Let’s go exploring!
Just as we are throwing off the shackles of lockdown, the travel experts at Australian Geographic have launched a series of exclusive walking holidays.
They are carefully curated small-group tours, perfect for those not yet ready to hop on a plane but keen to discover the delights of regional New South Wales.
Yuraygir Coastal Walk
The Yuraygir National Park is the largest coastal park in New South Wales and one of the most diverse bioregions in the country with age-old coastal landforms, littoral rainforest, eucalypt forest, woodland and wetlands. It is home to the stunning Yuraygir Coastal Track which follows the footsteps of the ancient coastal emus that once thrived in the park.
Over four days of walking southwards you will be taking in the sweeping and ever-changing views and the abundance of Australian native wildlife. Keep an eye out for kangaroos, white-bellied sea eagles, yellow-tailed black cockatoos, emus and whales. Carrying only a day pack, you will rock hop across pristine, remote beaches, cross creeks and marvel at the stunning display of the ocean’s force. After arrival at camp each afternoon, there is plenty of time to relax and enjoy a swim.
Six Foot Track, Blue Mountains
One of Australia’s most iconic and well-known trails, the Six Foot Track was originally built as a bridle trail to shorten the journey to the Jenolan Caves.
In 1884 a new horse track from Katoomba across the Coxs River was marked out and constructed to be six feet wide in order that two loaded horse-drawn carts could pass each other. In time, with the growth in motor vehicle ownership, this route to Jenolan Caves was replaced.
For walkers, the Six Foot Track remains an enjoyable multi day 45km journey through a mix of dense native bushland, towering sandstone cliffs, granite creek beds, open farmland, pine forests and the unique limestone geology of Jenolan. The walk concludes with a guided cave tour at the famous Jenolan Caves.
Yuraygir Coastal Walk
Five-day trip, four nights camping, introductory to moderate difficulty.
Dates: 27 February – 3 March 2022, and 27 – 31 March 2022.
Six Foot Track – Three-day trip, two nights (one night each in a cabin and camping in comfort), introductory to moderate difficulty.
25 – 27 February 2022 (more dates to come).
From $1,595/person twin share.
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