Great Coastal Walk Murramarang NP
(Ex Sydney) New South Wales - Sat 16th March 2019

Max Participants:
12
Location:
(Ex Sydney) New South Wales
Date:
Sat 16th March 2019
Start Time:
10:00am
End Time:
2:00pm
Duration:
5 Days
Meals:
3 Dinners 4 Breakfasts 3 Morning Teas 3 Lunches 3 Afternoon Teas
Non-Member Cost:
$1640.00 per person
Member Cost:
$1590.00 per person
Deposit Required:
$350.00
Single Supplement:
From $380.00 per person
Tagged:
hiking
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Walking the coast with unique beaches, geological significance on every rock shelf and amazing waters of the south east Australian temperate zone is one of the best ways to discover this magnificent area, leaving you refreshed and amazed.

 

This tour is run as a journey style experience where you'll enjoy guided walking along the coastline over 3 days carrying only a light day pack, coupled with 2 days of relaxation & exploration. Your overnight bags are transferred by our staff to your evening accommodation. Each day we plan on walking up to 12 km, leaving plenty of time for afternoon relaxation or exploring your new backyard. The tour includes transfers from/to Sydney and to the hiking trails daily, 4 nights twin share in comfortable cabins, friendly and knowledgeable guides and amazing healthy food prepared on the trail by our staff. We also like to throw in a couple of other activities for your enjoyment, including massages, Yoga, kayaking and snorkelling.


Gallery

Rock Hopping
Walking along the beach
Walking along the beach

Location

Please note map locations and route are approximate only

Highlights

● Coastal, rainforest, clifftop and beach Hiking

● Views along the cliff top trails

● Exploring sandstone passages along the beach

● Ancient rock formations

● Abundant wildlife, birdlife and exploration of nature

● Plenty of time to reflect and 'enjoy the journey'

Itinerary

This morning at 9.30am, our Adventurous Women Host Deb, will meet with you all at the Sydney Darling Harbour Hotel, 11 Pyrmont Bridge Road. (Please make your way to this hotel, even if you haven't stayed here the evening prior, as this is our departure point) Our driver will arrive at 10.00am to pick everyone up and begin the journey to Bateman's Bay

Today is a leisurely day of driving and exploring some significant local sites, stopping along the way to grab some lunch. Time permitting and if desired, our local driver will stop at the famous Wray Street Oyster shed for an afternoon of Oysters, a local speciality! Afterwards our driver will then check you in to your centrally located waterfront hotel and give you directions to where you'll enjoy your first evening meal together at Sam's Pizzeria, a local award winning waterfront restaurant.

Meals: Dinner

At 8.00am thismorning our group is transported to the southernmost point of Murramarang National Park, a journey of around 45 minutes. You only require a day pack, with the rest of your luggage being transferred to our next destination. Here the first day of hiking commences to the north, along exposed cliff tops and amazing viewing areas. Today, expect to hike up to 12 kilometres with the option of various side trails and rock platform discoveries. The hike varies from cliff tops, to beaches to rock platforms and in sections no trail exists. Your guides will help you negotiate the varying degrees of difficulty as you begin to discover the many beaches sandstone layers and spotted gum forest famous in the area. We find shady calm spots out of the wind to enjoy rest stops, lunch and we like all guests to be prepared for optional swims.

By mid afternoon you will arrive on foot to Murramarang Resort and check into your garden cabin accommodation on the edge of South Durras village. While lazy Eastern Grey Kangaroos sleep on the lawn in front of your cabins, settle in and then re-group to enjoy a glass of champagne along with afternoon tea to celebrate the first hiking day.

Later in the afternoon, some choose a beach dip, maybe laze by the pool or simply rest before the evening meal. Tonight's evening meal can be enjoyed at the onsite restaurant, or if preferred can be taken back to your cabin. Your Adventurous Women host will provide you with the options available to you.

Meals: Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea

Accommodation: Cabins at Murramarang Resort

This is a short walking day of approximately 6 km. Wake to the sounds of the waves and possibly Bowerbirds, Kookaburras and King Parrots. At 8.30am with overnight bags packed and ready to be transferred to the next destination, it's time to say goodbye to South Durras and commence your day of hiking (Your overnight bags will be transferred by vehicle to your night 2 accommodation).

