The Blue Waterholes Adventure Tour takes us deep into the Northern tip of Kosciuszko National Park in Australia’s Alpine Ranges. The trip includes two popular walks along the scenic Clarke Gorge and Nichols Gorge.
The Clarke Gorge walk has a number of river crossings so be prepared to get your feet wet. The narrow gorge and cascades eventually lead you to some beautiful waterfalls. This provides a great photo opportunity and relax before heading back to camp.
The campsite itself is isolated so kangaroos, wallabies and Brumbies (wild horses) wonder around grazing on the flats nearby. In fact they will often wonder into the camp while grazing. Wild dogs also put on a howling show most evenings before nightfall. It is worth mentioning that the dogs will not come near camp so there is no danger.
The Nichols Gorge walk meanders in the opposite direction from Clarke Gorge and consists of caves which can be explored, a number of sinkholes and interesting prehistorical features such as fossils.
Our adventurers who like this walk should also consider our Camping and Hiking Adventure in the Budawangs.
Some information about the Blue Waterholes adventure tour
- Food for this trip is supplied by Blue Skies Adventure Tours. Please email us if you have any specific dietary needs.
- It is important to pack warm clothes and good quality walking shoes or boots. We provide the tents, sleeping bags with liners, and self-inflating sleeping mats. In addition, we provide a small camping kit including a light poncho for the rain, a highly absorbent microfibre hiking towel, spork (combination fork and spoon), wide brim hat, collapsible water bottle and a head torch. Adventurers keep the walking kit for themselves to use on the rest of their adventures in Australia (and of course to remind them of their best time in Australia).
- There is a lot of driving time to get to and from the Blue Waterholes so we endeavour to take frequent stops to ensure the comfort of our adventurers.
- Weather may affect the trip so keep an eye on incoming emails to see if there is a change in plans. Allow a few days either side of the trip to avoid disappointment.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Dickson Central|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 45 minutes before departure.|
Terms and conditions
It is important to read and understand the terms and conditions before booking the Camping and Hiking Adventure. Available on application.
Breakfast in Dickson
7:00 – 8:00am
Travel to Blue Water Holes
8:00am – 11:00am
Walk along Clarke Gorge to explore the cascades and falls
11:00am – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Set up camp and prepare campfire
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Explore camping area and Blue Water Holes site
3:00pm – 5:00pm
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Campfire – listen to wild dogs and check out kangaroos and brumbies
6:00pm – 10:00pm
7:00am – 8:30am
Nichols Gorge walk including caves and sinkholes
8:30am – 11:00am
Pack up campsite
11:00am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Travel to Adaminaby
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Photos around giant trout and coffee break
2:30pm – 3:00pm
Travel to Dickson
3:00pm – 5:00pm