Frequently Asked Questions
How fit do I need to be to take one of your walks?
You will need to have an average level of fitness. You will need to be able to walk the following distances in the given time. Please remember this is trail walking not road walking.
There are detailed descriptions of each tour’s terrain on each tours page. In summary;
Jibbon Aboriginal Tour is a 5km / 3 mile walk over level ground. We allow 3 hours for this tour, including rests.
Marley Walking Tour covers 15km / 9.5 miles and is over more uneven ground with several hills. We allow 8 hours for this tour, including rests.
Wattamolla Hiking Tour covers 31km / 19.5 miles over two days and includes several steep hills. Each day involves 7 to 8 hours of walking, including rests.
Can my children come on a walk?
Yes however children must be able to keep up with the rest of the group. We recommend the following ages for our walks, but you know your child’s capabilities better than us.
Jibbon Aboriginal Tour – 8 years and over
Marley Walking Tour – 10 years and over
Wattamolla Hiking Tour – 12 years and over
Children under 3 are free and need to be carried by you. We can’t wait for a toddler.
I’m recovering from an injury. Can I come on a walk?
You and your doctor or physiotherapist are the best judges of your stage of recovery. You will also be carrying a small backpack, remember this when making your decision. Have a chat with your medical professional before booking a tour.
Can I do the walk if I’m pregnant?
We recommend the Jibbon Aboriginal Tour only. You know your body best and may choose to do a longer walk but we do not recommend it. Check with your medical professional before booking a tour.
Can I get picked up from my hotel in the city?
Yes, absolutely. All our tours have the option of Sydney city hotel pickup and transport. Simply select this option when booking and let us know which hotel you’re staying at.
What if I can’t complete the whole walk?
There are no vehicle access points on our Jibbon Aboriginal Tour nor Marley Walking Tour. This means, once you start walking, only an emergency paramedic team or a helicopter can get you out if you cannot complete the walk. There are limited places where you can rest and wait for the rest of the group to return but we discourage this as it is safer for the group to stay together.
On our two day Wattamolla Hiking Tour, there is a vehicle access point at the campsite on day one, and at lunchtime on day two only. There may be an extra cost to get a mini-bus or taxi to meet you from here. Outside of these two places, only an emergency paramedic team or a helicopter can get you out if you cannot complete the walk.
Our guides are trained to deal with these situations as they arise. It is preferable you make a sound decision prior to booking a walk.
Should I wear my new hiking boots?
No. New boots or shoes always need to be worn in before doing an extended walk. It is better to wear comfortable trainers than new boots.
I don’t have hiking boots. Can I wear trainers or joggers?
Yes. We understand not everyone travels with hiking boots. We don’t permit open toed shoes, ie sandals, flip flops or thongs (thongs in Australia are rubber sandals worn on the feet, not sexy underwear!).