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Hobart, the Tasman Peninsula & Bruny Island: Architecture & Design 2023

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5 Feb – 12 Feb 2023

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Hobart, the Tasman Peninsula & Bruny Island: Architecture & Design 2023
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With architecture and design writer Stephen Crafti explore the very best of south Tasmania’s contemporary art and architecture.

  • Join architect Robert Morris-Nunn AM, principal of one of Tasmania’s most awarded practices, Circa Morris-Nunn Chua Architects, to view projects which involve the recycling of Hobart’s historic buildings, and Acton Residence, a magnificent stately Georgian homestead built in the 1820s.
  • Accompanied by Paddy Dorney, view the work of his father, modernist architect Esmond Dorney, whose famous house at Fort Nelson featured on ABC TV Designing a Legacy hosted by Tim Ross. We also visit his Fisher House (1991) which has never been opened to the public before.
  • In Battery Point view two award-winning residential projects: Signalman’s Quarters by 1+2 Architecture and The Barn by Alex Nielsen and Liz Walsh architects.
  • On Bruny Island visit Coopworth by FMD Architects and Killora Bay by Lara Maeseele in association with Tanner Architects; both recipients of the 2021 House Awards.
  • We also visit The Glass House by Room 11 on the Tasman Peninsula which was shortlisted for the Residential Architecture (New) Award.
  • By special invitation meet visual artist Nigel Hewitt at his home studio. Nigel was the recipient of The Glover Prize, the country’s richest landscape art award in 2015. We also visit the home studio of architect Bevan Rees and artist Dr Yvonne Rees-Pagh who primarily works in painting, drawing and printmaking
  • Explore the work of Richard Leplastrier AO and David Travalia with visits to Wombat One Pavilion, and Cloudy Bay Retreat which featured in Richard Leplastrier: Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award 2004.
  • Journey north of Hobart to visit two fine Georgian Colonial homesteads: Strathborough, Hollow Tree with restorations by Core Collective, and Valleyfield, New Norfolk where Jones Moore Architecture (JOMO) have reimagined an 1824 granary. We also view two unique oast houses (for drying hops), historic stables, courtyard and coach house.
  • Meet fashion designer Leonie Struthers at her new store in Elizabeth Street.
  • View Dock on the Bay: the house looks across the bay to MONA and was design in 1964 by Ray Heffernan – one of our significant mid-century modernists.
  • Enjoy a long table lunch at the Fat Pig Farm, home of chef Matthew Evans, former restaurant reviewer and presenter of the SBS show Gourmet Farmer.

Overnight Hobart (7 nights): 5-star MACq 01 Hotel in Superior Hunter Street Rooms.

Itinerary

Itinerary

The following itinerary describes a range of private projects we plan to view, and a number of key designers we hope to meet. At the time of publication (April 2022) most visits had been confirmed, however a number of visits may only be confirmed closer to the tour’s departure in 2023. Participants will receive a final itinerary, together with their tour documents, prior to departure. The tour includes meals indicated in the detailed itinerary where: B=breakfast, L=lunch and D=dinner.

Hobart – 7 nights

Day 1: Sunday 5 February, Arrive Hobart
  • Tour commences at 4pm in the foyer of the MACq 01 Hotel
  • Short Welcome Meeting
  • Orientation Walking tour of Hobart’s Waterfront incl. tour of the Henry Jones Art Hotel led by Robert Morris-Nunn AM
  • Introductory talk by Robert Morris-Nunn AM
  • Welcome Dinner at the Old Wharf Restaurant

Meeting Point: The tour commences at 4.00pm in the foyer of the MACq 01 Hotel at 18 Hunter Street. Check-in time is 2.00pm.

We commence with a short welcome meeting followed by an orientation walk of Hobart’s waterfront including a tour of the interior of the Henry Jones Art Hotel, led by Robert Morris-Nunn AM. Robert, an adjunct professor at the University of Tasmania’s School of Architecture, is principal of one of Tasmania’s most awarded practices, Circa Morris-Nunn Chua Architects. In 2017 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to commercial architecture in Tasmania, to tertiary education and to professional institutes, and as a role model. His body of work which “engages with its users, weaving the natural environment with the stories of Tasmania’s cultural history” includes the luxury Saffire Resort, the updated Henry Jones Art Hotel in one of Hobart’s oldest waterfront warehouses, and the Islington Hotel in one of Tasmania’s finest Regency mansions.

