Astounding Hiking Tours through Budawangs National Park
Climb mountains, discover secret waterfalls and sleep inside caves with Freeland Hiking Co.’s unique five-day expedition in Bundawangs National Park.
What will I see?
Expedition hiking at its best, the 5-day loop through the Budawangs National Park is an unforgettable experience unique to Freeland Hiking Co. A truly wild adventure, this trail will have you scrambling up mountains, searching for hidden waterfalls and sleeping inside caves.
Rich with cultural, geological and natural history, and located four hours south of Sydney, the Budawangs National Park is a declared wilderness area. Freeland Hiking Co. takes experienced hikers deep into the untamed landscape; through thick bushland and lush valleys; along steep peaks and tranquil rivers. At nightfall, we’ll set up camp and a fire inside a sandstone cave.
Please note that this epic-grade trail is for confident hikers seeking an isolated hiking experienced.
There is a pre-trip briefing, and a full gear check the afternoon before Day 1
Day 1: Depart Sydney, Long Gully to Cooyoyo Creek campground | 7km
Day 2: Cooyoyo Creek to Mt Cole Campground, via the Monolith Valley | 9km
Day 3: Walk via Mt Bibbenluke to Corang Arch | 12km
Day 4: Corang Arch to Yadboro River | 12km
Day 5: Yadboro River to Long Gully, return to Sydney | 14km
What do I need?
Not much to be honest. We’re pretty proud of the all-inclusive nature of our tours, and all you really need is a decent pair of hiking shoes and some clothing. We don’t want you forking out $100’s for high-tech gear, which is why we provide all the life-saving essentials. We also have a series of hire gear available, if you’d like to have the best of the best!
What's Included on the Budawangs National Park Hiking Tour
Two professional wilderness guides
Four nights camping
Lightweight tent (twin share) and compact sleeping mat
Sleeping bag with cotton liner
Hiking Backpack (70-90L)
Five breakfasts, five lunches, and four dinners (see Food on the Trail for more info)
Snacks, tea and coffee on the trail
Group camping equipment included: stove, pots, tarp, etc.
Transport to and from Sydney in an airconditioned bus (luggage transfer included)
All national park fees and track fees
Emergency communications and first aid kits
Maximum eight guests
What fitness do I need?
The track is multi-terrain; with rock paths, mountain traverses, creek crossings, and shady bush tracks. Steep climbs with rope assistance can be expected, as well as off-track sections, thick scrub, and muddy tracks.
The Budawangs Circuit is an extremely challenging walk requiring previous hiking experience and a high level of fitness. Each day, guests can expect to be walking around 6-10 hours through challenging terrain. We highly recommend some pre-trip training, which will not only make your experience better, but is also great chance to just get fit and healthy.
In order to provide you with the best ‘pre-trip’ training, we consulted one of Sydney’s leading Personal Trainers, to develop a custom program specifically targeting the key muscles and fitness requirements for this hike. It’s a combination of both HIIT and strength training and will have you well on your way to success!
The training program is included in all tour bookings!
And as with anything in this world, if you have any questions, concerns, or queries, we really are the best people to speak to! Plus we’re super friendly and love a chat! Head on over to our Contact Us page for all the details.
5 Days I 54 km
Maximum Group Size 8
Location and Map
New South Wales