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Green Gully Trail Hike
Close to home yet worlds apart, this full pack, off track hiking adventure into World Heritage Listed Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, delivers adventure, physical challenges and a chance to escape the big city.
Limited to ONLY 6 hikers per day, this adventure will delight and surprise. It’s off track as well, meaning we need to navigate at times.
Led by a fully qualified experienced Wilderness Guide and your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader, you will be in good hands.
It’s full pack – meaning we carry all of our gear with us.
If you are looking for a challenge then this is the adventure for you.
Secure your place today with a 10% deposit. Be sure to read the Booking Terms and Conditions associated with this adventure.
We are currently taking Expressions of Interest for a September/October Green Gully Hike. If you are interested, please email us – [email protected]Book Now
Sunday 28th February 2021
We will aim to arrive at Cedar Creek Cottage any time after 2pm where we spend our first night.
Driving time from Brisbane is approximately 7 hours, excluding stops.
Our guide will meet us there.
Cedar Creek Cottage to Birds Nest Hut
Distance: 17.4km Average hiking time 6.5 hours
Our first day is spent hiking along a long ridge that separates Green Gully Creek gorge from Kunderang Brook valley.
There are spectacular views through tall timber in every direction.
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Accommodation: Hut based
Tuesday 2nd March
Birds Nest Hut to Green Gully Hut
Distance: 13.5km Average hiking time 8 hours
Hiking up a ridge without a formed track from Birds Nest Hut brings us to Birds Nest Trig at 1200m above sea level.
Later the spectacular Rocks Lookout is a great spot for lunch, before a steep descent to Green Gully Hut in the afternoon.
Keep your eye out for Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies as you walk through the dramatic Brumby Pass 500m from Green Gully Hut.
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch| Dinner
Accommodation: Shared basic hut
Day 4 Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Green Gully Hut to Colwells Hut
Distance: 13.5km Average walking time 8 hours
There are dozens of creek crossings today, ranging from ankle to thigh deep, and for some sections it is easier to walk in the creek than along the banks.
Multiple rock outcrops cascade into the pristine waters of Green Gully Creek, with a beautiful swimming hole half way – a perfect place for lunch.
Colwells Hut gives us a welcome camp to dry out your shoes and socks.
Accommodation: Shared basic hut
Day 5 Thursday 4th March 2021
Colwells Hut to Cedar Creek Lodge
Distance: 17.5km Average walking time 8 hours
The last day of the hike is challenging – a 600m climb in less than 3km, then retracing our steps back to Cedar Creek Lodge for our (relatively) luxurious last night.
Accommodation: Basic hut shared.
Day 6 Friday 5th March 2021
The adventure is over – it is time to depart for home
After a hearty breakfast we pack the cars and head for home
Here's What You Get
It’s basic but clean bush hut accommodation, complete with kitchen and fireplace.
Stretchers are in place so you only need your sleeping bag.
Each night our hut is different but similar. We get to experience a taste of the style of how bushmen from years gone by lived.
Our meals are basic camping meals, using the cooking utensils available at the bush camp.
Yet they are super nutritious, designed to fuel the body and mind for the challenge ahead.
From the first day until the last, all delicious food and snacks are included.
On our last night we hold our Traditional Celebration and Awards Dinner. A perfect way to recognise achievement and end the adventure.
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners and all delicious snacks on the trail.
From the moment you arrive at the start of the hike (or on the drive if you travel together, until the time of your return, your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader is with you every step of the way.
Our goal is to ensure you have a fabulous adventure on the Green Gully Trail.
Your C.R.E.W Leader and our Wilderness Guide are fully trained in Remote Area First Aid and hold current CPR qualifications.
With our local Guides and partner’s experience of this area, they will share the highlights, points of interest, scenic viewpoints and more.
Note: C.R.E.W Leader is Community of Real, Everyday Women
GEAR AND EQUIPMENT
Once your booking is confirmed we will supply you with a comprehensive Gear/Packing list.
We know from experience what’s vital, what’s nice to have and what’s not necessary.
That’s why our Gear/Packing list is so important. We will go through it with you as part of the training.
