Women’s Megalong Wellness Adventure Weekend // October 6th - 7th 2019

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Govetts Leap lookout

Govetts Leap Rd

Blackheath

Blue Mountains National Park, NSW 2787

Australia

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Refund Policy

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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Women’s Megalong Wellness Adventure Weekend // October 6th - 7th 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 balance session, meditation, accomodation ( we provide dietary alternatives for those with food allergies etc )

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

Cost: $385 inclusive

~ Deposit $185

~ 2nd payment of $100 due July 20th

~ Final Payment of $100 due August 20th

EVENT ITINERARY:

DAY #1 ~ Hiking Distance 14.5km

  • Meet & Greet at Govetts Leap Lookout car park, Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath at 7.30am

  • Starting at Govetts leap Lookout we hike through the black wattles and follow the cliff edged around the 280- degree panorama of the Grose Valley, travelling down to Cross Popes Glen Creek before following the steps upto the lookout above Horseshoe Falls & the Spectacular Bridal Veil Falls. The track then continues along the cliffline, around hanging swamps and open heathland, finally opening up to the breathtaking Pulpit Rock Lookout.

  • Retracing ours steps back to Govetts Leap Lookout, we drive towards Katoomba and park our cars at the Explorers Tree car park, where we will meet our shuttle bus transfer.

  • We will be transfered through the Megalong Valley. Our shuttle will drop us off at the Megalong Historic Cemetery where we hike 2.2km 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 30min Yoga Balance session ( if weather is favourable )by the Cox's River among the beautiful eucalypts oasis which is often visited by local kangaroos

  • 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, 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.This is my favourite part of the lodge,

  • DAY #2 ~ Hiking Distance 15.7km

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

  • A delicious buffet style breakfast with freshly brewed coffee is served. Doing our gear check for the day, refilling our water & packing our freshly made lunch, 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. Approx 4.30pm


A Beautiful Vision:

  • Lost & Found Wellness Adventures, experiences are about finding yourself in the healing power of nature, belonging & being together, sharing life stories, offering support, understanding, empathy & guidance with other like minded women. It’s a beautiful vision.

  • Being out in nature is a wonderful experience, the benefits include, reducing stress, balancing the mind & body, improving your health & wellbeing, leaving you feeling re – energized.

EVENT FAQ's:

What is the walking pace?

  • We will be hiking at a moderate pace, catering for everyone, being mindful of different fitness levels & efforts involved, not rushing to finish, taking care to respect each other. Hiking together, we believe in a group, is the same as being in a team, we make sure all hikers in our group are together keeping each other well supported & safe.

What happens if I wish to walk faster than the group?

  • We do understand that everyone walks at different paces, this is a moderate walking pace hike. If you are walking faster & way ahead of the group you are missing out on what Lost & Found Wellness Adventures is all about; you are missing out on the enriching life experience with your group. If your guide can not see you, you are out of safe supervising range. Unfortunately we can not take any responsibility for you. It is best to stay within range of our group.

Who is this hike suitable for?

  • This hike is suitable for those with reasonable fitness / intermediate hiking experience ( at distances of 18km or more, with experience hiking, steep hills, stairs, single track & uneven surfaces). This hike is not suitable for beginners

What is the Grade?

  • This is a grade 4 hard hike due to distance, steep stairs, track steepness, single track & water crossings. not suitable or safe for beginners

What size backpack do I need?

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

Is there any mobile phone reception?

  • Reception is poor on the track. The only telco with some service is TELSTRA 4G network.

Do I need any money?

  • We provide all meals, wine tasting is included. If you wish to purchase any drinks or alcohol you will need money. DryRidge Estate has eftpos. The Eco Lodge has only cash. Drinks are between $5 - $7

What if I have dietary requirements?

  • No problem. we cater for vegan, keto, vegetarian & gluten free diets. Let us know once you have booked your ticket.

What happens if there is an emergency?

  • Your professional guide is trained in Wilderness first aid. Your guide will carry a first aid kit, have a PLB registered with emergency services & registration with Blue Mountains National Park Office. Our guides carry a topographic map with compass & are trained in wilderness navigation. Each guide is equipped with a 2 way radio & mobile phone.

REFUND POLICY: T&C's apply

We provide a refund less $185 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 Balance 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 )

  • 2 - 3ltr water bladder or bottles

  • Extra snacks - ( we do provide food )

  • 30 - 40ltr back pack

  • Hydralyte

  • Comfortable hiking or trail 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 October 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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Location

Govetts Leap lookout

Govetts Leap Rd

Blackheath

Blue Mountains National Park, NSW 2787

Australia

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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