Safety & Flexibility

There has never been a better time to escape the crowds and explore the Southern Coastline of Australia, and Untamed Escapes is ready to welcome you back with confidence. The safety of our guides and passengers is our highest priority, and since COVID-19, we have reviewed every aspect of our operations and adapted. We have implemented a range of enhanced protocols so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy the serenity.  

These protocols are based upon the Australian Federal Government and National COVID Compliance Commission COVID-Safe Guidelines, as well as the World Travel & Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travel Protocols for Tour Operators’. 

We will continually evaluate the most up to date information from these sources and adapt as required to ensure we are doing everything we can to keep our passengers safe. 

Vaccination Policy

In accordance with Government regulations, passengers over the age of 16 wishing to participate on any Untamed Escapes tours must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Only fully vaccinated passengers or passengers who have an official medical exemption (medical certificate or letter from an approved medical practitioner, with matching personal photo identification) will be permitted to board the vehicle. Children over 16 years old must be fully vaccinated, whilst children under 16 years old do not need to be vaccinated if accompanied by fully vaccinated adults.

 Guides Training & Expertise  

  • All guides have completed COVID-19 Awareness Training for both South Australia and Western Australia. Health Safety Environment Australia has designed these programs. They teach us how to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19 and adapt to a “COVID-safe” way of operating. 
  • Our Director has participated in the National ATEC COVID Ready program.
  • Guides will complete a self-declaration form as part of their preparation for the tour to declare any signs of illness and will not perform duties if unwell.
  • Guides will monitor the health and wellbeing of passengers and themselves, ensuring if anyone becomes symptomatic while on tour, the correct protocols are followed. 
  • All guides have Senior First Aid Certification and hold the required vehicle licences, permits and knowledge of the destinations that tours operate.

Hygiene and Sanitation 

  • Each vehicle is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected at the beginning and end of each tour, with an emphasis on high touch points and hard surfaces. On extended journeys, the vehicle is cleaned at the end of each day, ready for the next morning.
  • We use Government recommended cleaning, disinfectant and sanitisation products, routines, and monitoring.
  • Our guides will frequently remind passengers to adopt protocols for regular hygiene practices.
  • Hand sanitiser will always be available.
  • Vehicle air-conditioning systems will be subject to thorough checks and increased routine cleaning to ensure clean air circulation is supplemented with fresh air options.
Eyre Peninsula tours

Fit for Travel Declaration

Upon booking, you will be emailed a Pre-Departure Information Pack, which outlines everything you need to know before travelling with us. This includes information about pick up times and what to bring on tour. It will also explain our new online check-in procedure whereby all passengers are required to complete the ‘Fit for Travel Self- declaration’ to confirm they are free from illness. 

This will give you and all fellow passengers an added level of assurance. Additionally, passengers with any symptoms of illness before travel will be requested not to travel.

Safe Escapes includes the implementation of protocols for when guests or staff become unwell during a tour. We can respond quickly and discreetly to any such event, including ensuring safe return from remote locations.

Physical Distancing

Our journeys take you to some of the most remote and pristine places in Australia, so there are limited opportunities to interact with people outside the touring group. 

We have decided to only fill our small group tours to 75% capacity, and many tours can be upgraded to a private experience so you can travel in your own private group. 

Adelaide Hills Wellness Escape Jurlique tour

Accommodation, Meals and Activities

We work with only the best, accredited tourism businesses in the regions we operate, all of who have implemented their own site-specific COVID Safe procedures. 

For any food that is prepared by our guides while on the road, such as morning tea or picnic lunches, we follow Government recommendations and only use single-use equipment and provisions are recommended.

Flexible Booking Conditions

As a direct result of COVID -19, we have made changes to our booking conditions and cancellation policy. These are outlined in our Terms & Conditions on each website, and we recommend reading these before booking. 

Playing Your Part

Here are a few things you can do to help:

  • Physical distancing – help stop the spread of coronavirus by keeping your distance. Remember, don’t shake hands, or exchange physical greetings. Wherever possible stay 1.5 metres apart from other people. 
  • Practice good hygiene – wash your hands with warm soapy water for 30 seconds regularly. Cough and sneeze into your arm, and if you use a tissue, only use it once, then dispose of it. Then rewash your hands. 
  • Know the signs – if you develop a sore throat, fever, cough, or shortness of breath, fatigue, or loss of smell, please let our guide know and seek medical advice. 
  • Download the COVIDSafe app – this speeds up the process for officials when contacting people exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19). 

View the current news and updates from the South Australian Government  You can sit back and relax and know that you are in safe hands while travelling with us.

What our customers say

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135 Waymouth Street, Adelaide

5.0 21 reviews

  • Avatar Daniela Cetrangolo ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    In March 2021 four of us did the Best of Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay and we still talk about our experience when we catch up. From the minute we were greeted at the airport by our tour guide Ian the fun began. Ian was a fountain of information … More and he certainly made our experience memorable. He showed us many amazing sights, our hotel accommodation was A1 and our food was 10/10. Getting into our waders and sitting down at a semi-submerged water pavilion, shucking oysters washed down with some wine was an experience we will never forget. We will be back!!!
  • Avatar hamideh taleby ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    We did a whole day tour of Port Lincoln and it was truly the highlight of our trip. Our tour guide, Ian, was just so friendly and knowledgably about the area. It was definitely worth it and we are so glad we did it to discover the best … More of Port Lincoln!
  • Avatar Paula McManus ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    We recently were treated to a fully guided whale watching tour and have been raving about it ever since. We saw things we were in awe of, went to places that we can't wait to return, learned things about the area that were amazing … More and stayed in beds that were oh so comfortable. We would recommend Untamed Escapes to anyone who wants to get the best of the Eyre Peninsula and Nullarbor Plain during whale watching season!
  • Avatar Maddie ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    We had a lovely day. It was so scenic and relaxing. we were not expecting to learn this much but so glad that we did.
  • Avatar Trish Ferguson ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    I absolutely loved my 10 day trip across the Nullarbor from Adelaide to Perth, there was not one thing I would change. The Nullarbor was on my bucket list of things to do and you can’t do it any better than living out of a swag. If you … More get the chance to swim with the seals and dolphins do it, it’s worth every cent. I just loved seeing the kangaroos on the beach over in WA and the huge trees and the bush walks we did. Don’t think about it just go ahead and do it.
  • Avatar Vaniece Kelly-Howe ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    We had a wonderful West Coast adventure - whale watching and more. We loved every minute and are looking forward to Untamed day trip Escapes around Coffin Bay and Port Lincoln coming up soon!
  • Avatar michelle ball ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    4 days of exploring and experiencing the Margaret River region. Wow wow wow, loved the visual delights, nutritional sensations, the slowness of yoga sessions, the workshops of sourdough making at One Table Farm; the education received from … More the Spice Mistress and her delightful food. The experience of tasting gin for the first time and walking an 8km section of the Cape to Cape. Thank you so much Jodie, Gem and Riley for making me feel so welcomed, you looked after us girls in every way. Glamping at Fair Harvest was a treat I’ll never forget 🤩🤩🤩
  • Avatar Riley Williams ★★★★★ a month ago
    What an amazing way to see the Eyre Peninsula! Hassie has got to be the most informed person of the EP, and wow does he have some stories.
    I will definitely be getting on an Adelaide Hills tour asap and maybe even one of their WA tours!
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