During the COVID-19 pandemic we made the decision to close to new hikers due to high numbers attending our weekly walks. If you have previously been a Sole Sister and have dropped off our mailing list let us know, and we will try to fit you in, but we can’t make any promises. We know life gets busy sometimes!
Is our group right for you?
We’re a social group of Sydney women over 45 years old. If you’re a bloke, or 30-something, we’re probably not your thing.
The group works best if you commit to training regularly with us. It doesn’t work so well if you are a casual drop in. You need to train weekly with us before you join one of our multi-day adventures or longer day hikes. If you live south or west of Sydney, or somewhere else altogether, you’ll likely find our national park training walks too far away to attend on a regular basis.
How fit do you need to be? If you can walk a hilly 12km on bush tracks in 3 hours or less, with a day pack, you’re fit enough.
Before joining us, we like to know about your bush walking experience. We also prefer if you first join us on a hike as a visitor. Our organisers are volunteers not paid coaches. We do not cater for beginners, although we will happily help you become ready for your next adventure challenge whether that be in fitness, equipment knowledge or skills.
We have a joining fee of $25 and an annual fee of $10 to cover our administrative costs.
Other walking groups
Not quite what you’re looking for? You may also want to consider The Bush Club or Sydney Bush Walkers, two well-established bush walking groups local to Sydney. There are also several hiking groups on MeetUp.
Looking for a Sydney women’s only group to build your fitness or want to gain bush walking experience? Try FitTrek or Diamonds in the Rough. These businesses run programs for beginners (as well as experienced) bush walkers and have coaches to guide you.