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Women's Cowan to Brooklyn Day Hike Saturday 20th November

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 some sections. Women should feel confident to be on their feet for a full day hiking
  • Elevation: 450m elevation
  • Numbers: Small group of maximum 10 women
  • Cost: $120 includes booking fee and GST


  • Permits and licensing
  • National Park fees
  • Experienced Eco-certified and qualifed 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
  • Face mask for train ride back to Cowan station

We re thrilled you re thinking about coming. Of course, if you have questions email us at womenwantadventure@outlook.com or check out the FAQ s about trips.


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

These new safety measures that apply on all of our trips.

If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional.

View our Covid-19 Information Page Here.


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

So, what exactly is Women Want Adventure? Do I have to be a young, super fit, experienced adventurer to attend?

Nope, you certainly do not. You can be a beginner to advanced (or anywhere in-between). Women Want Adventure is all about women coming together to try something new, make friendships, experience challenges, surprises and enjoyment of adventure. Our youngest member is mid 20 s, our oldest is 71, and 75% of women turn up individually.

How old do I need to be to attend? Women Want Adventure trips are for women over the age of 18 years.

Do I need any experience? No. You can be a first time hiker to join this trip.

Can I attend individually? Yes! Many of the women who attend our trips turn up individually and make very good friends with the other ladies in our community.

Cancellation Policy Day Trips:

Please view our full terms and conditions HERE. When booking this trip, you are aware of these terms.

* A 75% refund will be made if you cancel any part of the reservation 31 days or more prior to the first day of the reservation.

* A 50% refund will be made if you cancel any part of the reservation 15 to 30 days prior to the first day of the reservation.

* No refund will be made if you cancel any part of the reservation less than 10 days prior to the first day of the departure or any time after. This includes cancellation requests for illness and injury and Covid-19.

That is:

1. 0 to 10 days: No refund

2. 10 to 30 days: 50% refund

3. 31 or more days: 75% refund

Please be aware that if a participant cancels their trip once it commences or they do not show they also forfeit their full trip cost. Late arrival of a participant or participants on the day may also forfeit the full trip cost.

If you wish to transfer your day trip, this must be one outside 15 days prior to departure. There is a $50+gst transfer fee. Women Want Adventure does not except transfers within 15 days prior to departure. You can transfer to the same or different day trip. Please note, it must be a day trip and there may be a price difference between trips.

If WWA cancels your trip due to Covid-19, we will provide a full refund of amount paid for your trip and the option to transfer to another date without the transfer fee.

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

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