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Women's Overnight Hike Six Foot Track

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Join Women Want Adventure on an overnight hike on part of the Six Foot Track // Blue Mountains.

Welcome to Overnight Hiking

It actually doesn t mean walking during the night! - It means learning how to prepare, pack and enjoy a weekend away camping under the stars. If you re new to overnight hiking, this is the perfect introduction with Women Want Adventure.

This trip is lead by WWA qualified outdoor guide Bindi. She has designed the weekend to support and teach you along the way and have as much fun as possible.

If you haven't done any hiking or overnight hikes before, but you're willing to move that body of yours, this trip is a good place to start.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to prepare for an overnight hike
  • Packing tips and tricks
  • Equipment preparation
  • Outdoor cooking (prepared for you)
  • Food - eco friendly ways to pack and prepare food
  • Responsibilities and safety
  • Setting up camp

ABOUT THE HIKE:

Leave the bustle of the city behind on this two day women s overnight hike will take you down into the valley to the Cox River. You will have the chance to cross the Swing Bridge and take a dip in the river.

Meeting at Megalong Valley Tea Rooms, your leader will take you through a full hike briefing and distribute group gear/food. You will learn how to best prepare your pack and be ready for the day hiking. From Megalong Valley Tea Rooms, it s a short 10 minute drive down the road to the starting point.

The Six Foot Track Hike can be broken up into different sections from Katoomba all the way to Jenolan Caves. It's usually a 3 day challenge stretch, however we are walking the more scenic section from Megalong Valley Road to the Cox River (Swing Bridge) and return in an easier 2 days.

You ll cross farm land with cows and head down into the valley towards the Cox River for a relaxing afternoon at camp. The following morning we start the day with a yoga/stretch before heading back out to Megalong Valley Road.

DETAILS:

  • Date: Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th June 2021
  • Meeting location: Megalong Valley Tea Rooms, Megalong Valley
  • Meeting time: 10.00am, please be on time!
  • Finish time: Between 1-1.30pm
  • Grade: Moderate. There are hills and steps. Some sections are easy and other sections will require you to be on uneven walking tracks and walking up and down stairs. View how we grade trips here.
  • Pack weight: Between 12-15kg
  • Distance: 7km one way (3 hours walking each day)
  • Style: Return trip
  • Numbers: Only 10 places available
  • Pace: Steady. We will be taking our time to reach camp
  • Age: Over 18 years only

INCLUDED:

  • Tents (sharing with another lady). You can bring your own tent if you choose
  • Waterproof pack liners
  • Hiking Wilderness Equipment 75L backpack -($30 hire fee if required)
  • First aid
  • Trail snacks
  • Saturday lunch/dinner/dessert
  • Sunday breakfast
  • Tea and coffee
  • All eating utensils
  • MSR Cooking gear and pots
  • Camp light
  • Group tarp
  • Group ground mat
  • Emergency communication (PLB)
  • First aid
  • Toilet gear
  • NSW National Park Eco Pass Licensing and permits
  • Photos of your trip posted in a private Facebook Page

WHAT YOU NEED TO PACK:

  • Hiking pack (55 to 65L capacity). Unless hiring from us
  • Sleeping bag (-5 or more) View example
  • Sleeping mat (insulated) Please do not pack a yoga mat. View example
  • Water (You need to carry minimum 2L). We suggest a 2L bladder + and a 1L water bottle for two separate carriers
  • Head torch with spare batteries
  • Wet weather (waterproof jacket with hood very essential)
  • Fleece jumper
  • 1x hiking shirt (merino material is best. Cotton is not great to walk in)
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Thermal top (very essential)
  • Thermal bottoms (very essential)
  • Lightweight camp trousers
  • Walking boots or shoes that are worn in!
  • 2x pair of hiking socks (merino material is best)
  • Underwear
  • Camera or phone to take photos
  • Phone power bank and cords (optional)
  • Personal medication
  • Hat and sunglasses (sunglasses straps are handy)
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Warm clothes for the night (you can wear your thermal top)
  • Beanie and gloves
  • Lip balm/toothpaste and other toiletries
  • Small packet of tissues
  • Swimmers and small quick dry towel
  • Personal blister pack
  • Ear plugs
  • Rubbish bag (for dirty or wet items)
  • Hiking poles (optional - very useful up the hills and steps) - Please let us know if you would like to hire from us $20
  • Thongs or camp shoes

WHAT S ON THE MENU?

We don t give away all our secrets online, but you can expect to be eating wholesome and fresh wraps + delicious snacks. We love healthy food and veggies so dinner is always a healthy hearty meal. Dessert (surprise). Expect to be eating a mix of oats with dried + fresh fruit for breakfast. Your Guide will show you how food is best prepared for light weight packing so you can go home with helpful tips. Of course, soup, coffee and tea is plentiful.

We cater for dietary requirements, (not preferences) please inform us when booking.

Please contact us at womenwantadventure@outlook.com if you have any questions about this trip. We hope you will be able to join us.

FAQ'S:

We've got a heap of answers to common 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 physically fit do I need to be to attend this trip, I'm afraid I'll hold the group back. This trip is suited for women who are comfortable walking up steps and hills. . It's not a good idea to attend if you have an injury, a sore back or sore knees. Please bring hiking poles with you for additional support or hire from us for $20. This hike will require you to walk up down steps and hills. You must be comfortable to hike with a full pack. We suggest you get in some walks around home between 5-10km before attending and have a good level of fitness.

What is the average age of women attending? Women between 25-62 years.

Can I bring my own snacks? Yes of course. We do provide plenty.

What type of toilet facilities will there be? There are bathrooms at Megalong Valley tea rooms. At camp their are basic pit toilets.

What is the cancellation policy? Please click here for our full terms and conditions.

What if I book and can't attend due to illness, commitments or Covid-19?

Women are aware of the risks of booking travel or adventure plans due to Covid-19. If you are unable to attend due to being in isolation or a lock down, the following still applies to your booking.

* A 75% refund (with the exception of the booking fee $12) 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 (with the exception of the booking fee - $12) 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.

That is:

1. 0 to 10 days: No refund

2. 10 to 30 days: 50% refund (less booking fee - $12)

3. 31 or more days: 75% refund (less booking fee - $12)

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

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