This is the shortest day of hiking and the majority is on the long sandy beach separating South and North Durras. We encourage barefoot on this stretch and be ready for a possible river crossing! Durras Lake is a significant catchment in the area and is identified as an ICOLS (Intermittent Closed or Open Lake System). There is no pattern to when the lake is open or closed to the ocean, it can remain open for months at a time or be closed over to the ocean for long periods. When the lake is open, be prepared for a crossing up to waste deep with your shoes and pack held high! The end of Durras Beach marks a great spot to enjoy a snack and the view.

Here we put our shoes back on prior to beginning one of the challenging up hills sections of the hike, up and over the dominant Point Upright. A short side hike offers magical views to the ocean and a great spot for Whale Watching! Not too far along the trail you will descend into the sleepy seaside village of Depot Beach, here you will find your comfortable accommodation for the next two evenings.

We settle in here for lunch together, before enjoying a relaxing afternoon. There are plenty of options available to you .... You may choose to relax at the local beach, head out for a snorkel, chill out with a book, enjoy a complimentary massage, deep stretch (yoga) session, or simply rest in your cabin prior to sundowners on the sand.

Dinner will be prepared by your guides this evening and served on the deck at one of the cabins

Please note* This day we can also offer a sea kayak option.

Meals: Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner

Accommodation: Cabin style at Depot Beach

Spotted Gum Eucalypts and ancient Cycads are a feature of today's hike.

Enjoy breakfast on your cabin deck, pack your day pack and visit the beach prior to setting off on one of the most spectacular and remote days with the dominant Murramarang Range on your left and the pacific Ocean on your right. Today's Hike begins right from our doorstep along white sandy beaches through a network of rock platforms, boardwalks and rainforest trails. Passing famous Pebbly beach, home to surfing kangaroos and discover surf spots that are folklore and being spoilt for choice with any number of picturesque spots to stop for lunch and a swim!

Be greeted at the trail finish location mid afternoon by our driver who will transfer the group back to our Depot Beach Cabin accommodation.

Meals: Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner

Accommodation: Cabin style at Depot Beach

After breakfast we pack our bags and travel to Sydney for connecting flights or hotel arrivals.

The tour will finish with a transfer back to your chosen accommodation, or to the airport in Sydney.

Meals: Breakfast

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Includes

4 nights comfortable accommodation in twin, triple or quad share available (Single on request / additional cost)

Overnight baggage transfers from your accommodation to your new accommodation each day

Meals* Please check itinerary for meal inclusions

All transfers to and from Batemans Bay to hike locations.

Qualified and knowledgeable Local Guide

Adventurous Women Host

Champagne to toast the first day's hike

Kayaking experience weather permitting if chosen option on Day 3

Complimentary Massage

Yoga/Stretch Session

Snorkelling session - weather permitting

All necessary Permits and Licences to enter the National Park.

3 Dinners

4 Breakfasts

3 Morning Teas

3 Lunches

3 Afternoon Teas

Excludes

Meals not stated in the Itinerary

Travel Insurance

All flights, airport arrival and departure taxes (domestic or international)

Alcoholic beverages while on the tour (with the exception of champers on day 2)

Equipment necessary for hiking (Day pack and personal items)

Accommodation

Most of our travellers are solo and therefore share a room (you do have your own bed) with another lady from the group each time we change to different accommodation.  This is done through a "draw" system and is a great way for the group to bond.  However, some ladies prefer to have their own room (this is optional and at additional cost) and some ladies may be travelling with a friend or relative and wish to share together for the duration - we are happy to accommodate your needs, so please let us know what suits you.

 


What To Bring/Wear

- A Gear List will be supplied 3 months prior to our departure

More Information

About The Walking 

Walkers should be prepared to walk cliff tops, beaches (including soft sand), walk across a lake crossing, rock platforms and an occasional short steep section up and down headlands (on trails) to the next incredible beach. Risks include uneven terrain on rock platforms and forest trails. The real challenge is not missing the incredible views at the same time!  

 

Distances:

Day 1 = 12km, Day 2 = 6km, Day 3 = 12km - All distances are Approximate, extra side hikes and activities can be taken if group desires, one or more of these days can be replaced with kayaking (Time and weather permitting).

 


 


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Cancellation & Refunds

Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:

  • 60 days plus prior to trip departure - Loss of deposit
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