Cox Scrub Emu Wren Hike (11km)
Jul 27

Cox Scrub Emu Wren Hike (11km)

by Wise Women Walking Club
Date & Time
27 July 2024 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
(UTC+09:30) Australia/Adelaide

Registrations Close
26 July 2024 5:00 PM

Join us as we explore Cox Scrub Conservation Park on Saturday 27th July 2024.



Tickets are discounted for members or $31.00pp for non-members.

To see our membership packages head to our Wise Women Walking membership page



We will walk the Emu Wren Hike within Cox Scrub Conservation Park. This walk is approximately 11km (allow up to 3 hours) on a mix of fire tracks and walking trails. Some sections are sandy.   

This walk is a Grade 3 walk and is suitable for most fitness levels.

To learn more about the walk grade levels click: Australian Walking Track Grading System



Please arrive at 8.15am for an 8.30am start. 

Meet in the carpark at Gate 1 of Cox Scrub Conservation Park, Bull Creek Road, Ashbourne.  There is a Cox Scrub Conservation Park sign directing people into the carpark.

Note: There are no toilets located in Cox Scrub Conservation Park.  Consider stopping at either Strathalbyn or Meadows on your way if you need to use the toilet.  


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Don’t forget to print off your I.C.E. medical details form – download here if needed -  I.C.E. Medical Form

If you are unable to print, your walk leader will have some spare forms on the morning of the walk. 



You can check the forecast for the walk location here - Ashbourne Detailed Forecast

If the weather forecast is for extreme weather or a fire ban is issued for the Adelaide Hills, this walk will be cancelled the day before and fully refunded.

We will only cancel last minute (by text message and email) if there is a severe weather warning/thunderstorm warning or weather events that are likely to impact on the safety of our leaders and walkers.


Due to the variability of the weather, the following items will be needed:

- a daypack (25-35 litre) backpack

- 2 litres of water

- sun protection (hat, sunnies, suncream) or wet weather gear (check the forecast and plan accordingly!)

- blister kit/personal medication

- high energy snacks/fruit

- boots/comfortable walking shoes

- layerable clothing for before/during/after the walk (eg. jumper/jacket)

- walking poles (optional)

Please ensure you have the minimum gear required as no refunds are possible after booking. If you arrive underprepared without wet weather clothing or the gear listed above, our Leaders have the right to ask you not to walk with us for safety reasons.

Note: All our leaders carry group first aid kits, emergency communication devices and are qualified bushwalking leaders.




If you are no longer able to attend the walk, and it is BEFORE 5pm the day before the walk, please reply by email

If it is after 5pm the day before the walk, please text Cherie on 0438 084 187.

The night before the walk, you will receive an email with the mobile number you need to use for last minute cancellations or if you need directions on the morning of the walk.




Our walks are all about fun, fitness and friendship - not a personal training session. If we cannot walk and talk at the same time we are walking too fast! And we never leave anyone behind.

Minimum age requirement for our walks is 15 years old (as long they are accompanied by a supervising adult). Please check with us if unsure.

For the walk to go ahead, we need a minimum of 4 walkers registered by the registration closing time (5pm the day before the walk).  If a walk is cancelled due to the minimum number not being met, participants who have registered will be notified by text the evening before the walk and a refund will be given.

During our walks, photos may be taken for use publicly on our website, social media channels and e-newsletter. If you do not wish for your photo to be taken/used, please notify us via email -  




We welcome your feedback and/or questions. If you have any feedback or questions at all, please email us at  or you can text or call Cherie Rothery on 0438 084 187.

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Event Location
Gate 1 Cox Scrub Conservation park
Bull Creek Road
Ashbourne SA 5157
Contact Details
Cherie Rothery Rothery

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