INTRODUCTION TO BUSHWALKING JOURNEY, NSW

Ever wanted to go on an overnight bushwalk but weren’t sure where to start? Now is the perfect time to discover the joys of outdoor family adventure.

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INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY BUSHWALKING JOURNEY NSW

While many students get to try the often lifechanging experience of an overnight bushwalk journey with The Outdoor Education Group, this Introduction to Bushwalking Journey offers a unique opportunity for families to share in the adventure. It is also a great way to: try out overnight bushwalking without needing ‘all the gear’, learn new skills and explore the outdoors with your own professional guide.

The journey has been designed to be suitable for families with primary and secondary school-aged children, moderate levels of fitness and a willingness to work together as a team.

This Bushwalking Journey explores our stunning bushland property “Biloela” nestled in the heart of the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW (less than 2hrs south of Sydney or north of Canberra).

 

The adventure begins at the staging area in the Belanglo State Forest at 9:30am (keep an eye out for wild emu and deer on the drive in!). You will have the opportunity to pack and carry a lightweight hiking backpack or your gear will be shuttled to the campsite. Your guide will work with you to determine the best route into camp based on your family's ages, skill level and fitness. This walk will take 2-3 approx. hours and will deliver you into the heart of the Biloela property.

On arrival at the camp site you will establish your camp for the evening and have lunch before commencing the afternoon bushwalk through the Rainforest Wander taking afternoon tea on the banks of the Wingecarribee River. The walk will take between 3 – 3.5 hours before returning to camp and some time to explore the lush banks of the Wingecarribee River, play some games or just kick back and relax. Keep your eye out for local wildlife including platypuses.

In the evening you will enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by our team and settle in for a night of family fun around the campfire.

In the morning you will pack down the camp ad have a campfire breakfast before commencing the walk back to your vehicle via one of two routes, where we say our farewell.

 

$120 per participant, with a minimum booking of 4 participants.

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HERE'S WHAT YOUR DAY LOOKS LIKE!

Day 1
9.30am Meet at staging area in Belanglo State Forest

You will establish camp with your guide, and have lunch before commencing your afternoon bushwalk before returning to camp to explore, play some games or relax. 

You will enjoy dinner cooked by your group leader around the campfire. Here our leader will leave you to enjoy the evening with your family. Don’t forget to look up and marvel at the night sky.

Day 2

  • 8am Your guide returns for breakfast and help you pack up camp.
  • 10:00am Bushwalk out of Biloela & return to vehicles. De-brief the weekend, review photos and head home.

 

$120 per participant, with a minimum booking of 4 participants.

ARE YOU READY FOR A WEEKEND OF FUN?

Below is what you'll need before you get started.

WHAT WE'LL PROVIDE

We will provide the resources for the activity including:
  1. Your own personal family group guide 
  2. Waterproof jacket and pants 
  3. Gaiters 
  4. Day Packs / Backpacks 
  5. Sleeping mats 
  6. Tents 
  7. Cooking Stove with fuel 
  8. Dinner, breakfast, lunch, dinner, breakfast, lunch, Water 
  9. Maps 
  10. Communications devices 
  11. Group safety equipment  
  12. Group First Aid Kit 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO BRING

We ask you please to bring your own:
  1. Thermals (top and bottom – wool or synthetic is best) 
  2. LONG SLEEVE shirts 
  3. Warm fleece jumper/jacket + beanie 
  4. Pair LONG shorts / Long Pants 
  5. Comfortable walking shoes and change of socks (joggers or sports shoes are ok) 
  6. Broad brimmed hat, sunglasses and sunscreen 
  7. Light weight headtorch 
  8. Capacity for 3L water  
  9. Eating set (strong plastic bowl, mug, fork, spoon) 
  10. Sleeping bag (rated to -5C) & Pillow 
  11. Personal Medications 
  12. Snacks / Treats (No NUTS please) 
  13. Fishing Gear (optional)

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

The Outdoor Education Group has been delivering outdoor education to Australian students for more than 35 years. We live and work in some of Australia's most extraordinary locations and communities. We are committed to connecting young people with the outdoors.

 

While we stayed indoors to protect our communities and loved ones, The Outdoor Education Group looked to the future. Focusing on what we do best, our mission propelled us forward. We are proud to continue supporting our local communities and look forward to reveling in the outdoors with families like yours.

Benefits

BENEFITS

The turbulence and unease of 2020 drew us indoors and disconnected us from each other and the natural world. After unprecedented bushfires and the impact of COVID19, we know reconnecting with each other, and the outdoors is now more vital than ever.

The Outdoor Education Group understand immersion in the outdoors is a brilliant way to improve mental health, physical wellness and build strong relationships with others. We have focused on making an experience which is fun, carefree and an affordable way to get out of the house with your family, create new memories and share a new activity together.

Facilitation

FACILITATION

Our Leaders are highly skilled and experienced in guiding young people through outdoor experiences, activities and adventure. Now OEG want to share their wealth of knowledge and experience with you. 

Our Introduction to Journeys are designed with your family’s wellbeing and safety at the fore. Our guides will tailor the experience to meet your family's experience level, whether you are learning a new skill or revisiting a forgotten pastime.

The Outdoor Education Group is leading the way outside and we invite your family to join us.

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COVIDSafe Practices

At The Outdoor Education Group we take pride in delivering quality, life changing Outdoor Education experiences to young Australians.

At the core of this mission is delivering these experiences in a safe and fully supported environment, with an eye to our risk management.

We have developed extensive COVIDSafe practices to ensure we are delivering a safe experience for you and your family.

These practices include:

  • dedicated COVIDSafe training for our team
  • checking the temperatures of all our team and visitors on site every day
  • hand sanitisation stations and kits as standard
  • extensive cleaning of our facilities and equipment

We ask all participants to complete our standard medical form with additional COVID-19 declarations.

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