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Women's Six Foot Track Day Hike Sunday 25th April

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Heard of the iconic Six Foot Track in the Blue Mountains? Come and join us to hike one of the most scenic sections on the track.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Great introductory day hike for beginners
  • Stunning rest stop at Cox s River
  • Fabulous and fun cable Bowtell Bridge over the river
  • Bonding with a group of like-minded women
  • Explore rolling green hills and Australian bushland

The Six Foot Track is usually a 3 day overnight 44km hiking challenging. We ll do that another time!

On this day trip, we have chosen to walk the scenic section from Megalong Valley Road to the Cox River (Swing Bridge) and return. A 12km hike winding through heritage sites, heath, streams and woodlands.

We ll stop plenty of times along the way and enjoy a rest break at the river for a morning tea/brunch.

DETAILS:

  • Meeting location: Megalong Valley Tea Rooms. There is reception and bathrooms at this location
  • Meeting time: 8.45am for a 9.00am departure from the Tea Rooms to the start of the track (5 minute drive down the road)
  • Finish Time: Between 1.30-2.00pm
  • Distance: 12km return
  • Grade: Easy to Moderate - there are well maintained steps and small hills. It is suitable for beginners and the pace is slow
  • Cost: $110 includes booking fee & GST
  • Numbers: small group of 10 women

INCLUDED:

  • Permits and licensing
  • Experienced female guide
  • Hot tea and coffee on the trail
  • Morning snacks and fruit
  • Healthy light brunch spread
  • First aid
  • Insurance
  • Photos of your trip posted in our Facebook Group

HOW FIT DO YOU NEED TO BE?

A basic/good level of fitness is required for this hike, meaning feeling comfortable on your feet is a good idea. We take regular breaks, stop often for photos and rests and support each other. We suggest bringing your hiking poles for extra support if you have unsteady knees or hips.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Day pack (large enough to carry 2L water, rain jacket, personal belongings)
  • Rain jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • 2 L of water
  • Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots
  • Sunglasses and hat
  • Camera or phone for photos
  • Personal medication
  • Cup for coffee/tea (we have spares, due to Covid we think this is more hygienic)
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Warm clothing such as beanies/gloves

WHAT TO WEAR:

  • Comfortable walking tights or walking shorts
  • T-shirt with a jumper to take on/off if cold
  • A rain jacket if it's looking like a sprinkle
  • Worn in joggers, walking shoes or boots with good socks

HOW TO GET TO THE MEETING LOCATION:

If driving from Sydney please allow roughly 3 hours to reach Blackheath and drive down into the Megalong Valley. If you arrive earlier you can relax at the Tea Rooms while waiting for the group. Click on this link to view the meeting location.

Please contact us at women want adventure@outlook.com if you have any questions about this day hike.

We look forward to hiking the Six Foot Track with you.

For all other day hikes or additional departure dates - check out our Women's Day Hikes Here.

FAQS

View a range 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.

Can you help arrange my transport and travel?

Travel is by individual means only. We do not arrange group transfers. If requested by email, we can assist in connecting you with other women to arrange car-pooling options. However, due to Covid-19, we have not encouraged group sharing.

Is there a minimum or maximum age limit?

All trips are for women over the age of 18 years. We don t have an age limit however, we encourage you to read the grading to ensure you are feeling fit and confident to complete the adventure.

What are the ages of women who attend?

Ages range from mid 20 s to late 60 s. The average age of women attending trips is 45 years.

How do I know if I m fit enough for a trip?

This trip is graded easy to moderate. Please view our trip grading information here.

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.

What if I need to cancel, including cancelling due to a Covid-19 restrictions?

We hope you do not need to cancel your trip, however if cancellation takes place the following will apply:

Please note: This includes trips you need to cancel due to Covid-19 travel and border restrictions if you are unable to make the trip. Women are aware of the possibility and risks of travel and border restrictions and take on this responsibility when booking a trip. Women may not be able to travel to a trip location if restrictions change and may need to cancel their position on this trip.

* 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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