All Ability Hikes

Supported and Guided Hikes

All Ability - Day Hikes and Multi Day Tours

Home Comforts Hiking organises many hikes each year for All Ability hikers and People with Disability that are able to walk unassisted. We organise regular free training hikes in Port Macquarie that take about 3 hours for those that want to improve their hiking ability and get out and meet people. We also organise a Big Day Out every couple of months to fabulous hiking locations on the Mid North Coast. These Big Day Out hikes are usually about 8km, and include support workers, a guide, transport to and from your home, morning tea and lunch.

Four times a year we organise Multi day tours to beautiful locations in NSW. Each day on these trips involves some hiking as well as sightseeing and visits to nearby tourist attractions. These trips can range from 3 to 5 days and include support workers, a guide, transport to and from your home, meals and attraction entry fees. Have a look at the photos below from some of our recent trips!

All hiking is easy to moderate. Basic fitness is needed to complete the hike. The guide carries a first aid kit and has first aid qualifications. NDIS Participants with Core funding are eligible to claim these trips through their plan. An invoice with appropriate codes will be provided. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.

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Trip dates

Departure Date Finish Date Tour Time Start Duration Price for activity including support worker Price for activty independent, no support worker Price for transport required
Sun, 11 Oct 2020 Sun, 11 Oct 2020 All Abilities training hike 8:00am 3 hours Free Free $10.00
Sun, 1 Nov 2020 Sun, 1 Nov 2020 Big Day Out - Hat Head. 8:00am 8 hours $156.00 $88.00 Included
Sun, 15 Nov 2020 Sun, 15 Nov 2020 All Abilities training hike 8:00am 3 hours Free Free $10.00
Sun, 6 Dec 2020 Sun, 6 Dec 2020 All Abilities training hike 8:00am 3 hours Free Free $10.00
Sun, 20 Dec 2020 Sun, 20 Dec 2020 Big Day Out - Dorrigo. 8:00am 8 hours $156.00 $88.00 Included
Sun, 10 Jan 2021 Sun, 10 Jan 2021 All Abilities training hike 8:00am 3 hours Free Free $10.00
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 Sun, 24 Jan 2021 All Abilities training hike 8:00am 3 hours Free Free $10.00
Sun, 7 Feb 2021 Sun, 7 Feb 2021 Big Day Out - Crowdy Head. 8:00am 8 hours $156.00 $88.00 Included
Sun, 21 Feb 2021 Sun, 21 Feb 2021 All Abilities training hike 8:00am 3 hours Free Free $10.00
Sun, 1 March 2021 Thu, 4 March 2021 Central Coast trip 8:00am 4 days/ 3 nights $1,120.00 $820.00 Included
Sun, 26 April 2021 Sun, 26 April 2021 All Abilities training hike 9:00am 3 hours Free Free $10.00
Sun, 16 May 2021 Wed, 18 May 2021 Smokey Cape Lighthouse trip 8:00am 3 days/ 2 nights $800.00 $500.00 Included
Sun, 30 May 2021 Sun, 30 May 2021 All Abilities training hike 9:00am 3 hours Free Free $10.00
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 Sun, 13 Jun 2021 All Abilities training hike 9:00am 3 hours Free Free $10.00
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 Sun, 27 Jun 2021 Big Day Out - Forster. 8:00am 8 hours $156.00 $88.00 Included
Sun, 11 Jul 2021 Sun, 11 Jul 2021 All Abilities training hike 9:00am 3 hours Free Free $10.00
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 Fri, 30 Jul 2021 Sydney Trip 8:00am 5 days / 4 nights $1,480.00 $980.00 Included
Sun, 15 Aug 2021 Sun, 15 Aug 2021 All Abilities training hike 9:00am 3 hours Free Free $10.00
Sun, 29 Aug 2021 Sun, 29 Aug 2021 All Abilities training hike 9:00am 3 hours Free Free $10.00
Sun, 5 Sep 2021 Sun, 5 Sep 2021 Big Day Out - Kattang Nature Reserve and North Brother. 8:00am 8 hours $156.00 $88.00 Included
Sun, 26 Sep 2021 Sun, 26 Sep 2021 All Abilities training hike 9:00am 3 hours Free Free $10.00
Tue, 5 Oct 2021 Tue, 8 Oct 2021 Wooli trip 8:00am 4 days / 3 nights $1,120.00 $820.00 Included
Sun, 21 Nov 2021 Sun, 21 Nov 2021 All Abilities training hike 8:00am 3 hours Free Free $10.00
Sun, 5 Dec 2021 Sun, 5 Dec 2021 All Abilities training hike 8:00am 3 hours Free Free $10.00
Sun, 12 Dec 2021 Sun, 12 Dec 2021 Big Day Out - Boorgana Nature Reserve and Ellenborough Falls. 8:00am 8 hours $156.00 $88.00 Included

