Lord Howe Island Wild Weekend - March 2018
About the adventure
“Lord Howe Island is so extraordinary it is almost unbelievable. … Few islands, surely, can be so accessible, so remarkable, yet so unspoilt.” David Attenborough. With only 400 visitors are allowed on the island at any time and surrounded by the world’s southern-most coral reef, Lord Howe Island’s rugged volcanic peaks, clean air, beautiful birdsong, lush forests, rolling surf and serene lagoons makes this secluded island an exquisite paradise.
We will take you on an ascent of Mount Gower which towers 875m above sea level. This island is 11km long and 2.8km at widest. Balls Pyramid is the world’s largest monolithic sea rock.
date: Saturday, 10 December 2016
duration: ½ Day, 6.45am start. Approx. 12.30pm finish
includes: Includes guided walk, first aid, insurance, Nat Parks License, and morning tea. Maximum: 15 participants. Please note that we must have a minimum of 8 participants for the Walk to go ahead.
grading: Introductory to Moderate
about the adventure:
This loop trek follows a forest fire trail and bush track to the secluded Burning Palms Beach. A 30 minute rock scramble takes us to the remarkable natural Figure 8 pool where we can enjoy a refreshing swim followed by morning tea before the steep ascent through Burning Palms to Otford. Spectacular cliff-top scenery, stunning beaches, diverse vegetation and a secret swimming hole all in “Australia’s Oldest National Park”.
pack req: Day pack, approx. 6-8kg including 3-4 litres of water. You will be carrying all your personal equipment for the day – a 35 – 45L day pack is suitable for this adventure.
fitness req: Moderate. You must be of moderate fitness and capable of carrying a 5-7kg pack for up to 5 hours on steep terrain and be comfortable with basic rock scrambling and steep tracks
details: Individual transport arrangements - Carpooling is recommended.
what is included? Accompanying WWOT Coach, Morning Tea, First aid, NPWS entry fees, insurance.
- See more at: http://www.wildwomenontop.com/trips/figure-8-pools-half-day-wild-walk-december-2016#sthash.C0rZ7Fkk.dpuf
Return airfares, transfers, Wild Women On Top guided walk and expert coach, First Aid, NPWS entry fees, National Parks licencse, gourmet food.
Moderate to challenging. You must be of good fitness and capable of carrying a day pack for 8-9 hours. You must also be confident with challenging rock scrambling, comfortable with heights and variable weather conditions.
To book, please get in touch with our travel consultant:
- Contact: Shelly Mansfield
- Phone: 1800 671 546 - 02 6583 1955
- Email: Shelly [at] oxleytravel.com.au