What we're about

Hi Michelle here!

Welcome! This group is for anyone who loves to walk or hike with like minded sous - one step at a time. Our emphasis is on fun and fitness.

We love to walk around Sydney's spectacular coast line and also enjoy wonderful walks in other states and countries. Many of us love a great coffee too, and some prefer a glass of beer or wine.

Everyone is welcome.

We have all types of walks:

Half day walks of up to 10 kilometres

Full day walks of 20 + kilometres

Multi-day walks carrying a day pack only

Multi-day walks carrying a full pack

International walks, treks and pilgrimages

Check out our group agreements under Pages on the menu bar.

We have fees for events ranging from $5 paid on the day for a basic walk to $$$ depending on where you are going, what's included and the services provided.

Looking forward to meeting you on a walk. Please feel free to call me or text me if you have any questions.

Important Information

The organisers and leaders of Coastal Walkers are experienced walkers/hikers but they are not professionals and they do not hold themselves out to be professionals. Whilst it is their intention to run each event at the highest possible safety standards ultimately the responsibility for your safety and well being will at all times be up to you. When you RSVP for an event with Coastal Walkers and Wilderness Hikers you are automatically agreeing to indemnify the organisers and leaders of of Coastal Walkers and Wilderness Hikers from any liability for yourself and/or your possessions. Hiking is an inherently risky activity and you participate at your own risk.

All the best,



Upcoming events (3)

2019 Farewell Celebration

Busby’s Bar

Everyone is welcome to come along and join us to farewell 2019. Our members have achieved so many amazing things this year so lots to celebrate and talk about! Take some time out of your busy end of year schedule to enjoy the tranquility that is the Royal Botanic Garden. We''ll be at Busby's Bar where you can enjoy a beer in the garden, grab something to eat, have a coffee or whatever you like or just sit and enjoy the views and the company. This is a free event. Just bring yourself! To get there: The easiest way to get there is to catch a train, bus or ferry to Circular Quay, walk to the Opera House and enter the Royal Botanic Gardens through the Opera House Gates (Number 33 on the Map on the Royal Botanic Garden website map. Link here: :https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/Visit/Map#/ Follow the path around all the way staying close to the water and keeping it on your left. Shortly after you pass the mare and foal statute you will see Busby's Bar on the right! It's Number 53 on the Map next to Victoria Lodge Lawn. Hope to see you there! Michelle

Great Ocean Walk - 8 Days -FULL

Sydney Domestic Terminal

The Great Ocean Walk is the most stunning walking in Australia. ( A big claim I know, but you will see what I mean). You will be completely immersed in nature for 6 days. It will bring you immense joy and laughter and nourish your spirit. It's a wonderful opportunity to camp out on a magnificent track without having to do anything but carry your own small day pack! Some of the hikers who have attended this walk with us before had never done a multi day walk or camped before: Their verdict: They loved it - and will be taking on more adventures like this in the future. So don't worry if you are new to camping or multi-day hikiing. The Walk winds for 105 kilometres along the stunning cliffs, beaches, bays and inlets from picturesque Apollo Bay to the famous 12 Apostles. You will experience the magic of spending 6 days in the bush and the thrill of walking from camp to camp, arriving to find your tent set up and your dinner being served. All meals, snacks and water are provided for you on the trail. Accompanied by an experienced leader all you will have to do is put one foot in front of the other whilst you enjoy the stunning scenery and the gorgeous wildlife. You are likely to see many Koalas in their natural habitat, kangaroos, echidna's, snakes to name a few. Join us for this 8 day magical adventure, 6 days walking and 1 day either side of the walk to travel to and from Victoria. Early bookings are essential and a 50% non refundable deposit will secure your place. Numbers are limited due to the national parks restrictions. 7 nights and 8 days Depart Sydney for Apollo Bay : Friday December 27th approx 6.40 a.m. Depart Apollo Bay for return to Sydney: Friday 3rd January 2020 approx 9.30 a.m. Inclusions Return Airfares - Sydney to Avalon Return Transfers from Avalon to Geelong and Geelong to Apollo Bay 2 nights accommodation in Apollo Bay (shared) 5 nights accommodation on the trail (a tent just for you) Camping Site Fees. Entry to Cape Otway Lightstation. Lunch at the Light- Keepers Cafe. All meals whilst you are on the trail, including drinks and snacks. Experienced leader with remote first aid qualifications, Group First Aid Kit and Emergency Locator Beacon. All Camping Gear: Tent, Self Inflating Sleeping Mat, Sleeping Bag with cotton Liner, Pillow, Headlamp, rain poncho, flynet, Tent is set up, packed up and transferred for you from camp to camp. Transfer of backpack/duffle bag/overnight bag. Drinking water brought in to camp. Bush tucker talk at Lighthouse by indigenous guide Local history at Lighthouse Fresh air, beautiful scenery and native animals Not Included Meals and snacks whilst travelling to and from the start of the walk on Day 1 and the after the walk has finished on Day 6. Medical/travel insurance Investment in your health and well being and supreme happiness: Early Bird: $1,900 (non refundable deposit $500 paid by 1st June 2019 to secure your place) balance of $1,400 due by 1st December 2018 Late Bird: $2,100 ($500 non refundable deposit received after 1st June 2019). Balance due by 1st December 2018. Contact me directly by email or message if you have any questions. Michelle

