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The Mount Mitchell Summit Walk brings you some of the best views and trail-walking on the Illawarra coastline. This extended version of the Wodi Wodi track leads you to the top of Mount Mitchell, overlooking Stanwell Park beach and the Pacific Ocean. After starting our walk at Stanwell Park station, we come down to Stanwell Creek for our first rest stop. Then begins the ascent through the Cabbage Tree palms, Gymea lillies and eucalypts... the stairs are a good challenge on your fitness levels, however the stunning views are well worth the climb! Once we reach the top of the escarpment, we will meander along the trail (with numerous photo opportunities) before to a large rock platform, aka our morning tea destination!
The track is a round trip being roughly a 4hr walk including breaks, a 6km return trip. A lot of this trail is predominantly made of steps, both natural and man-made. You must be comfortable walking up stairs for a prolonged period of time, and any knee issues will affect your comfort levels on the descent. The track is steep with scrambling in some sections, and slippery rocks across Stanwell Creek. Good walking shoes are a must.
HOW TO GET TO THE MEETING LOCATION:
Coming off Lawrence Hargrave Drive, turn onto Railway Crescent. We will meet outside Stanwell Park train station at the top of Railway Crescent. If in doubt, type Stanwell Park Station into Google Maps.
There is plenty of parking here; another option is to catch the train!
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WHAT TO BRING:
We look forward to hiking with you. If you have any questions about this trip please email or call our team who are happy to asssit:
Are there bathrooms at the meeting location? Yes, there are toilets at the train station.
Can I turn up individually? Of course! We have many women who book individually and others who like to book with a friend. Attending individually is a great way to make new friends and become part of our supportive outdoor community.
Do I need to be really fit to attend this hike?
This is a long, steep walk to the summit, only suited to those with a moderate fitness level. You must be comfortable with ascending stairs for a lengthened period of time. The track is steep with scrambling in some sections along the track. Not suitable for those with knee issues! There will be plenty of rest stops, it is not a race.
Are there steps involved? A lot of this track is predominantly made of steps, both natural and man-made. You must be comfortable walking up stairs for a prolonged period of time, and any knee issues will affect your comfort levels on the descent.
Is there reception on this walk? There is limited phone reception on this walk, however we are never far away from it in case of an emergency.
We hope you do not need to cancel your trip, however if cancellation takes place the following will apply:
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. Women Want Adventure may reduce, transfer or waive the loss of fee for any reason at their sole discretion.
In the event of adverse weather conditions, Women Want Adventure reserves the right to change, alter or cancel this trip in the interests of client safety. Women Want Adventure will notify all participants as soon as possible on the day.
Illness or Injury:
If you are prevented from attending a trip as a result of illness, the death of an immediate family member, jury service, or other reason beyond your control which we consider significant, we will agree to your booking being transferred to another person who satisfies all the conditions applicable to the trip, subject to You and the other person accepting liability for full payment of the trip cost and any additional costs arising from the transfer provided that we must be given at least 21 days written notice of the proposed change, otherwise cancelation from illness/injury apply.
If illness or injury prevents you from attending a trip and you wish to cancel your booking, Women Want Adventure requires a medical certificate and written notice to complete the cancelation.
* All prices are per person and listed in Australian Dollars (AUD). All prices shown are GST inclusive where applicable.