On Saturday April 12th I had signed up through the international office to do a day trip to hike Mount Warning: the first place on Mainland Australia to receive the sun’s rays each day. The mountain remains a place of cultural and traditional significance to the Bundjalung people and is the site of particular ceremonies and initiation rites. It’s a 4-5 hour round trip hike. 9:00am the bus came to pick us up.We arrived around 11-11:30am.
Alright here goes nothing. A hiking we will go. Within the first 15 minutes I was already starting to sweat. It was hot, it was humid..did I mention I was hiking (UP) a mountain. The hike consisted of walking up stairs, trails, and rocks. To get to the summit we had to grab onto a chain rope to help pull and get us up. It was legit rock climbing – and by far my favorite part of the hike up.
When we finally arrived to the top we stopped to eat our lunches we had packed, and to enjoy the beautiful views and scenery.