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Women's Overnight Hike Six Foot Track

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Women's introduction to overnight hiking on 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, this trip is a good place to start.


  • 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


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.


  • Meeting location: Megalong Valley Tea Rooms, Megalong Valley
  • Meeting time: 10.00am
  • Finish time: Between 1-1.30pm
  • Grade: Moderate. There are hills and steps in sections. Some sections are easy and other sections have hills and stairs. Please view our trip grading here to see if this is the right experience for you
  • Pack weight: Between 12-15kg
  • Distance: 7km one way (3 hours walking each day)
  • Style: Return trip
  • Numbers: Only 10 places available
  • Pace: Slow and steady. We will be taking our time to reach camp
  • Age: Over 18 years only


  • 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)
  • 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


  • Hiking pack (55 to 65L capacity). Unless you are hiring from us ($30)
  • 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
  • 2x pair of hiking socks (merino material is best)
  • Underwear
  • Camera or phone to take photos
  • Phone power bank and cords (optional
  • Personal medication
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses (sunglasses straps are handy)
  • Hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Warm clothes for the night (you can wear your thermal top)
  • Beanie
  • Lip balm
  • Small packet of tissues
  • Warm gloves if hiking in winter
  • Swimmers if willing for a drip in warmer months
  • Small travel and quick dry towel
  • Personal blister pack
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toiletries
  • Ear plugs
  • Rubbish bag (for dirty or wet items)
  • Hiking poles (optional - very useful up the hills and steps). We have poles for hire for $20, please let us know when booking
  • Thongs or camp shoes
  • Good book


Invoices will be sent 5 days prior to your trip departure. Please indicate when booking what equipment you may need to hire.

Overnight hiking pack - $40+gst

Hiking poles - $20+gst


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.


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 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.

If I hire a pack, when do I pack my own things into the bag and will I be shown how to do this? When the group meets, your guide will take everyone through a re-pack session. At this time, she will allocate your pack and help you fit it.

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

3. 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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