Activity Rating

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.

S01 (Easy): Sheltered flat water with minimal currents, easy entry and exits and no more than 500m from safe landing sites.
S02: Unsheltered inland open waters, estuaries and lakes, or sheltered coastline. Small waves or surf less than 0.5m, currents less than 2km/h, crossings no more than 1km from safe landing sites
S03: Sheltered coastal waters with possible wind against wave or tide effects and moderate breaking seas. Possible surf entry and exits less than 1m, currents less than 4km/h, up to 5km crossings or from safe landing sites.
S04: Unsheltered coastal waters which may encounter steepening swell and breaking seas, wind against wave or tide effects. Entry and exits may be difficult and involve negotiation of surf up to 2m. May involve fast currents up to 7km/h and up to 10km crossings or from safe landing sites
S05: Unsheltered coastal waters, isolated remote areas and ocean with crossings or distance from safe landing sites of up to 30km. May encounter large, steep swell, breaking waves and complex fast currents. Possible dangerous surf entries and exits with waves more than 2m.


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.  

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