By

John Feeney
Hiking
This is something that I always think about and often ask other hikers when I meet them or speak to them about the outdoors – what is your biggest hurdle when it comes to hiking? Ther responses I get vary but are usually one, or all, of the following: Time Lack of gear Cost of gear...
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day hike
If you’re relatively new to hiking, then you’ll no doubt be looking to do a day hike or two. With that in mind, there are a few things you’ll need to bring with you to ensure you have a comfortable hike. Day Hike Backpack First of all, a small backpack is essential. You could probably...
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Regardless if you are a beginner hiker or you have been at it for several years, everyone has a reason as to why they venture into the outdoors on a regular basis. Perhaps it’s an alternative form of exercise for you? Perhaps a friend dragged you along to a camping trip one weekend and you found...
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starlings gap
Located in the dense forest sections of Warburton, the Starlings Gap to New Federal Mill trail is a 19.5km return hike that comes with everything. Starting from Starlings Gap – a fantastic little campground – the trail to New Federal Mill is typical of what you would find in this part of Warburton – dense...
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mitchell river walking track
The Mitchell River Walking track, located in the Mitchell River National Park in the Gippsland region of Victoria, is a near-on 21-kilometre Grade 4 trail that has everything from beautiful rainforest gullies to stunning views from its various lookout points.   Often hiked as a one-way trail, you can start at one of two locations...
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In this blog, I take a look at some of the lightweight hiking food I take with me when I’m out on the trail, as well as some of the places to get them from other than Coles, Woolies, or your local supermarket. Snickers The Snickers bar is an absolute staple in my hiking menu....
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I was back on the trail again today this time I found myself in amongst the picturesque Lerderderg State Park on the 13 km East Walk and Cowan Track. We began the trail at the O’Briens Crossing camping area. It’s such a nice little spot with plenty of space to camp and for the kids...
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This is a sponsored post for which I received an ArmaSkin product to review. I was pretty chuffed to be contacted by the good folks at ArmaSkin during the week and asked to review their anti-blister socks. So, given I was hiking the Mount Macedon Walking Trail today, I thought there was no better time to...
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Without a doubt, the most popular, and most walked, trail in the area, the Mount Macedon Walking Trail is a fantastic, yet challenging, day hike in Victoria. The first 40 minutes of the trek winds it’s way uphill through a messmate forest with the last section consisting of mountain ash and snow gums. From here,...
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warburton
As mentioned in one of my previous blogs, my first overnight hiking trip was on the Walk Into History Trail in Warburton. It is listed as a 33km one-way hike that is ideally done over 2-3 days, however, I decided to turn it into a two-day circuit. As you will see in the map below,...
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