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Non Member Price: $2,100.00

Member Price: $1,850.00

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Come with us on a micro-adventure of 4 days and 3 nights to the fabulous Port Stephens area in New South Wales.

We cover 4 different hikes over the weekend as well as sand tobogganing and embark on a 4WD beach tour.

There is plenty of opportunity to sample the local fare and our final meal of lunch is at a local brewery and winery.

With cabin style accommodation, all you carry is a day pack, AND with all meals accounted for, all you need to do is focus on the fun.

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Day 1 – Thursday 13th February

Arrival into Newcastle today.

Your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader will arrive mid-late afternoon.

If arriving at the same time, you will be met at the airport by your Adventure guide for transport to your accommodation.

Join us tonight for a Group Welcome Dinner in fabulous Port Stephens.

Accommodation: Cabin based|Group share

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 – Friday 14th February

After a hearty breakfast, we meet our guide and are transferred to Hawks Nest.

Here we set out on our first hike of the weekend to the peak of Mt Yacaaba.

At a height of 174 metres, our hike will take approximately 3 hours over a distance of 5.5km

Our lunch today is in the beachside village of  Hawks Nest, gateway to beaches and National Parks, located at the southern end of the Yacaaba Headland.

Refuelled after our lunch, we get set for a Sand Dune Safari on Stockton Beach, complete with sand-boarding and tobogganing.

Dinner tonight is at a local restaurant with water views.

Accommodation: Cabin based|Group Share

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Day 3 – Saturday 15th February

This morning we head to one of the many local cafes for breakfast.

Then it is time to transfer to the base of  Mt Tomaree, for our hike to the top.

Here we explore Fort Tomaree – at the southern head of Port Stephens. This site was a key defensive position in World War II. We uncover the hidden secrets or Mt Tomaree.

Morning tea is en route today before we continue with our hiking in the area.

Lunch is mid hike toand the great thing is we don’t even need to carry our own lunch – it is all on location for us.

This afternoon we complete our hike across to Fingal Bay. When we finish we have the option of a coffee at a local cafe or partake in a beverage of your choice somewhere else.

We then transfer to our accommodation in the Nelson bay area.

Dinner tonight is in Port Stephens.

Distance: 8.1 kilometres /approx 4-5 hours hiking

Accommodation: Cabin based|Group Share

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Day 4 – Sunday 16th February

After another hearty breakfast we are ready for last hike of the weekend, Gan Gan Hill

The Gan Gan Lookout is a highlights of the area. with a breathtaking panorama, you can view south to the opposite side of the peninsula, south-west down to the stacks of Newcastle and the cargo vessels in its harbour and west to the mountain boundary, north-west over Soldiers Point, spanning eastwards over Hawks Nest, the two gigantic headlands that loom over the Port’s entrance, Nelson Head and Nelson Bay.

We end our adventure with lunch at Murrays Brewery and vineyard.

The only way to beat spectacular scenery is with a long lunch at a local brewery and winery as we relax toward the end of our adventure.

With the fabulous hikes in our pockets, the only challenge remaining is the evening flight home.

We arrive at the airport shortly after 4pm. Please do not book any flights until you receive confirmation from Women’s Fitness Adventures.

Distance: approx 10km/4 hours hiking

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch

Note itinerary may be subject to change due to weather or local conditions.

Here's What You Get

FITNESS TRAINING

Our Port Stephens Fitness Adventure is classified Introductory and provides the opportunity to experience an Outdoor adventure .

Women’s Fitness Adventures provides the opportunity to attend monthly hike training sessions within the greater Brisbane area.

This monthly training is included in your package.

We advise you do as much training as you can before the trip.  The more you train for this hike, the easier you will handle the terrain and the more you will enjoy this wonderful part of the world.

Non Brisbane residents have a monthly call and online training provided.

Fitness Goals

If you’re at a beginner AND are keen to do this adventure, we can help you meet your goals to assist you in the enjoyment of this trip.

ACCOMMODATION

During our Port Stephens Fitness Adventure we stay in cabin style accommodation – twin or group share.

All our accommodation is clean and comfortable.

