The following items are recommended on day hikes:

  • Hiking boots/shoes & hiking socks (good sole support for longer routes)
  • Comfortable day pack
  • Sun block (apply before you start & re-apply during the day)
  • Wide-brimmed hat (with fastening chord, for the wind)
  • Warm clothing, suitable rain jacket/wind breaker (the temp can drop unexpectedly)
  • Layers of clothing, gloves & beanie (in winter)
  • At least 2 to 3 litres of water (depending on distance & weather)
  • Food & snacks – consider distance/time & allow extra for emergencies
  • Cell phone – fully charged, on silent, with emergency & ICE numbers
  • Personal medication & relevant medical information
  • Personal first-aid kit
  • Emergency space blanket
  • Small, reliable (preferably head) torch, with extra batteries
  • Whistle (from a toy or sports shop)
  • Copy of driver’s license or ID
  • Plastic packet for used tissues and other litter
  • Change for your guest fee if you are not a member (check Calendar for fees)
  • Wild card with id or entry fee, if applicable
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