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Women's Cowan to Brooklyn Day Hike Friday 22nd July

Travel & Outdoor


This is quite possibly the most spectacular station to station hike just outside of Sydney.


  • Take in the spectacular Jerusalem Bay views
  • Embark on a scenic day walk from Cowan to Brooklyn
  • Soak up expansive views over Ku-Ring-Gai National Park
  • Walk with like-minded women
  • Enjoy a well deserved refreshing drink at Brooklyn pub!


The trail section from Cowan station to Brooklyn is part of the iconic Great North Walk. You ll cross paths with Aboriginal midden, follow the banks of Cowan creek and enjoy easy to walk single tracks and fire trail descending into Brooklyn.

After meeting with your guide at Cowan station, our group will make our way to the stunning Jerusalem Bay, climb up over a series of ridges, stop for cups of coffee, before descending into Brooklyn. This walk is a great one-way trip from station to station with numerous water views, including a circumnavigation of Brooklyn Dam whilst enjoying a wonderful diversity of flora along the way and a healthy lunch.

We will stop plenty of times along the way, as well as beverage at the Brooklyn pub while we wait for the train back to Cowan, why not?


  • Meeting location: Cowan Train Station
  • Meeting time: 8.00am
  • Finish time: Between 3-3.30pm
  • Distance: 13.4km one way
  • Grade: Moderate to hard in sections. Women should feel confident to be on their feet for a full day hiking
  • Elevation: 450m elevation


  • Permits and licensing
  • National Park fees
  • Experienced Eco-certified and qualified WWA guide
  • Healthy & hearty lunch (wraps/sandwiches)
  • Hot tea and coffee
  • Morning tea fruit and snacks
  • First aid
  • Insurance
  • Photos of your trip posted in our Facebook Group


"Our guide Molly was fantastic! She is obviously very passionate about her job and her patience and understanding of mature women walking was outstanding - her people skills and her knowledge of the local area was fabulous. 10/10 day on the trail. Thanks for the laughs and a great adventure!"

~Talia Lynne


A good level of fitness is required for this hike. We take regular breaks, stop for lunch and look after each other. Bring your walking poles for extra support up and down steps. To find out if this trip grade is suitable for you, view our grading here.


  • Day pack (large enough to carry 2L water, rain jacket, personal belongings)
  • Rain jacket
  • Hat & sunscreen
  • 2L-3L of water, we suggest a bladder and a drink bottle
  • Comfortable walking shoes or boots that are worn in
  • Camera or your phone for photos
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal medication
  • Opal card for the train ride
  • Hiking poles (optional yet handy)
  • Face mask for train ride back to Cowan station

We love hearing from you. We do! Whether it s a question about your trip or what pants you should wear (choose the pink ones!): every chat helps you (and us) be better prepared for your adventure.

Email: womenwantadventure@outlook.com


Adventure, travel and Covid-19 is one of those things that naturally gives rise to queries, concerns and doubts, so we re here to put your mind at ease.

To attend any trip with us, all women are required to produce:

* Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination

View our Covid-19 Information Page Here.


We've got plenty of answers to your questions HERE.

Some boring, but important stuff!

If you need to cancel, please refer to our T&C's HERE.

Because many of us skim read... here is a quick cancellation summary:

1. 0 to 10 days: No refund

2. 10 to 30 days: 50% refund

3. 31 or more days: 75% refund

Transfers can occur outside 15 day period. Otherwise cancellation fee's apply.

* All prices are per person and listed in Australian Dollars (AUD). All prices shown are GST inclusive where applicable.

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