Astounding Hiking Tours through Budawangs Park

Climb mountains, discover secret waterfalls and sleep inside caves with Freeland Hiking Co.’s unique five-day expedition in Bundawangs National Park.

5-Day tour

Unfortunately, due to the recent bush fires in the Budawangs National Park, we will be unable to operate this tour for some time. 

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.


Itinerary Summary

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.


GST included

Important Documents

5 Days I 54 km

Epic Grade

Maximum Group Size 8

Location and Map

New South Wales

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We proudly support the LGBTQ+ community. We also acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, in particular, the Eora, Dharawal, Dharug and, Gundungurra Nations who are the Traditional Custodians of the Land upon which we walk.