This evening we enjoy an introductory talk by Robert Morris-Nunn followed by a Welcome Dinner at the Old Wharf Restaurant. (Overnight Hobart) D

Day 2: Monday 6 February, Hobart – Hollow Tree – New Norfolk – Hobart

Hobart is home to a swathe of heritage-protected Georgian and Victorian buildings. Its most significant colonial buildings include Parliament House and the Penitentiary Chapel – both designed by John Lee Archer, a civil engineer and colonial architect who worked in Tasmania from 1827 to 1838. This morning we view a number of projects which involve the recycling of Hobart’s historic buildings.

We begin with a visit to the Signalman’s Quarters, an 1850s stone cottage which formerly housed the signalman of Mulgrave Battery. Here we view sympathetic renovation works by 1+2 Architecture which include a new extension and conservation works to the significant heritage fabric of the house.

42 Goulburn Street is a conversion of the heritage listed ‘Bulls Head’ Hotel (originally built in 1828) into two inner-city apartments by Circa Morris-Nunn Chua Architects. Accompanied by Robert Morris-Nunn AM, we visit one of these private apartments. The project won the Roy Smith Heritage Award Australian Institute of Architects (TAS) in 2012 and in the same year was short-listed for the National AIA Award (AUS).

At the rear of the property lies a clever renovation of an 1820s sandstone barn by architects Alex Nielsen and Liz Walsh. Their careful renovation of this historic barn which retains much of the original stone and timber work, won the Heritage Award and Small Project Architecture: Nicholas Murcutt Award (AIA National Awards, 2015). Both talented young designers, they have each gone on to work at respected architectural firms in Hobart – Liz is at Cumulus Studio, Alex at Circa Morris Nunn Chua Architects.

Late morning we depart Hobart and journey north to the rural locality of Hollow Tree located in the Central Highlands. Here, we will be hosted for a private visit and lunch at the magnificent heritage-listed property, Strathborough. The European history of Strathborough began with a 2,000 acre grant issued to Joseph Bradbury in 1823. Bradbury who had arrived from London in the same year, was appointed pound keeper (a stock controller authorised to impound trespassing animals) for the district. The large sandstone house was built by convict labour for Bradbury and completed in c.1834. The house’s current owners engaged architectural firm Core Collective to restore the house and stables back to their original fabric. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain an insight  into the collaborative process of refurbishing and renovating a house of many histories.

In the afternoon we travel to New Norfolk, a town located on the Derwent River which retains evidence of its pioneer heritage including Tasmania’s oldest Anglican Church, St Matthews (1823) and one of Australia’s oldest hotels, The Bush Inn (1815). There are many private homes from the 1800s to the early 1820s including Valleyfield and Glen Derwent which we visit.

Listed with the National Trust, Valleyfield is located beside the Derwent river in New Norfolk. In 1813 the land was granted to two ex-convicts, William and Mary Abel, who grew crops and supplied the colonial government with meat. The house was built in 1822 and operated as The Kings Head Inn. The property was later purchased by Captain Richard Armstrong, who converted the inn into a house in 1832. The property was later sold to Ebenezer Shoobridge who planted hops and apples, constructed two hop kilns and planted many of the established trees in the garden. In 1910, Hugh Ashton Warner leased the property in partnership with Shoobridge and later purchased it in 1919. Today the property is owned by Kate and Dick Warner (Kate is the immediate past Governor of Tasmania). On arrival we meet with James Jones and Petrina Moore from Jones Moore Architecture (JOMO) who designed/reimagined an unrenovated 1824 granary for accommodation for Dick and Kate. We also view two unique oast houses (for drying hops), and the historic stables, courtyard and  coach house.

Following our tour we enjoy Devonshire Tea at neighbouring Glen Derwent whose first European settlers, the Cullen family, were also ex-convicts. The tea room is located in a conservatory attached to the main house which was built in 1818. An earlier cottage, thought to have been built in 1808, now functions as the stables. The historic coach house, large sandstone barn and carpenter’s loft were also built around 1818.

