The health and safety of our workshop participants and instructors is our first priority and is what we think about first as we are dealing with this evolving situation.
As the situation continues to develop we reserve the right to change this policy.
Updates for Domestic Travellers – Last Update: 15th Feb 2021
For International visitors please see information further down the page.
We are able to run our workshops under Level 1 & 2 restrictions with increased measures in place to ensure the safety of our guests and staff. Please read below the changes we are implementing for Level 2 to minimise the risk and spread of COVID-19.
We are unable to run our workshops under Level 3 & 4 restrictions. If your workshop will be affected by this we will be contacting you soon to reschedule your workshop.
Operating Policy for Level 1 Restrictions
We are able to run our workshops as per normal under alert level 1. We will be maintaining strict hygiene practises on all of our tours. Please see “Protecting yourself from COVID-19” below.
Operating Policy for Level 2 Restrictions
Updates for International Travellers – NZ Borders remain closed to International Travellers – Last Update: 15th Feb 2021
Updates for International Travellers – NZ Borders remain closed to International Travellers.
We are able to run our workshops as per normal under alert level 1. We will be maintaining strict hygiene practises on all of our tours.
Australian Tourists: We are taking Australian bookings from August 2021 onwards as we have been advised that there is likely to be a travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand by this time. All bookings will be reviewed at 60 days prior to departure to assess the likelihood of travel.
International Arrivals: It is looking increasingly unlikely that NZ will be welcoming international arrivals until late 2021 or even early 2022. Please contact us if you are interested in one of our tours
Please note that spaces from August 2021 and all of 2022 are filling fast due the deferred bookings we have had from COVID.
Upcoming tours & workshops
We want you to know that we are monitoring the situation closely, and we will make adjustments to our workshop scheduling and itineraries as necessary. We note that the mandatory 14-day isolation period for international arrivals is likely to affect international travellers who are booked on upcoming tours.
We will not allow on the workshop any guest who, within 14 days before the workshop start date, has had contact with, or helped care for, anyone suspected or diagnosed as having COVID-19, or who is currently subject to health monitoring for possible exposure to COVID-19. If you have any health concerns, please get in touch with us prior to arriving on tour. If we are in any way concerned about your health, we reserve the right to ask you to exclude yourself from the tour at any point.
Protecting yourself from COVID-19
To find out the latest information and news releases on COVID-19 follow these links:
We also encourage the following guidelines recommending by the Ministry of Health:
We also recommend:
Anyone can also contact the Ministry of Health dedicated phone line for COVID-19 on 0800 358 545
We will be following the Ministry of Health guidelines for our workshops.
We will be sending this policy to you before your workshop, regarding the virus, our policies, and the precautionary measures we will be taking.
COVID-19 Procedures for Tours and Workshops
On arrival at any of our workshops, we will be asking you to do the following:
We will be doing the following to make sure we do everything possible to limit the spread of COVID-19