Sun, 05 Mar|
Blackbutt Nature Reserve
Women Embrace Bushwalking and Breakfast - Blackbutt Reserve
Join us and spend a couple of hours walking and talking with amazing women in beautiful Blackbutt Reserve, followed by a delicious picnic breakfast, tea, coffee and fruit. A perfect start to a Sunday!
Time & Location
05 Mar 2023, 7:00 am – 10:30 am
Blackbutt Nature Reserve, New Lambton, NSW
About The Adventure
Join us and spend a couple of hours walking and talking with a bunch of fabulous women in beautiful Blackbutt Reserve, followed by a delicious picnic breakfast, tea, coffee and fruit. A perfect start to a Sunday!
Did you know Blackbutt Reserve is named after the Eucalyptus pilularis better known as blackbutt, one of Australia's most important hardwoods? The trees are important nests for the vulnerable powerful owl. A remnant of Blackbutt’s rainforest meanwhile is home to the threatened Grey-headed Flying Fox.
Once a coal mine, Blackbutt Reserve is now Newcastle’s beating green heart – 182 hectares of beautiful bushland only ten minutes from the city centre.
We'll enjoy it all as we stroll through the bush, meet native wildlife, be dwarfed by soaring gums and listen to a cacophony of bird calls. After our walk, sit down, relax and enjoy the local flora and fauna as your hosts prepare a delicious picnic breakfast and a piping hot coffee or tea.
Date: Sunday, 5 March 2023
Meeting Time: 6:45 am for a 7:00 am start
Meeting point: Richley Reserve, New Lambton, NSW. The exact meeting location will be sent via text a couple of days before the event.
Parking: Please note there is a parking charge in the reserve carpark. If you do not wish to pay you can park outside the gates and walk-in. The exact meeting location will be sent via text a couple of days before the event.
Hike Grade: This walk is graded a level 3. For more details on the grading system, click here
About the Hike: This adventure is a women's only guided walk along the Blackbutt Circuit Walking Track in Blackbutt and Richleys Reserve, with Women Embrace Adventure hosts leading the way. Blackbutt Circuit is approx 7km and a moderate graded walk. There are some stairs, some hills, uneven levels of terrain, as well as some paved walkways and grasslands; it's got a bit of everything. You'll need a moderate level of fitness to join us on this walk. This trail is not handicapped accessible at this time, and pets are not allowed.
Maximum Numbers: 14 plus your WEA guides
Fitness Level: A moderate level of fitness is required.
Experience: no hiking experience is needed
- Parks Licencing fees and Insurance
- Wilderness first aid qualified leaders
- A lite breakfast, hot drinks, juice and fruit (we can cater for most dietary requirements, so please let us know at the time of booking)
- WEA will post photos of your adventure on our Facebook event page for you.
Length: the walk is approximately 7kms long
How fit do I need to be? You'll need a moderate level of fitness to join us on this walk, but we walk at your pace. On all our adventures, there are two guides, one at the front and one at the back. If you want to be out the front-go for it. If you want to take photos, look at mushrooms, or catch your breath, all good-its all about the journey, not just the destination at Women Embrace Adventure.
If you're unsure if this walk is for you, drop us an email, we'll give you a ring and be happy to have a chat to give you all the details. This trail is not handicapped accessible at this time, and pets are not allowed.
What do I need to bring/wear?
-day pack (to carry your personal belongings)
-sturdy joggers, hiking boots or trail runners
-sunscreen and sun-protective clothing
-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 couple of hours, and there are limited fill-up points along the way)
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 make sure everyone meets before we set off on 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 WEA guides.
Stay Safe Procedures:
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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.
Nontransferable to another adventure or event.
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Women Embrace Bushwalking
Women Embrace Bushwalking and BreakfastPrice$55.00
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