Date: October 29, 2021 9:30 pm
- October 30, 2021 8:00 am
Only one booking per team required. Team leader and primary contact will book for all other members on the team. (Adjust your booking quantity for the number of team members you’d like to have). $130 per person.
Our Hike the Night challenge is your chance to team up with some friends and step out of your comfort zone. You will be walking through the night, following the Two Bays trail from Dromana to Cape Schanck, a distance of 30km. This is a partially unguided walk, which means you will need to motivate each other and work as a team! However, our guides will be situated at checkpoints along the way, providing safety and motivation (as well as yummy snacks). You will be able to contact the guides at any time by mobile phone, and they will assist you if you run into any trouble. (Please make sure all mobile phones are charged and at least one of your team members is on the Telstra network, as some of the other networks have patchy coverage in this area). There is no need to have navigation skills, just follow the track marked by the Blue Wren signs. The walk itself is fairly gentle grade 1 and grade 2 walking- the challenge is in keeping yourself and your team motivated through the night, and completing the full distance!
We will meet at Cape Schanck reserve carpark at 9:30pm, and jump on a charter bus to Dromana, where you will begin your walk through a bush corridor across the peninsula back to Cape Schanck. You will be walking through a varied landscape, from formal gardens, to mixed eucalypt forest, to the basalt cliffs and white sands of Bushrangers Bay. Walking in the dark, you will notice the sounds of the bushland and the sea, and feel the crisp night air. Cape Schanck is well-known as a stargazing and astrophotography location, so hopefully you’ll get a chance to take some awesome photos, or simply enjoy the experience of walking under the stars. Your hike will end with a delicious sunrise breakfast cooked by our guides, and a celebration of your achievement with other night hikers.