About Friends of Nature Trail
Friends of Nature Trail are local regular walkers of the Blue Mountains who are respected friends and neighbours of Nature Trail management, as well as current or former guiding students of TAFE Ultimo College, else trusted acquaintances.
Friends of Nature Trail voluntarily offer up their time to participate freely on our Recces and Practice Trips so that we may evaluate and rehearse each proposed tour and Friends of Nature Trail provide us with valuable pragmatic feedback.
These recces and practice trips extend throughout the Blue Mountains region and into Central West New South Wales beyond. The scope included on-track bushwalks, and special interest tours including:
- Wilderness Experiences
- Nature Workshops
- Formal Garden Tours
- Heritage and Vintage Tours
- Bushwalking Gear and Skills Training
Contribution by Friends of Nature Trail is considered vital to Nature Trail’s business development and is greatly appreciated.
In return, Friends of Nature Trail benefit from enjoying the walking exercise in the magnificence of Blue Mountains (or beyond), organised and led by our experienced and qualified Walking Tour Director. Friends are not charged a tour fee, rather only incur minimal cost-recovery expense – only individual costs are recouped for any given trip – typically water, meals, entry fees, nominal fuel share cost.
- No-fee participation on our Recces and Practice Trips (maximum 6 participants)
- No-fee participation on our commercial tours (subject to vacancy – max 6 paricipants)
- Access to Nature Trail’s website non-public webpages
- Authorship on Nature Trail’s ‘Bushwalking Forum’
- Other benefits advised on application.
Friends of Nature Trail are also invited to join us on a commercial tour to make up numbers when a vacancy presents. Participation is fairly on a first-come-first-served basis, and of course paying guests must come first.
Nature Trail thanks each and every Friend who has participated on one of our Recces or Practice Trips. Everyone’s contribution including the many great tour photos, are genuinely contributing to the development of the Nature Trail tour operating venture, especially to this our website.
Nature Trail welcomes new Friends of Nature Trail
Anyone who is a keen to join us and who is a regular and fit walker, a current or former guiding student of TAFE Ultimo College, is invited to join us by contacting Nature Trail’s Tour Director, Steve, using the form below to discuss participating.