We end the day with a visit to St Mary’s Cathedral Centre by Circa Morris-Nunn Chua architects. In 2013 the centre’s meeting room was the recipient of the AIA Tasmania: Alexander North Award for Interior Architecture for its multifunctional space and dome, popularised by the Pantheon and St Peter’s Basilica. Our tour of the centre led by Robert Morris-Nunn, will conclude with a mini-concert during which we will be able to appreciate the acoustics of the unique timber lined dome. (Overnight Hobart) BL

Day 3: Tuesday 7 February, Hobart – Sandy Bay – Taroona – Hobart

Note: Access to Dorney House Fort Nelson involves a 20-minute walk up a steep hill to the house. A mini shuttle bus will be provided for those who require assistance.

J.H. Esmond Dorney, who died in 1991 aged 85, is regarded as one of the most important modernist architects of Tasmania’s post-war period. A contemporary of Robin Boyd, in 2008 he was awarded the President’s Prize posthumously by the Tasmanian chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. We spend the day visiting a number of Esmond Dorney’s projects. We will be accompanied by his son, Paddy Dorney, who is a former lecturer in architecture at the University of Tasmania. Paddy is also an architect and is writing a book about his father’s life.

We begin with a special visit to Fisher House, the last home designed by Esmond Dorney prior to his death. This unique home, which was designed for a family with adult children, features a magnificent ballroom with fully-sprung floors; the walls are decorated with a remarkable collection of ballroom dresses and suits. From the ballroom we may look out across the adjacent indoor swimming pool to magnificent panoramic views of the Derwent River.

Next, we visit Dorney’s famous Fort Nelson house. This 1978 modernist gem, located atop an abandoned 1900s fort on Porter Hill, was one of three family homes constructed by Esmond Dorney. Dorney House featured in the first episode of the ABC TV program Designing a Legacy hosted by Tim Ross. We also visit the celebrated Young House popularly known as the Butterfly House and Saint Pius X Catholic Church.

While in Sandy Bay we also visit View House designed by Archier Director, Chris Haddad, as an enduring home for his parents. Crafted using black brick, this two-storey home is buried deep into the steep Hobart landscape; the home takes its name from the breathtaking views of the city.

Following afternoon tea at Sisterhood restaurant by Melbourne design studio Biasol, we end the day with a talk by Paddy entitled ‘Esmond Dorney and his influences’ which will be held at the Tasman Chapter – Australian Institute of Architects. (Overnight Hobart) BL

Day 4: Wednesday 8 February, Hobart – Tasman Peninsula – Penna – Acton – Hobart

This morning we travel to Koonya, located on the rugged Tasman Peninsula which features spectacular coastlines, world heritage-listed convict sites and a national park home to a diverse range of indigenous flora and fauna. Here we visit The Glass House which was included in the shortlist for the 2021 Tasmanian Architecture Awards. Designed by Thomas Bailey, director of Room 11, and Kate Phillips, this glass pavilion “reads as two parallel lines set against the gently undulating landscape.” “While the minimalist art of Donald Judd and modernist architectural masterpieces such as Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House and Philip Johnson’s Glass House offer Koonya Pavilion’s clearest precedents, Thomas’s personal connection to the area was an equally significant point of reference”. Source: thelocalproject.com.au. During our visit we meet with Kate and Thomas who will discuss this project, as well as three other architectural interventions by Room 11 located on the same site including the main house and the The Pulmonum – their meditation ‘folly’.

A light lunch will be served at the award-winning Bangor Vineyard Shed located on the Forestier Peninsula overlooking Blackman’s Bay.

In the afternoon we are joined by Robert Morris-Nunn AM who will accompany us to two very different projects. Our first visit is to the small home studio of award-winning visual artist Nigel Hewitt. In 2015 Hewitt won The Glover Prize, the country’s richest landscape art award, and in 2016 was granted a Creative Development Fellowship from the Department of Culture and the Arts to explore ash as a medium to interrogate our relationship to the natural environment. Hewitt’s work is widely collected and he is represented in the collections of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Artbank, SGIO, BankWest, Wesfarmers, Holmes a Court Collection, The Stein Collection, among many others. Nigel has kindly agreed to meet with us to discuss his work.

