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An energetic weekend, hiking 20 kilometres from Patonga to Wondabyne and pack-camping overnight in Brisbane Water National Park.

We’ll start our adventure with a ferry trip from Palm Beach to Patonga, then shoulder our packs to explore sections of the Great North Walk and enjoy views over Broken Bay before arriving at a basic campsite clearing near Mt Wondabyne. On Sunday we’ll visit the summit of Mt Wondabyne, then continue our adventure passing Kariong Brook as we make our way to Wondabyne Train Station.

This adventure will suit well equipped, fit people who have been walking with their pack in preparation. We hike 20 kilometres over 2 days and camp for one night. This walk is rated DIFFICULT because it involves steep climbs and descents and we must carry all supplies and equipment in our packs including plenty of drinking water in potentially hot conditions. We’ll select a remote, undeveloped campsite clearing and camp overnight on Saturday.

Meet the Hike Out crew near Central Station and catch the bus departing at 7:15am for Palm Beach. This bus arrives at Palm Beach Wharf to connect with the 9:00am ferry to Patonga. On Sunday afternoon, we walk to Wondabyne Station and catch a train toward home after an excellent weekend of hiking.


  • No camping or park use fees
  • Private Ferry - $7.50 adult one-way
  • Other - Spending money, bus and train fares


  • BUS: L90 Palm Beach - Departs 7:15am from Railway Square - Lee Street - Stand B
  • FERRY: Patonga - Departs 9:00am from Palm Beach Wharf


  • Contact Rick to let him know that you will attend. Discuss any concerns regarding fitness or equipment
  • Be at Central to catch the 7:15am bus OR Palm Beach Wharf to catch the 9:00am ferry
  • Let someone know your plans and when you expect to be back
  • Have all supplies and equipment in your backpack, including;
  1. Variety of clothing layers, including warm and waterproof options
  2. Tent, sleeping mat and good sleeping bag
  3. Food for 2 days/1 night, cooking gear, utensils and fuel
  4. Plenty of drinking water and water filtration/treatment equipment
  5. Supplies for making hot drinks
  6. Snacks
  7. Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent
  8. Map, compass, GPS, PLB, first aid, camera and all the stuff you usually take on a multi-day hike

It is up to each person to be fully prepared, capable and on time for this weekend. We participate as a group of friends each accepting the personal risks involved with this type of activity. We watch out for each other and we are focused on everyone having a safe and enjoyable trip.


  1. Wildwalks - Patonga to Wondabyne
  2. NPWS - Brisbane Water National Park
  3. NPWS - Wondabyne to Patonga Walk
  4. Patonga Ferry

This event is planned for members of Hike Out, the friendly, diverse and inclusive community of outdoor enthusiasts where everyone is always welcome. Find out more at

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