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Hammock Hike Burchell Trail

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Days

1

Grade

2

Distance

20km

TOUR OVERVIEW

The Burchell Trail is located in Brisbane Ranges National Park, one of Victoria’s lesser known gems. The Park is home to Victoria’s richest wildflower habitat, as well as an abundance of koalas, and diverse bird species. You’ll have a great couple of days laughing with new friends as we walk along the Burchell Trail, which criss-crosses the range, and takes you through varied forest. Have you seen Adrian’s comfy sleeping arrangement on an overnight hike? Well this is your opportunity to join him and try out this experience, when we head off to the bush and have a crack at sleeping in a hammock. We will help you select a great location, put up and your hammock and make sure you’ve tied a good knot! The two 10km days are just enough to get your legs moving and tire you out so that you have the best chance of sleeping like a baby all snuggled up in the trees!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Overnight hiking gear if you require it. (Tent, Sleeping Mat, Rucksack)
  • Full catering, lunch and snacks including all dietary needs
  • Experienced & qualified guides who know where to go and how to get you there.
  • Scenery (guaranteed) & wildlife (if you are lucky and nice and quiet)
  • Qualified Wilderness First Aid Support
  • Our wonderful TSA enthusiasm!

FOOD

We provide nutritious dinners, lunches, all snacks and breakfasts. We are big food enthusiasts so be prepared to have freshly ground coffee, yummy snacks and fresh fruit, beautiful vegetable based salads, wraps and cheeses. All this food is energy filled to sustain you on the track – oh! and lets not forget a sneaky desert to give you energy for day two. Our guides prepare all your food and our qualified chef/nutritionist will ensure that your dietary requirements are met. Please ensure you have advised us of any allergies when booking your ticket.

WHAT TO BRING

Please do not go and buy new equipment for your walk. We can lend you a Tent, Sleeping Mat and Rucksack if required. If you need any of these items or are unsure of your own gear and it’s suitability, please contact us well before the trip.

Some mandatory things you’ll need:

  • Rucksack, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat.
  • Medication, camera, etc…
  • Hike clothes and camp clothes – weather suitable.
  • Trail shoes or runners or hike boots.
  • Your personal items
  • Utensils incl plate, bowl fork, cup.
  • A full pack list can be viewed here

WHAT OUR ADVENTURERS HAVE SAID

"Visiting the Bay of Fires has always been on my bucket list and I am glad I made this dream a reality. What a stunning experience! Big shout out to the team at TSA who have gone above and beyond! Highly recommended!" - Linda Hyde

ITINERARY

Day 1

We’ll start at the courthouse and take some really nice walking trails, cross a small creek and enjoy a great diversity of trails on the morning section of the walk. There are no big hills on this hike so it's a great place to really enjoy overnight hiking and explore some great western forests. Enjoy some yummy snacks on the track and then make your way through some open forest to a great little campsite where you can set up your hammock in the open forest. We’ll double check your knots and make sure they don’t come apart during the night then it’s time to settle in.

Day 2

We’ll enjoy a more leisurely morning at this lovely campsite as we grab some breakfast and pack our things and head back to the trail. A short section of dirt road today and then onto some excellent hiking trails that wind their way through the forest and back towards yesterday's morning tea spot. Then we hit a few little up and downs as we wind our back over some familiar trails to the starting point.

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FAQS

This is one of our most common questions, and our recommendation is that for most of our day walks you should wear your most comfortable footwear. Don’t wear your old hiking boots from 20 years ago, and don’t wear thongs or sandals. Bottom line is your runners are probably the best choice unless you have some comfortable hiking shoes or trail runners. In some circumstances you may want footwear with better grip than runners, particularly for muddy winter walks. If you are still in doubt, bring along both pairs and get our guides recommendation on the day.

Transport to and from location is not included but ride-sharing may be able to be arranged. Please contact us if you require some assistance.

All our trips include our awesome TSA guides, accommodation, all your meals, beverages, access, permits, and all extras such as gear, activites, climbs, rafting, caving or any of the other exciting activities that appears on our tours. There is never any more to pay, unless you want to buy your own things like a coffee, souvenirs etc.

As with all of our events, our trips vary in length and difficulty. We suggest you look at the grading provided and have a browse through the itinerary distances. If you can walk 20km day after day then you’ll be fine for the Larapinta Trek, or you may be more suited to wandering around the Bay of Fires and more leisurely beach walking. Remember that you will have weeks to months to build up your fitness before the trip – which we can help with! If still in doubt, give us a call

We always want to keep you safe and have developed a Covid safety plan for the trail. Check it out HERE

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FRIENDSHIP

Most of the people that come on our tours come by themselves. Our community is built on friendships that have been made on our trips, experiencing something life changing together, the shared memories and also goals to do more in the future! We encourage people not to be anxious about coming on these trips by yourself as we promise you will leave with some like minded friends and be really glad you made the decision to get out of your comfort zone and join in.

BELONG

Our community is our backbone. We have had so many people start with no hiking experience, basic fitness and not knowing anyone on our trips. These same people have gone on to do some incredible multi day hiking trips with us and their friends they have met in our community. Witnessing the development of their fitness, confidence, experience, friendships and happiness is why we do what we do. Come join us and let us help you get from the couch to the top of the mountain!

ADVENTURE

Experiences, not things. The moments that take your breath away. The feeling of accomplishment and the realisation that you are capable of so much more than what you thought. The views that blow your mind and the ticking off of bucket list items. We take all the hard work out of it for you. We organise the lot so you can just turn up and get the best of your experience without all the headaches of organising/logistics. We make it easy for you to do all the thing you want to do –  you just need to turn up and be ready to jump into life!

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