Frequently Asked Questions
What accommodation is provided on tour? Our multi-day Kangaroo Island and Great Ocean Road tours include dorm-style accommodation. Our outback tours consist of dorm-style and camping accommodation. We have private room upgrades available at an extra cost.
Is there WIFI available? WIFI is available at some locations throughout our tour but it is not guaranteed and it is not reliable.
Can I bring alcohol? Yes
What languages are available on the tours? All our groovy tour guides only speak english
Are your tours wheelchair accesible? Unfortunately, our buses and a lot of the areas we visit are not accesible by wheelchairs.
Are there any age restricitions to participate in the tour? We have restriciton on children that are under 8 years old. Children aged between 8-14 years old must be travelling with a parent/guardian and stay in private room accommodation. Any teenager between 15-17 years old can travel alone and stay in dorm-share accommodation, however they must have a parental consent form signed. We do not have restrictions on elderly travellers, if you can hike 3-4 hours in heat and remote conditions and keep up with a moderate paced group then we have no issues.
Do I need a sleeping bag for all multi-day tours? No, only for our outback tours. You can bring your own or hire one from us for $30.
What is the average age on your tour? Our Groovy groups consist of travellers anywhere between the age of 18-60 years old. Majority is 18-35 years old, solo or coupled travellers. Most important thing, our travellers are all like-minded!
FAQ on our Outback Tours
How cold does it get at night while camping? In the summer it is warm at night, approximately 18-20 degrees Celsius, but in winter temperatures can drop to around 0 degrees Celsius. You will need a warm sleeping bag inside of your swag with a rating of at least -4 degrees Celsius. We have excellent quality sleeping bags for hire ($30 hire fee) that are rated to -10C. Bring a beanie for your head which helps keep you warm during the night.
Are there showers and toilet facilities available when we go camping? Yes, we stay at facilitated campgrounds that have showers, toilets on all nights where camping is involved.
Can I charge my phone or camera during the trip? The hostels and campsites we stay at will have power points for you to charge your phone or camera during the trip, however you must remember to bring your own universal adapter if required.
Can I visit the field of lights during my tour? Yes! We can help assist you in booking it or you can book it yourself, just follow these details… If you are on the Rock Patrol tour (Adelaide to Alice Springs) Book for day 5 of your tour and choose departure 3. If you are on the Rock 2 Water tour (Alice Springs to Adelaide) Book for day 1 of your tour and choose departure 3. After you have booked your experience please let us know so that your tour guide will be aware of your plans.
Will I get bitten by snakes or spiders? It is highly unlikely, however, in the event of an emergency our buses are fully equipped with medical supplies which can be applied to by our knowledgeable guides who are First Aid Certified.
FAQ on our Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tours
How much fitness is required for the tour? A moderate level of fitness is required on most of our tours. During the Great Ocean Road & Grampians tour we undertake hikes that are about 2-3 km. Travellers will need to keep a moderate pace during these hikes as we can be in remote destinations at times.
How much luggage can I bring? The maximum luggage allowed is 1x suitcase or backpack per person, plus a day pack (to take on board the bus for your camera, water bottle, sunscreen etc. The bus carries secure trailers with the bus for luggage storage.
FAQ on our Kangaroo Island Wildlife Adventure Tour
How much luggage can I bring? On the Kangaroo Island tour passengers are requested to bring only a small overnight bag, as this tour returns to Adelaide and most hostels/hotels will hold extra luggage in safe keeping for the short 2-day duration.
Can we snorkel and swim all year round? Kangaroo Island gets cold over winter, much like all coastal South Australia, the water temperatures are a balmy 13-14 degrees Celsius. Without a thick wetsuit, it is not advised to swim/snorkel this time of the year.
What are the wet weather activity options? We explore more walks and trails around the coast and national park, where it is semi-sheltered by trees. Ensure you bring a warm, water proof jacket.
How long is the ferry ride? 45-60 minutes.
FAQ on our Barossa Valley Tour
Can we still travel on this tour if the weather is wet? The wet weather does not affect the Barossa Valley itinerary as all the wine tastings are inside a cellar door. It is the perfect tour for the middle of winter.