Setting off from Paine Grande Hostel on the Torres Del Paine Walk

Course - Walking The Wilderness

The wilderness seems to touch a part in each one of us and one of the best ways to experience it is to walk in it. Walking gives us the opportunity to slow down, to appreciate the world through which we normally race. The physiological benefits of longer distance walking are many, including an increased sense of well-being.

Walking the Wilderness - one day 9.30am - 4.30pm


In this course we look at the preparations for setting off on four hiking trails: The Milford Track in New Zealand, tackling the Torres Del Paine 'W' circuit in Chilean Patagonia, walking in the Warrumbungles in NSW and an overnight walk in the Kosciuszko National Park. If you have ever wanted to go on a wilderness walking journey, but have been reluctant or unsure about how to start, this course will help you to prepare for it.
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Course Information

Walking the Wilderness Full Day Course Includes:

  • Comprehensive Course Notes
  • Interactive Discussions.
  • Gear Demonstrations.
  • Audio-Visual Presentations.
  • Fun Quiz.
  • Next Scheduled Course: Saturday 19 May
Course Sessions
  • SESSION 1.
  • INTRODUCTION & MILFORD TRACK.
  • What is Wilderness?
  • 10 Questions for Walkers.
  • The Milford Track Walk.
  • SESSION 2.
  • PLANNING & PREPARATION.
  • Clothes.
  • Walking Gear.
  • Jagungal Wilderness, Kosciuszko N.P.
  • Campside living.
  • Hygeine, Huts Code.
  • SESSION 3.
  • TORRES DEL PAINE.
  • Complete list of things to take on walk.
  • Assemble and strike a tent.
  • Wilderness Quiz.
  • independent and Escorted Walks.
  • SESSION 4.
  • WARRUMBUNGLES.
  • National Parks.
  • Training Walks.
  • First Aid.
  • Walking Groups to Join.
Planned Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • 1. Prepare for a wilderness hiking trail.
  • 2. Know the routes of the Milford Track and the Torres del Paine 'W' walk.
  • 3. Organise a First Aid Kit for your walk.