If you need to buy anything, you can use your Membership Card to take advantage of our partner offer – a discount at the Adventure Store (including online). Better still, come along to one of the Information and Education evenings at the store to not only get the right information, you can also get up to 20% off on the night.
In addition to your own gear, your C.R.E.W Leaders are carrying Emergency Communications Equipment and a comprehensive Group First Aid Kit
Safety is our number one priority.
Your Women’s Fitness Adventures Leader is fully trained in Remote Area First Aid and holds current CPR Qualifications. She also carries a PLB.
Our Professional Wilderness Guide is fully trained in Wilderness First Aid and carries a group first aid kit and emergency communications equipment – EPRB and Satellite Phone.
All navigational equipment and topographic maps are included.
National Park permits are approved to ensure that our whereabouts on the track is known at all times.
Working with our Partner and your C.R.E.W Leader ,we will share the highlights, points of interest, scenic viewpoints and more throughout the entire adventure.
Our C.R.E.W Leaders bring with them extensive knowledge in training women for multi day hikes. Combined, they have also hiked many of the world’s great trails and know what the sense of achievement is like.
This adventure is CHALLENGING and should only be considered if you have above average levels of fitness.
In addition you need to be flexible and adaptable should plans for the day change due to weather conditions or any unforeseen event.
As soon as you book your Multi -Day Adventure, you can get started with training.
Through booking into the adventure early and allowing time to train.
Here’s what you get:
- Monthly Group Hike Training (for local Brisbane participants)
- Monthly online Training (non local Brisbane participants)
- Quarterly online Group Adventure meetings for fitness motivation, hints, tips and Q&A sessions
- Access to the closed Green Gully Trail Facebook Group.
Monthly hike training is delivered in a group setting in Brisbane. Whilst this is optional, it is strongly recommended. Past adventurers tell us that Hike Training is great for three reasons:
- getting to know the others on your hike
- gauging your level of fitness
- boosting your fitness
The training program has been developed by Women’s Fitness Adventures, based on years of experience and qualifications in both the fitness industry and hiking in the outdoors.
In addition, there is over $500 of additional training days/events included to ensure you are ready for this adventure.
From the moment you book on to the Green Gully Hike you will begin to make new friends.
This can be either through the training, the closed Facebook Group, the online meetings or at other adventures.
Once your payment is confirmed, you will be invited into a closed Facebook Group Page that you have access to, where you can converse with your fellow hikers.
When we asked fellow adventurers what they like best about Women’s Fitness Adventures, here is what they had to say
“Friendships, broadening horizons and keeping fit” Debby, March 2019
“Sisterhood” Anne, March 2019
“Friendship, fun and camaraderie” Michelle, March 2019.
Our multi day hikes are transformational. Some kind of “magic” happens with the group.
Here is what our members had to say…
” For me the highlight was participating! I had been longing to do a multi day hike since joining Women’s Fitness Adventures 2 years ago. I jumped at the opportunity to take a risk and commit. Being physically able to complete the walk without too much difficulty was also a highlight. Having never done back to back walks I wasn’t sure if my legs would co-operate with my heart and mind! It just shows what can happen when you put one foot in front of the other and begin. 100km! “ Peta, November 2018.
“It’s hard to describe the highlight of the Great Ocean Road hike as I enjoyed every moment of the hike – the scenery, the terrain, the smell of the bush, the crashing of the waves, the sand between my toes, the cold ocean water on my feet, the fauna, the flowers, the animals, the challenges, the company and friendships made on the hike”. Gail, November 2018
And on our adventures in general…
“Everyone of you made my adventure so inspiring. The support of each other made the trails so enjoyable. We hiked and we learnt so many new things along the way. The food, the drinks, the dress ups and laughter were so special. Every time I think of something that happened it makes me full of happiness. Thank you to each one of my fellow adventurers for a wonderful experience to remember for ever. Looking forward to many more adventures in the future” Margaret, May 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions
What you carry
You will be required to carry a full backpack of approximately 15-18kg.
You will be sent a comprehensive gear list with the exact details of what to pack once your booking is confirmed.
