Women’s Megalong Hiking Adventure Weekend // March 30 - 31st 2019

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Explorers Tree

3A Nellies Glen Road

Katoomba, NSW 2780

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Women’s Megalong Hiking Adventure Weekend // March 30 - 31st 2019

JOIN US. On this hike of the Iconic Six Foot Track from Katoomba to Six Foot Track Cox's River. We are so excited to host this fabulous weekend for adventurous women.

Featuring: Lush Forests, Historic Tracks, Farm Land, Wildlife, Wine, Long lunch, Gourmet Food, Eco Lodge, Campfires, Hiking, Yoga, Meditation, Swimming, Great Company, Beautiful Memories & Like Minded Women

What's Included: Meals - lunches, breakfasts, dinner, snacks, wine tasting, hiking, yoga session, meditation session, accomodation ( we provide dietary alternatives for those with food allergies etc )

Excluded: Alcohol is at your own expense ( wine tasting is included )


EVENT ITINERARY:

DAY #1 ~ Hiking Distance 15.7km

  • Meet & Greet at The Explorers Tree Car Park at 8.30am

  • Starting at the Explorers Tree Katoomba we hike along the Iconic Six Foot Track through the beautiful lush forests of Nellies Glen, Megalong Historic Village, crossing stiles, Megalong Creek & onto our lunch stop at Dryridge Estate.

  • Arriving at Dryridge Estate for a Long Lunch & Wine Tasting. Relaxing at the winery we are served a delicious gourmet ploughmans lunch showcasing local produce from the Megalong Valley & surrounds, washing this all down with wine tasting of 9 different varieties of grape from Dryridge Estate. We can reill our water here.

  • Saying goodbye to our lunchtime oasis we head back out onto the track. Travelling through a beautiful leafy part of the track, crossing creeks & passing some amazing monolith type rock formations we arrive at the Cox's River crossing.

  • We cross over the river via the Historic Bowtells Swing Bridge built by the "Tunnel Rats " of 1st field Squadron ~ Royal Australian Engineers & is named in memory of Bob Bowtell a local of Katoomba who died fighting in Vietnam.

  • Following our crossing we head west along the track & make a way to The Six Foot Track Eco Lodge our nights accomodation.

  • Once we have arrived & packed our gear in the bunkhouse. There is an optional stretch & flex 30min session in a private location by the river ( if weather is favourable ), Swimming is also an optional if you would like to freshen up. ( the Eco Lodge provides everything except showers )

  • Bar is open & so is Happy Hour. Enjoy a delicious slow cooked meal perfect for the weary hiker made lovingly by our hosts. After dinner, sit around the communal campfire & share your trail stories with other travellers. This is my favourite part of the lodge, you meet other strangers who have hiked the roads less travelled. it's such a pleasure to chat to others so passionate about being in the outdoors on adventure.

DAY #2 ~ Hiking Distance 18km

  • An Optional early morning meditation & Yoga session to loosen & prepare for our days hike

  • A delicious buffet style breakfast with freshly brewed coffee is served. Doing our gear check for the day & packing our freshly made slow cooked lunch & water refill we hit the trail.

  • Crossing the Cox's River & travelling our way along the trail through the Megalong Valley, we wind our way to Bonnie Doon Falls & spectacular views from Nellies Glen Lookout. Lunch break & photo opportunities abound.

  • Returning to the track, to begin our completion of the 600mtr ascent & stair climb up to the Explorers Tree & back to our cars.

EVENT FAQ's:

  • This event is for 18yrs & over women

  • Hiking is suitable for those with reasonable fitness / moderate hiking or walking experience ( at distances of 15km or more )

  • Grading 4 HARD ~ due to distance, track steepness, & water crossings

  • Each person wilol carry their own 30 - 40ltr pack with a max packed weight of 8 kg ( includes what ever clothes you pack snacks, water & only lunch. )

  • Reception is not great on the track. The only telco with reliable service is TELSTRA 4G network.

  • PLB, WFP & Parks registration procedures will be followed

REFUND POLICY: T&C's apply

We provide a refund less $45 admin & permit fee up to 15 days before event, a refund of 50% of the amount will be given 7 - 15 days before event. There is no refund given with less than 7 days notice before event. This is due to catering, accomodation fees & permits which are non-refundable from our end. Your ticket however may be transferred to another person who wishes to join us.

We provide:

  • Permits

  • All meals

  • Accomodation

  • Remote First Aid

  • Logistical support

  • Yoga / Fitness sessions

  • Gear Packing Info

  • Nutrition & Hydration Support

  • Navigation

  • Track Guide

You Need To Bring: ~ ( detailed clothing list will be given when you book your ticket )

  • 2ltrs water bladder or bottles

  • Extra snacks - ( we do provide food )

  • 30 - 40ltr back pack

  • Comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes

  • Personal Meds

  • Blistex or bandaids for blisters

  • Camera

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunhat

  • Quick dry towel

  • Phone & Charger or Power Pack

  • Toiletries

  • Layers it can become cold at night in March temps can be from ( 8 degrees at night to 18 degrees in the day time ) It can also be very hot in the day.

  • Rain Jacket - ( event is on in the rain )

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Explorers Tree

3A Nellies Glen Road

Katoomba, NSW 2780

Australia

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