Bushwalk 4 - Mount Solitary

Bushwalk 4 - Mount Solitary

$40 Limited inc GST
Bushwalk 4 - Mount Solitary

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<p>Escape to the great outdoors with our resident bushwalking guide, Greg

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Bushwalk 4 - Mount Solitary - Sydney Course

Escape to the great outdoors with our resident bushwalking guide, Greg Williams, who has been leading bushwalks around Sydney for over 33 years. You can book each bushwalk individually or book the 'Bushwalking - Sunday Adventure Bushwalks Package' which includes all four bushwalks at a discounted price.

Magnificent lookouts and rich forests are just some of the things that you will come discover. The bushwalk first starts out by following an old miner’s track into the rainforests of the Jamison Valley before climbing the Ruined Castle. It’s an unusual rock formation in the middle of nowhere that gives off a castle like appearance. Atop this rocky formation there are fantastic panoramic views of Katoomba’s Giant Landslide and the awesome Three Sisters. Further along the track is Mount Solitary, an isolated sandstone plateau, easily visible from Echo Point, that stands alone in the heart of Jamison Valley. Views from here are like heaven, to the north you look back over to Katoomba Falls, while to the west there are amazing views of the Narrowneck Peninsula.

All bushwalks have morning tea provided with tea, coffee and delicious chocolate treats available.

A Course Information Guide regarding the bushwalk will be provided beforehand. Please consult the Course Information Guide prior to the walk for comprehensive information on meeting places, start times, travel directions and more.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across northern and western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today!

Course Outline

  • Rating: Hard - Challenging. (includes steep areas and a technical section).
  • Distance: 14km

Course Outcome

By the end of the course, you will have:

  • Discovered new trails around Sydney and Greater Sydney Basin
  • Have more confidence and experience in bushwalking
  • Inspiration to accept new challenges
  • Gained an understanding of bushwalking preparedness and safety

What to Wear/Bring

On our bushwalks you will need:

  • Sturdy comfortable shoes
  • Clothes for all weather conditions
  • Wet weather gear (if required)
  • A hat
  • A small backpack
  • A torch
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Snacks, lunch
  • Water bottles
  • National Park fees apply - shared cost, approximate $4.00pp

Important Information

Participants are expected to arrange their own transport to arrive at each meeting place on time, so that the group can start on schedule.

  • Meeting Place: Katoomba
  • Driving Instructions: Allow minimum 1 hour 35 minutes travel time from Macquarie Park.

Event Amendments

  • Bushwalks can sometimes be re-scheduled to an alternative location due to park closures, bushfires, flooding, and for other unforeseen circumstances
  • Bushwalk amendments are usually sent out by email or by phone on the Friday/Saturday before the walk
  • To ensure you are properly informed of any changes please enrol with your current email address and mobile phone number

Operational Conditions and Postponements

  • Macquarie Community College reserves the right to alter or postpone the bushwalk/s or part thereof due to extreme weather or changes to operational conditions such as road closures, bushfires or conditions beyond our control. Every effort will be made to keep to the itinerary and advertised departure times, but no guarantee can be made and no compensation shall be made for failure to meet those times.
  • Our bushwalks take place in all but exceptional weather conditions. Conditions such as mist, fog showers, rain and windy conditions do not usually affect the event operation. However, if the weather is deemed to be extreme, the event(s) will be postponed to another date. A credit will be issued for pre-paid event fees to use for the rescheduled or future event date.

Prerequisite

The College conducts a wide range of bushwalks appropriate for different competency levels, from people who have little or no bushwalking experience to experienced bushwalkers.

Our walks are generally staggered in such a way that it allows for you to gain experience as you progress through the term. Although no previous bushwalking experience is necessary for many of our bushwalks, some bushwalking experience along with a greater level of fitness is desirable for walks which are listed as challenging. Each walking trail is generally suitable for most fitness levels. If you have any questions, please contact us on 1300 845 888.

Delivery Mode

This course is delivered in the outdoors.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across northern and western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today!