Sat, 02 Oct | Cooranbong

Women Embrace Abseiling Watagan State Forest

Feel the buzz of learning to Abseil in the great outdoors! Challenge yourself in a safe environment surrounded by like-minded women and a highly qualified (very patient!) instructor. Build your Abseiling skills up during the day and end with a amazing abseil over Gap Creek falls.
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Women Embrace Abseiling Watagan State Forest

Time & Location

02 Oct, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cooranbong, Cnr Mount Faulk Road and Freemans Drive, Cooranbong NSW 2265, Australia

About The Adventure

Walking backwards off a cliff is not a ‘normal’ activity but participants on our women’s only abseiling program are introduced to both equipment and techniques that make it safe yet still challenging. We focus on promoting good technique and confidence on small sections of rocks of about 15m - you will get a couple of abseils at this height to gain confidence before gradually increasing the height and raising the challenge! The afternoon session includes an amazing 50m abseil over the beautiful Gap Creek Falls!

Never Abseiled before? Not a problem, our qualified ropes guides will provide all the instruction you need to get started and have a really good time doing it. This Abseiling Adventure is a fab way to enjoy the great outdoors, get active and have some fun with a group of great ladies.

A Women Embrace Adventure Host and 2 qualified Abseiling guides will be there to provide support, encouragement and help you take a step outside of your comfort zone. They’ll also ensure you have a great time and provide a relaxed and fun experience for everyone. All safety gear, equipment and instruction are provided. 

Join us for a Saturday to remember: 


Details:

Meeting Time: 8:30am for a 9:00am start

Meeting Point: Mount Faulk Road, Cooranbong, we will send full details in booking confirmation

Maximum Numbers: 14 plus your WEA hosts and Abseil guide

Fitness Level: A moderate level of fitness is required. Not only do we abseil, we also do a fair bit of hiking to get to our abseiling points.  There is approximately 6kms of Hiking up and down hills plus some rock scrambling and climbing throughout the day.

Experience: no experience needed

Length: This is a full-day event starting at 8:30 and finishing at approximately 4pm

Cost: $190 per person

Inclusions: 

  • Parks Licencing and fees
  • Wilderness first aid qualified WEA hosts
  • Fully qualified Abseil Guides
  • All abseiling equipment
  • Abseiling safety briefing and instruction
  • Yummy home baked morning tea and a healthy lunch including wraps with salad, deli meats and hot drinks (we can accommodate dietary requirements on the day so let us know when booking). 
  • Photos of your adventure that will be posted on our facebook event page for you
  • A day you will never forget

 

What to bring: 

  • Activewear suitable for outdoor activity  
  • Hat
  • Warm jacket 
  • Joggers with decent grip
  • Reading glasses if needed (we will give you a health history to fill out before we start) 
  • At least 2 litres of water
  • Sunscreen and bug protection 
  • Small backpack to carry your personal belongings
  • Any personal medication that may be needed (e.g. asthma puffer) 
  • Extra warm layers in case of cold weather
  • Rain jacket in case of rain
  • Please have a towel and an extra set of warm clothes in your car. The last abseil of the day is over a waterfall so you will get wet and want to change into something warmer before driving home. 

FAQs 

How fit do I need to be? 

Not only do we abseil, we also do a fair bit of hiking to get to our abseiling points.  There is approximately 6 kms of hiking up and down hills plus some rock scrambling and climbing throughout the day. This full-day adventure is around 7 hours in duration.  As with any physical activity, if unsure always discuss anything new with your GP.


What if I don’t have anyone to go with? 

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

Do I need experience? 

Definitely not! Our guide will give a comprehensive briefing before the tour on equipment use, safety and what to expect while on the tour. We also offer tips to improve your technique to make things easier and more enjoyable for you while on the adventure. 


How many women will be on my adventure? 

We like to keep things quite small and intimate at Women Embrace Adventure to offer you a supportive and friendly environment. Generally, there will be no more than 14 women on this adventure plus your hosts and guide. 

 

Will bad weather conditions affect my adventure? 

It could. Wet weather will generally not cause the cancellation of an abseiling adventure.  If the weather is inclement enough to be a potential safety risk, we will contact you in the days before the adventure to discuss your options. *See t&c below

 

What if I am petrified of heights and freak out?

It happens and we are here to provide a supportive environment for you to just give it a go. Our Abseiling Guide is very adept at calming nerves and helping you to see exactly what you are capable of accomplishing. No judgement!


Stay Safe Procedures: To prioritise the wellbeing of women, staff and our community, Women Embrace Adventure is taking important measures to limit the transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

*Contactless registration 

*Zero share equipment, utensils

*Providing hand sanitiser to use at the start and during each adventure

*Ensuring social distancing throughout adventure

Before attending an adventure, please:

*Stay home if you or your family are unwell

*Wash your hands before joining us and use hand sanitiser often

*Continue to social distance

*Read our full Covid-19 T&C's for full details https://www.womenembraceadventure.com.au/t-c 

T&C's: Payment for WEA half day and full day adventures are final once you receive a confirmation email.  No refunds will be given but can be transferred to another lady over the age of 18, please email us before the adventure and provide her contact details. This is an all-weather event. If cancelled by Women Embrace Adventure a full refund will be provided. For full T&Cs see our webpage ( https://www.womenembraceadventure.com.au/t-c). By purchasing this ticket you have agreed to our Terms and Conditions. If you have any questions please get in touch at info@womenadventure.com.au.  

 

If you have any questions please email us at info@womenembraceadventure.com.au

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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