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5
Moderate
Activities
  • Day walks
  • Canyoning
Accommodation
  • 3 nights camping
  • 1 night hotel accommodation
Meals
  • 4 Dinners
  • 5 Lunches
  • 4 Breakfasts

5 DaysAUD

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Remote adventures
means social distancing comes naturally

Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to a maximum of 12-16 people


Trip Code: SOG7171

Trip highlights


  • Scramble and wade your way through the most popular slot canyon the Blue Mountains has to offer, all the way to your iconic 30m abseil down Empress Falls
  • Undertake a multitude of walks that explore the Warrumbungle National Park's iconic scenery and unique flora and fauna
  • Enjoy stargazing and camping under the stars in Australia's only Dark Sky National Park
  • Delicious evening meals cooked by our wilderness guides
  • Summits of Mt Bluff, Lugh's Throne and Belougery Split Rock

The name ‘Warrumbungle’ is a Gamilaroi word meaning crooked mountains. Created over millions of years from an extinct shield volcano, the jagged volcanic silhouette of the Warrumbungles rises sharply from eucalypt-dotted ridges amid surrounding plains. Free from artificial light, the Warrumbungle National Park, is Australia's first Dark Sky Park and on clear nights you will encounter the starriest of skies. This is the backdrop of our exclusive new adventure.

On this trip we take in all the Park has to offer including hikes to the summit of Mt Bluff, Lugh's Throne, Belougery Split Rock and famous Breadknife Gap which offer close up views of the park's iconic rock formations.

All of this however does not come before putting your abseiling skills to use in the exciting and action packed Empress Falls Canyon. Scrambling, wading, swimming and jumping leads to a thrilling climax - an amazing 30 metre abseil straight down a pounding waterfall.

This trip is not to be missed and we hope you can join us!

Activities:

Itinerary

A fantastic abseiling canyon for those with previous abseiling experience. Put your abseiling skills to use in the exciting and action packed Empress Falls Canyon. Scrambling, wading, swimming and jumping leads to a thrilling climax - an amazing 30 metre abseil straight down a pounding waterfall. The walk out is short and steep, 25 minutes up the stairs and you’re back at the carpark. Accommodation - The Carrington Hotel, Katoomba

Meals:  L,D

Once we have arrived at our Warrumbungles campsite and have made ourselves comfortable at our beautiful campground, we will head to the Burbie Canyon Walk before joining the Belougery Split Rock Circuit, where we will make our way up the Belougery Split Rock and take in the stunning views of the Grand High Tops. This of course will be the first of many summits (7km). Return to our camp, where we will be based throughout the trip, for a group dinner prepared by our guides. Overnight Camp. Walking distance: up to 10km

Meals:  B,L,D

A fantastic full day's walk from Camp Pincham to Lugh's Throne via Balor Hut, Febar Tor (714m) and Breadknife Gap. Once we have returned to camp after our first full-day of exploring the Warrumbungles, a short transfer will take us to White Gum Lookout for pre-dinner snacks and sunset views of the Warrumbungles National Park. After dinner we will continue to enjoy some evening star gazing with our local astrology expert in anticipation of tomorrow night's new moon! Overnight Camp. Walking distance: 15-17km

Meals:  B,L,D

A full day hike today departing from the start of the track at Pincham Campsite to the rocky summit of Bluff Mountain (1200m) via West Spirey Creek Track. The track is long and steep in parts with some loose rock and rocky scrambles. Once on the summit of Bluff Mountain you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Mount Exmouth, Tonduron Spire and Mount Naman’s thick lava flows. It is the only point in the park where you can enjoy views of Bluff Pyramid and the vast western plains. We return via the same trail. We then return to the nearby Visitors Centre for an interpretive short walk before a short transfer or walk back to camp for a relaxing afternoon at camp. Overnight Camp. Walking distance: 16km

Meals:  B,L,D

We have breakfast and pack up camp early this morning and depart for Sydney, where we will aim to have everyone back for any late-afternoon/early evening flights

Meals:  B,L


Inclusions

  • Professional wilderness guide/s
  • 3 nights camping
  • 1 night hotel accommodation
  • 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners, and hot drinks
  • National Park fees
  • Transfer from Katoomba to/from Warrumbungle National Park
  • Group camping equipment including all cooking and eating equipment, camp chairs and tables, safari tent with stretcher bed and mattress
  • Emergency communications and group first aid kit
  • Transfers to/from the start of walks within the Warrumbungle National Park

  • Accommodation before or after the trip
  • Backpack/s
  • Items of a personal nature: alcoholic beverages, etc
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal COVID-Safe face masks and hand sanitiser
  • Sleeping bag hire

Accommodation


Suitability

Moderate

5

We believe our walking adventures are heaps of fun, and we want to ensure you have the best experience possible. It’s important to us that you have the fitness and skills to enjoy your time with us so please read on. For our full day bush walking experiences, participants require a good level of fitness and must be willing and able to walk over rugged terrain with some steep ascents and descents. In order to complete this walk you should already have a good level of fitness and ideally undertake regular exercise three or fours times a week. Experience hill walking with a day pack is recommended. Participants will get the most out of their walk if they feel comfortable walking up and down stairs and on uneven ground.


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Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Warrumbungles & Blue Mountains Long Weekend trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


Frequently Asked Questions

You may experience a great range of temperatures on any day in the park. In summer it is generally hot in the daytime and temperatures often exceed 30C. In contrast, winter can be very cold and the temperature can drop below freezing at night. Springtime is a lovely time to be in the Park with more moderate weather. In early spring, the wildflowers are in bloom, including a huge variety of golden wattle flowers. Rainfall is also highly variable, ranging from drought to prolonged wet periods. Less rain falls on the western side of the park than on the eastern side. December to February are generally the wettest months and thunderstorms are common in mid to late summer.

Our trips run from April through to October to avoid the heat and rain of summer.

Day time temperatures range as follows throughout the year:

April: 16-23 degrees Celsius

May: 8-18 degrees Celsius

June: 6-14 degrees Celsius

July: 5-13 degrees Celsius

August: 5-16 degrees Celsius

September: 9-20 degrees Celsius

October: 12-24 degrees Celsius

Yes, you will have coverage for most of the trip.

Yes, the kitchen area near the campsite has electricity so you can charge your devices.


Trip reviews


Videos

Stargazing in Warrumbungle National Park

Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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