By

John Feeney
Mount Dandenong Trail
If you live in Melbourne, there’s every chance you will have heard of the Dandenong Ranges. Known for its many cafes, restaurants, spectacular views, amazing wildlife, and many trails, it’s a place that many flock to every weekend – including outdoor adventurers. And with those sorts of people in mind, we have come up with...
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the timber trail
Disclaimer: Please note, the advice given in this article is based on experience only and in no way, shape or form based on the advice typically distributed by a medical professional or other similar. Readers should consider their respective skills and circumstances before acting on the advice given in this article, and seek further advice...
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keppel hut
Whether you’re someone who enjoys hiking in the cooler months or warmer months, one thing is for certain – Marysville is a popular location for many outdoor pursuits including hiking and camping. This “listicle” is designed to give you a brief overview of some of the most popular and underrated walks in the area that...
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They say that sometimes you needn’t travel too far from home to find the adventure you are looking for. And this certainly rang true for me when I explored the Lysterfield Lake Circuit Trail in Melbourne’s outer east. Lysterfield Lake itself is a fairly well-known, and often visited, location for a variety of activities including...
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In episode 21, I had the opportunity to sit down with outdoor photographer Rob Embury of Pale Blue Dot Photography. We speak about: His origin story as a photographer How his career has progressed in the field Some of the things to consider before taking a photo Why smartphones can be just as effective as...
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the big drift
On the same day I was able to wander the Tongue Point return trail in Wilsons Prom, I also had the opportunity to visit the popular location known as The Big Drift. A seemingly vast sand field smack bang in the middle of coastal bushland area, The Big Drift is a fantastic 4km, Grade 3...
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tongue point wilsons promontory
It finally happened! After five years of hiking, I have finally made my way to Wilsons Prom – or the Prom as it’s affectionately known as. And whilst I wasn’t there for very long, my first experience in this outdoor wonderland was hiking the trail to Tongue Point. Located a short 10-15 minute drive from...
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Despite the fact that it’s most popular during the ski season, Lake Mountain is still home to some fantastic hiking trails which includes the near-on 15km Keppel Hut Return Trail. I had visited Keppel Hut itself some 4 years ago during preparation for my first trip to New Zealand, but we had hiked there from...
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In episode 20 of the Pursuit of the Outdoors podcast, I got the opportunity to sit down with Rowan Smith who owns and operates his own business called Summit Strength. A business that Rowan describes as ‘helping amateur trekkers get to the top of the mountain’, he draws on his years of experience as both...
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outdoor podcast
After spending close to 5 years in the Victorian outdoor community, and running one of the biggest outdoor MeetUp groups for a portion of that time, we’ve met many hikers and adventurers of various experience levels who all have their reasons as to why they go hiking. However, there are a number of hikers and...
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