Megalong and Wyong practice bushwalks

Event Details
Sat 6th Jul 2024 (9am) to Sun 7th Jul 2024 (5pm)
Dunphys campground
End of Megalong Road, past the Galong Creek ford
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Participant (Megalong only) - Free
Participant (Wyong only) - Free
Participant (Megalong + Wyong) - Free
Open: Mon 29th Apr 2024 (12am)
Close: Sat 22nd Jun 2024 (12am)
Maximum 24 people
Brief Summary:
NSW public school holidays. If you are interested please email your EOI to Tristan from Monday 22nd April. Due to demand applications open to GWS members. Out of region can check if spaces two weeks prior.
Additional Information

Updated 29/3/24

Practice Bushwalk Megalong Valley
Saturday 6th July to Sunday 7th July

Day 1 Dunphys campground to Coxs River via Tinpot Hill approx 9 km
Day 2 Coxs River to Dunphys campground via Carlon Creek and Breakfast Creek approx 9 km

Grade: medium, gradual climbs and low level river crossing. Suitable for entry level with some previous experience camping, day bushwalks, carrying your pack and walking under load. Bush toileting and hygiene applies.

Start Dunphys campground Saturday morning approx. 9 am, Finish Dunphys campground Sunday approx 5 pm Blackheath to Dunphys campground 37 min (23.1 km) via Megalong Rd. 2WD. The final 5km section of road is unsealed and is narrow and steep at times. It can become be boggy after rain.

Possible extension Katoomba via Medlow Gap and Tarros Ladders on the following Monday and Tuesday. (depending on Tristan’s availability)

Practice Bushwalk Wyong
Thursday 11th July to Sunday 14th July OR Saturday 13th July to Tuesday 16th July (depending on Tristan’s availability) 2 and 4 day option

Start Wyong Station approx. 9 am (shared vehicle or maxi taxi) to Yarramalong 19 km by road. Arrive Yarramalong 10 am followed by refreshments at Yarramalong Store Start walking approx. 11 am

Day 1 Yarramalong to Archers campsite 11 km
Day 2 Archers campsite to Quarry Camping area 23 km
(Pick up for the 2 day option would be Somersby Store 841 Wisemans Ferry Rd, Somersby estimated between 4 pm to 6 pm on day 2. We can narrow down the time on the day by messaging any parents picking up around 12 noon).
Day 3 Quarry camping area to Mt Wondabyne 23 km
Day 4 Mount Wondabyne to Patonga 12 km
Bus from Patonga to Woy Woy, pick up Woy Woy Station or return to Epping/Strathfield by train. We may detour to Umina via Pearl Beach if running early. Buses from Umima to Woy Woy are more frequent.

Grades: Medium and some hard. Some steep climbs, creek crossings and slippery surfaces, bush toileting and hygiene. Suitable for entry level with some previous experience camping, day bushwalks, carrying your pack and walking under load.

Additional Information

  • All participants require a Scouts NSW membership number (Adult members also require current WHS and child safe e learning modules)
  • Participants require suitable fitness and health for extended steep climbs with many stairs and full day endurance.
  • Aimed at Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders. Accompanied OR Indirectly supervised by a Scouts NSW adventurous activity guide/s with wilderness first aid. 
  • Youth patrol/s often work remotely from adult supervision therefore this activity is not under direct supervision.

Please email briefly introducing your interest in participating by 21 June.