Event Details

Galong Creek Box Canyon (Pink Granite) Bushwalking

Sun 14th Jan 2018 (8am) to Thu 18th Jan 2018 (6pm)
Katoomba Station
Goldsmith Place, Katoomba
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Participant (Free)
Open: Fri 1st Sep 2017 (9am)
Close: Mon 11th Dec 2017 (3pm)
Brief Summary:
An entry level exploratory hike based in the Megalong Valley. The unique feature is the Galong Creek Box Canyon (Pink Granite). Suitable for Scouts, Venturers and Rovers.
Event Documents

  Download E1 parts 1 and 2 Galong Creek

E1 parts 1 and 2 Galong Creek Register each participant on Scout Event, download the E1 form, complete it and send to the GWS Region Office by the closing date.

Additional Information

Do you enjoy bushwalking and exploring in the bush!

Join our local bushwalking guide Tristan for a unique experience during the January school holidays.

The route will either be a return walk to and from Carlons Farm or a loop via Narrowneck and Medlow. As it is summertime we will stay close to the main access into the Megalong.

The distance will be approx. 50 km which includes unsealed roads and firetrails. The unique feature of this hike will be picturesque and pretty Galong Creek Box Canyon (Pink Granite) which flows into the Coxs River just upstream of its confluence with the Jenolan River.

There will be 4.5 km of creek walking in shallow water (knee deep), rock scrambles, cascades and at least one waterfall to negotiate.

Katoomba to Carlons Farm via Cliff Drive, Megalong Road and Green Gully (1D) OR Katoomba to Carlons Farm via Narrowneck Plateau and Medlow Gap (2D). Carlons Farm Loop via Lower Ironpot Ridge, Tinpot Hill, Coxs River and Galong Creek (2D).

Self catering applies and public transport is available to and from the venue. We won't need to carry all food for the 5 days as a food drop can be arranged for Carlons Farm. Please bring 5 days of food to Katoomba.

Partial attendance can be arranged, road access is available to (2WD) dry weather / (4WD) wet weather to Carlons Farm via Blackheath and Megalong Road.

This activity is suitable for younger Scouts who are learning to hike with their pack.