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Women Embrace Hiking - Snowy Mountains, Kosciuszko National Park

Spend a week with us in the beautiful Snowy Mountains. We'll walk the highest mountains in Australia, including a summit of Mt Kosciuszko for sunrise. Fabulous granite formations, green alpine meadows and broad views in all directions make for a terrific, memorable walking holiday.

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Women Embrace Hiking - Snowy Mountains, Kosciuszko National Park
Women Embrace Hiking - Snowy Mountains, Kosciuszko National Park

Time & Location

11 Mar 2024, 5:00 pm – 03 Apr 2024, 4:14 pm

Thredbo, Thredbo NSW 2625, Australia

About The Adventure

Come with us to explore Kosciuszko National Park featuring the highest mountains in Australia, fabulous granite formations, green alpine meadows and broad views in every direction making for a truly memorable walking holiday. This adventure gives you the opportunity to escape and explore our alpine environment with a bunch of incredible like-minded women. Not to mention the first night in Canberra for our Welcome Dinner and the pretty schmick chalet accommodation with an open fire, hot tub and a sauna to soothe those muscles at the end of the day. All complemented with local food and wine to fuel you for the week!

Adventure Length:  6 days/5 nights

Start and Finish Location:  Canberra, ACT

Start Date:  Monday, March 11 2024

Finish Date:  Saturday, March 16 2024

Hike Distance:  approx 60 km hiking over six days

Fitness Level: The hikes are graded 4 and a moderate to a high level of fitness is required. To fully enjoy these walks you should not be new to physical activity and walking.

For more information on the grading system, we use click here

Preparation will make the experience all the more enjoyable; check out our Training Ideas here

Group Size: Maximum 10 women (plus your WEA hosts)

Accommodation: Twin Share Accommodation in a combination of Canberra hotel and an Alpine Lodge in the Snowy Mountains. Single supplements may be available at an extra cost.

Cost Details:

$3265/pp twin share; this amount covers all inclusions outlined "Your Package Includes."

Itinerary:

Day 1 – Monday 11th March: Meet at our Canberra Hotel Accommodation at 5 pm and head out for our Welcome Dinner (M-D)

Day 2 – Tuesday 12th March: Pallaibo Walking track, Approx 5.5km

After breakfast at the hotel, we'll board our minibus to travel to Cooma where we'll make a stop at the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre to learn about the history of the mighty Snowy Scheme. We'll enjoy a coffee and some morning tea before continuing our drive to Kosciuszko National Park. We'll stop beside the Thredbo River for some lunch and to snap a couple of pics before we head into the park for our first hike. Today's walk is an introduction to this terrific National Park and will take us through dry eucalypt forests before continuing past the scenic Sawpit Falls and Charlie's Cascades. We'll keep our eyes peeled for the interesting wildlife to spot along the way, and complete our walk crossing over the Thredbo River to our waiting minibus. Once we arrive at our accommodation there will be time to unpack, relax, and maybe have a spa or a sauna. We’ll have pre-dinner drinks and a yummy homemade meal before we make preparations and head to bed early to be ready for our sunrise walk. (M-B,L,D)

Day 3 – Wednesday 13th March: Main Range loop including Kosciuszko Summit, Approx 24km

You’ll be woken very early on this day to board the bus to drive to Charlotte Pass where we’ll start our walk up to the highest point in Australia. We’ll reach the summit of Mt Kosciuszko in time to watch the sunrise and toast the spectacular view with a warming hot drink and some breakfast. After we’ve taken in the incredible experience, we’ll continue across the Main Range, marvelling at the beauty of the alpine high country. We’ll take in the gloriousness of this glacier-carved landscape as we make our way around to the gorgeous Blue Lake lookout, then head downhill to cross the Snowy River before a final slog back up to Charlotte Pass. This is a very challenging day walk and you’ll need to be adequately prepared with a high level of fitness. The rewards for your hard work will be immense and this day will be the highlight of our amazing adventure. The afternoon will be yours to relax at the chalet or maybe a wander around Jindabyne followed by another delicious homemade dinner. (M-B,L,D)

Day 4 – Thursday 14th March: Dead Horse Gap, Thredbo River Walk Approx 18km

After a delicious breakfast, we’ll take a short drive to Thredbo village where we’ll spend the day exploring the beautiful bushwalks in the area. We’ll walk along the Thredbo Riverwalk, crossing the river several times, before making our way up the Dead Horse Gap track to the top of the Kosciuszko Chairlift. The Dead Horse Gap track is part of the Australian Alps walking track, a 655km long-distance walking trail through the alpine areas of Victoria, New South Wales and ACT. Don’t worry – we are just doing a few kms on the AAWT! As we climb steeply up, we’ll take in sweeping views of the Ramshead Range, Crackenback Mountain and the Thredbo Valley. Once we’ve completed this walk, we’ll travel back down to Thredbo village via chairlift to take in the views and then ride the Gondola up to walk along Merritts Nature track.  Pre-dinner nibbles and a delicious home cooked meal await our return to our accommodation. (M-B,L,D)

Day 5 – Friday 15th March: Guthega – Charlotte Pass Approx 9km

Today’s alpine outing starts at the charming ski village of Guthega. We’ll head out towards Illawong Hut and take a side trip to cross the Snowy River on the Illawong Bridge. Continuing on, we’ll cross Spencers Creek on Australia's highest suspension bridge and wind through stunning sub-alpine areas to finish at Charlotte Pass. One of our all time favourite walks!

