Yarramalong 2 or 4 day practice bushwalk

Event Details
Thu 11th Jul 2024 (9am) to Sun 14th Jul 2024 (6pm)
Wyong Station
Pacific Hwy, Wyong
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Participant (2 day) - Free
Participant (4 day) - Free
Support - Free
Open: Mon 29th Apr 2024 (12am)
Close: Sun 7th Jul 2024 (11pm)
Maximum 16 people
Brief Summary:
NSW public school holidays. Due to demand applications open to GWS members. Out of region can check if spaces two weeks prior.
Additional Information

Updated 15/6/24 by Tristan

Yarramalong 2 or 4 day practice bushwalk

Thursday 11th July to Sunday 14th July
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

Yarramalong to Woy Woy via Kulnura, Palm Grove, Somersby, Kariong, Pearl Beach, Umina 

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.

Winter conditions

  • Please note these are winter trips, conditions can be challenging especially with short days. 
  • Wind chill, minus temps and frost are normal for July. A winter sleeping bag, thermal layers, beanie and a space blanket are essential. Proceedings can quickly turn into emergency situations if a persons core body temp is compromised resulting in hypothermia.
  • All participants require a dry set of clothes (underwear, shirt and shorts) sealed off in their pack to change into. Ideally in a dry bag. It can be life threatening to sleep in damp or wet clothing.
  • Heaps of varying terrain/scenic landscapes.
  • Undulating terrain can be tiring.
  • Bush toileting for the most part.
  • Should be confident to walk in low light or night.
  • No formal campsite just flat spaces to set up tents.
  • Water needs to be treated for safety.

Remote supervision

  • Youth group will operate under remote supervision with prearranged meetings. Adult/s walk separately and provide distance at the overnight sites.
  • Older participants have worked extensively with Tristan, they would be very supportive and fostering of younger walkers.
  • Emergency beacons and remote area first aid supplies will be available. 

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 Tristan.Flores@nsw.scouts.com.au briefly introducing your interest in participating by 28 June.

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