The Wilderness Shop hires the same quality gear that we sell. We offer quality packs, tents, sleeping bags, stoves, sleeping mats, rain jackets, walking poles and baby carriers for hire. For winter activities, we have cross-country skis, snowshoes, crampons and ice axes.
COVID-19 UPDATE. Hire is back on all items!
BUSHWALKING HIRE GEAR
Rucksack (Mont Escape, Mont Backcountry)
Tent, 2-person (Mont Eddie 2)
Ultralight Tent, 1-person (Mont Moondance 1)
Ultralight Tent, 2-/3-person (Mont Moondance 2, Mont Moondance EX)
Stove (Trangia) incl. fuel bottle (medium and large sizes available)
Self-inflating Mat (Exped SIM 3.8, Exped SIM 2.5)
Baby Carrier (Wilderness Equipment WildChild)
Rain Jacket (Mont Austral)
Tarp, 3m x 4.5m (Wilderness Equipment i-Overhang)
Personal Locator Beacon (plus $100 deposit)
SKIS AND SNOW GEAR HIRE
The equipment we offer has stable boot/binding systems that offer enjoyable skiing. You may be able to hire cheaper skis elsewhere, but we have seen many users struggling with inappropriate hire gear in the snow, leading to disappointment. Discuss your needs with us.
We offer several categories of ski equipment:
NBC: Skis are metal-edged wider touring skis with NBC (NNN BackCountry) boots and bindings. This system is user friendly and offers excellent stability. It is highly recommended for inexperienced skiers. Steel Edge: Steel edged touring skis with heavy duty leather boots and cable bindings.
Premium Touring: Steel edged wide backcountry extended touring skis with cable bindings and plastic boots. Also suitable for backcountry telemarking.
Premium Telemark: Resort Tele skis, lots of sidecut, G3 cable bindings and Garmont plastic boots. Optional adjustable poles for serious telemarkers.
Pre-booking: Equipment may be booked in advance by phone or in person. To secure a booking, payment for the full hire amount must be paid at the time of booking. This payment is refundable on cancellation minus an administration fee of $15 provided we are advised at least four working days prior to the pick up date.
Weekend bookings: A ‘weekend booking’ is any two consecutive days. You may pick up the day before and drop off the day after as part of a weekend booking.
Week bookings: A ‘week booking’ is a period of seven days. You may pick up the day before and drop off the day after as part of a week booking.
Extra Day: An ‘extra day’ booking is a 24-hour period and only applies as an ‘add on’ to either a weekend or week booking.
Late returns: Late returns will incur a charge equal to the daily hire rate.
Deposits: There is a $100 security deposit on the hire of PLBs. Group bookings and other third party (i.e school/ scout) bookings require a deposit of $200. We reserve the right to charge a security deposit at our discretion. A driver's licence or other acceptable identification is required for inspection.