Event Details

Old Great North Road The Convict Trail

Thu 19th Apr 2018 (7.15am) to Mon 23rd Apr 2018 (11.45am)
Windsor Station Interchange Bus Stand A
George Street
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Participant (Scout, Venturer, Leader) (Free)
Open: Mon 8th Jan 2018 (9am)
Close: Wed 11th Apr 2018 (3.30pm)
Maximum 20 people
Brief Summary:
A unique opportunity to see and learn about world heritage listed convict sites on the Old Great North Road. Located within the Dharug National Park. This is a 3 day region hike with a day either side for park entry/exit and travel. Difficulty medium. Distance 33 - 36 km. Who is this for: Scouts, Venturers & Leaders. One or more bushwalking guides are available for support.
Event Documents

  Download E1 part 1 and 2 The Convict Trail

E1 part 1 and 2 The Convict Trail

  Download Wisemans Ferry Brochure

Brochure courtesy of Convict Trail Project

Additional Information

Meeting at either Windsor Station 7:15 am. A morning and afternoon bus to Wisemans ferry runs on Thursday during school holidays. Morning bus departs Windsor Interchange Stand A 7:22 am Busways 663 and arrives Wisemans ferry 8:11 am.

Summary Thursday Day 1 Wisemans to Mitchells Loop 6 km, Friday Day 2 Mitchells Loop to Ten Mile Hollow 12 km, Saturday Day 3 Ten Mile Hollow to Frog Hollow approx. 6 - 8 km, Sunday Day 4 Frog Hollow to Mangrove Creek approx. 6 - 8 km, Monday Day 5 Mangrove Creek to Mangrove Mountain approx. 5 km.

Toilets are available at Wisemans and Ten Mile Hollow. Bush toileting and hygiene applies for remainder. Water is available at Wisemans, Monastery and Mangrove Creek. These are relatively close to Ten Mile and Frog Hollow so we make a shuttle run from camp. We do need to be careful with our water on Friday afternoon and Thursday. We can take some extra water from Wisemans for Friday dinner.

Self cater applies and bring an opal card. Include approx. 3 ½ days of food. (Thursday lunch to Sunday dinner). Bring money for Thursday breakfast and lunch (Wisemans) & Friday breakfast (Mangrove or Gosford). Later arrival can be arranged on Thursday. You can meet us at Wisemans from 8:30 am.