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MEALS

In this itinerary we have catered for all breakfasts, lunches and dinners

3 Breakfasts

3 Lunches

3 Dinners

Whilst we do not supply alcohol, you are welcome to buy your own.

Remember alcohol is dehydrating and the goal is to hike each day.

Should you have any special snacks that you can’t live without, you are welcome to bring these with you.

YOUR LEADERS

Your experienced Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W. Leader is with you all the way.

From the moment you arrive in Newcastle (or if you are travelling there together) until the time you leave she will be your ultimate fan and support.

Your C.R.E.W Leader is fully trained in Remote Area First Aid and is your first point of call once you are on the adventure.

GEAR AND EQUIPMENT

Within a few weeks of your booking being confirmed, you will have access to your Gear and Packing list.

By sticking to the list, you will be well prepared for Port Stephens Fitness Adventure

Each day you will be required to carry your own day pack.

If you are new to adventures and do not have the gear, please hold off until our Member Night at the Adventure store or your first training session where you can talk to your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader

Women’s Fitness Adventures regularly holds information and education evenings with our preferred Adventure store partners.

At these events you will be able to receive professional advice, adventure specific information, a fun night out and the Women’s Fitness Adventures Members’ discount on equipment purchases on the night.

Your C.R.E.W Leaders are carrying Emergency Communications Equipment and a group first aid kit.

SAFETY

Safety is our number one priority. Your C.R.E.W Leader is fully trained in Remote Area First Aid and your Guides hold Wilderness First Aid Qualifications.

All guides and leaders have current CPR Qualifications.

In the event of extreme weather conditions or conditions beyond our control, 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.

KNOWLEDGE

Our Port Stephens Fitness Adventure comes with a dedicated, local and professional hiking guide.

Our guide, along with your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader, who is there to support YOU, will ensure that you leave with not only knowledge of the local area, but also priceless memories.

These elements, along with our amazing C.R.E.W make our  multi day hikes transformational. Some kind of “magic” happens with the group.

FRIENDSHIP

From the moment you book on to the Port Stephens Fitness Adventure, you will begin to make new friends. It all starts with the training.

Our adventurers tell us that they love the opportunities of meeting others before the adventure in the Closed Facebook Group or in person at training.

Many of our members have gone on to become great friends. You can read some of the friendship stories by clicking here.

PRICELESS MEMORIES

Our multi day hikes are transformational. Some kind of “magic” happens with the group.

Here is what Melinda said about her Italian Adventure in 2019

“It was just the level of fun! The comradeship and sense of adventure was great with the entire group of ladies. Also the fact that every single step was never repeated. The variety of walks was super. The adventure was coordinated so well and ran like clockwork” Cinque Terre, Italy 2019.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What you carry

    You will only need day packs to carry your water and snacks for the day.  You may also have personal items that you might like to carry along such as extra clothing, rainjacket, sunscreen and camera. The weight of this would vary around 5-7kg.

    A comprehensive gear list will be supplied to you long before the adventure so that you can feel confident that you have the right gear.

    Within a few weeks of your booking being confirmed, you will have access to your Gear and Packing list.

    By sticking to the list, you will be well prepared for Port Stephens Fitness Adventure

    If you are new to adventures and do not have the gear, please hold off until our Member Night at the Adventure store or your first training session where you can talk to your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader

    Women’s Fitness Adventures regularly holds information and education evenings with our preferred Adventure store partners.

    At these events you will be able to receive professional advice, adventure specific information, a fun night out and the Women’s Fitness Adventures Members’ discount on equipment purchases on the night.

  • Fitness Level

    Our Port Stephens Fitness Adventure is Graded Introductory to Intermediate

    The walking is introductory to intermediate with a mixture of guided hikes, sand toboganning and a 4WD tour.

    No previous experience is needed for sand boarding and this activity is optional.

    You will need an average level of fitness to participate fully in this adventure.

    Women’s Fitness Adventures provides the opportunity to attend  monthly hike training sessions within the greater Brisbane area.

    This monthly training is included in your package.

    We advise you do as much training as you can before the trip.  The more you train for this hike, the easier you will handle the terrain and the more you will enjoy this wonderful part of the world.

