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Day six (January 1st, 2016) was our rest day after hiking three days on the road and two days in a forest. By now we had hiked/hitchhiked 149kms, so, as you can imagine, we were in need of a well-earned rest. As previously mentioned, we had made our way to the Waihaha Hut in the...Read More
In this episode, we chat with outdoor enthusiast Tristan O’Brien. He is currently walking 1900kms from Adelaide to Tasmania for his campaign – 1900 Footprints where he aims to raise money for the 1900 endangered species in Australia today. We chat about the why and how behind his fundraiser, the challenges he has faced so...Read More
Today The Hiking Society MeetUp group went out into Olinda and completed the picturesque 16km Olinda Falls and Valley Circuit. If you have never done this walk before or have never been to the town of Olinda, I would highly recommend doing either. Whether hiking is your go, or good food and coffee, Olinda has something for...Read More
Why I Avoid The 1,000 Steps When Hiking If like me, you happen to live in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, you would be well aware of the 1,000 Steps (aka the Kokoda Memorial Walk) located at the foot of the Dandenongs in Ferntree Gully. People from near and far flock to this iconic Melbourne location...Read More
Whilst up at Mushroom Rocks over the weekend, I took a side trip up to the nearby Mount Erica. Starting from the rocks, the trail takes you north-west towards Mount Baw Baw and on an average uphill elevation of 362m according to WikiLoc. The trail itself is flat from Mushroom Rocks, and becomes gradually steeper...Read More