Silver Adventurous Journey
Katoomba to Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains National Park

Dates
22 Sep 2021 to 24 Sep 2021 Book
Price $330.00 p/p
Ages 15 - 24
Region Katoomba to Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains National Park, nsw
Program
Essentials
Detailed Information

Hike your Silver Duke of Ed Adventurous Journey with Outward Bound Australia to achieve your goals! All dates are suitable for Practice or Qualifying participants. They are not exclusive.

SUPERVISORS:

Supervisors are qualified in First Aid, have Working with Children clearance and carry emergency communication equipment.

MEETING PLACE:

Katoomba Station
Goldsmith Place Katoomba NSW 2780
(GPS: -33.711864, 150.311328)

On the Katoomba (south) side of the station, just after exiting the pedestrian tunnel, are some shops with a covered area. The first shop on the right is Café Expresso, the next one is Aussie Tours Travel Centre. We will meet out the front of here.

MEETING TIME:

9:00am

END POINT:

Wentworth Falls Station
Station St Wentworth Falls, NSW 2782
GPS: -33.709515, 150.376419

END TIME:

Approx. 2 pm.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

We recommend you use public transport to travel to and from your adventurous journey. We have designed this route specifically for this purpose. Check https://transportnsw.info/ for train times to Sydney Central.

If your parents are collecting you, please ask them to be punctual. You can contact them on the guide’s mobile if we are going to arrive a long way ahead or behind schedule.

DRINKING WATER:

We recommend drinking 3 litres of water per day plus 1 litre to cook with at night. 1 litre of water weighs 1kg. Please keep this in mind when packing. After the first day you should adjust this up or down depending on your water intake. We anticipate creek and tank water being available on all days, but this is never certain. Water from creeks or tanks should be treated before drinking, see briefing notes for more details.

CREEK CROSSINGS:

A creek crossing occurs on day 2 entering camp and you will get wet feet. We do not anticipate high water on this hike but will keep you informed leading up to your journey and your hiking supervisors will make decisions on creek crossings in the field.

TOILETS:

Composting toilets are available at our campsites on both nights. At all times toilet waste must be buried and you will need to bring a trowel for this purpose.

Itinerary

Day 1: Katoomba Station to Ruined Castle Campsite

(GPS coordinates of campsite: -33.759361, 150.290265)
Distance: 14km. Grading: mostly easy, some hard

The first part of this day is walking through Katoomba to reach the Three Sisters at Echo Point. From here we have an awesome view of the Jamison Valley that will be our home for the next three days. We will point out the Ruined Castle that will be tonight’s camp and Mt Solitary that we will traverse on Day 2. Descending The Giant Stairway behind the Three Sisters we’ll enter the valley itself and continue to our campsite. There is tank water (must be treated) and a composting toilet at this campsite.

Day 2: Ruined Castle to Kedumba River Campsite

(GPS coordinates of campsite: -33.801038, 150.364284)
Distance: 11km. Grading: hard.

Today is a short day in distance but involves steep ascents and descents as we traverse the full length of Mt Solitary. We will enjoy the breathtaking views from atop the mountain and descend into our riverside campsite where we can refill our water (water must be treated) and swim in the river. There are composting toilets at the campsite.

Day 3: Kedumba River to Wentworth Falls Station

Distance: 18km. Grading: hard.

Our last day is highlighted by a morning climb out of the valley through the Kedumba Walls to Kings Tableland. Crossing Jamison Creek before it plunges over Wentworth Falls into the valley below we’ll enjoy one last view from the lookout before heading up to the station.

What to bring

The registration fee for your Silver Duke of Ed Adventurous Journey includes:

  • Fully supervised hike
  • Pre-trip virtual preparation
  • Group emergency communications
  • Camping fees
  • National park fees
  • Access to maps

You need to bring all the gear you require for the entire journey. The registration fee for your journey DOES NOT include:

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag and mat
  • Stove and food
  • Backpack
  • Compass
  • Other personal items
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