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Frequently asked questions

1. Multi Day Hiking Trips

The minimum group size is 4 All Ability Hikers and 2 Support staff. The maximum group size is 9 All Ability Hikers and 3 Support staff. If the minimum numbers have not booked for a particular trip, the trip will be cancelled.

Prices are shown in the table above. There are 2 prices for each trip. The more expensive price includes Support staff with the price based on one support worker for every three All Ability hikers. The less expensive price is for independent hikers that do not require any support. Independent hikers will only be accepted if there are still vacancies on the 12 seater commuter bus.

Included
– All accommodation
– All transport to and from all hikes to your home
– All meals
– A guide
– Support workers (3:1 ratio, where the price includes support)
– Attraction entry fees

Not included
– Public transport fares where applicable – use your own OPAL card
– Incidentals such as drinks, ice creams etc.

Yes, NDIS Participants with Core funding or Capacity Building funding are eligible to claim these trips through their plan. An invoice with appropriate codes will be provided to your plan manager after the trip has been completed. Parents/Carers are to ensure there is sufficient funding available before the trip commences. Those without sufficient NDIS funding can still join the trips at their own expense.

Each day of the multi day trips involves an element of hiking, usually around 8km per day on easy to moderate trails. There is also sightseeing and visits to local attractions.

Central Coast trip, we stay in a large house at Nora Head. The trip includes a Hawkesbury cruise, and hikes in Boudi National Park and Wyrrabalong National Park.

Smokey Cape Lighthouse trip, staying at the Lighthouse cottages. Hiking around South West Rocks, visit Trial Bay Gaol and swimming at the beautiful beaches

Sydney trip, staying at YHA The Rocks. Hiking sections of the Bondi to Manly trail and other great Sydney walks. Visit Taronga Zoo, Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Wooli trip, staying at Wooli River Lodges. Hiking sections of the Yuraygir Coastal Walk, River cruise, canoeing and swimming.

Yes, we can amend the itinerary based on the group’s hiking experience and the weather conditions.

Bookings can be made by contacting us through the contact us page on the website or by emailing homecomfortshiking@gmail.com

For those claiming through their NDIS plan, payment is due 2 weeks after the trip concludes.

For those travelling independently, payment is due 2 weeks prior to the departure date. There are no refunds for independent travellers that cancel after making their payment.

Overall the hike is rated easy to moderate. For inexperienced and less fit hikers, it would be rated moderate to hard. The average distance covered per day is about 8km (3-4 hours of hiking). If you want to see how you might cope with the hiking on a trip, then come along on our free training hikes in Port Macquarie.

Meals are included in all trips.

  • Breakfast – Cereals, toast, some cooked food such as eggs, bacon, sausages
  • Lunch – Packed lunch with sandwich, fruit, drink, snacks, treats
  • Dinner – Either a 2 course cooked dinner at our accommodation or dinner at a local pub, club or restaurant

Transport is in a 12 seater commuter bus. The driver is fully licensed and the bus is fully insured. We also have Public Liability insurance. While hiking, you only need to carry a small day pack with water, snacks and any other personal items. Your luggage will remain at the accommodation.

– Small backpack with waterproof cover
– Shirts, pants, shorts, underwear, socks
– Hiking shoes or boots
– Hiking Pole(s)
– Rainproof jacket
– Swimsuit and micro towel
– Money and/or Debit/Credit Card
– Phone and/or tablet, camera and chargers
– Toiletries and medication 

We will pick you up from your home between 8.00am and 9.00am

At your home at about 4.00pm on the last day.

