Keen on an escape that’ll help you re-discover your inner wild woman? Say hello to Women Want Adventure: a community that helps women discover new places and form lasting friendships on small group, weekend or multi-day trips.
Women Want Adventure is reinventing the wheel when it comes to ‘girls weekends’. Forget wine and cheese nights, we’re going on a real adventure.
The adventures on offer can be as simple as a day hike in the Blue Mountains or an overnight canoe and camping weekend in Victoria.
Here are some their best mini-adventures (and larger ones) across Australia.
Summit Mount Kosciuszko, NSW
If you’ve always wanted to summit Australia’s highest peak but haven’t got anyone to go with, this four-day tour could be for you. The hiking trip is fully-supported with accommodation, meals and plenty of gals to chat with.
The Snowy Mountains’ diverse landscape offers the perfect mixture of hiking trails during the warmer months.
During three selected walks, this trip explores stunning alpine landscapes, including a summit to the highest peak in Australia – Mount Kosciuszko.
At night, kick up your feet and enjoy a the Lake Crackenback Resort with one restaurant Alpine dinner and two group dinners in the chalets prepared by your guides.
Overnight Canoe Adventures, VIC
One of the best ways to experience the stunning Lake Eildon is via canoe.
The women’s only trip starts at Hutchinson Boat Ramp. From here, 25 km over two days of spectacular solitude wilderness is laying ahead of you
Escape the crowds and explore the lake. Pull into the groups own sandy beach for a secluded nights camp under the stars.
Lake Eildon is picturesque and after a day on the water, you’ll be able to sit back (or jump in a hammock) and soak in breathtaking views.
Blue Mountains Hiking and Yoga Escapes, NSW
Give up the endless search for a retreat that ticks all the boxes – this one is it!
This Blue Mountains retreat will have you relaxing, in yoga classes and hiking to move your body and replenish your soul. You’ll love the nourishing plant-based chef meals too.
Enjoy a hike and a yoga session each day over three days. You’ll hike through enclosed rainforest tunnels, natural bridges, waterfalls and lookouts.
Hike the Larapinta Trail, NT
If you’re keen to see the outback, but want the comfort of hiking with a supportive group of women, this is your pick.
Immerse yourself in the beautiful and remote West MacDonnell Ranges on the Larapinta Trail.
Spend a week hiking and sleeping under the stars in swags. You’ll hike sections of the trail with day packs and be emerged in the culturally rich and stunning landscape.
Highlights include watching the sunrise atop Mount Sonder, Northern Territory’s fourth highest peak.
Swim with Whale Sharks, WA
Women Want Adventure have packaged the adventure of a lifetime. The Ningaloo Reef is a slice of paradise.
Fly to Perth and onto Exmouth. Spend days on the water sea kayaking and snorkelling in the Ningaloo Reef lagoon.
Head to the MantaRays Resort for a two-night luxury 4.5 star stay. It will be the perfect place to centre yourself before you swim with whale sharks the following day.
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