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Fri, 09 Oct


Merewether Surfhouse

Women Embrace Walking and Lunch - Merewether NSW

Join us for a whale-watching walk around beautiful Newcastle. We will take advantage of the amazing coastline, lookouts and walking paths to spot the majestic humpback whales on their journey back down south. Finish off with a glass of wine and pizza lunch at the Merewether Surfhouse.

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Women Embrace Walking and Lunch - Merewether NSW
Women Embrace Walking and Lunch - Merewether NSW

Time & Location

09 Oct 2020, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Merewether Surfhouse, 5 Henderson Parade, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia

About The Adventure

Lets take advantage of Newcastle’s coastline and see it come alive with the migration of the majestic Humpback Whales. fingers crossed we get to see mothers and their newborn calves make their way back down to the feeding grounds in Antartica.  This annual pilgrimage sees around about 20,000 humpbacks make their way along our beautiful coastline and we will do out best to spot the whales from many of the popular beaches and lookouts in the area.

Our 11km walk will start at Merewether Surfhouse walking along the waterfront towards Nobbys. On our walk we will take in some great Whale Watching vantage points such as The Anzac Memorial Walk which provides access to one of the most scenic sections of Newcastle's coastal walk. 360 degree views that stretch over the Pacific Ocean and beyond to the Hunter Valley and Strzlecki Lookout are perfect place for whale-watching during winter. We will turn around at Nobby's headland and head back to Merewether Surfhouse for a glass of wine and a pizza lunch.

We estimate the walk will take approx 3 hours in total, giving us plenty of time to take in our beautiful surroundings and of course spot as many whales as we can.


Meeting Time: 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start

Meeting Point:  Merewether Surfhouse,. We will send exact meeting location closer to the date in a email and text message.

Maximum Numbers: 8 plus your WEA guides

Fitness Level: A moderate level of fitness is required. This walk covers approx 11kms of easy to moderate walking. A lot of our walk is flat but yes have a few steep hills and steps along the way. We recommend you have a moderate level of fitness to complete this walk. As with any fitness activity, check with your GP if in doubt. This walk is not handicapped accessible at this time and pets are not allowed.

Experience: no experience needed

Length: walk is approximately 11kms long and will take us approx 3hours

Cost: $65


  • Parks Licencing and fees
  • Wilderness first aid qualified WEA leader
  • Pizza lunch and a drink of choice (wine, beer, softdrink or hot drink)
  • Photos of your adventure that will be posted on out facebook event page for you

How fit do I need to be? This hike covers approx 11kms of moderate walking track. it includes some hills and stairds. You'll need a moderate level of fitness to join us on this walk. If you're not sure about your fitness level please contact us and we will be happy to have a chat and 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?

-day pack (to carry your personal belongings)

-wear hiking boots, sturdy joggers or trail runners are needed


-sunscreen and sun protective clothing

-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 couple of hours and there are no water fill-up points along the way)

-leave an extra set of clothes in the car to change into afterwards incase we run into cold or wet weather on our walk 

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 is introduced 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 8 women your plus your WEA leaders.

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 

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 ( By purchasing this ticket you have agreed to our Terms and Conditions. If you have any questions please get in touch at  

Looking forward to seeing you there!


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