Grand Canyon Track
(Ex Blue Mountains) New South Wales - Sat 5th May 2018

Max Participants:
12
Location:
(Ex Blue Mountains) New South Wales
Date:
Sat 5th May 2018
Start Time:
10:00am
End Time:
2:00pm
Duration:
3-4 hours
Non-Member Cost:
FREE
Member Cost:
FREE
Tagged:
hiking
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Often regarded as the most impressive walking trail in the Blue Mountains, the Grand Canyon Walk will leave you in awe as you hike through lush rainforest with several creek crossings, waterfalls, huge sandstone walls and rock overhangs.

Constructed and opened to the public in 1907, the 6km long Grand Canyon walking track was the first of its kind and has since been challenged by thousands of hiking enthusiasts each year.

 

Our NSW Adventurous Woman, Deb Grivas will be hosting this fabulous walk as she has walked it several times, is an experienced bush walker, holds a senior first aid certificate and knows the track (and the Blue Mountains) like the back of her hand.  


Where to Meet:

Deb will meet you all at 10.00am near the toilets at the The Grand Canyon Loop carpark - the car park is fairly large. 
She will be wearing a bright orange Adventurous Women Cap for easy identification. Her Mobile Number is 0409085463, should you need to make contact with her as there is mobile phone coverage there.

 

Lunch Afterwards for those wishing to stay on and celebrate their achievement:

Depending upon final numbers for the walk (and the weather forecast for the day), we have two alternatives, a picnic in the Blue Mountains, or lunch at the  "Victory Theatre” in Blackheath which is 5 mins drive away (It’s an old cinema that’s now a huge antique and vintage emporium with a cute cafe out the front). Prices are about $15-20 for lunch. (http://www.victorytheatre.com.au/)  

The Picnic or Cafe will be confirmed about a week prior to the walk and everyone will be notified via email of the final arrangements.

 

About The Walk:  

Classified as Grade 3 - click the link to find out more about the grading system

Distance: 6.3km loop

Time Allocated: 3 - 4 hours

Gradient: Short steep hills

Steps: Many steps

Quality of Track: Formed Track

Experience Required: No experience required, however you should have a good level of general fitness as the walk can be challenging at times



For more information about the walking trail, grading, directions, travel time, maps etc - click here on the Parks NSW Website


Gallery

Blue Mountains
Spectacular Waterfalls
Girls on the track
Beautiful trails
Photo opportunities everywhere
Lots to explore
Pausing for a break

Location

Please note map locations and route are approximate only

Highlights

● Meeting other Adventurous Women with similar interests to you

● An intimate and adventurous track which walkers have trodden since 1907

● The heart of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains

● Arresting sandstone walls, ever-present waterfalls and abundant native plants

● Spectacular Views

Includes

Adventurous Women Walk Host

Excludes

Transport to/from Blue Mountains

What To Bring/Wear

- Day pack to carry your gear in

Water, Sunscreen, Hat

Snacks

Good Walking Shoes/Boots

Walking Poles if you generally use them

All weather gear ie: windproof/waterproof jacket, fleece or warm windcheater (We walk even if cold and raining & will only cancel the walk if there is a severe weather warning and you will be contact should this occur)

Change of Casual Clothes in case of rain (to get changed into for lunch) - These can be stored in someone’s car if you decide to catch the train from Sydney and a taxi to the carpark.

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