Wolgan Valley 2 Day Hiking Tour - Life's An Adventure - AussieHikingTours.com

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$499

Wolgan Valley 2 Day Hiking Tour – Life’s An Adventure

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  • Visit Wollemi and Gardens of Stone National Parks, a lesser known part of the Greater Blue Mountains.
  • Have your bags carried for you, leaving you free to enjoy the trail.

“Guides were knowledgeable and friendly, scenery was gorgeous, walk was relaxing, food was gastronomically divine…”

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THE DETAILS

$499 adult +$150 per person for Donkey Mountain extension +$120 upgrade to cabin accommodation

Visit a lesser known section of the Greater Blue Mountains, the Wollemi and Gardens of Stone National Parks, to explore the famous Newnes Glow Worm Tunnel and walk among dramatic escarpments, beehive pagoda rock formations, rich bushland and ancient aboriginal rock paintings. There’s no need to carry a heavy backpack, and you’ll arrive to find your tent set up, your bags on your camp bed, and a bottle of wine chilled and ready to be served with a great cheese platter.

INCLUSIONS

  • Return transfers from Katoomba Station
  • Fully supported walk with your overnight luggage transported to the campsite
  • A night sleeping in a tent under the stars, which will be set up for you
  • Food – 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, fruit, and trail mix while on the trail
  • Beer and wine to enjoy with dinner
  • Professional guide
  • National Parks fees
  • Maximum group size of 10 people

WHAT TO BRING

  • Sleeping bag (these can be hired from Life’s An Adventure)
  • Confortable enclosed walking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Torch

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Walking time: 4-5 hours per day
  • Walking distance: 8-11.5 kilometres per day
  • Difficulty: Medium. A moderate to average level of fitness is required to complete this hike. The Donkey Mountain Extension is rated as hard, and it involves walking through narrow slot canyons and rock scrambling (not suited to those who suffer from claustrophobia).
  • Child friendly: Children over 8 are welcome.
  • The Donkey Mountain Extension involves an extra night of camping and an extra day of walking.
  • There are no extra charges for singles, but they may be required to share a tent with someone of the same gender, depending on group size. Those paying extra for a cabin will obviously not have to share.

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ITINERARY

Day One Meet at Katoomba Railway Station at 8:30am for your transfer to the start of the walk.
Set off for the Newnes Glow Worm Tunnel, walking through tall eucalypt forest with Blue Mountains Ash, spectacular pagoda rock formations, vibrant ferns, canyons and streams. Take in the glow worms before continuing along Wolgan Valley Creek to your campsite.
Arrive to find your tent erected and a cheese plate and chilled wine waiting. Sit back and relax and talk about the days adventures as your guides prepare a delicious dinner including fresh snapper.
Day Two Set off on the historic Pipeline Track to the top of Pipeline Pass, where a lookout on the towering cliffs provides a majestic view over the wild Wolgan Valley. Continuing on, you’ll follow the route of an old oil pipeline that once ran between the shale mining communities of Glen Davis in the Capertee Valley and Newnes in the Wolgan Valley. Remnants of the pipeline can still be seen along the way. The first few kilometres of the walk meander beside the beautiful Wolgan River past some of the other industrial ruins of Newnes, but the final kilometre to the lookout climbs more than 300 metres from the valley floor to the top of the sandstone escarpment. On the way up and down this very steep section of track it is at times necessary to scramble with hands and feet.
Return to Newnes for lunch and then your transfer back to Katoomba.
Optional Day Three You’ll spend an extra night in Newnes before waking for a 10 kilometre, difficult hike to the stunning Donkey Mountains in the Wolgan Valley, where you’ll rock scramble to narrow slot canyons before returning to Katoomba.

 

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