HIKING TOUR (Green Gully)
If you require a specific date. Contact us directly to arrange.
Maximum of 5 people per tour.
The Six-day Green Gully Track puts New South Wales up alongside Tasmania and New Zealand when it comes to hut-to-hut hikes, but that’s not all it does.
Honouring the legacy of Australia’s early graziers, preserving the irreplaceable relics of their lives, and making for an unforgettable adventure deep in the furrows of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, this is one trek that’s well worth the effort,
Join Aussie Bike or Hike www.aussiebikeorhike.com on an unforgettable 6 days.
Guided but World Champion motorcycle racer Alex Cudlin.
Located between Walcha and Port Macquarie in northern New South Wales, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park lies within an ancient spine of volcanic peaks and water-carved valleys. For thousands of years the mountains were roamed by the Dangaddi people, then divvied up as pastureland from the 1840s onwards.
You can get a sense of the area’s mind-bending topography if you stop by some of the better-known attractions along Waterfall Way and Oxley Highway. Apsley Falls and Wollomombi Falls showcase the deep, crumbling ravines at their most extreme; where water plummets over the 100m gorge walls before disappearing under massive rock falls.
Impressive? Without a doubt, but these lookouts won’t exactly test your mettle.
The Green Gully Track, on the other hand, is a chance to leave your wheels behind and explore a seldom-seen circuit within the Apsley-Macleay gorge system on two feet. Over four lung-busting yet eye-opening days, the track cuts a 65km loop through what were once private mustering properties owned and tamed by the Youdale and O’Keefe families for the latter half of the 1900s.
The stock routes they blazed are characterised by old corrugated huts and timber holding pens spaced a day’s muster apart. For the purpose of the walk, which was established in 2011, these huts and management trails have been stitched together with sections of bush track, one near-vertical ridge tumble, and an epic ‘foot spa’ day that’ll see you wading thigh-deep up a creek.
Day 1 - Meet at Port Macquarie Airport and follow us in your car to Green Gully trek (roughly 1.5 hours drive west of Port Macquarie)
Day 2 - 19kms Hike
Day 3 - 14kms Hike
Day 4 - 14kms Hike
Day 5 - 17kms Hike
Day 6 - Travel home via car to Port Macquarie Airport
You'll need to be prepared for long, sometimes arduous walking over 4 days. However, the beauty of the area will make up for any tough walk.
This Hike the “Aussie Bike or Hike” will take you on is part of the World Heritage-listed National Park, This Hike is an adventurous 67km walk.
This award-winning walking track is one of the best in NSW and takes you on a unique journey deep into one of the largest gorge systems in Australia.
The only way to experience this "guided" hike and enjoy the inspiring views, dramatic gorges and abundant wildlife is to book with us.
Motorcycle World Champion Alex Cudlin (Owner of Aussie Bike or Hike) will personally guide you safely the whole way.
On the Hike, you’ll traverse fern-lined gullies, crystal-clear mountain streams, high-elevation forests as well as towering rocky outcrops. You’ll share some of the terrain with endangered brush-tailed rock wallabies, soaring wedge-tailed eagles, and native marsupial mice.
Uniquely, there is no need to carry a tent as you’ll stay in restored stockman huts along the way. Fitted with the essentials like beds, water tanks, solar-lighting, non-flush toilets and gas cooking equipment within each hut, these huts will greet the weary walker at the end of each day.
After a day of hiking, what better way to relax then sit around the camp fire, eating unique Australian bush tucker and listening to some stories from Alex and the Aussie Bike or Hike crew.
All food will be supplied for the hike; however, each client will need to carry their food, daily water, sleeping bag and clothes.
Hiking back packs and Sleeping bags can be supplied by the Aussie Bike or Hike crew upon request.
Alex will have GPS, Spot tracker, CB radio, Toppo maps, first aid outback kit, Emergency blanket and Emergency Food and water on his person throughout the whole hike, as safety for staff and clients is paramount.
If you would like more information about booking this hike, please send us a message on the “Contact Us” page.
Four days of trekking in a World Heritage-listed forest
Not seeing any other humans for four days
Five individual heritage huts equipped with camp beds, stoves, fire wood
An abundance of wildlife, powerful owls, snakes, dingos
5 kilometres of walking and wading along a magical water Gully
Support van and Trailer
Informed travel guide with the group
First aid trained guide with satellite communication in emergency
Tour description, travel materials
Detailed route planning
Walking with group
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE AIRFARES
Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included on all tours. No one goes hungry on these tours! If you have dietary restrictions, please contact us before booking, so we can find out and plan your options for the tour.
Don't forget your camera, the ride path Aussie Bike OR Hike staff will take you on will be exceptional. rolling hills, wild life, it’s very common to see Kangaroos, birds, goannas and other wild life along the route.
Sturdy walking shoes which are good in water. Second pair for evenings if you don’t want wet feet
Warm clothes/ beanie
Dry/plastic bags for river crossing
medication you require,
NOTE: This hike is a hut to hut hike. This means that each customer will be required to carry their own bag of clothes, sleeping bag, food and water. We have hiking backpack which we can supply, if you don't have a bag.
At each hut there is water to refill for the following days hike. We will be self supported, which means there won't be any cars or people on the trek.
All customers must hold Ambulance cover.
The lead guide will supply food and hand it out to place in each bag.
Rest assured, no one will go hungry. We always carry more then is needed.
The hut is small, cozy and basic. We will be sleeping on stretcher beds each night (apart from Night 1 and Night 5)
The hut holds 6 people and you'll be sleeping close to your fellow hiker.
The Green Gully trek doesn't allow the use of tents.
If you have any questions or concerns,
please contact us directly on 0408692990
Let us know what date you want and we will arrange.
10 TO 15 Kilometers PER DAY
The HIKE is 67 km split over 4 days ranging from 14km to 19km a day. There are some steep descents: 900m on your second day, river crossings and wading on your third day and a healthy dollop of up and down on your final leg. All in preparation for the BBQ and feast you left at hut five!
Day 1 - Arrive via car
Day 2 - 19kms
Day 3 - 14kms
Day 4 - 14kms
Day 5 - 17kms
Day 6 - Travel home via car
Which Airport do I fly too?
Aussie Bike OR Hike operates from the New South Wales Mid North Coast of Australia.
The closest airport to our headquarters in Port Macquarie.
Port Macquarie has both Qantas and Virgin airlines operating 4 flights each per day.
Once you have arrived at Port Macqaurie airport. One of the Aussie Bike OR Hike Staff will be waiting there to collect you and transport to the 1st nights accommodation.