By

John Feeney
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. Backpack First of all, a small backpack is essential. You could probably get away...
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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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Yesterday marked the first MeetUp hike for The Hiking Society where I was fortunate enough to take eight others on a 19.5km hike through a section of The Walk Into History trail in Warburton. This particular section involved walking through dense forest from Starlings Gap campground to New Federal Pass and back again. Starlings Gap...
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The Mitchell River Walking track, located in the Mitchell River National Park in the Gippsland region of Victoria, is a near 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 – the...
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I’m a big believer that hiking is one of those activities where eating not-so-healthy food is more than acceptable. In today’s blog, I take a look at some of the 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,...
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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 Mt Macedon trail today, I thought there was no better time to field...
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In what can only be described as a very chilly morning, our group of 10 set off from Mount Macedon Road at 9:30 and quickly found ourselves at the trailhead within about 10 minutes. The first 40 minutes of the trek winds it’s way uphill through a messmate forest with the last section consisting of...
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warburton
As mentioned in one of my previous blogs, my first overnight hiking trip was on the A 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...
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hiking warburton
I remember my first overnight hiking and camping trip for a variety of reasons. It was early February last year when I set off by myself for what would end up being a 54km hiking trip on the Walk Into History trail in Warburton, Melbourne. The walk is positioned as a one-way trek starting in...
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