Women’s Mambray Creek Micro Adventure

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Women’s Mambray Creek Micro Adventure including equipment and camping on the trail

3 DAYS | 2 NIGHTS

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Overview

Women’s Mambray Creek Hike

Guided hike and camping

Join Wise Women Walking on our Mambray Creek hike in Nukunu and Ngadjuri Country.

Get ready to experience the Flinders Ranges, through gorges and along ridges reaching campsites only accessible by foot.

This Women’s Mambray Creek Micro Adventure brings spectacular views and plenty of adventure. You will carry a 60-75 litre backpack on moderately challenging trails and sleep in a tent on consecutive nights.

We help you manage your backpack, erect your tent, and cook light weight meals. We also share hiking tips and guide you along the way.

Some overnight camping and pack carrying experience is essential for this adventure, as there is no support vehicle. Also, the campsites are walk-in only and do not have rainwater tanks. Therefore you need to carry sufficient water for drinking and meal preparation. If you are a beginner, we suggest you book a spot on our Overnight Hike for Beginners  or our 2 day micro-adventures for women. Alternatively, consider booking the ‘Day Walk and Camp’ option.

This Micro Adventure is professionally led by our qualified and experienced female bushwalking leaders – so come and enjoy this safe, supported and educational experience.

Itinerary

Day 1 | Travel and hike to Eaglehawk

Departing Adelaide in the morning. You will travel in comfortable private transport to Mount Remarkable and enjoy a hot drink from a café along the way.

Its then on to Mambray Creek campground where hiking gear is distributed into individual backpacks. Your pack will be weighed and then you will enjoy a fresh healthy lunch.  Then we drive to Alligator Gorge and the starting point of the hike. Here, we farewell the bus for the next 2 days.

Hiking to Eaglehawk camp is our afternoons goal. You will enjoy following the quartzite cliffs of the Narrows and the Terraces. Its normal to feel quite tiny and young next to these ancient walls of wonderful colour.

Upon arriving, we set up camp and our home away from home for night 1. When ready, its then time to enjoy a warm soup, dinner and hot drinks. You can bring your own treats if you like too.

Then its time to relax beneath the stars, enjoying a chat and a laugh.

Meals Included: Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 6km

Day 2 | Hike to Hidden Gorge

Upon waking at EagleHawk campground, we enjoy a morning stretch and a hot breakfast before packing up camp.

Today you walk to Hidden Gorge camp via the Battery Ridge Track. You will see great views of the Gulf in the distance. Also, negotiating the rocky river bed of Hidden Gorge allows you opportunities to pause and listen to the River Red Gums.

Carrying our water we arrive at our dry campsite. Here at Hidden Gorge, we again enjoy dinner, dessert and hot drinks. Whilst sitting back under an outback night sky reflecting on a gorgeous hiking day.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Trail Snacks, Lunch, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 14km

Day 3 | Hike to Mambray Creek, travel to Adelaide

The second nights sleep in the tent usually is a good one, especially after a challenging hike.

Taking in the cliffs at camp, we enjoy breakfast before loading up for the final stretch. Today you will follow Mambray Valley, from Hidden Gorge camp to Mambray Creek Campground.

Arriving at Mambray Creek we reunite with our transport. Then you can sit back and relax on the journey back to Adelaide. Our optional lunch stop will be at an iconic Australiana bakery (known for gourmet pies and quandong tarts), along the way.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Trail Snacks
Walking Distance: 6km

* DAY WALK AND CAMP OPTION

Consider this option if you would like to join our Micro Adventure but not sure if you can carry a backpack over 3 days.
(Option only available at time of booking)

Itinerary includes transport, camping at Mambray Creek for 2 nights, meals (2 B / 2 L / 2 D), and guided day walks nearby.

Day 1 – Walk to Sugar Gum Lookout, 8km (rated easy-moderate)
Day 2 – Walk Hidden Gorge Loop, 18km (rated moderate-hard)
Day 3 – Walk Daveys Gully, Cemetery and Homestead, 4km (rated easy-moderate)

Hiking gear including tents and sleeping equipment is not provided for this option. These items can be hired through us for an additional fee or you can bring your own. A detailed gear list will be provided prior to trip departure. We will have a campfire each night so you are welcome to bring a folding chair.

