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Why this Hike
This hike in Mount Kaputar National Park takes you to Swan Rocks which are some of the best examples of the rock formations known as organ pipes in Australia. The short walk takes you right to the base of the rocky formations which makes this walk so popular and is perfect for people of all abilities to undertake with a light level of fitness.
Track Notes & Overview
Starting from the Swan Rocks Picnic Area this walk follows the Swan Rocks Walking Track along clearly marked tracks towards the lookout. After about 15 minutes of walking you should find yourself at the rocks where you can stop, have a bite to eat and take in their beauty before turning back along the same track to return to the picnic ground where you started your walk from.
It is advised that you bring a fair amount of water on summer days as it can get quite hot.
Packing for a Day Hike
Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.
Food for a Day Hike
Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.
Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.
Leave No Trace
A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.
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