    Non Brisbane residents have a monthly call and online training provided.

    Fitness Goals

    If you’re at a beginner level we can help you with your goals to successfully prepare for this trip.

  • Weather

    February is Summer in Port Stephens, however the crowds have left, the weather is balmy and the beach is always open for a swim.

    It is important to come along with an open mind ready for an awesome experience whatever the weather, whoever the group. Weather can sometimes be unpredictable.

    In the event of extreme weather conditions and other factors beyond our control, 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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    The following is INCLUDED as part of the adventure:

    • All transfers that form part of the daily activity whilst on the adventure
    • Nightly accommodation for 3 nights – twin/group share
    • Your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader
    • Local Professional Wilderness Guide for the adventure
    • All necessary permits & Licenses
    • Sand Boarding
    • Public Liability insurance
    • Comprehensive First Aid kit and emergency communications equipment
    • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 3 dinners
    • return transfers to & from airport if travelling with your C.R.E.W Leader

    The following are not included

    • airfares
    • vaccinations & medical expenses
    • Travel Insurance
    • transfers other than specified
    • tips and gratuities
    • alcohol
    • souvenirs & gifts
    • meals & food not specified in the itinerary
    • entrance fees unless specified
    • items of a personal nature
  • Booking Terms and 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.

    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 bookings please note a passport is required for all International Travel and a minimum of 6 months validity is required on your passport.

    Final itineraries and gear lists will be supplied via email no more than 14-21 days prior to your departure date.

    Prices

    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.

    Payment terms and cancellation policy

    Please note the payment terms including the cancellation policy.

    • An initial non refundable deposit of 20% 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, by cheque 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 and Non-Members

     

    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.

     

    Payment Terms

    Payment Due Date Amount
    On Booking $370  (20% Non refundable deposit)
    21 Nov 2019 $555
    19 Dec 2019 $925

     

    Cancellation Policy

    Notification Received by

    Women’s Fitness Adventures

    Cancellation Charge
    Before 21st November 2019 Total loss of deposit
    Between & Including

    21st November &18th December 2019

     

    50% of full adventure cost

    Between & Including

    19th December 2019& Departure Date

    100% of full adventure cost
    After Scheduled Adventure 100% of full adventure cost

     

    Payment terms and cancellation Policy for Non members

     

    Payment Terms for Non Members

    Payment Due Date Amount
    On Booking $420 (20% Non refundable deposit)
    21 Nov 2019 $630
    19 Dec 2019 $1050

     

    Cancellation Policy for Non Members

    Notification Received by

    Women’s Fitness Adventures

    Cancellation Charge
    Before 21st November 2019 Total loss of deposit
    Between & Including

    21st November & 18th December 2019

     

    50% of full adventure cost

    Between & Including

    19th December 2019  & Departure Date

     

    100% of full adventure cost

    After Scheduled Adventure 100% of full adventure cost

    *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.

    No refunds are provided should you have to leave the adventure early.

     

    Cancelation Policy

    Once paid for in full by you.

    Price changes can occur between the time you make a reservation and the date of full payment.

    Factors influencing price changes can be currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and other provider increase outside of our control.

    Note you must be a financial member AT THE TIME OF YOUR ADVENTURE DEPARTURE to take 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.

    Travel Insurance

     

    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 parents over the age of 80 and 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.

    Adventure Inclusions

    • 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

     

    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.

     

    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 60 days before the adventure departure date.

    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 it’s 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 refund all payments you have made 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.

    Force Majeure 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.

    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.

    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 5 trekkers for the Port Stephens Fitness Adventure. 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 60 days prior to your selected trek.

    Medical Disclosure. 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.

     

Here Is What Other Women Say About Our Adventures

” Knowing the leaders has been a most positive part of my life. From the very beginning I have been encouraged to do my best. Everything about the adventures has been amazing” Mt Koscuisko 2017

Merlene Madge

“It was just the level of fun! The comradeship and sense of adventure was great with the entire group of ladies. Also the fact that every single step was never repeated. The variety of walks was super. The adventure was coordinated so well and ran like clockwork” Cinque Terre, Italy 2019.

Melinda Schulte