer you onto the same tour at a later date. Clients will obtain a partial refund ($50 AUD) or credit when: the Instructor cancels the surfing or snorkelling activity due to unsuitable or dangerous conditions. If water and weathers conditions become unsafe during the activity the instructor may modify the activity and undertake activities on the shore rather than in the water or the activity may be rescheduled for another time or location. While it is highly likely you will see dolphins we CAN NOT guarantee you will see dolphins on the Dolphin Cruise and NO refund for this component will be offered. Removal From Tours No refund is offered if the client refuses to comply with South Coast Journeys policy and the Instructor determines the client cannot participate in the activity. We reserve the right to deny access to tours for anyone who in our opinion is drunk disorderly a hazard to themselves or others abusive not physically able mentally incapable or objectionable in any other way. We will not be liable for any additional expenses incurred as a result of your removal or nonparticipation. If the client advises the Instructor of a medical condition such that the Instructor decides that it would be unsafe for the client to participate in the surfing activity a $50 refund will be offered. If the Instructor becomes aware of a clients medical condition after the lesson has commenced such that the Instructor determines it is unsafe for the client to continue in the activity no refund will be offered. Product Purchase Up to 30 days from date of purchase the client can: •obtain a 100% refund for products purchased should they be damaged or faulty. •exchange for products that are unsuitable. Minors All South Coast Journeys’ staff have successfully undertaken a Working with Children Check (NSW). Participants under the age of 18 must have a parental consent form completed by their parent or guardian. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian unless prior arrangements have been made with management. Please call our office to confirm before booking. These conditions do not exclude customer’s rights under the Competition and Consumer Act 2012 (Cth).
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You and your group can charter the South Coast Journeys bus for Weddings, Hen's / Buck's Parties, Concerts, Festivals, Sporting Events or any other group transport need you may have.

Price: Will vary depending on numbers of passengers, destination and time of day. Late evenings and early mornings will incur a surcharge. We will adjust price so it works out as a fair per person rate.


Please note you will be charged based on the initial numbers of people. If people forfeit the tour you will still need to pay for them. ie. the per person charge will increase.



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Departure:
Pick-ups from Wollongong 7am and Sutherland Train
Station 8 am. Pick-ups for big groups in Central Sydney hotels must be arranged
in advance with South Coast Journeys.


Early Morning: We take a scenic drive through Royal National
Park
bushland to Sydney’s favorite picnic spot Wattamolla and take a
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Mid Morning: We continue to cruise along the Grand Pacific
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We then take
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Lunch:

Choose from a range of cafes, restaurants (including
Headlands Hotel) and take-away shops at the coastal village of Austinmer.


Early Afternoon: We depart for Wollongong and the peace and
tranquility of The Nan Tien Temple, the largest Buddhist Temple in the
Southern Hemisphere.


Mid Afternoon: On our return to Sydney take in some history or have

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Later:

Return to Wollongong (approx. 4:30 pm) and
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Allow South Coast Journeys to host your next winery tour. Whether it be for a hens' / bucks' party, birthday or corporate event, we will create the ultimate tour of the wineries on NSW's South Coast or Southern Highlands. All tours can include at 4 Wine Tastings, craft beer or spirit tastings at your choice of venues, Two Cheese Platters and Lunch. Transport includes a car fridge on the bus (BYO). See below for a sample itinerary.

Morning

Begin the day with tastings of Crooked River
Wines
great drops with a complimentary cheese platter.

Enjoy taking in the spectacular views of the
Saddleback Mountain range and the green hills of the surrounding vineyards.

Mid Morning

Enjoy a talk with the wine makers at Silos
Estate
in the 'Barrel Room' while sampling their many choices in wines.

Lunch

We then depart for a gourmet lunch at the
Mountain Ridge Winery, which includes a complimentary glass of wine or beer and
wine tastings after lunch.

Subject to availability and your interests,
alternate venues may be used e.g. Coolangatta Estate, Cambewarra Estate, Silo's
Estate or local cafes and restaurants e.g. The Blue Swimmer at Seahaven or
Berry Pub.

Afternoon

Finish the day with wine tastings and a local
produce platter at Two Figs Winery, while taking in the majestic views of the
Shoalhaven River.

Note alternate or extra tastings and
experiences can include: Craft Beer tastings at Hopdog BeerWorks Nowra,
visiting the The Berry Chocolatier and The Treat Factory Berry.

Later

Pick a Spotify mix and then sing some songs
with us on the way back home - arrival time approximately
6:00
pm.
Up to TWO drop off locations included.


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Pick ups 9:00 am -10:00 am


1. Hopdog Beer Works Nowra: Learn the art and Science of making a range of craft beers
with Tim.


2. Blue Swimmer Restaurant Gerroa: 2 craft beer tastings and a gourmet Lunch of Fish Taco's or a Burger


3. The Co-operative 1888 Gerringong: Have a tour of the rustic old dairy co-operative building that has been converted into a distillery. Tastings include three locally Distilled Spirits ( Australian Rum, Vodka and a Sour Marsh Whisky).


4. Return to Wollongong 4pm: Wollongong Pubs/ Bars: Return to Central Wollongong to enjoy a late afternoon drink in one of the beer gardens, beach bars etc.

Suggestions include:

5. Continue your evening at The Illawarra Brewery, 5 Barrel Brewery, The Howlin Wolf (Whisky) or Red Square (Vodka)
























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Name

Charter Tour (00:00 to 00:00)

Description

You and your group can charter the South Coast Journeys bus for Weddings, Hen's / Buck's Parties, Concerts, Festivals, Sporting Events or any other group transport need you may have.

