Trek Alumni

Nature Trail is an Australian registered commercial tour operator trading under an incorporated legal structure from its base in Katoomba.  Nature Trail offers commercial hiking tours and related activities and benefits to its four distinct customer bases:

* Guests:  extended stay visitors to the Blue Mountains Region

* Friends of Nature Trail:  Blue Mountains locals self-funded on our practice tours

* Advanced Independent Trekkers:  wild treks for self-sufficient experienced hikers

* Trek Alumni:  Our Regular Trekkers.

Nature Trail Alumni

Nature Trail is not a club, nor an association, nor a not-for-profit organisation.

Our ‘Alumni‘ is the exclusive customer group of Nature Trail comprising advanced bushwalkers, fit walkers with conservation interests in Nature, Wilderness and in the Bushwalking Craft, as well as remote supportive subscribers. The unique name was conceived by Nature Trail in December 2017.


Alumni – Customer Benefits:

  • Access to Nature Trail’s private website resources, including:
    • Bushwalking Forum authorship, topic categories include:
      • Bushwalking News
      • Eco-Bushwalking Issues
      • Bushwalking Standards
      • Gear Advice
      • Heritage Interpretation
      • Bushwalking Advocacy
      • ‘Wellness through Nature’
      • Bushwalking Medicine
      • Bush Survival
      • Track Maps (downloadable in PDF)
    • Bushwalking Library
  • Have a say in our seasonal tour selections
  • Invitations to join us on:
    • Advanced Bushwalking Tours
    • Advanced Interest Tours
      • Nature Photography
      • Bird Watching
      • Ecology
      • Wilderness
      • Educational
      • Gear Workshops
      • Night Bushwalking
      • Heritage and Vintage
    • Camping Tours
    • Night Bushwalking Tours
    • Tag-Along Tours
    • Extended Tours
    • Bushwalking Skills Training
    • Bushwalking Technology Workshops
    • Nature Trail Merchandise
    • Other related topics.


Alumni – Eligibility Criteria


  • Be aged over 17 years
  • Completed 2 Nature Trail HARD graded walking tours
  • Submitted a Participant Agreement


Alumni Fees

  • Annual Subscription $20
  • Tour Fee $50/day of each tour participation

Interested in joining?


I am interested in joining the Nature Trail Alumni

I confirm the following facts about me as applicant (required):

* I am fully able-bodied and have excellent health and fitness to undertake this walking tour.
* I understand and accept that treks graded 'medium' or 'hard' require excellent fitness.
* I have no illness, injury or medical condition that may affect me from strenuous trekking.
* I agree to wear suitably closed walking shoes/boots and walking attire suitable for trekking.
I confirm that I have recent advanced bushwalking experience and that I shall always equip myself on any trek with the necessary trekking kit, water and food to enable my self-sufficiency.

My Age is:
Under 18
18 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
51 - 60
61 - 70
71 - 80
Over 80

2. I have the following special dietary needs/allergies/medical conditions which our tour leader should be aware of?: