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Fri, 09 Aug


Cooranbong, NSW

Embrace Hiking Gap Creek Falls, Olney State Forest, NSW

Join us on this fantastic walk in Olney State Forest, to one of the most magnificent waterfalls in the Hunter Region! We'll finish with a delicious lite lunch and some home baked goodies in the towering forrest landscape. We hope you join us!

Embrace Hiking Gap Creek Falls, Olney State Forest, NSW
Embrace Hiking Gap Creek Falls, Olney State Forest, NSW

Time & Location

09 Aug 2024, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Cooranbong, NSW, Onley State Forrest

About The Adventure

Rainforest, waterfalls, babbling brooks, and maybe even a lyrebird or two, this hike is one of our all-time favourites!

Embark on the Gap Creek Falls Walk, a challenging yet rewarding journey in the Onley State Forest. We start our walk in the dry eucalypt forest, winding our way downhill through damp gullies of bluegum and rainforest to the bottom of one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the area. This short, sharp hike (all down and all up!), but the effort is well worth it to spend time at the bottom of the waterfall amongst the giant boulders along the creek. 

Fun Fact:

Have you ever stood by a waterfall and suddenly felt your whole mood change? Your mind isn't tricking you; it’s a real physiological occurrence due to the effects of the negative ions that waterfalls create. Called the 'Waterfall Effect,' these negative ions are invisible little powerhouses, and we reap the benefits by breathing them in, benefiting our mind and body by giving us a feeling of being refreshed and revived. We can't make any promises about changing your mood, but being with a fantastic group of women near a waterfall might just make you feel fantastic!

We'll finish off with a picnic lunch and some home-baked goodies while watching for the ever-present Lyre Birds in the forest. 

It sounds like a fantastic Friday to us!


Date: Friday August 9th 2024

Meeting Time: 10:30 am 

Meeting Point: Cooranbong, NSW. Details of the exact meeting point will be sent to you upon registration. We'll also send you driving details via text a few days before our adventure. 

Maximum Numbers: 14 plus your WEA guides

Activity / Fitness Level: Moderate A moderate to high level of fitness is required. To see if this activity is fit for you check out our Activity / Fitness Guide

Hike Grade: This walk is graded a level 4. For more details on the grading system, Click here

Experience: None needed

Length: The hike is approximately 3.2 km long and will take us approximately 3 hours, including time to enjoy our surroundings, home-baked goodies and lunch

Terrain: We will be hiking on uneven ground. There may be water crossings on slippery rocks and there will be some steep sections on bush tracks with many stairs. The views are amazing as we pass waterfalls and beautiful forest land.

Cost: $75


  • 2 Wilderness First Aid qualified leaders who will carry a comprehensive first aid kit
  • Eco Pass, Parks Licencing Fees, Full Insurance Coverage
  • Morning tea and lite lunch, including hot drinks and home-baked goodies. (We cater for most dietary requirements; please let us know when booking) 
  • Photos of our adventure will be posted on our Facebook event page for you to save and share


What do I need to bring?

  • day pack with waist strap (to carry your personal belongings)
  • hiking boots, sturdy joggers or trail runners with extra grip are needed
  • comfortable, sun-protective active/hiking wear
  • hat
  • sunscreen/bug spray
  • any personal medications you may need (asthma puffer/epi-pen, etc)
  • waterproof jacket (in case of cold/ wet weather)
  • an extra warm layer in case of cold/windy weather
  • at least 2 litres of water (remember we will be walking for a few hours and there are no water fill-up points along the way)
  • we recommend leaving an extra set of clothes in the car in case we run into cold or wet weather
  • hiking poles (optional)


How fit do I need to be to join this adventure? This hike covers approximately 3.2 km of moderate to difficult terrain. You will need a moderate level of fitness to fully enjoy this walk. The hike covers some slippery downhill sections, consisting of all downhill to the falls, then...all uphill with lots of stairs.  If you're not sure if this is the walk for you, please contact us at, and we will be happy to give you a call to discuss. This trail is not handicapped accessible at this time, and pets are not allowed.  

I'll be coming on my own, is that ok?  

Not a problem at all!  Lots of women come on their own to our adventures. Your Women Embrace Adventure host will ensure everyone is introduced before we begin this beautiful hike. We always have lots of fun, there is no pressure, no judgment, and lots of encouragement from everyone.  By the end of the hike, you may have just found some new adventure friends!

How many will be on our Hike?  We keep our adventures quite personal. On this adventure, there will be no more than 14 women plus your two WEA guides.

We hope you can join us!

Sharon and Kat

Nitty Gritty & Bits and Bobs

By making a booking you agree to and accept our terms and conditions, including these Terms and Conditions and the Waiver of Liability.

Your booking is final once your payment is processed and a confirmation email is sent to you. No refunds will be given but you can pay it forward to another lady over the age of 18. Please email us at least 24 hours before the adventure and provide her contact details. This is an all-weather event. If cancelled by Women Embrace Adventure a credit or full refund will be provided.

This is a women's only adventure. Valid for sale until sold out. Advertised prices are per person. Prices are correct as of 20 June 2024 and are subject to availability, withdrawal and change at any time without notice.

If this trip is undersubscribed or in circumstances where external events affect the viability or safety of this trip to go ahead, Women Embrace Adventure reserves the right to cancel or reschedule and to exclude/remove any participants from this trip. Your booking is non-transferable.


  • Embrace Hiking - Gap Creek

    Women Embrace Hiking - Gap Creek Falls and Lunch

    Tax: GST included




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