We recommend that you have a high level of fitness for this adventure. You should be able to walk consecutive days, minimum 15km/day carrying a pack.
Our goal is to give you the best adventure possible.
We know, from experience and feedback, that the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the adventure. You are also less likely to sustain an injury.
Hike Training is included as part of the adventure. The program has been developed by Women’s Fitness Adventures, based on years of experience and qualifications in both the fitness industry and hiking in the outdoors.
Brisbane participants have the option of attending monthly hike training sessions. Non Brisbane residents have a monthly call and a training plan written if desired.
Please refer to the section above regarding Training.
As much as we would like to, we have no control over the weather.
Daytime temperatures may vary from mid-high twenties. Night time temperatures may get down to the low teens.
Rainfall is likely in the Summer months and the packing list will reflect the appropriate wet weather gear.
Please come along with an open mind ready for an awesome experience whatever the weather.
In the event of extreme weather conditions, the adventure may vary from the itinerary.
Please be aware of this and accept this as part of the adventure. Your personal safety is our highest priority.
Booking Terms & Conditions
Booking Terms and Conditions
(including cancellation policy)
Please read carefully the terms and conditions of this contract.
These should also be read in conjunction with the website Terms and Conditions. (Please click here)
In completing and submitting the Booking Form, you agree to be bound by these conditions which constitute the agreement between Women’s Fitness Adventures ABN 99 126 975 880 and you.
Please read carefully the terms and conditions of this contract.
No purported variation of these conditions will be effective unless in writing and signed by a person so authorised by Women’s Fitness Adventures. In these terms and conditions reference to “Women’s Fitness Adventures representatives” means staff of Women’s Fitness Adventures and its officers, employees, agents, licensees, guides and other third parties and representatives and the land management authorities in each country in which the tour is conducted, or any of them.
For International Adventures please note a passport is required for all international travel and a minimum 6 months validity is required on your passport.
Final Itineraries and gear lists and other relevant information will be emailed no later than 14-21 days prior to adventure departure date.
All prices are subject to availability and can be withdrawn or varied without notice. The price is only guaranteed once paid for in full by you.
Price changes can occur between the time you make a reservation and the date of full payment. Therefore pricing is subject to change until final payment has been received.
Factors influencing price changes can be currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and other provider increases outside of our control. Please be aware of this.
Note you must be a financial member AT THE TIME OF YOUR ADVENTURE DEPARTURE to access the member price.
If you are not a financial member at the time of your adventure departure you will need to pay the difference between the member and non member price for this adventure.
Payment terms and cancellation policy
Please note the payment terms including the cancellation policy.
- An initial non refundable deposit of 10% is required to secure your place on this adventure.
- Once a booking is confirmed, payment must be received within the payment terms as advised by Women’s Fitness Adventures in the table below.
- Failure to pay within the deadline will result in automatic cancellation of your booking.
- Payments are accepted by direct deposit, or by credit card. There are no surcharges for bookings made through the Women’s Fitness Adventures website
- When your credit card is processed by Women’s Fitness Adventures you agree to not have your payment ‘charged back’ or reversed by your credit card provider where the services have been provided.
- Direct Deposit payments can be made to the following account with the adventure and your initials as the reference:
- Women’s Fitness Adventures BSB 084-447 Account: 837616982
Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy for Members
All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to [email protected]. Your cancellation date is the date when written notification is received.
No refunds are provided should you have to leave the adventure early.
As our adventures are so popular, please be aware that if you cancel your place, it will most likely be taken by someone else so you should consider this carefully.
Travel insurance must be taken out at this point and a copy of your Travel Documentation supplied with your completed Participant Document to guarantee your place.
- Please make sure that you read, understand and accept all of the fine print contained within your insurance policy before purchase to ensure it covers all of your personal requirements.
- Please ensure your Travel Insurance covers you for cancellation, medical and repatriation expenses, personal injury and accident, death, loss of personal baggage and money and personal liability insurance. It is also important to read the fine print in relation to what is included/excluded from your policy.
- If using your credit card insurance, please check the terms and conditions on this before booking with us.
