Bronze Duke of Ed Adventurous Journey – Heathcote Loop via Kingfisher Pool, Royal National Park

From: $220.00

To book – Only the first day/date of each hike is shown on the calendar below, click on this date to make your booking. Please note that Bronze hikes are 2 days / 1 nights.

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Hike your Bronze 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.

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

  • Fully supervised hike
  • Pre-trip virtual briefing
  • Private Facebook group to ‘meet’ other participants
  • Maps & compass for use during the hike – and instruction how to use them
  • Group emergency communications
  • Camping fees
  • National park fees

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
  • Other personal items
Price:      $220
Length:       2 Days/1 Night
Distance:     22.5kms
Location:     Sydney
Available Dates:      Currently Unavailable
Day 1: Heathcote to Kingfisher Pool, via Uloola Falls and Waterfall

(GPS coordinates of campsite: -34.126277, 150.977828)

Distance: 14km. Grading: moderate, some medium.

We will follow the Karloo Track east from Heathcote past Karloo Pools to Uloola Falls, where we will stop for morning tea. Continuing along the Uloola Track through Waterfall we’ll join the Bullawarring Track that will take us to our campsite at Kingfisher Pool, stopping for lunch along the way.Swimming at Kingfisher Pool is permitted.

Day 2: Kingfisher Pool to Heathcote, via Mirang Pools.

Distance: 8.5km. Grading: moderate, some medium.

The track heads northwest from our campsite and joins the Pipeline Track (management trail) at Battery Causeway. We’ll stop for early lunch at Mirang Pools before meeting the Friendly Track that will take us to Heathcote.

SUPERVISORS:

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

MEETING PLACE:

Heathcote Station

Princes Highway Heathcote NSW 2233

GPS: -34.088203, 151.008019

We will meet on the western, Princes Highway, side of the station (northbound platform), beside the large car park.

MEETING TIME:

9:00am

END POINT:

Heathcote Station

Princes Highway Heathcote NSW 2233

GPS: -34.088203, 151.008019

We will finish on the western, Princes Highway, side of the station (northbound platform), beside the large car park.

END TIME:

Approx. 1 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 1 kg. Please keep this in mind when packing. After the first day you should adjust this up or down depending on your water intake.

Tap water will be available near the end of day 1. We anticipate creek water being available both days, but this is never certain. Creek water should be treated before drinking, see briefing notes for more details.

CREEK CROSSINGS:

Creek crossings occur on both days and you may get wet feet on Day 1. 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:

Both Heathcote and Waterfall stations have flushing toilets. A composting toilet is available at our campsite and lunch on Day 1, bring your own toilet paper. At all other times toilet waste must be buried and you will need to bring a trowel for this purpose.

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Why Outward Bound


Outward Bound is the leading provider of experiential and outdoor education programs for youth and adults. Regardless of who you are or where you are from, there is an Outward Bound program that is right for you.

Outward Bound exists to empower people to discover, develop and achieve their full potential as individuals and future leaders.

Outward Bound empowers school students, communities and young professionals to reach beyond their limits through exhilarating outdoor education programs that take participants to a place apart and challenge them to reach their full potential. They return with a new outlook on life and the world. Over 350,000 Australians (school students, professionals, community partners and individuals) have completed a challenging outdoor program in stunning locations across Australia since 1956.

In harnessing people’s strengths, we aim to develop the most positive elements of the human character consistent with our core values of integrity, responsibility, resilience, compassion, service and human potential.

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We endeavour to provide a safe but challenging environment for our participants. We believe that people grow and learn by taking a controlled level of risk in the outdoor learning environment.

As leaders in the Outdoor education field, we have developed, over 60 years, a comprehensive risk management system. This includes:

  • Policies and procedures for the safe running and management of programs in line with the Australian Adventure Activity standards.
  • Conducting annual internal audits, bi annual external audits, staff appraisals, staff training and bi monthly safety reviews.
  • A comprehensive incident and near miss database (one of the best in the business) which allows us to track trends and work towards reducing the likelihood of accidents. This is greatly assisted by each participant completing a thorough medical & dietary form, before they arrive.
  • A coordinated risk management plan that includes hiring procedures, written field operational standards and guidelines, operational training, program structure, reflection, evaluation and organizational culture.
  • A dedicated manager responsible for Health, Safety and Risk.

Our safety record is extremely good, and we expect this will remain so due to robust policies,  responsible management and continuous improvement.

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