This website (Site) is operated by A.S. N.S. Pty Limited ATF the A.S.N.S Trust (ACN 611 607 991) (we, our or us). It is available at: kittawalodge.com and kittawalodge.com.au, and may be available through other addresses or channels.
Please read these Terms carefully – if you don’t agree to them, then you must cease using our Site, or withdraw from the booking process prior to making a booking, immediately.
We may, at any time and at our discretion, vary these Terms by publishing the varied terms on our Site. We recommend you check our Site regularly to ensure you are aware of our current terms.
Any changes to our Terms will apply to you even though you may have booked your stay with us prior to any variations or amendments to these Terms being published by us. Again, we recommend you check our Site regularly to ensure you are aware of our current terms and how these Terms impact on your booking or reservation.
Materials and information on this Site (Content) are subject to change without notice. We do not undertake to keep our Site up-to-date and we are not liable if any Content is inaccurate or out-of-date.
The following Terms apply to your use of our Site, including the submission of your ‘contact us’ or booking form and your participation in the booking process following the submission of your ‘contact us’ or booking form.
We grant you a non-exclusive, royalty-free, revocable, worldwide, non-transferable licence to use our Site in accordance with these Terms. All other uses are prohibited without our prior written consent.
When you use our Site, we expect you to abide by a certain standard of behaviour. You must not do or attempt to do anything that is unlawful, which is prohibited by any laws applicable to our Site, which we would consider inappropriate or which might bring us or our Site into disrepute. This includes (without limitation):
You are prohibited from using our Site, including our Content, in any way that competes with, or prejudices, our business.
Please note that our Content is not comprehensive and is for general information purposes only. Our Content does not take into account your specific needs, objectives or circumstances, and it is not advice.
While we use reasonable attempts to ensure the accuracy and completeness of our Content, we make no representation or warranty in relation to it, to the maximum extent permitted by law.
Unless otherwise indicated, we own or licence all rights, title and interest (including intellectual property rights) in our Site and all of our Content. Your use of our Site and your use of, and access to, any Content does not grant or transfer to you any rights, title or interest in relation to our Site or our Content. You must not:
Our Site may contain links to websites operated by third parties. Unless we tell you otherwise, we do not control, endorse or approve, and are not responsible for, the content on those websites. We recommend that you make your own investigations with respect to the suitability of those websites and the content on those websites.
We may, at any time and without notice to you, discontinue our Site, in whole or in part. We may also exclude any person from using our Site, at any time and at our sole discretion. We are not responsible for any Liability (as defined in these Terms) you may suffer arising from or in connection with any such discontinuance or exclusion.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, we make no representations or warranties about our Site or our Content, including (without limitation) that:
You read, use and act on our Site and our Content at your own risk.
The following Terms apply to your enquiry, booking and reservation with us, including the payment, confirmation, variation or cancellation of your booking or reservation.
You may book accommodation and/or packages from us, using the booking process on our Site or by contacting us directly. We may, at our discretion, accept or reject any booking, for any reason.
If we confirm availability for your requested dates, an email will be sent to you, including details of the proposed booking, the total price of your proposed booking and a link to these Terms (Quotation Email). It is your responsibility to check the booking details provided in the Confirmation Email, as well as to review these Terms, before paying our invoice.
You acknowledge and agree that the rates and prices referred to in the Quotation Email will only be valid for 14 days after the issue of the Quotation Email and, after that date, will at all times be subject to change.
Your booking, as set out in the relevant Quotation Email, will only be complete and/or confirmed if we have received your payment of the invoiced amount set out in the relevant Quotation Email (Amount) in full (by cleared funds into our nominated account), in accordance with these Terms, and at the time of receiving payment of the Amount in full the dates the subject of the Quotation Email remain available.
