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Walks Gradings


Walk Type

Approx Daily Km.




DW- One Day Walk

BP (3d2n) Backpack, 3 days, 2 nights

CC (2d2n)- Car Camp, 2 days, 2 nights

S - Short - Less than 10km
M - Medium - 10-15 km
L -Long -15-20 km
XL - Extra Long - over 20 km

1 - Graded track, some incline
2 - Graded track, hills, creek crossings
3 - Rough track, steep sections, creek crossings
4 - Off track, moderate terrain
5 - Off track, thick terrain
6 - Rock climbing and exposure

A - Low fitness
B - Moderate fitness
C - Good fitness
D - Good fitness with agility
E - High fitness level
F - Strenuous - experienced walkers only!


How are the walks graded ?

Easier walks, mostly on well defined paths, short, with no special difficulties.

A - Low fitness

Slightly harder walks. Paths may be indistinct, basic navigation skills required, medium length.

B - Moderate fitness

Moderate hillwalks. Terrain will be steep, navigation could be difficult, medium to long.

C - Good fitness with experienced leaders

Longer walks, mostly off-track; moderate scrambling may be required; good navigation skills essential, long distance/time.

E - High fitness with agility with experience.

Hard hillwalking including quite difficult scrambling, long distances, remote areas, very long distances.

F - Strenuous all party very experienced, very fit.

  The grades are all based on the assumption the route can be completed in reasonable weather conditions. For example low cloud and thick vegetation can cause problems on some routes with map reading and compass skills essential. Heavy rain can cause rivers and streams to become too deep or dangerous to cross. High winds may make some ridges and mountain areas dangerous. Thunder storms put walkers at risk especially on high land. Extreme bushfire conditions make any trip potentially life-threatening. Finally remember combinations of adverse conditions increase the risks substantially. It is assumed that map, compass and suitable clothing will be taken on all walks above grade 1.

Visit our safety and skills section, for information on the skills you will need to complete the routes above Grade 1 in safety.