2. Big Day Out Hikes

The minimum group size is 4 All Ability Hikers and 2 Support staff. The maximum group size is 9 All Ability Hikers and 3 Support staff. If the minimum numbers have not booked for a particular trip, the trip will be cancelled.

Prices are shown in the table above. There are 2 prices for each trip. The more expensive price includes Support staff with the price based on one support worker for every three All Ability hikers. The less expensive price is for independent hikers that do not require any support. Independent hikers will only be accepted if there are still vacancies on the 12 seater commuter bus.

Included

– All transport to and from hikes to your home
– Morning tea and lunch
– A guide
– Support workers (3:1 ratio, where the price includes support)

Not included

– Incidentals such as drinks, ice creams etc

Yes, NDIS Participants with Core funding or Capacity Building funding are eligible to claim these trips through their plan. An invoice with appropriate codes will be provided to your plan manager after the trip has been completed. Parents/Carers are to ensure there is sufficient funding available before the trip commences. Those without sufficient NDIS funding can still join the trips at their own expense.

Each day of the Big Day Out trips involves an element of hiking, usually around 8km per day on easy to moderate trails. There is also sightseeing and visits to local attractions. Details of Big Day Out trips will be communicated via our email list 2 months prior to the event. If you are not on our email list and would like to be, please contact us using the contact us page on this website.
Yes, we can amend the itinerary based on the group’s hiking experience and the weather conditions.

Bookings can be made by contacting us through the contact us page on the website or by emailing homecomfortshiking@gmail.com

Overall the hike is rated easy to moderate. For inexperienced and less fit hikers, it would be rated moderate to hard. The average distance covered per day is about 8km (3-4 hours of hiking). If you want to see how you might cope with the hiking on a trip, then come along on our free training hikes in Port Macquarie.
Transport is in a 12 seater commuter bus. The driver is fully licensed and the bus is fully insured. We also have Public Liability insurance. While hiking, you only need to carry a small day pack with water, snacks and any other personal items.

– Small backpack with waterproof cover
– Shirt, pants or shorts
– Hiking shoes or boots
– Hiking Pole(s)
– Rainproof jacket if rain is forecast
– Swimsuit and micro towel
– Money and/or Debit/Credit Card
– Phone and/or tablet, camera and chargers
– Medication if required 

We will pick you up from your home between 8.00am and 9.00am

At your home at about 5.00pm

3. Training Hikes

The minimum group size is 2. The maximum group size is 20

Included

– A guide

Not included

– Incidentals such as drinks, ice creams etc
– Transport

We can pick you up and return you home after the hike if you request this. The charge for this service is $10 in total.

Meet at Tacking Point Surf Club at 7.50am (Daylight Saving Months) or 8.50am (When there is no daylight saving). We start walking at 8.00am or 9.00am and head to the lighthouse, then the back beach, up over the hill to Miners Beach and then on to Shelley Beach. If we are making good time, we will continue to the northern end of Shelley Beach before heading back the same way to our start point. There are toilets at Shelley Beach and Lighthouse Beach. There is also a cafe at Lighthouse Beach where we can stay for a coffee if you want before returning home.

Bookings can be made by contacting us through the contact us page on the website or by emailing homecomfortshiking@gmail.com. Or just turn up at the start point at the start time.

Overall the hike is rated easy to moderate. For inexperienced and less fit hikers, it would be rated moderate to hard. The average distance covered is about 6km (2-3 hours of hiking).

Transport if applicable is in a 12 seater commuter bus. The driver is fully licensed and the bus is fully insured. While hiking, you only need to carry a small day pack with water, snacks and any other personal items.

– Small backpack with waterproof cover 
– Shirt, pants or shorts
– Hiking shoes or boots
– Hiking Pole(s)
– Rainproof jacket if rain is forecast
– Swimsuit and micro towel
– Money and/or Debit/Credit Card
– Phone and/or tablet, camera and chargers
– Medication if required