Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get there?
I can't live without coffee. Do you have coffee?
What do I need to bring?
- Sleeping bag
- Shoes/hiking boots
- Warm clothes (it can get chilly at night)
- Swimmers (if summer)
- Water bottle?
- Luxury food items (chocolate or lollies)
What gear is provided?
- Camp chairs?
- Insect repellent
- Food and cooking implements
What is the best time of year to go on a tour?
We operate between the months of September and May. Here’s a few tips about the weather.
In summer the temperate rainforest acts as a natural air conditioner and can be between 7 and 9 degrees cooler.
January in school holidays are our busiest time, so it’s a good idea to book ahead.
Spring in Oct and Nov is the best time for wildflowers and for birdwatching.
In February and March the weather is mild and it’s the perfect time for adventure tours in the South West section of the Deua, where the pinkwoods grow. They flower once a year in early to mid-march.
Do you operate in winter?
What happens in wet weather?
What do we do with our rubbish?
Is there are river/waterhole to swim in?
Do you have a First Aid Certificate?
What ages are appropriate for kids?
If you’re going on the Family Reconnection Camp there is no restriction on age.
For Scones in the Forest day walks we advise parents and carers that it’s suitable for children aged 5 years and upwards. If you’re unsure contact Paul and he’ll advise you what’s best.
How fit do I need to be to do the bushwalks? What level of difficulty are the hikes?
All our walks are rated with the level difficulty: (easy, medium, experienced)
Generally, our day walks are rated easy to medium level, appropriate for kids and beginner level. We can tailor the tour to your preference so talk to Paul 0422 178 723 about the kind of experience you’d like to have.
Can I organise a nature walk for a large group (more than 10)?
I want to come with my family or a group of friends. Do we all need to book together? Or separately?
Are there shower or bathroom facilities?
At the Bakers Flat camp ground and Wyanbene Caves there are dry pit toilets. For remote campsites we’ll have a portable sealed toilet with pop up tent for privacy.
There are no showers facilities on any of the tours.
Is there mobile phone reception?
Do you have a radio or phone in case of emergencies?
Is Nature Engagement Tours glamping?
Can I bring my dog?
Do I have to help set up?
If you fancy yourself a bit of a tent expert then you’re welcome to pitch in. Otherwise, feel free to sit back and watch Paul or one of your guides do all the work.
Can’t find an answer to your question?
Contact Paul on 0422 178 723
Or send us an email