Until your booking is complete, and you have received an email directly from us confirming that your booking has been completed and confirmed (Confirmation Email), we are under no obligation to, and we will not (unless and to the extent we expressly state otherwise to you in writing), hold or secure any dates for you. We may, at any time before or after sending the Quotation Email to you, receive, engage in and/or respond to other enquiries from, and/or otherwise communicate with, third parties in relation to the dates the subject of the relevant Quotation Email. Until you have received your Confirmation Email, you acknowledge and agree that the availability of the dates the subject of the relevant Quotation Email, and/or the inclusions specified within your Quotation Email, will at all times be subject to availability.
We will have no responsibility, and will not be liable, for any costs, expenses and/or loss you may suffer or incur if the availability of the dates and/or inclusions the subject of the Quotation Email changes.
Once your booking is complete, you may not change or cancel your booking other than strictly in accordance with these Terms.
The Amount is determined by us, including by having reference to the accommodation and package(s) you have selected during the booking process, and will be set out in the relevant Quotation Email or subsequent email sent by us to you revising the Quotation Email (as relevant).
The Amount is to be paid to us using the payment method prescribed within the Quotation Email and/or in accordance with the payment terms in our invoice. You must pay the Amount in full prior to the completion and/or confirmation of your booking. We may cancel your booking, or accept other bookings, if the Amount is not paid to us in full in accordance with these Terms.
You acknowledge and agree that the Amount will be held by us and may be used by us for whatever purpose and, in any event, is not held on or in trust by us, and any interest earned on the Amount will be solely owned by us.
Subject to the “COVID-19 specific terms” section below, following your payment of the Amount, if you cancel your booking with us:
Your booking is personal to you and you may not transfer your booking to another person. If you are unable to stay with us, as provided for in your booking, the cancellation policy (above) will apply.
We may allow you to transfer your booking, or any part of the Amount paid by you, to another person, however we will have no obligation to do so, and this allowance will be made in our absolute discretion (and may be subject to conditions).
We understand that your travel plans or circumstances may change. You must notify us of any change to your booking at least 14 days prior to the commencement of your stay with us, but in any event as soon as possible before you stay with us. No changes will be accepted, if requested less than 14 days prior to the commencement of your stay with us.
Your request for a change will be subject to our approval (which may be given or withheld in our absolute discretion, for whatever reason, and may be given subject to our conditions) and, in any event, will at all times be subject to the availability of your desired change (including changes to dates, inclusions and packages) (New Booking).
You acknowledge and agree that the New Booking may involve additional rates and costs, such as, by way of example only, additional inclusion or package costs, or increased nightly rates where there is a change in date (including where the rates at the time of your original booking are no longer applicable) (Additional Costs). Prior to the New Booking being confirmed, you must pay the Additional Costs to us in full.
Subject to the “COVID-19 specific terms” section below, if we confirm that the New Booking is available and is otherwise acceptable to us (in our absolute discretion), and you confirm that you wish to change your booking:
(each a Change Fee).
We may waive the Change Fee, or any part of the Change Fee, however we will have no obligation to do so, and this waiver will be made (or not) in our absolute discretion. You authorise us to charge or debit your credit card or debit card, the details of which you provided to us through the booking process, to collect (or receive payment for) the Change Fee.
If we do not confirm the New Booking, you may decide the either continue with your existing booking or otherwise cancel your booking (in which case, the terms relating to the cancellation of bookings above will apply).
Your booking may be subject to change by us, including due to unexpected or unforeseen circumstances or events or due to family or personal reasons.
If we are unable to satisfy any aspect of your booking, for reasons outside of your reasonable control, we will notify you as soon as practicable if we need to cancel or reschedule your booking, or remove or change any inclusions from your booking, and we will use our reasonable endeavours to reschedule the booking at an alternate time, or add alternative inclusions, as the case may be, as agreed between you and us (acting reasonably).
Subject to the “COVID-19 specific terms” section below, if we cancel your booking, for reasons outside of your reasonable control, and we cannot find an alternate time agreeable between you and us (acting reasonably), you will receive a refund of the Amount that had been paid by you to us.