Nearby in Acton, we visit the stately two-storey Georgian homestead which was built in the mid 1820s. Here Robert will explain how materials, including hardwood timbers, sandstone and field stones, from a former heritage-listed (but condemned) outbuilding were carefully ‘recycled’ to create opposing wings to the rear of the house which included an open family dining/kitchen area on one side of a central courtyard, and two children’s bedrooms on the other. We also meet with Miriam Shevland and Carl Turk, directors of the architecture and urban design studio, Playstreet, which won three Landscape Architecture Awards in 2021 including an award for their work at Acton Residence. (Overnight Hobart) BL

Day 5: Thursday 9 February, Bruny Island

Note: Access to Cloudy Bay Retreat involves a 20-minute walk along an undulating dirt track.

This morning we depart Hobart and travel south to Kettering where a short 30-minute ferry ride takes us across to Roberts Point, Bruny Island. Here we are joined by David Travalia, a leading architect, and former pupil of Richard Leplastrier. David  has co-designed a number of important projects with Richard Leplastrier including the Design Centre in Launceston (2002) which houses the Tasmanian Wood Design Collection, and Cloudy Bay Retreat (1996) on Bruny Island.

On arrival in Bruny we travel to the aptly named Neck Lookout, overlooking the sandy isthmus of land connecting north and south Bruny Island. The lookout offers stunning 360 degree views. The Neck is an important habitat for Bruny Island’s native wildlife including short-tailed shearwaters and little penguins.

From the Neck we continue south to Cloudy Bay Retreat, located on a beautiful, remote and windswept stretch of coast. The retreat was described in Richard Leplastrier: Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award 2004:

“The site looks straight into the teeth of the Roaring Forties and the next stop south is Antarctica. To build here is to look for the lee, and this small house, which was built as a retreat for study and meditation, has definite vessel qualities. The forms are inspired by the wind-sheared landscape leaning back at 60 knots. The siting is as low to the ground as possible and the roof form resembles the spray dodger on an ocean-going yacht. The house is like an oyster: rough and tough on the outside, but smooth and polished on the inside. The house was built by Jeff Broadfield and a team of students from prefabricated timber panels trans-shipped to Tasmania from Sydney.”

In May 2020 the ABC premiered a documentary on Richard Leplastrier entitled Richard Leplastrier –  Framing the View. Filmed over the course of 15 years this two hour documentary explores his life, his influences and his built work.

After lunch at Bruny Island Premium Wines where the food revolves around a farm-to-fork ethos, we visit two projects that were both winners in the  2021 House Awards.

The first project, Coopworth, designed by FMD Architects, is described as “a contemporary interpretation of a country farmhouse. Through playful forms and an inventive approach to materials, Coopworth tactfully converses with the ever-changing landscape of Coopworth sheep, wide-ranging views, and weathering red lead shacks dotted over the island.”

The second project, Killora Bay, which overlooks the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, is nestled within a delicate environmental setting. This seasonal holiday home was designed by Lara Maeseele in association with Tanner Architects. “Through dense forest and undergrowth, the house emerges through fragmentary glimpses, as a monumental and elemental built form.” (Overnight Hobart) BL

Day 6: Friday 10 February, Hobart – Glaziers Bay – Hobart

This morning we take a walk through the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens to view the award-winning Wombat One Pavilion, conceived, designed and financed by a group of Environmental Design students, under the tutelage of Richard Leplastrier in 1979-80. In 1982 it won the prestigious Triennial Award from the Australian Institute of Architects. Our tour will be led by architect, David Travalia – one of those environmental design students who helped design and build Wombat One.

Next, we meet with fashion designer, Leonie Struthers, the creative force behind sustainable fashion brand, lj struthers, whose clothing has been handmade in Hobart since the label’s inception in 2005. Her new store ‘The Maker’, opened in Elizabeth Street in late 2021.

