There are very few of the usual bushwalking chores required of you on this trip. All cooking, washing up and general camp set up will be done by the guides. All you need to do is:
- Pack your own pack. You will be given a demonstration and ongoing help to master this art.
- Put up your own tent. There will be a demonstration on the first night of camping and the guides will be available for any further assistance.
- Deliver your meal kit to the kitchen.
- Collect personal water. Either from natural water sources or water tanks.
Most days will start with a wake up at 7AM. On certain days a longer sleep in may be possible depending on the itinerary. Breakfast and hot drinks will be provided, and you will be able to enjoy the morning and begin packing down camp at a leisurely pace. Usually this takes around two hours.
On the track you’ll be able to walk at your own pace and the group is free to spread out (when appropriate). One guide will always be walking at the back and the other guide will be somewhere near the front. Generally, the group will stop every 45 minutes to 1 ½ hours (more frequently on harder terrain) and allow everyone to rest and have a snack. However, feel free to stop whenever you need for a breather, water, photos or just to admire the view. Most days (weather permitting) will have the option of a side trip for those who are willing. Lunch time will vary, but you will generally have an hour or so to enjoy a meal and relax before finishing the day’s walking.
You will arrive at camp some time in the afternoon (this varies considerably, but is rarely later than 4PM) with plenty of time to set up your tent. The afternoon and evening will be yours to spend relaxing, reading, watching wildlife, playing cards or (in some locations) swimming. Dinner will usually be eaten between 6 and 7 and afterwards you are free to retire to your tent whenever you wish.