Need To Know

Inclusions

Travel
  • Comfortable private vehicle transport
Equipment
  • Tent (twin share) or bring your own
  • Padded sleeping mat
  • Thermal underlay
  • Backpacks 60-75 litre
  • Hiking pole
  • Cooking stove & Fuel
  • Crockery/cutlery
  • Note: If you choose the ‘Day Walk and Camp’ option, equipment is not included
Meals
  • All meals and snacks as per the itinerary
  • 2 course dinners
  • B x 2 | L x 2 | D x 2
Accommodation
  • 2 nights twin share tent
Activities
  • Professionally guided hike by our female Leaders
  • Insights into hiking and camping
Safety
  • Group First Aid kit and emergency communication device
  • Leaders certified in Remote Area/Wilderness First Aid
  • Qualified Bushwalking Leaders
Environmental
  • Small group guided experience
  • Leave No Trace principles
  • Invitations to connect with nature
  • Reduce waste through recycling, reusing and composting
  • National Park entry fees
Big Heart Extras
  • Big Heart Adventures designed head sock
  • A charity contribution to our Give Back program

Exclusions

  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance
  • Meals and drinks not stated on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Sleeping bag and liner
  • Note: If you choose the ‘Day Walk and Camp’ option, equipment is not included. A comprehensive packing list will be provided with option to hire

Packing List

A detailed packing list is provided prior to travel

  • Gear you will need:
  • Rainproof jacket and pants
  • Water bottles/hydration kit (min 3Ltrs)
  • Personal medications
  • Clothing suitable for bushwalking that is quick drying, warm layers if chilly – consider merino/synthetic clothing
  • Sun protection such as hat, sunglasses and suncream, insect repellent (if joining us in warmer months consider a head net for the flies)
  • Sleeping attire
  • Sleeping bag (rated to below zero) – can be hired through us
  • Head torch – can be hired through us
  • Toilet kit (toilet paper, ziplock bag to seal and remove used paper, hand sanitiser)
  • For the ‘Day Walk and Camp’ option you will need to bring:
  • Rainproof jacket and pants
  • Water bottles/hydration kit (min 3Ltrs)
  • Personal medications
  • Clothing suitable for bushwalking that is quick drying, warm layers if chilly – consider merino/synthetic clothing
  • Sun protection such as hat, sunglasses and suncream, insect repellent (if joining us in warmer months consider a head net for the flies)
  • Sleeping attire
  • Tent
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Sleeping bag
  • Head Torch
  • Cutlery and Crockery
  • Folding Chair
  • Walking poles if you use them
  • Toilet kit (toilet paper, ziplock bag to seal and remove used paper, hand sanitiser)

Details

  • Type: Wise Women Walking Micro Adventure
  • Adventure: Women’s Mambray Creek Hike
  • Destination: Mt Remarkable, South Australia
  • Traditional Country: Nukunu and Ngadjuri
  • Group Size: Max 8 plus leaders

Fitness Requirement

  • A high level of fitness is required (consider the ‘Day Walk and Camp’ option if doubting fitness or experience)
  • You will be walking with a pack
  • You should be able to walk on a variety of surfaces: including rock scrambling
  • Our longest walking day is 14km
  • Trail rating: moderate-hard

Important Information

  • Read terms and conditions before booking
  • Itinerary and price subject to change at any time
  • Travel Insurance is recommended – get 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
  • Please contact us before booking any flights. Depending on flight arrival and departure times extra nights accommodation may be required at own expense
  • A minimum of 5 travellers are required for this trip to depart. If minimum numbers aren’t reached, we may decide to still go or we will provide a full refund
  • If this trip departs during Fire Ban Season – last minute changes to our itinerary or walking days may be required for safety reasons
  • Rooming is twin share tents – single tent can be requested
  • All packs are weighed and should weigh no more than 16kg
  • If you are unable to carry a pack choose the ‘Day Walk and Camp’ option

Adventure Leaders

Our team is qualified, experienced and super friendly. We will ensure you have a fun and connecting adventure. Leaders are certified in Remote or Wilderness First-Aid. All leaders carry a group first-aid kit, emergency communications device, emergency documentation and equipment.

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