Join Big Heart Adventures for the first Strong Daughters overnight hike for 2021!
After a little pause, Strong Daughters is back!
We welcome girls aged 10-14 and their mothers/aunties/grandmothers for an experience like no other. An experience designed to allow girls and their mum or other female caregiver to enjoy the challenge and adventure of overnight hiking. While allowing the girls to feel the responsibility of carrying their own gear (appropriate to their age, height and weight). This overnight experience is a great chance to bond with each other, explore positive body image conversations, meet new friends, learn new skills and share the outdoors with positive and inspiring women.
Professionally led by our Strong Daughters founder Tina Jameson. A qualified and experienced bushwalking leader alongside her daughter and peer mentor, Ella.
Overnight camping and hiking experience designed for girls aged 10-14 and their female caregivers.
- Date: 14/4/21 – 15/4/21
- Destination: Deep Creek
- Type: Strong Daughters
- Group Size: Max 6 families plus leaders
- Investment: $395 incl GST per family (+$50 for 2nd child)
- A good to moderate level of fitness is required to complete this overnight hike.
- The terrain is at times rocky, steep and has hilly sections and low level water crossings (all part of the adventure!)
- All packs are weighed before hiking and a support vehicle allows some items to be transported to camp if needed.
We meet at Yankalilla for a briefing and coffee stop at 9.30am. After introductions we have our first immersion activity to bring our team together. This is also your last chance to buy a sandwich/roll for lunch later .
We will drive approximately 30 minutes to our start point. Note this road includes some unsealed (bumpy) sections yet is 2WD friendly. Before we head off on the trails we distribute gear, discuss the menu and food options, weigh our packs and adjust for comfort. We ensure each child and adult is carrying a safe load according to their age/height/weight. We may lunch here before we head off OR enjoy it along the way at a comfortable spot.
Officially the adventure begins and we embark on the trails. Taking a steep descent to a beach where Deep Creek joins the ocean. We have a creek crossing here (we may have to take our shoes off), then a steady climb and a walk on well-marked tracks. We pass through pretty scrub and bushland to our nights campsite. Our hiking distance is approximately 6km.
Upon reaching our campsite we offload and have a stretch. Then its time to set up camp which includes a demonstration on how to build an emergency shelter and how to pitch a tent. When we are all set up we can enjoy an afternoon hot drink together. We include a stove and fuel demonstration so you can have a go at cooking your camp dinner later on. Some dessert and hot drinks (you can bring your own treats if you like) will be on offer too.
Chillax time – listen and share: funny adventure stories, reflect on the days adventures and a chance to laugh. We have a few campsite activities and games planned!
Meals Included: snacks, afternoon tea, dinner, dessert
Start the day with a fresh brew of tea, coffee, or hot chocolate. A morning stretch and a 60 second meditation. Breakfast will be prepared on the stoves provided.
The tents might be wet from overnight condensation (or rain) so we will give them the longest time possible to dry. Aiming to pack-up the tents and gear and be ready to hit the trails once more at 9.00am. Todays route includes a waterfall and a creek crossing with downhill and uphill sections along native bush trails.
Arriving back to our cars we have time for a final stretch, before unpacking our bags and equipment.
We offer a reflection activity as a group before heading home. If anyone is keen, we can meet in the town of Yankalilla for a choice of lunch spots.
Meals Included: breakfast, morning tea, snacks
- Read terms and conditions before booking
- Itinerary and price subject to change at any time
- Travel Insurance is recommended – click here for a quote from Covermore
- Note weather, group member welfare and a range of circumstances outside our control can mean last minute changes to our itinerary are necessary once on tour
Gear you will need:
- Rainproof jacket and pants (this is a MUST if wet weather is forecast)
- Head torch
- Water bottles/hydration kit that holds 2 litres of water
- Personal medications
- Clothing suitable for bushwalking that is quick drying, warm layers if chilly
- Sun protection such as hat, sunglasses and suncream, insect repellent (head/hat nets are good for the flies!)
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping attire
A packing list is provided once booked
Gear we provide:
- 60 litre backpack for adults
- Tent (2 person or 3 person)
- Sleeping mats, stove and fuel
- Lightweight hiking meals and snacks (dinner, breakfast, snacks, tea/coffee/hot chocolate) – you can also bring your own snacks if you like too.
A minimum of 3 families are required for this trip to depart.
See travel terms and conditions here
Backpacks 60-75 litre
Stove & Fuel
Sleeping roll & Tent
All meals as per the itinerary
1 night tent camping
2 day guided trail hike
- Tent (1 and 2 person) or bring your own
- Backpacks 60-75 litre
- Cooking stove & fuel
- Sleeping roll
- All meals and snacks as mentioned on the itinerary
- Professionally led walks by our leaders qualified in Bushwalking Leadership and Remote Area First Aid
- Group First Aid Kit and emergency communication device
- Big Heart Adventures head sock for daughters
- Park entry fees
- A charity contribution to our Give Back program
- Full packing list will be provided
- Comprehensive Travel Insurance
- Sleeping Bag and liner (can be hired through us)
- Rain-proof clothing & warm layers, and/or sun protective gear depending on the weather forecast.
- Items of a personal nature such as medications etc
- Compulsory items included in packing list (head torch, rain protective gear etc)