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Wollangambe Crater


  • 18 Sandham Rd Bell, NSW, 2786 Australia (map)

A winter hiking weekend to Wollangambe Crater in the northern tip of Blue Mountains National Park.

This adventure will suit fit, well equipped people who have been walking with their pack in preparation. With plenty of warm gear, we hike 20 kilometres over 2 days and camp one night. There is steep terrain, rock walls, pagodas and rocky outcrops to negotiate and we carry all supplies and equipment in our packs.

Meet at Bell Railway Station ready to depart on foot at 11:00am sharp. The train leaving Central at 8:18am, arrives at Bell at 10:49am. Note that you must arrange the stop at Bell Station with the train guard. If travelling by car, park in Sandham Road and meet participants at the railway station. On Sunday afternoon, we return to Bell. Note that this is a remote location and there are no shops or supplies available.

See links for trip notes, pictures and maps of previous adventures to Wollangambe Crater. This area was devastated by bushfire in October 2013. The Hike Out crew last visited in August 2014.

Read through the complete event description, then follow links to more information about this trip. To participate, send an email to Rick (rick@hikeout.org) and note that putting your name on a social media list does not confirm attendance. Numbers are limited.

COST:
• No camping or park use fees

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
• Follow the instructions to reserve your spot. Email only.
• Be at Bell Station ready to depart on foot at 11:00am sharp.
• Let someone know your plans and when you expect to be back.
• Have all supplies and equipment in your backpack, including;
 - Warm and waterproof clothing
 - Tent, sleeping mat and good sleeping bag
 - Food for 2 days/1 night, cooking gear, utensils and fuel
 - Drinking water and water filtration/treatment equipment
 - Supplies for making hot drinks
 - Snacks
 - Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and a variety of clothing
 - Map, compass, GPS, PLB, first aid, camera, and all the equipment and supplies that you usually take on a remote hike of this nature.

CAMPING LOCATIONS:
Saturday: Wollangambe Crater or nearby.

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

MORE INFO:
1. Bushwalking NSW:
http://bushwalkingnsw.com/walk.php?nid=217

2. David Noble Blog:
http://www.david-noble.net/blog/?p=1366

3. Fat Canyoners:
http://fatcanyoners.org/2013/06/22/wollangambe-crater/

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 http://www.hikeout.org/

Event photo: Laurence Bate http://www.laurencebate.com/

Earlier Event: July 23
Glowing Tunnels and Dry Canyons
Later Event: August 21
Blackheath Beauties