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Women's Day Hike to Devil's Hole & Nellie's Glen 3rd August

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Explore a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Blue Mountains: a lesser-known day hike promising a beautiful canyon & diverse landscapes.

As you embark on this trail, it feels like stepping into a lost world. The surroundings transform into a wild expanse where the path winds through fallen boulders, dense ferns, and towering cliff walls. A boulder wedged between the canyon walls adds to this atmospheric setting.

Meeting with your WWA guide, you'll begin the walk anticlockwise, descending through Nellie s Glen. While the descent involves navigating plenty of stairs, the experience is thoroughly enjoyable. The trail then leads along a section of the Six Foot Track before ascending through the Devil s Hole a route that promises a steeper, and sometimes slippery path (yet incredible section!).

Throughout the hike, take in breathtaking views from the top of the valley at both ends of the walk. As you traverse through Nellie s Glen, soak in the serenity of the picturesque creek environment, adding to the charm of this trail.

Please note: Conditions along the trail can vary, from muddy and rocky terrain to sections that require scrambling and may be slippery.


Details

  • Meeting location: 239 Cliff Drive (Devil s Hole Trail Head). Click here to view location.
  • Meeting time: 8:30 a.m.
  • Finish time: Approximately 2:30-3:30 p.m., depending on weather, track conditions, and group pace.
  • Grade: Moderate to challenging in sections (due to uneven surfaces and slippery conditions).
  • Terrain: Rock, uneven, steep in sections, steps mixed with fire trail.
  • Elevation gain: Approximately 510m.
  • Distance: 11.5km, loop.

Important: Wear sturdy waterproof shoes as there may be wet areas, despite no recent rain, making surfaces quite slippery. When dry, the Devil's Hole Track is relatively easy, with rocky terrain that is not exposed or slippery. Be prepared to proceed cautiously and ensure good mobility for this walk.


Included

  • Permits and licensing
  • National Park fees
  • Experienced WWA female guide
  • Healthy gourmet lunch
  • Tea and coffee
  • Morning tea fruit and snacks
  • First aid
  • Photos of your trip posted in our Facebook Group


Fitness

To ensure an enjoyable experience for all, we recommend that participants have a moderate level of fitness for this hike. Rest assured that we will take regular breaks, stop for plenty of photos, and support each other throughout the hike. The duration of the hike is between 5-6 hours. If you find that walking up steep stairs can be challenging, bringing walking poles for extra support is a great idea. Please note that you will be walking up many steep stairs and should be comfortable walking up about (9 floors). Please be aware that the stairs can be very steep in some sections.


Please bring

  • Day pack (large enough to carry 2L water, rain jacket, personal belongings)
  • Rain jacket
  • Hat & sunscreen
  • 2 L water
  • Comfortable walking shoes, worn in with good grip
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera or phone
  • Personal medication
  • Hiking poles (highly recommended)

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Cancellation options

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

0 to 10 days: No refund

10 to 30 days: 50% refund

31 or more days: 75% refund

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

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