Other than the amount payable under the preceding paragraph (if any), you will not be entitled to any other payments from us, and you release and discharge us from all other claims, on any basis whatsoever, arising from or in connection with the cancellation of, or change to, your booking.
Despite anything in the earlier sections of these Terms, if, at any time, we notify you in writing that we consider that:
then the Amount will continue to be retained by us, and your booking will be postponed until such time as you and/or us are able to satisfy your booking (as agreed between us and you, acting reasonably), provided such date is no later than the end of:
Where you are offered a complimentary rescheduling of your stay by us in accordance with these Terms, any rescheduling will be, and is, subject to our availability at the relevant point in time. You acknowledge and agree that any rescheduled stays under this section may result in us incurring additional third party costs in relation to your package, including, by way of example, increased car hire or flight costs (where the base costs of those package inclusions, if applicable, have increased since your original date of booking) (Increased Third Party Costs). You must pay the Increased Third Party Costs applicable to your rescheduled stay.
You acknowledge and agree that you will not be entitled to cancel your stay with us and/or change your stay with us and/or receive a refund under or in connection with this section of these Terms, unless (and only to the extent) we, in our sole and absolute discretion and without being under any obligation to do so, in lieu of rescheduling your stay with us, notify you in writing that we have instead cancelled your booking, in which case:
Otherwise, you acknowledge and agree that:
To the maximum extent permitted by law, you acknowledge and agree that, if you are unable to check-in with us on your originally scheduled date of stay, and the reason you are unable to do so arises from, or is caused or contributed to by, any one or a combination of the below factors or circumstances, then you will not be entitled to a complimentary rescheduling of your stay and you will forfeit the full Amount – no refund will be made to you and you agree that we will be entitled to retain (for any use or purpose) the full Amount:
You acknowledge and agree that, to the maximum extent permitted by law, we will not be responsible for (and you release and discharge us from) any and all costs, expenses, loss and/or damage you suffer or incur, or you may suffer or incur, arising from or in connection with your compliance with any requirement or directive of the Tasmanian Government, the Federal Government of Australia and/or any relevant Governmental border or health authorities arising from or in connection with COVID-19.
If you are required to observe a period of quarantine or social isolation, to the extent this period overlaps with your scheduled stay with us and you are permitted to do so at Kittawa Lodge, then you may quarantine or isolate at Kittawa Lodge.
You are solely responsible for complying with all relevant requirements and directives of the Tasmanian Government, the Federal Government of Australia and/or any relevant Governmental border or health authorities relating to your quarantine or isolation, and you acknowledge and agree that we may not be able to fulfil certain aspects of your package inclusions and/or provide certain services (including in-room catering and cleaning services) as a consequence of your period of quarantine or isolation. You will not be entitled to any refund or other form of credit or compensation arising from or in relation to any changes to or omissions from your package and/or any other services, where such change or omission arises from or in connection with your period of quarantine or isolation and/or your or our compliance with any requirement or directive of the Tasmanian Government, the Federal Government of Australia and/or any relevant Governmental border or health authorities arising from or in connection with COVID-19.
You acknowledge and agree that you will not be entitled to extend your stay beyond your scheduled check-out date (noting you will be required to check-out by no later than 10.00am AEST or AEDT, as applicable), irrespective of whether you or your travel companion are yet to complete your period of quarantine or isolation.
You are, and will at all times be, solely responsible for any testing, accommodation and all other travel arrangements which may be required to enable you and/or your travel companion to comply with any requirement or directive of the Tasmanian Government, the Federal Government of Australia and/or any relevant Governmental border or health authorities arising from or in connection with COVID-19.
