What we're about

Hi Michelle here!

This group is for anyone who loves to walk, hike, trek - one step at a time.

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, but it isn't a must and some prefer a glass of wine, we cater to everyone!

We have various walks:

Half day walks in Sydney, that are usually 10 km or less,

Full day walks that cover at least 20 kms and can be used as training for multi-day walks,

For those that like a bit more adventure self-reliant multi-day hiking where you carry your own tent, food, etc.

A little bit about me: I love walking and getting out in the bush. Recently I've completed the Camino de Santiago from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela twice, climbed Mt Kilimanjaro (Feb 16) , hiked the Great Ocean Walk a few times (self-reliant), and hiked parts of the Heysen trail, (self-reliant). I love getting away on my own and I'm equally happy leading a social walk around Sydney or supporting others to step out of their comfort zone! I don't worry about the weather much as I believe all you need is the right clothing and a positive attitude. I'm passionate about safety and remaining injury free.

If you want to ensure you receive updates for this group please provide your email address when it is requested or text it to me on 0430249009 or email me directly at michcoastalwalker@gmail.com ( please remember to add your full name, sometimes I have many members with the same first name and I can't work out who is talking to me).

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

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

Michelle

Upcoming events (4)

Taronga Zoo Wharf to Chowder Bay

Taronga Zoo

A$5.00

Light, easy and breezy...this is a sweet little walk that has a bit of everything, shady bushland, gorgeous harbour views and a cafe that serves excellent coffee at the end! The walk takes about 1.5 hours one way. We will do the return circuit back to Taronga Zoo Wharf, so 3 hours all up.

Walk in the Footsteps of Darwin. A walk, history & Lunch ....

Wentworth Falls Station

A$16.00

This will be a leisurely walk along the beautiful & iconic Charles Darwin Track. The intent of the walk is to be an easy walk with a social & history flavor. Along the way I will present details of the life of Darwin....The author of one of the worlds greatest books.. "The Origin of the Species....." After the walk we will adjourn to the local RSL club for the roast of the day. The walk will be about 2 - 3 hours, although an extension to the midpoint of the falls or to Rocket Lookout will be available if time permits. As the RSL is a very small club, I need to book and pay for the event by the 11 June..hence no refunds after this date!! Please deposit the lunch payment of $16.00 into my account prior to the 10th June. Bruce Henderson ING BSB[masked] A/C[masked] Recommended train 7.24 am ex Central Arrives Wentworth Falls 9.16am.. I will re confirm the train details closer to the event given there is currently a lot of trackwork occuring on the mountains lines. We will commence the walk at 9.30 am. Details of the walk (excluding possible extension...) http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/blue-mountains-wentworth-falls/charles-darwin-walk.html Basic walk Grade 3 - moderate...6 km.

Great Ocean Walk - 8 Days - Day Packs Only - All Inclusive!

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

Gulgong Folk Music Festival 29 Dec to 31 Dec 2019

Prince of Wales Opera House

A great way to see out 2019 and welcome in 2020. Gulgong Folk Festival; Im sure that you have heard of this small historic gold mining town - the town on the old $10.00 note, the region where Henry Lawson spent his infant & early teen years. This is a small festival, a boutique festival, where largest venue probably seats 150 people. The festival based on my experience from 2018 utilises the Gulgong Opera House, the RSL and a couple of other small halls. It is a festival where you are likely to walk into a cafe and see musicians having an impromptu jam session. The town has a variety of accommodation options with motels, hotels, B&Bs and 3 camping options. There is also a great IGA in town as well as numerous cafes and several hotels, hence food/self catering is definitely not a problem. The town at this time of year will be hot and dry. Depending upon interest, I may try and arrange a group accommodation booking in a Dept of Education facility - Red Hill Heritage Centre. Basically it is a dormitory arrangement with separate male and female dorms and a well equipped communal kitchen/dining hall. Many of the musicians stay here. There is also camping here but it lacks shade; there appear to be better camping options. The Centre is in easy walking distance to the 'action.' I am also considering arriving a day early and visiting the Gulgong Pioneer Museum - which rates highly on tripadvisor 4.5 stars. What a way to end the year!!! Based on last year early bird tickets and dorm accomodation for 4 nights ....approx $200.00 Gulgong is approx 300 km from Sydney and 30 km from Mudgee. Details of the festival have not yet been posted; Please let me know if you are interested.

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