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Women's Winter Blue Mountains Weekend
Sat., 29/07/2017, 11:00 am – Sun., 30/07/2017, 3:00 pm AEST
The Blue Mountains is one of the most special places in all of NSW and what better time to explore than winter. We're hosting this fabulous weekend again in July for some cooler hikes and a warm toasty night around the fire with delicous food and relaxation.
Hidden away in Megalong Valley are the Bush Cabins for our accomodation on Saturday post hike. All healthy and delicious meals are prepared for you, the inside wooden fire will be on and the outside fire ready for marshmellow toasting in our ugg boots and beanies.
But let's not forget the hiking! We will experience the beautiful trails and views of Govetts Leap, explore the ridge track to Pulpit Rock and cross the Six Foot Track 'Cox River Swing Bridge' on the Sunday.
Each hike offers a variety of breathtaking views and is a great challenge to build fitness and develop hiking confidence. This is a beautiful weekend getaway filled with adventure, fitness and opportunity to meet like minded hiking friends.
Duration: 2 Days, 1 Night
Location: Blue Mountains, NSW. Roughly 2.5 hour drive from Sydney.
Accommodation: Megalong Valley Bush Cabins.
Starting time: Meeting 11.00am, Govetts Leaps Car Park (please arrive 15 minutes early)
Level: Moderate: Steps and stairs involved - 'For women who walk regularly'
Adventure Leader: Monique Farmer and the Team. (0403918346)
2 guided Blue Mountains day hikes
1 nights’ accommodation at Megalong Valley Bush Cabins
Dinner, snacks and dessert (We home prepare and cook all our meals! It's what makes our trips special. We love healthy and tastey food)
- Delicious Breakfast
Saturday Hike: This classic clipp top track starts at Govetts Leaps car park and then continues north-east along the escarpment, offering continuous views of the Grose Valley. The track is graded easy and will take 3hr 30 minutes return. The distance is 8km return. We will be stopping for lunch at Pulpit Rock.
Sunday Hike: Megalong Valley Road to Cox River (Swing Bridge) - 12.6km return (5.3 hrs) Steps and steep elevation involved. Crossing the Swing Bridge at the Cox River. This hike is part of the Six Foot Track. Moderate fitness required.
Walking shoes/boots. Sandshoes are fine for both walks.
Wet weather gear. You must pack a waterproof jacket.
Water bottle (3-4L)
Snacks for rest breaks
Light fleece t-shirt
Directions to the Cabins: Women Want Adventure will provide instructions on Saturday for directions to Megalong Valley Cabins as the group will travel there together, post hike. For reference, take the first right off Megalong Valley Road after the Tea Rooms. The entry to the Cabins is 600m on your right up the dirt road. We will be entering private property.
A fully equipped kitchen, oven and fridge
Kettle for cups of tea/coffee
- Inside fire place
Inside fireplace (wood chopped)
1 bathroom with a shower + bath
2 rooms. (1 room has 4 bunk beds and the other a double bed)
WHAT TO BRING:
Please bring your own pillow, although there are spares in the cabins (most ladies prefer their own) )
Your own blanket/sleeping bag. (there are blankets provided, you may still wish to bring your own)
Warm clothing to sit around the fire
Clothes to get changed into post hikes and for relaxing Saturday night and Sunday
Ugg boots! These are an adventure friends best friend post hike. Great for around the fire
Day one – Saturday 29th July
Meeting Location: Govetts Leap Lookout Carpark. To get to Govett's leap, turn right at Blackheath lights and follow the road all the way to the end. Please leave plenty of time to get there.
There are toilets at the top of Govetts Leap.
Meeting Time: 11am for an 11.20am departure from Govetts Leap to Pulpit Rock.
Please bring your own lunch to eat on this hike.
Saturday afternoon/night: Shower, relax your legs by the fire and enjoy a nice cup of tea/coffee and snacks. Dinner will be served from 7pm followed by relaxing, laughs and dessert by the fire.
Day two – Sunday 30th July
Morning: 7.30am rise for a home cooked breakfast. Please be ready to leave for the hike at 8.30am.
About the hike: 12.6km (5.3hours return MAX) The group will drive to the end of Megalong Rd. This will be the starting point for the hike. The hike to Cox River (swing Bridge) is part of the Six Foot Track trail and weaves it's way through some farm land before leaving to explore a more dense forest and granite boulders at Coxs River. This is a great opportunity to explore the river up close or cross the Swing Bridge above. Snacks will need to be carried on this hike with plenty of water (2L per person).
If you have any questions upon booking please call us. We look forward to spending the weekend with you.
The Women Want Adventure Team
What's the accommodation like? The cabins are small beautiful bush cabins located on a local Farmers property in Megalong Valley. They accommodate basic bedding needs and sleep up to five in each cabin. Parking is secure for all cabins on the property.
What are the room/sleeping arrangements? There are 3 cabins booked for this event. You will be sharing a cabin with 5 ladies in each cabin.
Is there phone service at the cabins? Phone service is very limited. Be prepared to have little to no signal. (adds to the experience)
What if it’s raining? Women Want Adventure trips still go ahead in all types of weather, unless electric storms. Monique will be in contact with you in case of a change in plans. Please bring your wet weather gear as we hike in raining weather.
How old do I need to be to attend? Women Want Adventure trips are for women over the age of 18 years.
Cancelation Policy: Cancellation of a booking by You must be made in writing. It is up to you to cancel your booking. We will not regard a booking as cancelled unless and until written notice is received by us. On cancellation the following charges will apply:
More than 60 days prior to your departure date, you will be refunded any amounts paid, less a 20% administration fee.
Less than 60-30 days prior to your departure date, 50% of the trip price will be forfeited.
If cancellation takes place less then 30 days prior to your departure date, 100% of the tour price will be fortified.
Please read our Terms and Conditions or contact our friendly Team if you have any questions.