You’ve long dreamt of embarking on a multi-day hike in style and comfort and have now
made that a reality and booked. So how to prepare? Some of our guests are seasoned
walkers having completed an impressive array of walks from around the globe.
It’s easy to be parochial about this but you don’t need to travel far as Australia has
some of the best walks in the world, the Southern Ocean Walk being a perfect example.
Not surprisingly, a degree of fitness is essential. On a scale of easy to hard
the Southern Ocean Walk has been graded as moderate. The terrain features
sandy shorelines and gentle slopes but also includes some steep climbs and
descents in more rugged terrain. Whilst you don’t have to be a tri-athlete in
order to join us clearly the fitter you are the more you will enjoy the walk.
There are a few simple steps you can take in the lead up as part of your preparation.
For example, a few months prior to joining us why not complete several ½ day walks
per week that include inclines. If you prefer, have a comparable swimming or cycling
routine that will help strengthen aerobic and anaerobic fitness. By taking these early steps
you’ll feel very comfortable walking on uneven ground for several hours each day
and be able to focus on enjoying the extraordinary environment you’ll be in.
One of the great benefits of a guided walk such as ours is the peace of mind
that comes with being well looked after both on trail and upon return to the Homestead.
You will not suffer decision fatigue in the knowledge that we take care of everything.
All that’s left for you to do is take it all in.