8 Day - Summit to Sea - NEW ENGLAND WILDERNESS WALK (1,564 to 0 meters)

From AUD $1,320.00
  • Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Coffs Harbour, NSW
  • Product code: NEWW

Your journey starts at the second highest mountain in the region, Point Lookout 1,564 meters above sea level and is the highest mountain on the edge of the 'Great New England escarpment' During your decent you will explore the deep ancient Gondwana rainforest,  ancient Antarctic beech trees, home to the indigenous Gumbaynggirr people, an old Antimony mine, Wrights Lookout where the indigenous tribes came together for tribal meetings. As you continue your decent down the rugged ridge lines you will get to watch the horizon disappear into the rainforest backdrop. At the end of the Ridgeline your decent continues down into the deep creek lines and into the heart of the accent 'Ebor Volcano' where even the scientists are baffled with of a mystery of why so little of the Ebor Volcano remains. You than continue your journey into old heritage farming land and buildings now being run by National Parks.

(Day 5) On the second part of your you will get to jump into a canoe and learn some skills before tackling some exhilarating rapids with beautiful tranquil pools in-between. Eventually the river becomes tidal where you will board a small power boat and continue your journey to the sea.

To finish this all off you will get to have lunch at the famous Ocean View Hotel.


Itinerary Summary

Day 1 : Pick up , and transfers to overnight accommodation
Day 2 : Summit ,to Wrights lookout to Saddle (walk to mine and back to campsite) | 10 kms
Day 3 : Walk Grasstree Ridge, to farmland | 15 kms 
Day 4 : Farmland to Canoe put-in | 15 kms
Day 5 : Canoe  paddle from Cool Creek to Kandahar |15 kms

Day 6: Canoe paddle from Kandahar to Thora | 15kms

Day 7: Canoe paddle / small power boat Thora to Bellingen | 23 kms
Day 8 : Small power boat from Bellingen to Urunga | 20 kms (transfers back to destination)

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

4 DAY - BASIC PACKAGE (Wilderness walk and 3 nights only)

Transfers from Urunga, Bellingen.
3 nights tent and bed mat supplied accommodation.
breakfasts,  lunches,  dinners.
snacks on the trail.

Backpack
Services of professional wilderness guides.
Emergency communication/GPS equipment.
Group first aid kit.

ADD ONS

Day 1

Upgrade to a comfortable cabin

Upgrade to Indigenous tour, bush tucker and digeridoo

Day 5-7 

Upgrade to Canoe expedition package

Day 7

Upgrade to Cabin

Day 8

Upgrade to Power boat - from Bellingen to Urunga

8 DAY - ULTIMATE PACKAGE (All of the above - 7 nights)


This is a small group walking tour – maximum 15 people.

 

NOTES TO CONSIDER

While our 8 day day wilderness walk / canoe is  a demanding walk – we advise you to do as much training as you can before your tour with us. The more you train for the walk the easier you will handle the terrain and the more you will enjoy this remote ancient part of the world. It’s also important to come along with an open mind, ready for an awesome experience whatever the weather, whoever the group. It is very important that you bring the right gear for the conditions. A comprehensive gear list is provided however a pack list will be sent out on confirmation of booking. If you are at all concerned about your ability to do this walk, please feel free to call us at Exodus Adventures for more information.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE BOOKING

The Bellingen River is a 'natural' flow river which means the weather dictates our hiking and canoe trips.

Before booking please make sure you read and understand the below.

Pending Supplier

For a trip to go ahead there needs to be a minimum of 6 people, it will show 'Pending Supplier'.

If your group size is less than 6 you can either join a group or enquire about starting a new booking with your preferred date.

Once there are 6+ people we will confirm the trip.  You will than receive a ‘pre-arrival’ email (waiver) - please check your spam folder. Email is from 'thankyou@getwherewolf.com'.  Each person must fill out this form before the trip commencement date.  Any persons who have not completed our waiver form will not be allowed to go on the trip.

On Confirmation - your trip will still be pending

After receiving your 'confirmation' your trip will show as confirmed, however your trip may still not go ahead due to the following:

  1. River Heights  - 'Flash flooding'.  We try to give as much information as soon as we know ourselves and sometimes won't know until the morning of your trip.
  2. Natural Parks Closure - this is out of our control.  They usually give us 24 hours notice however also not limited to.
  3. Guides - availability of guides.  Guides are seasonal workers and also hold down other full time employment.
  4. Covid Outbreak / Closures / Hotspots - If the government puts out a heath order that effects you from traveling or returning to your home address we can put your order on hold for a later date (no terms on when you can re-use) This will not be considered for a 'posable closure'.
Cancellations
1. Exodus Adventures hold the right to cancel your trip due to the above conditions.  If we cancelled your trip you will have the opportunity to change dates or be given a full refund.  Exodus Adventures will not be responsible for any compensation on your accommodation and or travel due to canceling.


2. If you cancel anytime before 14 days, a 10% admin fee will not be refunded*

3. If you cancel between 14 days and 7 days before the trip, 75% will be refunded*

4. If you cancel 7 days up to 48 hours before trip, 50% will be refunded*


What's Included  

  • Transfers - pick-ups are available in Cascade C/O Dorrigo, Coffs Harbour.
  • Catering - all meals and snacks whilst on the tour.
  • All Safety Equipment - PFD (life jacket), helmet and cag (rain jacket), back packs, etc.

Participation Information

  • No experience necessary. 
  • There is no upper age limit. 
  • Minimum age is 14 years old.

Area Information

home to World Heritage gondwana rainforest, and boasts magnificent views, fantastic walking

Canoeing on the Bellingen River will guide you through this rugged paradise richly steeped in history, lush rainforests, spectacular gorges and deep tranquil pools and cattle country.

Guides

Our Guides are knowledgeable and very experienced, and will ensure your day is both fun and safe.


*These partial refunds are due to 'your cancelation' possibly affecting other clients. Example: a group of 6 people have booked a trip and two people cancel which in turn makes the trip not cost effective / not viable to run and therefore will follow on to cause the cancelation to others.