Our sumptuous long table lunch will feature food grown at Fat Pig Farm in Glazier’s Bay, the home of chef Matthew Evans, former restaurant reviewer and presenter of the SBS show Gourmet Farmer. The show is filmed at the farm and between courses we’ll tour the 70-acre mixed farm which has a 1.7-acre market garden, rare Wessex saddleback pigs, beef cattle, beehives, fruit orchard and micro-dairy. (Overnight Hobart) BL

Day 7: Saturday 11 February, Hobart – Mount Stuart – Berriedale – Hobart

Accompanied by Paddy Dorney we commence this morning with a visit to the home-studio of architect Bevan Rees and artist Dr Yvonne Rees-Pagh located in Mount Stuart. Built in 2017 the design has its roots in Modernism and explores a structural aesthetic which is in evidence throughout their work. Bevan Rees has over fifty years experience in architecture and was the founding principal of Heffernan Nation Rees Viney. Yvonne Rees-Pagh is an established artist, primarily working in painting, drawing and printmaking. Her work is held in major collections in Australia and overseas. For the past twenty five years Bevan has worked as a sole practitioner in collaboration with Yvonne, in work embracing architecture, conservation, urban planning and public art. In both his current and previous practice Bevan has received RAIA Tasmania awards in all categories, along with HIA, AILA and ATDA awards. We shall meet with Bevan to discuss the design of their home, and Yvonne has kindly agreed to show us her art studio.

Next we visit Dock on the Bay which features an extraordinary design that sits on the waterfront in the garden suburb of Berriedale. “The house looks across the bay to MONA and was design in 1964 by Ray Heffernan – one of our significant mid-century modernists. It has the courage to address the contradictions of site – with views to the south and the sun to the north. A blank wall with high clerestory windows addresses the entrance which captures the sun, and the building is fully open to the south, with floor to ceiling glazing addressing the garden and the bay. The internal space is articulated by subtle manipulations of levels. The building is a sophisticated mid-century design that has been beautifully and thoughtfully renovated by the current owner.” Source: openhousehobart.org

The remainder of the day is dedicated to visiting the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), an art museum that is the antithesis of the traditional gallery. It was created to be shocking, educational and entertaining with the confronting themes of passion, death and decay explored in unflinching detail. The controversial artworks are all from the private collections of David Walsh, a mathematician and art collector who made his money perfecting algorithms that let him beat casinos and bookies at their own game. Designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects (FKA), MONA sits sentinel over the Derwent, its bulk echoing the riverbank topography. Lunch is available at the Moorilla Wine Bar.

We conclude our tour with a Farewell Dinner at Mures Upper Deck, an award-winning seafood restaurant. (Overnight Hobart) BLD

Day 8: Sunday 12 February, Depart Hobart

The tour ends this morning. Participants will be required to make their own way to the airport. Please contact ASA if you require further assistance. Check-out time from the hotel is 10am.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Hobart (7 nights): 5-star MACq 01 Hotel – nestled in the heart of the historic Hobart waterfront. Accommodation has been reserved in the Superior Hunter Street Rooms. www.macq01.com.au

Single Supplement

Payment of this supplement will ensure accommodation in a double room for single occupancy throughout the tour. People wishing to take this supplement are therefore advised to book well in advance.

How to book

How to Book

ASA RESERVATION APPLICATION FORM

Please complete the ASA RESERVATION APPLICATION and send it to Australians Studying Abroad together with your non-refundable deposit of AUD $500.00 per person payable to Australians Studying Abroad.

Passport Details

All participants must provide no later than 75 days prior to the commencement of the program a photocopy of the front page of their current passport.

Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate

Commencing from November 2021 it will be a condition of travel that all group leaders and ASA travellers are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. All participants must send ASA a copy of their vaccination certificate at the time of submitting their Reservation Application Form. For information on how to obtain either a Covid-19 digital certificate or a certificate in PDF format please view the Australian Government Services Australia “What types of proof there are” web page.

Practical Information

Practical Information

The number of flags  is a guide to the degree of difficulty of ASA tours relative to each other (not to those of other tour companies). It is neither absolute nor literal. One flag is given to the least taxing tours, seven to the most. Flags are allocated, above all, according to the amount of walking and standing each tour involves. Nevertheless all ASA tours require that participants have a good degree of fitness enabling 2-3 hours walking or 1-1.5 hours standing still on any given site visit or excursion. Many sites are accessed by climbing slopes or steps and have uneven terrain.

