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Hiking can take you to some amazing places that cannot be seen any other way, but sometimes it’s just the hike itself that is the best fun. Breathing fresh air, carrying vital supplies, and working with your friends to find the safest route – it can be quite an adventure!

NOTE: A bushwalking qualification is required for all bushwalking activities (including Award Scheme walks) and must be held by the leader of the walk (this includes youth members).

The level of qualification depends on the skills of the participants and the level of difficulty of the walk. A preliminary bushwalking qualification can be assessed on experience and will allow a leader to take a party of five Scouts on an overnight hike. (refer to policy for details)

We’d like to hear about some of your best hikes. Submit a Great Hike using the form below. We will publish the best hiking stories here each month.

Here a couple of Great Hikes that we’ve received already:

 

Where

Coastal Walk- Royal National Park (Heathcote)

Region

South Metropolitan

How do we get there?

Begin the hike at Otford – the walking track connects with Otford Station- and follow the coast track around to Bundeena. There is a ferry from Bundeena to Cronulla.

The walk can be done in either direction.

How far?

26 kms (over night)

Section?

Best for Scouts, but sections of the walk could be done with Cubs

What makes it great?

Amazing views, beaches & streams to swim in, variable terrain including sandstone cliff-line, palm jungle, sand dunes, and bush

Map

Royal National Parks Map

Additional comments

Contact the Royal National Park (02 9542 0648) for more information and camping permits

 

 

Where

Glow Worm tunnels, Newnes National Park (Lithgow)

Region

The Golden West

How do we get there?

Loop walk- follow the old railway line through the tunnels, then head back to the car along the Pagoda track, and Old Coach Road

How far?

7.5 kms (one day)

Section?

Great for cubs and Scouts

What makes it great?

Glow Worms!

Map

LPI Ben Bullen 8931-IV-S 1:25000

Additional comments

  • Take a torch!
  • Different length walks are available by parking at different areas
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