Hiking Programs

Next Available program: 1st February to 26th March 2023

Commit, Create and Endure.

This is an Intensive 8 week training program from 1st February to 26th March 2023.

A unique opportunity to commit, create, and endure a multi-day hiking experience.

Gain confidence, inspiration and practical knowledge required for safe and capable hiking with a small group of like-minded aspiring hikers on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

The group as a collective throughout the course, will choose the location, create, and commit to the last hike on the last weekend in March. The groups ideas and aspirations are set to what you are wanting and willing to achieve from this experience !! 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ (At the start of peak hiking season)

🌻You will need to be able to commit as an individual and be accountable as a group member, show up, be reliable, be willing to push yourself harder than you thought possible, train and have fun in the elements with other budding Sunshine Coast Hikers. 🌟You will be amazed at what you are capable of with the right support, guidance and group dynamics. 💫

This program is strictly limited to 8 motivated individuals only.

Introductory rate first group only $613.75pp + $61.38GST

✨Jen is an experienced adventure based learning facilitator, with a passion for the great outdoors and challenging herself time and time again. She is always hiking and exploring in difficult environments on her days off from working in the health and wellness industry. This program has been designed with Jen’s experience knowing very well the benefits of focusing on the importance of strength and endurance for both the mind and body ✨ This is an excellent opportunity to focus on health and wellness for 8weeks. We will also be joined by Syrus on most of our adventures, another experienced Outdoor Educator with a passion for adventuring in difficult environments.

🌻To register your interest or for more information please email Jen bodyheights@gmail.com

Detailed Program Information:

We will start the program on Wednesday the 1st February 5pm at The Farm Gym, straight into a strength and endurance session lead by Luke, a great way to break the ice and get to know each other from the beginning. We will also be joined by Caleb from Didgeridoo Music Therapy for acknowledgment to country and lifting healing ceremony. You will be given information and Itinerary list to look at but I strongly suggest waiting till the information session on Wednesday before going out and buying anything. Finishing at 6:30-7pm.

Sunday 5/2/23 5:30am Lead by Jen. We will head to Noosa National Park very early to get a carpark at Main Beach and keep cool in the morning hours. We will walk to Sunshine Beach and return, 10.8km coastal walk, it is a nice distance to start with because there is so many beautiful lookouts and beaches to stop if required. Highly recommend swimming and getting lunch in Noosa to finish as a reward for the effort. Finish well before lunchtime.

Wednesday 8/2/23 5pm at Body Heights Remedial Massage for information session lead by Jen. This is when we find out all the helpful hints on what is absolutely necessary for multiway hikes and what is not, we can pair up and share some equipment to make our packs lighter or you can go completely independent. This is when we build on our skills, awareness and knowledge on gear, food and safety that is imperative to safe and mindful hiking. The equipment needed for hiking with the weather conditions on the Sunshine Coast is not expensive these days. We will also be brainstorming and sharing ideas for our final multi-day hike to endure together at the end of March. This is a very content heavy session finished by 8pm.

Sunday 12/2/23 7am Lead by Jen. We will be starting later as this is only a short walk, a steep rainforest trail from Faxton Mill Rd to Baxter Falls 7.6km return. This is my favourite weekend track if you haven’t been you will love the waterfall and suspension bridge, highly recommend having a dip at the bottom. We will be finished early around 10am so you can get back to your weekend.

Wednesday 15/2/23 Lead by Luke 5pm at The Farm Gym. We will continue building on our goals, group dynamics and team building of course with strength and endurance. Finish by 6pm

Sunday 19/2/23 Lead by Trent and Stacey 7am for our first “Balanced Morning” in Alexandra Headland, this is when we build tools which support and improve our stress response, boost health and welling, in a safe supportive environment which allows you to overcome adversity and general day to day stress!  Guided breath work & meditation experience with sound, Individual ice bath experience (up to 5 minutes), Magnesium bath for quick recovery, Infrared Sauna, Guided group cacao ceremony, Connection & sharing for Integration of the awareness, downloads and wisdom obtained from the experience. We will be finished by 9am.

Wednesday 22/2/23 5pm at Body Heights Remedial Massage for information session lead by Jen. This is a very important session where we follow up on everyones itinerary for gear, any safety measures, weather report, and questions. Finished by 7pm.

Friday 24th 2pm to Sunday 26th 10am Our first multi-day hike, Gheerulla Loop, 23km in 3 days, Start and finish on Delicia Rd, Mapleton. This track is part of the Sunshine Coast Great Walk. I have chosen this destination for the exit points, the ease of access for the first and last day, and the beautiful scenery for Saturday. This is a moderately challenging walk, it will test you, as a beginner, especially with a heavy backpack but remember we will have done a lot of preparation, this is why you are doing this program! We will be completing this trail together as a group and the campsite views are world class with creeks and waterfalls on the way. A wonderful beginning to your new lifestyle, small debrief 10am.

Well done! You are now a multi-day hiker! 

Wednesday 1st March 5pm at The Farm Gym for group session, straight into more strength and endurance lead by Luke.  Finish by 6:30pm.

Sunday 5/3/23 coastal walk chosen by group.

Wednesday 8/3/23 5pm at Body Heights Remedial Massage for information session lead by Jen. This is where we get to create and commit as a group our final hiking destination. Trip planning, risk management, itinerary list, contingency plans, weather considerations, food, everything else we need to create a safe fun experience together. 

Sunday 12/3/23 6am Baroon Pocket Dam (Narrows) to Kondalilla Falls Rd 11km, one way trail with beautiful lookouts and Obi Obi Creek to follow till we head up to the falls at Kondalilla. We will have to car shuffle for this one way track. Most of you would have done part or all of this trail before it is very popular. We will be finished by lunchtime, perfect for grabbing lunch up the range.

Wednesday 15/3/23 5pm at The Farm Gym for group session, straight into more strength and endurance lead by Luke. Finish by 6:30pm

Sunday 19/3/23 Lead by Trent and Stacey 7am for our last “Balanced Morning” in Alexandra Headland, we will be coming to the end of our program and this will be a great opportunity to reflect on our experiences. Guided breath work & meditation experience with sound, Individual ice bath experience (up to 5 minutes), magnesium bath for quick recovery, Infrared Sauna, guided group cacao ceremony, connection & sharing for integration of the awareness, downloads and wisdom obtained from the experience. We will also be joined by Caleb from Didgeridoo Music Therapy for a grounding healing ceremony to end with. We will be finished by 9:30am.

Wednesday 22/3/23 5pm at Body Heights Remedial Massage for our last information session lead by Jen. This is a very important session where we follow up on everyones itinerary for gear, any safety measures, weather report, and questions for our last hike of the program. Finished by 7pm.

Friday 24th March to yet to be advised, could be Monday or Tuesday 28th. Endure our final Multi-Day Hike as a group with other competent, safe, experienced, mindful and all round better humans. Small debrief to finish. 

Please email me if you are interested or have any questions bodyheights@gmail.com

Body Heights Hiking Programs acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we hike. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present. Commit, Create and Endure Adventures are committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.

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