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Bucket list challenge

What can I say! This is one of Australia's premier walks / climbs. Very challenging but also very... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2018
Roger K
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Melbourne, Australia
The magnificence of Mt Gower

Although we weren't match fit to climb Mt Gower, the mountain is always in your mind whether it is... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2018
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Reviewed 30 November 2018

What can I say! This is one of Australia's premier walks / climbs. Very challenging but also very rewarding. To walk through such an unspoilt wilderness is a privilege to behold. The cloud forest at the top of the climb is so primeval. You do...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 17 November 2018

Although we weren't match fit to climb Mt Gower, the mountain is always in your mind whether it is covered in mist and cloud or in full view when in the lagoon or walking other mountains and hills. Truly majestic

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Trek with Jack Shick who was an excellent guide. Our group was around 10 and unfortunately two folk in the group were slow on the steep ascent and even slower on the slippy descent. Essential to not only have a good level of fitness but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Climbed today and struck wonderful weather and it could not have been more perfect . Dean and Kayla were very informative and gently shepherded the group during the climb. A great group of people to climb with as well as a surprise marriage proposal on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Jack was such an entertaining tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about the area, history, plants etc too.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank annemariec7712
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We had an absolutely perfect day to climb Mt Gower, not a cloud in sight and a pleasantly cool day. Dean & Kayla we’re amazing leaders, very knowledgeable and informative. Enjoyed their sense of humour and bantering. The climb is a challenge and I recommend...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank dhhardie
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We had a perfect day for our climb with Jack guiding us. The weather was mild to cool on top and track not too slippery. As all the other reviews say, it is not for the faint hearted or the unfit. I think it would...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 945kerent
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We are in our 50's and relatively fit, but found the hike to Mt Gower a challenge and decided to not push to the top at the saddle with 1 hour left to the top. This we found as the best time to take time...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lyn A
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

With guide Jack this is one of the most exhilarating mountain climbs you can do. The guide has fabulous local knowledge of the island in general and also specifically about Mount Gower. Not an easy climb and a good level of fitness is required.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Did this walk with Jack Schick as our guide (you need a guide and it does cost $100). 10km round trip with an 870m climb and it took all day. But the views are great and the landscapes are amazing. You need to be quite...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Dhar E
28 January 2017|
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Response from NatalyaZ_12 | Reviewed this property |
hi Dhar, no you don't need any experience in rock climbing at all. Just two factors will lift your spirits up - people as old as 80 have done it successfully, kids as little as 4 yo have done it successfully. Please read my... More
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I wore runners and they were fine
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