Frequently Asked Questions
How fit do I need to be?
Most of our Experiences are suitable for any fitness level, but we do encourage you to be fit enough to make the most of the experiences we have on offer. Note, for the safety of all passengers, we reserve the right to prevent passengers from participating in some activities.
Please read the itinerary for your chosen experience, and if you have any queries regarding your fitness level, it's important that you discuss this with us at time of booking.
Wyld Womyn Multi-day Hikes
You must be of moderate fitness and capable of carrying a 6-7kg pack for up to 12 hours across undulating and steep terrain. There will be some rock scrambling up steep ascents, exposed ridges and rock hopping. Core, leg and arm strength will help with all these aspects.
Being in the company of like-minded womyn will help take your mind off the challenge. Despite your level of fitness, it is your mind that ultimately pushes you through, but we do recommend that your fitness be of a reasonable level. If you have any concerns or queries, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Wyld Womyn Day Hikes and Forest Adventures
These are unique experiences and your full focus is required.
They are suitable for most fitness levels. You do not have to be incredibly fit but there are often steps, or steep ascents and descents, so you must be able to handle that terrain.
Unfortunately we are unable to cater for wheelchair access.
What does 'glamping' mean?
Down Under Discoveries understands that glamping, or ‘luxury camping’, is the perfect way to experience the Australian wilderness without compromising on comfort, and that is why we have chosen to include this unique experience for our multi-day experiences.
Let your mind and soul wander as you connect with nature, without sacrificing those creature comforts like hot showers, comfy bed and quality food.
Each guest is provided with their own essentials, including 2 person tent complete with camping stretcher bed, self-inflating mattress and a few little special surprises to add to the ambiance of the experience. You will also have access to hot showers, flushable toilets and quality meals. Camping in the Australian outback is something you’ll remember forever.
What should I bring with me?
Day tours - 1 piece of hand luggage per person.
Short Breaks - A luggage limit of 15kg per person applies.
Extended Tours - A luggage limit of 25kg per person applies.
On all of our Experiences we advise you to bring comfortable non-slip sturdy walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, water bottle, camera, warm jumper/wind proof jacket. Please see individual itineraries for specific items such as bathers and towel.
Wyld Womyn Day Hikes
Plenty of water, sturdy shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (30+), insect repellent, wet weather gear, clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions, hiking poles (optional), pen, paper and an open mind.
Wyld Womyn Multi-day Hikes
You will be carrying all your personal equipment each day. A day pack is suitable for this adventure. Here is a basic list of what we recommend you pack.
- Hiking pack
- Raincoat and/or poncho
- Comfortable boots (worn, not carried)
- Blister and personal First Aid kit
- Sun protection cream
- Fly repellant / DEET
- Water bottle (2 litres)
- Hat and fly net
- 2 spare sets of socks
- Munchies - sweets, nuts, dried fruit
- Mobile phone and/or GPS
- LED torch
- Optional: walking poles, folding umbrella, sunglasses
Sleeping Gear and Other Equipment
- Sleeping bag
- Reading book
- Spending money
- Clothing to suit the weather
- Pens and paper
- Journal for writing
Can I bring my kids?
Wyld Womyn Hikes
These hikes are suitable only for girls and women aged 16 and over with the required level of fitness. All participants need to understand that the hike is a journey of personal growth and self-healing for women, and be ready to embrace this opportunity.
Children who are able to hike the distance are welcome to join the Half Day and Moon Hikes; however, we include quite a few reflecting activities, and silence is a large part of those activities. Children must therefore be of an age where they can sit quietly without disturbing yourself or anyone else.
These tours are suitable for all ages unless otherwise specified, and child rates are available (aged 12 and under). Please note we do not provide special (booster) seats for children so please feel free to bring your own.
Do you offer a pick-up / drop-off service?
We do offer complimentary pick-up and drop-off from the Perth Tourist Stand and Perth hotels. If you are not picked up within 15 minutes of your pick-up time, the onus is on the passenger to telephone 0408 428 923 to advise, as tours depart at the scheduled time.
Are meals provided?
We provide healthy meals as specified in your itinerary, using fresh local produce from around Western Australia. These include a mixture of Western style meals from cafes, restaurants, Aussie BBQs and local producers.
We do try to cater to dietary requirements on request and with advance notice. Please note that whilst we strive to cater for all needs, some requests may not be possible; if we are unable to cater to your request, your needs become your own responsibility.
What is the climate like in WA?
Western Australia is famous for its long days of sunshine, spotless blue skies and brilliant beaches. It has a diverse range of climate zones, varying from tropical in the north to temperate in the south.
WA has two distinct variations in seasons. The southern half of the state, which includes Perth, experiences the four seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter, with temperatures ranging from under 5°C to over 40°C, whereas the northern half of the state has two seasons: "the wet" and "the dry".
"The wet" occurs between October and April when most of the rain falls, bringing humidity and thunderstorms. The daytime temperatures are in the mid to high 30s with evening temperatures in the mid 20s. "The dry" occurs between May and September when clear blue skies are the norm and the temperatures are pleasant during the day and dip considerably during the night.
In the Perth metropolitan area you might hear the term 'the Fremantle Doctor'. This refers to the cooling afternoon south-westerly breeze during summer.
Do we need travel insurance?
Going on a holiday and travelling should be fun. You shouldn't need to worry about something going wrong, but it can and it does for many travellers each year. Luggage gets lost or damaged, people get sick or injured, and then there are airline, tour and accommodation cancellations or delays to worry about as well. Quite often these events are unforeseen and can be very costly to all parties involved, and that is why we highly recommend taking out good travel insurance cover before you set off.
What type of vehicle will we be travelling in?
We use a spacious Toyota Hiace 14 seater, with high-back reclining seats, air con, heating and tinted windows offering passengers unrestricted viewing. We are adding usb charging docks and a DVD player to use on long trips. Please note the vehicle does not have a toilet on board, but we do stop regularly to take toilet breaks.