This 8-day tour involves:
  • A moderate amount of walking often up and down hills and/or flights of stairs.
  • Access to Dorney House Fort Nelson involves a 20-30 minute walk up a steep hill to the house.
  • Access to Cloudy Bay Retreat involves a 20-minute walk along an undulating dirt track.
  • The daily schedule often involves an early-morning departure (between 8.00-8.30am), concluding in the late afternoon (between 5.30-6.30pm).
  • You must be able to carry your own luggage. Hotel porterage is not included in the tour price.
  • A moderate amount of coach travel, several on winding mountainous roads.

It is important to remember that ASA programs are group tours, and slow walkers affect everyone in the group. As the group must move at the speed of the slowest member, the amount of time spent at a site may be reduced if group members cannot maintain a moderate walking pace. ASA tours should not present any problem for active people who can manage day-to-day walking and stair-climbing. However, if you have any doubts about your ability to manage on a program, please ask your ASA travel consultant whether this is a suitable tour for you.

Please note: it is a condition of travel that all participants agree to accept ASA’s directions in relation to their suitability to participate in activities undertaken on the tour, and that ASA retains the sole discretion to direct a tour participant to refrain from a particular activity on part of the tour. For further information please refer to the Terms and Conditions section given below.

Practical Information

Prior to departure, tour members will receive practical notes which include information on visa requirements, health, photography, weather, clothing and what to pack, custom regulations, bank hours, currency regulations, electrical appliances and food. The Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade website has advice for travellers see: www.smartraveller.gov.au

Tour Price & Inclusions

Tour Price & Inclusions

AUD $5860.00 Land Content Only

AUD $1290.00 Single Supplement

Tour Price (Land Content Only) includes:
  • Accommodation in twin-share rooms with private facilities for 7 nights at the 5-star MACq 01 Hotel
  • Meals as indicated in the tour itinerary where: B=breakfast, L=lunch & D=dinner
  • Drinks at welcome and farewell meals. Other meals may not have drinks included
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Lecture and site visit program
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Use of audio headsets for site excursions
  • Tips for the coach driver and restaurants for included meals
Tour Price (Land Content Only) does not include:
  • Return airfare to Hobart
  • Porterage
  • Personal spending money
  • Airport-hotel transfers
  • Luggage in excess of 20kg (44lbs)
  • Travel insurance
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Terms & Conditions

A deposit of $500.00 AUD per person is required to reserve a place on an ASA tour.

Cancellation Fees

If you decide to cancel your booking the following charges apply:

  • More than 75 days before departure: $500.00**
  • 75-46 days prior 25% of total amount due
  • 45-31 days prior 50% of total amount due
  • 30-15 days prior 75% of total amount due
  • 14-0 days prior 100% of total amount due

**This amount may be credited to another ASA tour departing within 12 months of the original tour you booked. We regret, in this case early-bird discounts will not apply.

We take the day on which you cancel as being that on which we receive written confirmation of cancellation.

Unused Portions of the Tour

We regret that refunds will not be given for any unused portions or services of the tour, such as meals, entry fees, accommodation, flights or transfers.

Will the Tour Price or Itinerary Change?

If the number of participants on a tour is significantly less than budgeted, or if there is a significant change in exchange rates ASA reserves the right to amend the advertised price. We shall, however, do all in our power to maintain the published price. Occasionally circumstances beyond the control of ASA make it necessary to change airline, hotel or to make amendments to itineraries. We will inform you of any changes in due course.

Travel Insurance

ASA requires all participants to obtain comprehensive travel insurance. A copy of your travel insurance certificate and the reverse charge emergency contact phone number must be received by ASA no later than 75 days prior to the commencement of the tour.

Final Payment

The balance of the tour price will be due 75 days prior to the tour commencement date.

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ASA’s liability in respect of any tour cancelled or changed will be limited to the partial refund of amounts you have paid, less an administration fee of $500 and other costs and charges of third party service providers. No compensation will be payable to you by ASA where ASA cancels or changes a tour, or any part of a tour.

ASA reserves the sole discretion to cancel any tour or to modify itineraries in any way it considers appropriate and in the best interests of health, safety and wellbeing of tour participants. Tour costs may be revised, subject to unexpected price increases or exchange rate fluctuations.

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