All our experiences are graded; it’s good for you to read our grading system so you join an experience that is suitable to your physical limitations.
Walking tours: We use the Australian Walking Track Grading System (AWTGS). AWTGS classifies tracks into 5 grades, based on the Australian Standard for walking track construction (AS 2156). It was funded and developed by a Victorian Government initiative, in partnership government agencies and non-government groups across Australia, including NSW National Parks.
How a track gets its grade:
The grading system assesses a walk’s difficulty based on several criteria, including: experience required, steps, gradient, path quality and signage.
Accessible (Grade 1): No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.
Easy (Grade 2): No bushwalking experience required. The track is hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.
Medium (Grade 3): Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
Hard (Grade 4): Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Difficult (Grade 5): Very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked. Walks may be more than 20km.
Kayaking Tours: The following grading system has been developed by PaddleNSW qualified Sea Instructors to assist in describing all waterways in the Guide.
Accessibility: We strive to make all our experiences as accessible as possible so that everyone can enjoy a nature based outdoor experience with us. Please visit our accessibility page for more information about what we can offer and contact us for any questions.