(FULL) Shikoku Pilgrimage Japan - Temples 1 - 23 "The Spiritual Awakening Stage"

Enjoy Spring in Japan 2020! (Almost full - please contact me directly before purchasing airline tickets). Check out this exciting new adventure. We will be doing a traditional walking pilgrimage covering an easy number of kilometres most days, catching a few local trains and buses here and there and staying in mostly traditional japanese accomodation at night. A mixture of guesthouses, temple stays and the odd Japanese western style hotel. Our journey will begin in Osaka where we will spend our first night. There will be a chance for a quick peek around Osaka in the morning or a lazy morning sleep in before we make our way to Tokushima the next day. Departing Osaka around lunch time and arriving in Tokushima in the afternoon. We'll have lunch in Tokushima and then catch the train to Bando where you will be able to pick up supplies you might need for your temple visits. Over the next 9 days we'll visit all of the 23 Temples Tokushima Prefecture. This stage of the Shikoku is known as the stage of Enlightenment. Having completed our tour of the temples in Tokushima we will travel over to Mount Koya and to the beautiful city of Koyasan, where we will have our final temple stay and visit the mausoleum of Kobi Daishi. It isn't necessary for you to be Buddhist or to believe in anything but it is important to understand that it is a Pilgrimage tour and participation in the rituals at the temples is considered respectful. Shikoku is the fourth largest island of Japan. It is mostly rural with many small traditional villages. This makes it all the more appealing as you experience more traditional Japanese culture and food then you do in the areas that are catering to the hordes of tourists. On the pilgrimage you will learn a lot about the amazing buddhist priest Kobo Daishi who first brought buddhism to Japan. He is the founder of Shingon Buddhism in Japan and many of the 88 temples on Shikoku and he is the reason the pilgrimage exists. What's Included: 14 nights accommodation, 21st May 2020 to 5th June 2020 * 9 days and 10 nights pilgrimage walk with guide 3 nights in Osaka 1 night in Koyasan Meals when staying at traditional Japanese guesthouses Return Transfers - Kansai Airport, Osaka to Tokushima, Osaka to Koyasan Cost $2,400 Strictly limited to a maximum of 8 persons Non-refundable deposit of $500 will secure your spot. * note traditional Japanese accommodation is shared accommodation on futons (very comfortable). Not Included: Airfares to and from Osaka (check www.skyscanner for great low prices with Qantas from Sydney to Osaka depart Sydney 21st May 2020 and Depart Osaka on 4th of June 2020 arriving in Sydney 5th June 2020) Travel Insurance Meals when not provided by guesthouse Snacks and drinks throughout the Pilgrim clothing, candles etc... Local bus and train fares Hope you can join us! This event is full as of 19/11/2019 Cheers Michelle[masked]

Past Events

Taronga Zoo Wharf to Chowder Bay

Taronga Zoo

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