We head back towards Crackenback after our stunning walk to lunch at Wild Brumby – a local distillery. Always keen to sample the local product, those who would like to can order a tasting flight of schnapps to go with their meal!

Our afternoon gives you a chance to rest your legs with a short wander around Lake Crackenback Resort trails (about 2km) and a spa or sauna back at our accommodation. (M-B,L,D)

Day 6 – Saturday 16th March Crackenback – Cooma – Canberra Bullocks Hut Wander 3kms

We’ll wake early on our final day for breakfast and to pack our things in the van ready for the trip home. After breakfast, we'll head out for a quick 3km wander to Bullocks Hut, one of the historic huts in Kosciuszko National Park.  We'll then start to make our way back to Canberra with a stop in Cooma for lunch at a local café then head to a local artist’s gallery to admire the talent and beauty of the Snowy Mountains. Our final few hours on the road will have you returned to Canberra in the late afternoon for your onward journey (or a few days more exploring if you so choose – at your own expense). (M-B,L)

Your Package Includes:

Two Women Embrace Adventure Leaders (both Wilderness First Aid qualified) who will drive, cook, lead walks and care for you. 

  • 5 evening meals, including welcome dinner on night one, with the focus on fresh local seasonal produce.
  • 5 Breakfasts, a mix of continental and cooked breakfast depending on the day
  • 5 Lunches
  • Morning/afternoon tea and snacks each day on the tour
  • 5 nights twin-share ensuite accommodation: 1 night Hotel in Canberra, 4 nights lodge accommodation in Crackenback in the Snowy Mountains
  • A visit to the village of Cooma for some shopping, a walk through a local photographer's gallery and a great village for a wander
  • Emergency communications and first aid kits carried by your wilderness first aid qualified guides
  • Licencing, park and lift fees
  • Transport from Canberra to the Snowy Mountains and returning back to Canberra in a comfortable 12-seater mini-coach with a trailer attached for luggage. 
  • Guaranteed fun, laughter and as usual, some Women Embrace Adventure surprises along the way!

Your Package DOES NOT include:

  • Flights or travel to Canberra
  • Travel Insurance-required
  • Alcohol (you are welcome to BYO, we'll make a stop in Canberra for this)

How to secure your spot:

Book now and pay your non-refundable deposit of $600 to secure your spot, payable by credit card or PayPal. Balance due 12 November 2023.

What to Bring (We'll send a complete packing list once booked):

  • Day Pack with sturdy waist strap
  • Water bottle/bladder – at least 2-litre capacity
  • Personal toiletries and medication
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Towel - for the spa at our accommodation and if you'd like to take a refreshing dip in the alpine rivers!
  • Swimmers
  • Walking boots or shoes, well worn in, with good tread
  • Walking poles if you use them
  • Wet weather jacket/pants
  • Warm jacket and layers - it can be cold at any time of the year in the Snowy Mountains!
  • Comfortable walking clothes
  • Sun hat
  • Beanie, gloves and puffer jacket for our sunrise walk and for cool weather/evenings
  • Optional – camera, binoculars, mobile phone (reception is patchy along the walk)

We hope you can join us on this amazing adventure.

Email info@womenembraceadventure.com.au or ring Sharon on 0467504879 with any questions.

xSharon and Kat

Now the nitty-gritty and bits and bobs...

Stay Safe Procedures: Women Embrace Adventure is taking important measures to limit the transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 

By making a booking you agree to and accept our terms and conditions, including these Terms and Conditions, our Covid-19 Policy and the Waiver of Liability.

Your booking is final once payment is processed and a confirmation email is sent to you.

This is a women's only adventure.

Valid for travel for 17 March 2024 departure.

Valid for sale until sold out.

Advertised prices are per person, twin share and do not include return airfares/transport to start in Canberra or required travel insurance.

Prices are correct as of 10 April 2023 and are subject to availability, withdrawal and change at any time without notice due to fluctuations in charges and currency.

A non-refundable deposit of $600 per person is required to secure your booking.

Full price $3265/person

You will be invoiced for the balance owing which is due  11 November 2023 and is payable via direct deposit, PayPal or credit card.

All current government safety and health guidelines at the time of booking and departure must be adhered to including all Covid-19 requirements. Any additional costs related to but not limited to government travel restrictions are the responsibility of the individual traveller and not Women Embrace Adventure. 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.

Cancellation Fees Apply:

· Prior to 90 days before the trip departure, we reserve the right to charge any administration costs and any trip cost incurred by us prior to the time of cancellation

· Between 90-60 days before trip departure-75% Of the Adventure Cost plus any administration costs and any trip cost incurred by us prior to the time of cancellation

· Between 59-30 days before trip departure- 85% Of the Adventure Cost plus any administration costs and any trip cost incurred by us prior to the time of cancellation

· Within 30 days of the trip departure - 100% Of the Adventure Cost

· Once the trip has commenced, there will be no refunds granted.

· It is required that you have a purchased comprehensive travel insurance policy at the time of booking and maintained until the end of the adventure.

Tickets

  • Deposit Only Snowy Mountains

    Snowy Mountain multi-day adventure Deposit Only. Full Price $3,265 AUD, due on or before 11th November 2023 or 90 days prior to departure. Final payment can be made via direct deposit (no fee) or PayPal or credit card (2% charge applies).

    $600.00
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