Questions & Answers
On this page, we’ve addressed some of the questions that pop up when we’re working with clients along with some points we feel it’s important for our current and prospective clients to know. Should you have a specific question in relation to your Latitude South enquiry or proposal; please don’t hesitate to contact us.
What can I expect to spend on an Australia vacation with Latitude South?
Our bespoke vacations are customized around your individual budget. As part of the initial consultation phase of your trip planning with Latitude South; we cover your expectations for your trip in depth. Your vacation budget is a natural part of this discussion.
Why should I book with Latitude South?
Quite simply, because this is probably one of the few, if not the only time, you will visit Australia and you want to get it right! The management and team at Latitude South recognizes that travelling to Australia is a significant investment of your money and time and our trips have a genuine focus on quality, you and your very individual interests and expectations. We are not your ‘average’ travel company and we won’t plan the ‘average’ trip to Australia for you. We’re confident after 12 years of consistently positive feedback from our clients that we’ve refined a winning formula in bespoke; high-touch Australia and New Zealand travel.
How do I know I’ll enjoy the Latitude South style of travel?
If you’re looking for a cookie cutter, stamped out version of Australia, you won’t! If you’re seeking a well-researched, inspirational and out of the ordinary Australian journey during which you’ll meet the locals, get off the well-trodden tourist track, tour in excellent, small group / privately guided settings and spend enough time in the magnificently diverse environments of this great land to breath in and touch the real Australia, you will!
Once I’ve had my initial conversation with Latitude South, what happens next?
Once we’ve concluded our initial conversation with you and obtained enough specific information about you and your expectations; we will send you a comprehensive initial proposal that includes lots of fantastic local information and details tailored specifically to you – we can honestly say no two Latitude South itineraries are the same! We then move further in to the trip planning phase; refine the proposal if necessary and start planning a truly remarkable Australian journey.
How does Latitude South’s pricing work?
Latitude South is a recognized outbound wholesale travel company and holds wholesale contracts with our in-country partners throughout New Zealand and Australia. We are not a ‘fee based’ operator and you will not be charged additional fees over and above the cost of your individual itinerary.
What kind of weather can I expect in Australia?
Australia’s climate varies across the continent, from hot and tropical in the far north to cool and even snowy in the south. Australia’s seasons are the opposite to those in the northern hemisphere. Between December and February is summer for most of the country, and the wet season in the tropical north. The Australian winter from June to August is generally mild, but offers snow in the southern mountain regions and dry, sunny days in the northern states. It’s important to protect yourself from the Australian sun with a hat, shirt and SPF30+ sunscreen. For more specific information on weather whilst you will be in Australia, this conversation will be a natural part of our Latitiude South trip planning phase.
Besides a valid passport, do I require any other travel documents to travel to Australia?
If you are an American citizen, you are required to have an approved Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) prior to entry in to Australia. Latitude South processes client ETA’s as part of our specialist service. If you are not an American citizen, there will be visa requirements; these will depend on your nationality and will be discussed during the Latitude South trip planning phase.
I have various other questions specific to me and my individual trip; who can I contact to discuss these points?
Please contact our specialist Australia team at firstname.lastname@example.org