You acknowledge and agree that King Island, Tasmania has limited health services and resources and that you may not be able to obtain certain health services (including COVID-19 testing) during your stay with us. You also acknowledge and agree that there may be delays in receiving tests results from the relevant health service providers on King Island, Tasmania, including in circumstances where you may require a negative test result prior to arriving back to your home State or Territory. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we will not be responsible for (and you release and discharge us from) any and all costs, expenses, loss and/or damage you suffer or incur, or you may suffer or incur, arising from or in connection with the absence of, or any delay in or resulting from the provision of, health services (including in relation to COVID-19 testing) on King Island or Tasmania.
You are, and will at all times be, solely responsible for any testing (including booking in advance any such testing and arranging for the timely receipt of the results of any such testing) which may be required to enable you and/or your travel companion to comply with any requirement or directive of the Tasmanian Government, the Federal Government of Australia, the Government of your home State or Territory and/or any relevant Governmental border or health authorities arising from or in connection with COVID-19.
We highly recommend holding and maintaining all appropriate and sufficient travel insurance prior to staying, and during your stay, with us. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we accept no responsibility for your failure to do so, nor will we be liable for any claim for which, if you had held and maintained such travel insurance, you would have been (or would likely have been) entitled to claim the recovery of insurance proceeds.
During you stay, you will be permitted to purchase beverages (including alcohol), artwork and other goods and products specifically listed for sale or purchase in your lodge. If you open, use, consume, damage and/or purchase any such items (or otherwise remove any such items from our premises), the specified cost for that item will be charged to your account (Purchase Cost) and you must pay the Purchase Cost to us prior to your departure. You authorise us to charge or debit your credit card or debit card, the details of which you provided to us through the booking process (or otherwise provide to us prior to, during or after your stay with us), to collect (or receive payment for) the Purchase Cost.
If we consider that you, and/or any person travelling with you (and/or any person you invite to our premises and/or property), cause or contribute (by act or omission) to any loss or damage to (or theft of) any property (including real or personal property) owned, leased or licensed by or to us (or owned, leased or licensed by or to any of our directors, officers, employees or contractors), we may reasonably assess the likely costs of replacing and/or rectifying the lost or damaged property (including freight and logistics costs and other incidental costs), and/or any other loss or damage which may likely result or arise from such loss or damage, and recover such costs, loss and damage from you (Loss). You must immediately pay us the Loss, upon demand by us. You authorise us to charge or debit your credit card or debit card, the details of which you provided to us through the booking process (or otherwise provide to us prior to, during or after your stay with us), to collect (or receive payment for) the Loss.
You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for securing your lodge, and for taking reasonable steps to keep your lodge clean and tidy, during your stay. We at all times reserve the right to charge you for any additional costs we suffer or incur in cleaning your lodge, should we consider that such additional costs are the result of your failure to maintain a reasonable state of cleanliness in your lodge. You authorise us to charge or debit your credit card or debit card, the details of which you provided to us through the booking process (or otherwise provide to us prior to, during or after your stay with us), to collect (or receive payment for) these additional costs.
If you hire or lease any vehicle from King Island Car Rentals or from any other third party, and/or you are a passenger on any flight on your way to or from us, you will be solely responsible for the risks and costs associated with that vehicle or aircraft and/or the hiring or flight and/or use of that vehicle or aircraft, including any loss or damage which is caused or contributed to or by that vehicle and/or its use by you or others.
If any hire vehicle or flight is comprised in any of our packages, you acknowledge and agree that:
As part of your stay with us, you may purchase and/or otherwise use or consume goods, products and/or services, including, without limitation, using or consuming food products, beverages, body products, cleaning products and/or sanitary items, and/or participating in tours, massages, yoga, meditation or relaxation sessions, reflexology sessions, walking trails and/or any other activity not prepared or provided by one of our employees or directors (Activities).
Unless expressly stated otherwise by us in writing, all Activities are provided or supplied by independent third parties, and, to the maximum extent permitted by law, we are in no way responsible for any defect or omission in, and/or personal injury, illness or death, and/or any loss or damage, arising from or in connection with, any Activities and/or your involvement or participation in those Activities.
