5 night bookings were introduced to cater for increasing member demand for shorter stays and for weekend bookings.
In general, 7 night (Sunday - Sunday) bookings take priority over 5 night (Sunday - Friday) bookings.
Whenever practical, the booking officer will hold a number of beds to provide for weekend bookings. Where there are not sufficient 5 night bookings to provide these weekend beds, the booking officer may restrict 7 night bookings.
Except for special cases such as opening weekend and race weekend, weekend bookings cannot be confirmed until
- Members 19 days prior (Monday)
- AAC reciprocal 16 days prior (Thursday)
- Guests 15 days prior (Friday)
Members may submit weekend booking requests as soon as convenient, but bookings cannot be confirmed until the official weekend booking opening times.
Management of 7 night, 5 night and weekend bookings is at the sole discretion of the booking officer and is based on optimising occupancy and balancing member demand.
Members and guests under the age of 18 must have a nominated adult supervising them and that must be confirmed by the nominated supervisor.
Usually, members and guests under the age of 18 are accompanied by their parents, but sometimes there are requests for them to come without parents. This can be permitted where another suitable adult has agreed to supervise them during their stay at the lodge, and has communicated to the booking officer that they accept that reponsibility. The booking officer will determine whether the nominated supervisor is an appropriate person, For example, an 18 year old may not be seen as a suitable supervisor of a group of 16 year olds.