Price: Will vary depending on numbers of passengers, destination and time of day. Late evenings and early mornings will incur a surcharge. We will adjust price so it works out as a fair per person rate.


Please note you will be charged based on the initial numbers of people. If people forfeit the tour you will still need to pay for them. ie. the per person charge will increase.



Duration

300 minutes

Pickup Point

Please Bring

Start Time

00.00

End Time

00.00

Notes

Pricing

Adult Price

0

Name

Grand Pacific Drive - Scenic Tour (09:00 to 17:00)

Description


Departure:
Pick-ups from Wollongong 7am and Sutherland Train
Station 8 am. Pick-ups for big groups in Central Sydney hotels must be arranged
in advance with South Coast Journeys.


Early Morning: We take a scenic drive through Royal National
Park
bushland to Sydney’s favorite picnic spot Wattamolla and take a
short walk to Providential Point for dramatic views of the sea cliffs.


Mid Morning: We continue to cruise along the Grand Pacific
Drive
to Bald Hill as you take in the panoramic views of the ocean, hang
gliders and the towering sea cliffs.
We then take
a walk along the Sea Cliff Bridge and if you are lucky see migrating whales or sea
birds.


Lunch:

Choose from a range of cafes, restaurants (including
Headlands Hotel) and take-away shops at the coastal village of Austinmer.


Early Afternoon: We depart for Wollongong and the peace and
tranquility of The Nan Tien Temple, the largest Buddhist Temple in the
Southern Hemisphere.


Mid Afternoon: On our return to Sydney take in some history or have

some time out in one of the cafes or shops around Wollongong Harbour.


Later:

Return to Wollongong (approx. 4:30 pm) and
Sutherland Train Station (5:30 pm).

Duration

480 minutes

Pickup Point

Please Bring

Start Time

09.00

End Time

17.00

Notes

Pricing

Adult Price

0

Name

Private South Coast Winery Tour (00:00 to 00:00)

Description

Allow South Coast Journeys to host your next winery tour. Whether it be for a hens' / bucks' party, birthday or corporate event, we will create the ultimate tour of the wineries on NSW's South Coast or Southern Highlands. All tours can include at 4 Wine Tastings, craft beer or spirit tastings at your choice of venues, Two Cheese Platters and Lunch. Transport includes a car fridge on the bus (BYO). See below for a sample itinerary.

Morning

Begin the day with tastings of Crooked River
Wines
great drops with a complimentary cheese platter.

Enjoy taking in the spectacular views of the
Saddleback Mountain range and the green hills of the surrounding vineyards.

Mid Morning

Enjoy a talk with the wine makers at Silos
Estate
in the 'Barrel Room' while sampling their many choices in wines.

Lunch

We then depart for a gourmet lunch at the
Mountain Ridge Winery, which includes a complimentary glass of wine or beer and
wine tastings after lunch.

Subject to availability and your interests,
alternate venues may be used e.g. Coolangatta Estate, Cambewarra Estate, Silo's
Estate or local cafes and restaurants e.g. The Blue Swimmer at Seahaven or
Berry Pub.

Afternoon

Finish the day with wine tastings and a local
produce platter at Two Figs Winery, while taking in the majestic views of the
Shoalhaven River.

Note alternate or extra tastings and
experiences can include: Craft Beer tastings at Hopdog BeerWorks Nowra,
visiting the The Berry Chocolatier and The Treat Factory Berry.

Later

Pick a Spotify mix and then sing some songs
with us on the way back home - arrival time approximately
6:00
pm.
Up to TWO drop off locations included.


Duration

720 minutes

Pickup Point

Please Bring

Start Time

00.00

End Time

00.00

Notes

Pricing

Adult Price

0

Name

South Coast Crafted Tour- The Ultimate Distillery Brewery and Pub Experience (00:00 to 00:00)

Description

Pick ups 9:00 am -10:00 am


1. Hopdog Beer Works Nowra: Learn the art and Science of making a range of craft beers
with Tim.


2. Blue Swimmer Restaurant Gerroa: 2 craft beer tastings and a gourmet Lunch of Fish Taco's or a Burger


3. The Co-operative 1888 Gerringong: Have a tour of the rustic old dairy co-operative building that has been converted into a distillery. Tastings include three locally Distilled Spirits ( Australian Rum, Vodka and a Sour Marsh Whisky).


4. Return to Wollongong 4pm: Wollongong Pubs/ Bars: Return to Central Wollongong to enjoy a late afternoon drink in one of the beer gardens, beach bars etc.

Suggestions include:

5. Continue your evening at The Illawarra Brewery, 5 Barrel Brewery, The Howlin Wolf (Whisky) or Red Square (Vodka)
























Duration

720 minutes

Pickup Point

Please Bring

Start Time

00.00

End Time

00.00

Notes

Pricing

Adult Price

0

Name

Sydney Airport Cruise Terminal to Wollongong Shuttle Tour (00:00 to 00:00)

Description

South Coast Journeys may choose to run a Sydney Airport / Cruise Terminal to Wollongong or Wollongong to Sydney as a shuttle bus when demand requires it.

Duration

90 minutes

Pickup Point

Please Bring

Start Time

00.00

End Time

00.00

Notes

Pricing

Adult Price

0

Name

Wollongong to Sydney Airport Cruise Terminal Shuttle Tour (00:00 to 00:00)

Description

South Coast Journeys may choose to run a Wollongong to Sydney Airport / Cruise Terminal to as a shuttle bus when demand requires it.

Duration

90 minutes

Pickup Point

Please Bring

Start Time

00.00

End Time

00.00

Notes

Pricing

Adult Price

0