Offers and promotions
If, at any time, we provide or notify you of any offer or promotion (including through a third party or a third party platform such as Facebook or Instagram), including discounted nightly rates and/or complimentary inclusions, you agree that these offers and promotions are:
We encourage you to interact with our Site and our endorsed social media profiles!
You may be permitted to post, upload, publish, submit or transmit relevant information and content on our Site, another website or through the use of a social media site (User Content). If you make any User Content available on or through our Site, any other website or a social media site, you grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free licence to use the User Content, with the right to use, view, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, license, transfer, communicate, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast, access, or otherwise exploit such User Content on, through or by means of our Site, any other website and/or any social media site and/or for any marketing purpose. You agree that you are solely responsible for all User Content that you make available on or through our Site, any other website and/or through the use of a social media site.
We do not endorse or approve, and are not responsible for, any User Content. We may, at any time (at our sole discretion), remove any User Content, including from our Site or our social media site.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, we (and our directors, officers and employees) are not responsible, and you must not make any claim against us (and our directors, officers and employees), for or in relation to any loss, damage or expense, howsoever arising and on any basis whatsoever, whether direct or indirect and/or whether present, unascertained, future or contingent (Liability), suffered or incurred by you or any third party, arising from or in connection with:
To the maximum extent permitted by law, you must indemnify (and hold harmless) us, and our directors and officers and employees, against any Liability suffered or incurred by us arising from or in connection with:
This indemnity is a continuing obligation, independent from the other obligations under these Terms, and continues after these Terms end, and you will be liable under this indemnity upon demand by us. It is not necessary for us (or our directors, officers or employees) to suffer or incur any Liability before enforcing a right of indemnity under these Terms.
You agree that all credit card payments will attract a 1.5% surcharge (or such other higher surcharge as is notified to you from time to time), which will be added to the amount quoted or provided to you by us. You agree to pay this surcharge.
You agree that, by providing your credit card details to us at any time, you agree to us charging your credit card (including without prior notice to you) for any costs and expenses for which we are entitled to payment under these Terms and/or any costs and expenses relating any purchases made by you or your travelling partner (including, by way of example, any beverage or art purchases).
These Terms are effective until terminated by us, which we may do at any time and without notice to you. In the event of termination, all restrictions imposed on you by these Terms and limitations of liability set out in these Terms will survive.
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In the event of any dispute arising from, or in connection with, these Terms (Dispute), the party claiming there is a Dispute must give written notice to the other party setting out the details of the Dispute and proposing a resolution as soon as possible (and, in any event, within 7 days). Within 7 days after receiving the notice, the parties must, by persons who have the authority to reach a resolution on behalf of the party, meet at least once to attempt to resolve the Dispute, or agree on the method of resolving the Dispute by other means, in good faith (such meetings may be in person or held over telephone or video-conference). All aspects of every such conference, except the fact of the occurrence of the conference, will be privileged and without prejudice. If the parties do not resolve the Dispute, or (if the Dispute is not resolved) agree on an alternate method to resolve the Dispute, within 21 days after receipt of the notice, the Dispute may be referred by either party (by notice in writing to the other party) to litigation.
If a provision of these Terms is held to be void, invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision must be read down as narrowly as necessary to allow it to be valid or enforceable. If it is not possible to read down a provision (in whole or in part), that provision (or that part of that provision) is severed from these Terms without affecting the validity or enforceability of the remainder of that provision or the other provisions in these Terms.
Your use of our Site, our booking system and these Terms are governed by the laws of Tasmania, Australia. You irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts operating in Tasmania, Australia and any courts entitled to hear appeals from those courts and waive any right to object to proceedings being brought in those courts.
Our Site may be accessed throughout Australia and overseas. We make no representation that our Site complies with the laws (including intellectual property laws) of any country outside Australia. If you access our Site or make a booking from outside Australia, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for complying with the laws of the jurisdiction where you access our Site.
For any questions and notices, please contact us through our Site.
Last update: December 2021