Women’s Fitness Adventures and its partners are not liable for any out of pocket expenses that insurance will not cover and will not be held responsible financially or in kind should your insurance not cover your personal circumstances.
- Note that prices are per person.
- Prices are fully inclusive of taxes, levies and government charges current at the time of publication.
- As per the itinerary
- Travel to and from the adventure
- Meals unless specified
- Souvenirs or items of a personal nature
- Items not specified on itinerary
- Travel Insurance
Itineraries and brochures
Itineraries and other details are published in good faith as statements of intention only and reasonable changes in the itinerary and related items may be made where deemed necessary or advisable by Women’s Fitness Adventures.
The information contained in Women’s Fitness Adventures website, Facebook Pages, brochures, itineraries, and any other published content, is to the best of Women’s Fitness Adventures knowledge, correct at the time of publication.
Route changes, Postponement, Cancellation or Delay.
Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right to:
- Cancel or modify any routes within the adventures or objectives set out in the itinerary; or
- Substitute different or equivalent routes within the adventures in place of cancelled or modified routes, or
- Postpone, cancel or delay (either in relation to the departure or arrival times or the duration of the adventures) any such aspect of the tour if, at the absolute discretion of Women’s Fitness Adventures, it is necessary to do so due to inclement weather, snow or icy conditions or conditions that are otherwise likely to be hazardous or dangerous or due to any other adverse or threatening conditions whether political or military or terrorist or otherwise or if, in the absolute discretion of Women’s Fitness Adventures there is a likelihood of any such event occurring which may impact upon the safety of the participants, or if an act or omission of a third party prevents the tour or the aspect of the tour being undertaken in accordance with your booking or for any other reason considered necessary by Women’s Fitness Adventures.
- In the event of any change, modification, cancellation postponement or delay under this condition, you acknowledge that you will have no right of refund of the adventure price (whether in whole or in part) and no right to claim compensation for any injury, loss or damage or other additional expenses incurred by virtue of the change, modification, cancellation postponement or delay.
- Women’s Fitness Adventures also reserves, at its absolute discretion, the right to cancel any tour due to any government travel warning or advice, or any change in such warning or advice. Travel insurance may compensate you depending on the circumstances.
Cancellation by Women’s Fitness Adventures.
Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right to cancel a departure and will advise you of such cancellations no later than 30 days before the adventure departure date.
Women’s Fitness Adventures reserve the right either before or during the course of the adventure to refuse to carry or accommodate any client which it reasonably considers, in the light of the best interests of all participants within the adventure group and crew, to be unsuitable by reason of physical or mental condition or unruly behaviour.
If due to ‘Force Majeure’ or government travel advice, Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right to cancel a departure at any time. With any form of cancellation, Women’s Fitness Adventures will do its best to offer you alternative arrangements if available, and if the price of your alternative adventure is of lower value than the original booking we will refund the difference to you. If you do not accept alternative arrangements we will provide you with a Travel Credit for the amount you have paid to Women’s Fitness Adventures, (in case of ‘Force Majeure’ or government travel advice refunds will be less any unrecoverable costs). Women’s Fitness Adventures will not be liable for any additional costs incurred by you.
Women’s Fitness Adventures will not be liable for any delay in, change to or cancellation of trips due to ‘Force Majeure’. ‘Force Majeure’ definition means a circumstance beyond the reasonable control of Women’s Fitness Adventures and includes, but is not limited to, war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, industrial or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and strikes.
Specifically Covid-19 for the Green Gully Hike.
Please note that if we are unable to conduct this adventure due to Queensland and/or Australian Government restrictions imposed around travel due to Covid-19 then the following will apply:
1. If the Green Gully Trail is postponed due to Government Restrictions relating to Covid-19 your place will be transferred straight over to the same adventure at another date. NO refunds or Women’s Fitness Adventures credits will be given.
2. If you decide to cancel your place on the adventure and there are no travel restrictions in place for our Green Gully Trail our standard cancellation policy applies
Cancellation due to small adventure numbers.
Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right to cancel any adventure prior to departure in the event that there are too few people booked on the adventure. In this case, you will be given a full refund of the amount already paid by you. You will not be entitled to claim any additional amounts or seek any compensation for any injury, loss, expenses or damage (either direct or consequential) or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation (including but not limited to visa, passport and vaccination charges, or departure, gear purchases, airport and airline taxes or annual leave).
We require a minimum of 4 trekkers for the Green Gully Hike. If numbers do not reach this level we reserve the right to cancel, or change the dates of the adventure or refer you to another existing adventure.
Adventure numbers are regularly reviewed and we will notify you of any cancellations no later than 30 days prior to your selected trek.
It is your responsibility and you must advise women’s Fitness Adventures of any pre-existing medical condition and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of you requiring medical attention while on our tours. Women’s Fitness Adventures or our suppliers may require additional medical assessment by a medical practitioner. Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your booking and refund the money paid by you, less any unrecoverable costs. Women’s Fitness Adventures also reserves the right to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.
Disclaimer for disease, virus or other illness: We ask that all our participants take their own individual precautions regarding their own medical and health safety, particularly with the spreading of such viruses as COVID-19. If, for example, you suffer from ill health or are an ‘at risk’ individual, you are responsible for ensuring you take all appropriate precautions including wearing a mask and keeping a safe distance from other participants when participating in our Services.
If you believe you have been in contact with or have been or suspect you may have been exposed to anyone who may have exhibited COVID-19 symptoms, we request that you do not attend our adventures, immediately contact your medical professional and remain in isolation.
Should you have Covid-19 and need to cancel your place, you will need to provide the necessary documentation. We will do our best to re-book your experience with us at another suitable time however this is not guaranteed and should not be assumed.. We do not test participants attending our adventures and you are responsible for ensuring the safety of yourself and others.
We are at no time responsible for any illness, virus, disease or any other medical condition you believe you may have been exposed to or contracted on or during any of our experiences or while using our Services. You are solely responsible for your own health and ensuring you follow safe practices for managing any public health issue in accordance with relevant mandated guidelines.
Privacy: We only collect the information we need in order to safely and effectively perform our fitness adventure tour services (“Services”). We comply at all times with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Health Records (Privacy and Access) Act 1997 which regulates how personal information is handled including all your health details which are sensitive information. We will not disclose your personal information without your consent unless required due to a medical emergency, injury, health risk or similar and we will only do so to a qualified professional who is under the same duty of confidentiality.
The personal information you are providing is true and correct at the time you are providing it to us. You will notify us with any changes and keep it updated on a regular basis while you are using our Services. You can access your personal information by request at any time.
We keep your personal information secure and do not use it for any purposes unrelated to our services. All our employees and any staff who may have access to this personal information are under a strict duty of confidentiality and privacy practices are adhered to. Please note: we securely destroy all your personal information after the regulated and legislated time period if you have ceased using our Services.
In order to preserve the group’s safety, if you do not answer the above truthfully and correctly, or otherwise act in a way that neglects group safety you may be asked to leave the adventure at your own expense.
Inclusions & Exclusions
The following items are INCLUDED as part of the adventure
- all breakfasts, lunches and dinners on the trail
- Nightly accommodation – bushmen style huts.
- One Women’s Fitness Adventure C.R.E.W Leader
- Experienced professional wilderness guide.
- All necessary permits and licences
- Public Liability Insurance
- Comprehensive First Aid kit and emergency communications equipment
The following items are NOT INCLUDED as part of the adventure
- tips and gratuities
- Travel Insurance
- transfers other than specified
- travel to and from the start of the hike
- souvenirs, gifts
- meals & food not specified on the itinerary
- entrance fees unless specified
Here Is What Other Women Say About Our Adventures
Jane Augustine, March 2019
“What I like best about Women’s Fitness Adventures is having the opportunity to visit beautiful places in Australia and the world with a group of like minded ladies who love to exercise in the outdoors. I don’t have to organise anything on the adventure but enjoy the location, culture, food and wine in the company of supportive and inspiring women”
Sharon Donsky. May 2019
“What’s the best thing about a Women’s Fitness Adventure? Where to start… In hindsight the highlight was definitely the company and fun times with the other women. Support and laughs along the trails and the hilarity of the dinners”