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You are most welcome to apply to join our Mid Week Walking Group for one of our walks, for a 3-4 hour walk/hike in and around the Gold Coast/Northern NSW. Upon joining we have a $5 fee which includes your first walk and the remainder goes towards our out of pocket expenses. Any money over is put towards group events as mentioned here. All types of walks undertaken along with the occasional social event including barbecues, cheese & wine walks, evening theatre trips and more.
For attending the walks, walkers must have appropriate footwear, either walking boots or recognised sports walking footwear. Boots are best, why, because they help to prevent you from twisting your ankle or from slipping or tripping on tree roots that protrude from the pathways which can cause you to break, twist or badly sprain your ankle. This may sound dictatorial but in reality is just friendly advice, as walking in bushland has many obstacles, plus bring your own water supply and carry a small amount of first aid for example, elastoplasts, bandages, tape and anything else you feel appropriate. For those completely new to bush walking we advise you carry a light rain jacket/poncho and some warm clothing as the mountain regions can become very cool/wet compared to the coast. Start times will vary from 9am to 11am start, depending on location. A $2 a walk fee will be collected in cash at the start of the walks, please bring a gold coin as no change is given,(please note: DO NOT offer a $50,$20,$10 note and expect change) this is to help pay for our membership of the Meet-up website and out of pocket group expenses, maps, compasses and the like.
Occasionally we may hold other events outside of walking for example kayaking/paddle boarding/BBq’s so it is imperative you read and agree with our conditions of joining which can be found here; Please click and read in full: (http://www.meetup.com/Gold-Coast-Mid-Week-Walking-Social-Group/pages/Conditions_of_Membership/)
Please note: It Is Your Own Personal Responsibility! Please be aware and accept by walking with us, that The Gold Coast Mid Week Walking and Hiking Group is not a registered association or official club. We are just a group of people walking together. As such, we cannot be held responsible for any accidents or injuries that may happen at, or occur as a result of, our walks. We also cannot provide any guidance on fitness levels required. It's up to individual members to decide if they want to participate in the walks and as such, must be responsible for themselves at all times.