INTRODUCTION TO BUSHWALKING JOURNEY, VICTORIA

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 VIC

This Introduction to Bushwalking Journey offers a unique opportunity for families to share in the adventure, similar to the life-changing experience of an overnight bushwalk journey many students experience throughout their school life. It is also a great way to experience overnight bushwalking without needing ‘all the gear’, learn new skills and explore the outdoors with your own professional guide. 

With the option of three difficulty levels, this journey has been designed to be suitable for families with primary and secondary school-aged children, from low to moderate levels of fitness and a willingness to work together as a team and learn basic bushwalking skills and knowledge.

This Bushwalking Journey explores our stunning bushland property “Wangaii” nestled in the heart of the beautiful North East of Victoria (2hrs north of Melbourne).
The journey kicks off with your family arriving on Friday evening at our Hardtop Centre – Camp Jungai at the Rubicon River Valley. Here you will meet your guide who will brief you on the coming adventure, enjoy a fireside supper and bunk down in a cabin for the night before you head out on your bushwalking adventure.

The following morning after breakfast you will make your way by vehicle to the staging area for the bushwalk (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 Wangaii Camp property.

In the afternoon, after setting up camp, you will have the opportunity to play some games or just kick back and relax. Keep your eye out for local wildlife.

In the evening you will enjoy a delicious campfire dinner. Your guide will facilitate the meal preparation so you can prepare and share a nice meal together around the fire, then settle in for a night of family fun. Remember to look up and marvel at the night sky. 

The following morning after breakfast and packing up camp you will head out once again with your guide to walk out of Wangaii back to the vehicles, 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 

On Friday evening, arrive at Camp Jungai or Camp Marysville where you will be met by your guide, briefed on the coming journey, share a meal and bunk down for the evening in a cabin. 

 

Day 2   
In the morning after breakfast, you will head out by vehicle to the staging area for your bushwalk journey. You will prepare your gear and set out on your bushwalk into camp.  


After setting up camp with your guide, the early evening can be spent exploring the area.

As the sun dips enjoy dinner cooked by your whole family around the campfire. Our leader will camp nearby so you can enjoy the evening with your family, knowing you have dedicated help close by.


Day 3  

  • 8:00 am Enjoy breakfast and packing up camp 
  • 10:00 am  Continue to explore the region & 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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