Event Details

Great North Walk Part 1 - Macquarie Place to Berowra Station

Thu 9th Jul 2020 (7am) to Mon 13th Jul 2020 (5pm)
The Obelisk | Macquarie Place
Loftus Street, Macquarie Place Park, Sydney, 2000
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Participant (Scout, Venturer, Rover, Leader) (Free)
Open: Sun 23rd Feb 2020 (12am)
Close: Wed 24th Jun 2020 (11pm)
Maximum 16 people
Brief Summary:
Join our team as we embark on an epic journey to Newcastle on the Great North Walk Part 1. This expedition is based over 5 days, 61 km. Track grades do vary however often average between medium and hard. We are limiting the size of our team to approx 12. Available to Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders. Some prior walking experience is necessary.
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Additional Information

Great North Walk Part 1 of 4 July school holidays 2020

Sydney to Berowra 5 day expedition on the Great North Walk suitable for Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders Approx 61 km

Day 1 Macqarie Place to Lane Cove Tourist Park Day 2 Lane Cove Tourist Park to Baden Powell Scout Camp Day 3 Baden Powell Scout Camp to Tunks Ridge Day 4 Tunks Ridge to Sams Creek Day 5 Sams Creek to Berowra Station

Self catering applies. Bring your opal card and spending money for a hot meal or two.

The Great North Walk is a walking track which runs from Sydney to Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. The main track, 250 kilometres in length, runs between the Obelisk in Macquarie Place in Sydney to Queens Wharf Tower in Bicentennial Park in Newcastle and is well sign-posted. There are many "side tracks" which link the track to populated areas along the length of the walk. The walk includes a huge variety of wildlife and scenery.

After its official start in Macquarie Place, the walk continues through the suburb of Hunters Hill, where there are many heritage homes, then arrives at the Lane Cove River. It follows the river through the Lane Cove National Park to Thornleigh, then follows Berowra Creek. Further north, the track crosses over to the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park before proceeding to Brooklyn, on the Hawkesbury River. 

The Great North Walk was initially constructed as a celebration of Australia’s Bicentenary in 1988.