Join Big Heart Adventures on our women’s 2 day hiking challenge on the Yurrebilla Trail!
This endurance event brings beautiful trails, climbs, views and a healthy 56km of hiking over 2 spectacular days. This is the perfect opportunity to Find Yourself Be Yourself and Challenge Yourself!
With accommodation conveniently placed on trail, we cover 36km with day packs on our first day making an early start from Black Hill to just below Mt Lofty summit. Our final push to the end is a 20km adventure through to Belair Railway Station, covering visits into some of the most scenic sections of National and Conservation Parks in the Adelaide Hills.
Professionally led by our qualified and experienced bushwalking leaders – ladies, it’s time to get outside your comfort zone with us!
Small group micro-adventure providing women an opportunity to experience challenging long distance multi-day hiking in a supportive and inclusive group.
- Date: 18/9/21 – 19/9/21
- Destination: Yurrebilla Trail Adelaide Hills
- Type: Micro Adventure for Women
- Group Size: Max 8 plus leaders
- Investment: $445 incl GST per person – 10% Discount for WWW Gold And Silver Members JOIN HERE
- A high level of hill fitness is required to complete this 2 day hike.
- The terrain is undulating and has very steep hilly sections.
- Our longest walking day is 36km.
- Carrying day packs, a support vehicle allows some items to be transported to accommodation as needed.
Welcome to the adventure!
We gather at our meet spot EARLY departing from Ambers Gully at 5.30am. If you have any extra luggage for the luggage transfer this is sorted before departure. Our climb up Black Hill will take the first hour of the day and we hope to do this as the sun rises over the Adelaide Hills lighting up the Plains below. Spotting kangaroos, koalas and echidna is common in the Black Hill Conservation Park and we can find ourselves walking through cloud and mist as we ascend. Once past the summit, we head downhill to Montacute Road before tackling our next big climb of the day in Morialta Conservation Park. Morialta is blessed with three gorgeous waterfalls, rocky escarpments and a valley that we wind our way up once we take in the first of the Falls from Deep View Lookout. Once past Third Falls, we make our way out of this Park and onto Norton Summit. We will have covered 20km so far. Great spot for a break – if the Scenic Hotel is open we refuel here. Otherwise we picnic in the park across the road for some leg rest.
Leaving Norton Summit we tackle some elevation as we take the downhill track in Giles Conservation Park taking our time to wave to the koalas in the trees, passing ruins from pioneering days and crossing a flowing stream at the bottom of the valley. We are now in Horsnell Gully Conservation Park as we take this uphill section through more discreet ruins and on switchbacks until we reach the wider trails that undulate out of the park towards Summertown.
The trail passes farm land and private residences as we follow roads until we reach the Cleland Conservation Park. This is a tempter to the finish line as we know this Park contains our accommodation for the night and this can be the toughest push for the day as the sun sets. Once we hit the Cleland Wildlife Centre we detour to our accommodation for the night, with a delicious and hearty dinner awaits. Recovery from our big day starts with stretching, showers, refueling and rest. Tonight we sleep well!
Meals Included: trail snacks, lunch, dinner, dessert
Start the day with a stretch and big breakfast because we have another big day of hiking ahead!
We depart after breakfast and make our way to Eagle on the Hill, covering a small section on the Mt Lofty Summit Trail once of the most popular walking trails in Adelaide. The Yurrebilla Trail takes us downhill from Eagle on the Hill and across into Waite Reserve, again the beautiful views of Adelaide await as we wind our way across the hillface and past Carrick Hill. We pass a historic quarry before switchbacks take us to Brownhill Creek.
The creek flows almost roadside as we follow the trail through the trees, by road side and gradually towards Belair National Park via some decent switchbacks. With just 5km left of our Challenge, time is taken to enjoy the birdlife and another seasonal waterfall is this Park. We head through the railway tunnel and on stunning bush trails we keep our eyes peeled for echidna, emu and koalas as we pass the lake and reach the stairs for that final ascent to the Belair Railway Station and our finish line.
To celebrate our achievement we head to a cafe/bakery for a late lunch at a nearby local eatery. This is a great opportunity to celebrate and reflect on this huge achievement and plan what your next adventure might be!
Distance covered over 2 days – 56km
Meals Included: breakfast, snacks, lunch
- 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:
- Day Pack (you can choose to carry your gear or use support vehicle for luggage drop off at accommodation)
- Rainproof jacket and pants (this is a must if wet weather is forecast)
- Gaiters (if you wear shorts)
- Water bottle/hydration kit – to carry up to 4 litres – there are some opportunities to refill during the day
- 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 attire
A minimum of 5 participants are required for our hike to depart.
See travel terms and conditions here
All meals as per the itinerary
B x 1 | L x 2 | D x 1
1 night shared bunk room accommodation
2 Day Challenge Hike on Trails
- 1 night shared bunk room accommodation
- All meals and snacks as mentioned on the itinerary
- 2 Day Hike – 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
- Park entry fees
- A charity contribution to our Give Back program
- Full packing list will be provided
- Comprehensive Travel Insurance
- Sleeping Bag and liner (please ask us if you cannot source this item)
- 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)