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This 2-night hike is sure to captivate the adventurer within and offers the opportunity to explore deep into the Budawangs Ranges, travelling across ridge lines, through cool forrest gorges and caves. It’s one of the most captivating and untouched national parks in the region and beaming with new life post 2019 fires.
We begin at our meeting location at Wog Wog Campground where your guide will help prepare your gear and allocate group items. We’re here to help you learn and develop new skills, so don’t worry if you’re feeling unsure.
Our journey takes us from Wog Wog via peaks and arches, into a tucked away camp location deep in the Budawangs wilderness. Of course our trip does not end there. We’ll be setting up a 2-night base camp and setting off the following day to Monolith Valley, home to a stunning array of granite rock formations that are one of the most unforgettable views on the whole south coast of NSW.
Of course no trip to the Budawangs is complete without delicious meals. We’ll be stopping along the way for rest breaks and enjoying time at camp to take in the surrounds. The pace of walking will be steady and there are small sections of rock scrambling. It’s a good idea you’re someone who is comfortable to carry supplies on your back while walking up to 7.5hrs each day. Good mobility and fitness is a must.
* All prices are per person and listed in Australian Dollars (AUD). All prices shown are GST inclusive where applicable.
We’ll start the day meeting at Wog Wog Campground. After getting to know your fellow hikers and a trip briefing to go over gear and allocate items, you’ll head off, meandering through open forest, then onto an old 4WD track before entering a single foot track.
After an hour you’ll start to reach conglomerate outcrops in the bush. There is a large one on the right hand side of the track called Tinderry Lookout, and can easily be climbed, with extensive views to the west. You will be be amazed by the re-growth post fires and in awe of the resilience of the bush in this section.
From here, we head further into the Budawangs, rewarded with views of the south coast as we begin to reach Corang Arch where we will stop for lunch. Corang Arch is an incredible rock formation. You won’t believe it’s structure until you see it in person!
After lunch, we continue north, scrambling down rocks to reach the base of the valley. Huge rock formations tower above us as we begin are hike further into the valley to find camp.
Once at camp, the group will set up base camp and enjoy afternoon tea and a warm cuppa. Your guide will prepare a delicious meal as you watch the sun set over the bushland and towering caves.
Walking distance: 13km
Meals: Morning tea, hiking snacks, lunch & dinner
From our Base Camp set up, we leave our tents set up and continue north on the trail with magnificent, towering caves either side. As we approach higher ground toward Mt Cole, we may catch sight of The Castle in the distance and the beginning of the formations of the Monolith Valley. Today’s highlight is reaching the Monoilith Valley and exploring the cool forested gorges.
There is a small section of rock scrambling required today (with only day packs), and we’ll take it steady. We’ll stop along the way and for a delicious picnic lunch and walk around the incredible rock formations. From Monolith Valley, we’ll make our way back to our tents for a cuppa and dinner.
Walking distance: 12km
Meals: Breakfast, morning tea, hiking snacks, lunch & dinner
This morning we enjoy a hearty camp breakfast before packing up our gear and returning on the trail toward Wog Wog Campground. Today we will spend time exploring Corang Arch and the peak for expansive views over Morton National Park and the Budawangs. We will stop for rest breaks on the return journey and be back at our cars between 2-3pm.
Congratulations on all you have achieved over the last few days!
Walking distance: 13km
Meals: Breakfast, morning tea, hiking snacks & lunch
To participate in this challenging trip, it is important that you are able to hike between 6-8 hours each day, possess good fitness and mobility for uneven terrain and rock scrambling sections. We kindly ask that you do not book this trip if you have no prior hiking experience. This is a remote and rugged journey, and you must be prepared for long distances, carrying a pack, rock scrambling, and a variety of weather conditions.
To complete this overnight hike, you should already have experience with bushwalking and confidence in your fitness level, including carrying an overnight pack with a weight between 15-18kg. We recommend having experience and training with hill walking while carrying a pack to get the most out of your trip. It is essential that women feel comfortable hiking on uneven terrain, up hills, steps and have great mobility.
Please note that our trip has a strict "no princess" policy. We want to ensure that all participants are fully prepared for the challenges and rewards of this trip. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in meeting these standards.
This trip is ideal for women who have an active lifestyle and love to explore the great outdoors, even in challenging conditions. While previous overnight hiking experience is recommended, it is not required. However, we do ask that you have prior bushwalking experience and meet the grading requirements of challenging due to the long distances of hiking and carrying an overnight pack.
Yes, we cater for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free diets. Unfortunately, we do not cater for FODMAP on this trip. If you have any questions or concerns about your dietary requirements or allergies, please contact us.
Yes, most women attend our trips alone to connect with like-minded women and make friends who enjoy getting outdoors. Our community is welcoming, friendly, and supportive. You will be in good company!
The trip covers 13km of hiking each day, setting up tents, and generally being outdoors for two days. We recommend being in great physical condition with good mobility. This trip is not suitable for someone who is new to exercise and does not maintain a regular exercise routine at home. While you may cover 13km on a general walk at home, this type of hiking is much different. Please contact us if you're unsure about your fitness level.
A downloadable packing list is provided on this booking page. If you have any questions or concerns about packing, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Yes, you can camp at Wog Wog the night before the trip. However, please note that this is a remote camping area with limited to no reception and no water facilities. You will need to bring enough water for the following day's hike, and there is a stream 500m down the trail where the water would need to be treated.
Yes, there is one drop toilet at the campground.
The packs weigh between 16-18kg, depending on the size of the group and how we share some food and camp items. We try to keep our packs as light as possible.
I�m on a high from the two night hike!
I had the most amazing time in The Budawangs, soaking in the scenery, chatting to new people and being amazed at what I could do (even if I did lose my shoe in the creek in the first hour). The guides were supportive, informative and their humour and enthusiasm was contagious. Highly recommended
Really fantastic experience!
An amazing group, including our guide Sandra. She was knowledgeable and energetic, and knew just what to do to help the group get through the hike and connect with one another. Such a fun weekend!
Best overnight hike in NSW!!!