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Watson's Bay to Coogee is a stunning walk of approximately 12 kms along the beautiful cliffs of Sydney's eastern coastline. It won't fail to delight you with spectacular view, gorgeous board walks! We'll meet at Watson's Bay at 10 a.m. The walk usually takes about 3 hours. Meet at the Rotunda in Robertson Park, Watson's Bay. Late June early July is the absolute prime whale watching time in Sydney so you never know we might get lucky and see a few whales along the way. Hope you can make it. BYO lunch to have at Coogee when we arrive. There is a fee of $5 for the walk payable at the beginning of the walk. Hope to see you there, Michelle
Challenge yourself over the October Long Week-End. The Green Gully track, part of the World Heritage-listed Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, is an adventurous 65km walk. It will be a unique journey deep into the Apsley-Macle Itay gorges, one of the largest gorge systems in Australia. You will experience inspiring views, dramatic gorges and abundant wildlife, you’ll traverse fern-lined gullies, crystal-clear mountain streams, high-elevation forests as well as towering rocky outcrops. You’ll share some of the terrain with endangered brush-tailed rock wallabies, soaring wedge-tailed eagles, and native marsupial mice. There is no need to carry a tent as you’ll stay in restored stockman huts along the way. The huts are fitted with the essentials like beds, rainwater, solar-lighting, non-flush toilets and cooking equipment. The Green Gully Track is a difficult walk. You will need to have a high level of fitness and be prepared for long steep sections and walking in thigh deep water, carrying your own gear. The walk is 65 kms and will be completed over 4 days. We will average 15 km a day over rugged undulating and sometimes very steep terrain. We will be walking for about 8 hours each day. This is a truly amazing wilderness area. Only 6 people are allowed on the track each day. Day 1 - we will leave Sydney at 6 a.m. to arrive at the first hut by 2 p.m. (Approximately 7 hour drive north of Sydney). Day 2, 3, 4 , 5 will be spent on the track and staying at the huts overnight. Day 6 - we will drive back to Sydney. The cost to join will be $150 for hut fees and your own food, petrol etc... Please only RSVP if you are a very experienced multi -day bush walker, preferably with navigation skills and are willing to share driving and petrol costs. There will only be 4 or 5 spots available on this trip. If you are interested please RSVP and contact me using the meetup email or messaging system.. Preference may be given to experienced walkers who have walked with Coastal Walkers previously.
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
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.