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Journey Sticks Scavenger Hunt Hike At Araluen

Created with Sketch. Araluen Botanic Park


2 Hrs


3 km



Tour Type

Small Group

Tour Overview

Let your kids’ wild side explode, through a short 3km guided hiking experience exploring Araluen Botanic Park.

We create a space for children to play and imagine on a journey through nature, to get their hands dirty and have fun learning new skills.

We’ll provide them with the tools to build their own journey stick (also known as a story stick or nature stick), which acts as a memento of their nature hike, featuring items collected while on the trail. These might be things like leaves, twigs, flowers, feathers, or anything else natural that you find along the way (off the ground of course).

Children have these to remember their experience, and to embrace nature even after their hike. This tour also offers a great opportunity for parents and carers alike to connect with each other, enjoy quality time with their little ones, and find some movement in nature.

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Tour Inclusions

  • A guided hike through Araluen with first-aid trained guides (All guides come with Working With Children Checks)
  • Age-appropriate activities created and run by our first-aid qualified guides
  • Tools to create their own journey stick
  • Amazing stories and secrets covering local heritage of our fascinating hiking trail & surrounds

What To Bring

  • Bring plenty of water (We recommend 500ml per child)
  • Comfortable clothes and sturdy trainers
  • Sun protection, and a backpack to carry any required snacks and water.

Tour Location

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Comments From Our Guests

  • lostinporthedland Avatar
    5 star rating
    30 Nov 2019 - TripAdvisor

    Really well organised and a really pretty hike. The organisers were really friendly and knowledgeable about the area

    Lisa Arnold Avatar
    Lisa Arnold
    positive review 
    24 Aug 2019 - Facebook

    Accomodating to myself and my four year old, we had a lovely hike and meditation. Great way to spend a... read more

  • Rachel Emer Avatar
    Rachel Emer
    positive review 
    14 Apr 2019 - Facebook

    First hike with The Hike Collective today and was a lovely experience. I was feeling a little apprehensive but there... read more

    Raelene Ward Avatar
    Raelene Ward
    positive review 
    15 Aug 2020 - Facebook

    First time hiking with The Hike Collective this morning. The ladies were very Friendly, welcoming and very knowledgeable tour guides.... read more

  • DBLRDG Avatar
    5 star rating
    19 Jun 2020 - TripAdvisor

    I joined the small group on the Mason and Bird Loop hike this morning. What a surprise! Fantastic... read more

    Bodyscape Wellness Avatar
    Bodyscape Wellness
    02 Jun 2020 - Google

    I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of The Hike Collective through the guided meditations that I've been honoured to... read more

Additional Information

Toilets are available at the tour start point.
All entry fees to Araluen are included in your ticket
We will be meeting at Camp Simon Carpark, off McNess Drive.
This activity is tailored specifically for the little ones! The hike is accessible for ages 4-13 and accompanied by a first aid trained guide as well as support guide.
No-shows and cancellations received within 48 hours of hike departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

Cancellations within 2-7 days prior will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations received over 7 days in advance will receive a full refund or credit towards another hike experience. Please note that Rezdy fees are non refundable. Guests can transfer their booking to a friend with no penalty but must advise The Hike Collective so we can forward all booking information to the new attendee.

If The Hike Collective cancels an event due to weather or danger in any way, your ticket will automatically be moved to the new date, or you will be eligible to transfer amounts paid to another tour or receive a full refund.
We are aware of the current situation with regards to COVID-19 and are working with our team and guests to ensure the safety and health of all of those we come into contact with. Our tours are currently limited to 18 guests and 2 hike leaders. We request that all hikers and hike leaders maintain the 2m social distancing required by law at this time. If you are unwell at the time of the tour commencing, we request that you remain at home and get in touch with us regarding transferring your ticket to another date. We appreciate your understanding at this time and thank you for supporting local.
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