Date(s) - 17 Apr 2019 until 22 Apr 2019
- Grade 5 Hard
- Leader: Peter Smith-Allen
- Phone: 0260271980
- Participant numbers:max 8
- Final booking date: 3rd April
Morton National Park, (The Budawangs) Wednesday 17th April to Monday 22nd April.
Grade 5 (Hard)
Map Ref, Corang 8927-3N, GDA N.S.W Government.
Leader, Peter Smith-Allen (02)60271980
Day 1. Wednesday 17th
On Wednesday afternoon we will drive up the Hume Hwy to Goulburn, we will then head south east to the Shoal haven River where we will car camp for the night.
Day 2. Thursday 18th Approx. 14.5 km
After a short drive to Wog Wog campground we leave the cars and start the walk following the Scenic rim walking track. We pass over Corang Peak and visit Corang Arch before descending to Burrumbeet Brook camping area, where we camp overnight in a cave.
Day 3. Friday 19th Approx. 15km
Today is a big day; we continue to follow the Scenic Rim walking track before joining the Monolith walking track. From here we follow an old foot pad up a very steep rock face in-between Mt Cole and Mt Owen. We head between Mt Cole and Owen before descending into once again a very steep gorge. We once again pick up the Monolith walking track and follow this until we descend into Cooyoyo Creek, were we camp for the night. (There will be some very steep rock scrambling and short sections of rope climbing in this section, pack hauling will be required).
Day 4. Saturday 20th Approx. 12km
After leaving our overnight packs at the top of Cooyoyo Creek track we head for the castle. (This is once again not for the faint hearted and requires some very steep rock scrambling and short sections of rope climbing. Walkers may opt out for this section if they wish). After the castle we pick up our packs and descend into the cool fern clad gorge of Monolith Valley and follow the track back to our overnight camp near the base of Mt Tarn.
Day 5. Sunday 21st Approx. 11km
This morning we back track to Canowie Creek where we leave the track and follow an old foot pad to the Corang River. We follow this until reaching a great swimming hole where we will camp for the night.
Day 6. Monday 22nd Approx. 9km
Following Corang Lagoon Walking Trail we pick up the scenic Rim trail and make our way back to the cars. We should be back at Wog Wog Camping ground around lunch time for our drive back home.