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This hiking blog is where you can read all my thoughts and ponderings regarding anything to do with hiking, camping and the Australian outdoors in general.

Did you know that the Outback comprises 70% of Australia? It means there are plenty of places to get lost or stranded with too few essentials. A hiker who ventures into the Outback unprepared will face heat and dehydration, if not snakes and spiders. After all, Australia is—half-jokingly—the place where everything can and will kill....
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We live in a fast connected society, and things that would have been impossible years ago are now a reality. Although we’ve developed well as a society, important things such as family life and bonding have gone down the drain, and there’s an increasing need for finding time and bonding with one’s family and friends....
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merino wool for hiking
The last thing you want to wear when hiking is cotton. It holds and doesn’t effectively ‘wick’ moisture and gets mighty reeky when you sweat. Cotton isn’t just a terrible fabric to hike in from a comfort perspective, but it can be dangerous if the conditions go bad. So, what material is best for hiking?...
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Taking time out from the stresses of modern living is imperative and for many of us, that means leaving the phone and computer behind and heading out into the wilderness. Whether you are going for a few hours, a few days, or weeks, you still need to be prepared for anything – which is why...
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There is very little doubt that the current COVID-19 has completely smashed the tourism industry here in Victoria, and Australia wide. Whilst some businesses have been completely put out of business, others have had to put their adventures on hold or reschedule them to a later stage whilst dealing with this crisis. This includes our...
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hiking
If there’s one thing that is absolutely evident to me when it comes to the outdoor community here in Victoria, or indeed Australia, is that everyone is keen to learn. Whether that be learning something for the first time or learning a new way of doing something that you’re already doing, there certainly is a...
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best hiking tracks in australia
Hiking can be a great stress reliever and alternative form of exercise. When you frequently hike with a group, you’ll be able to meet new friends and enjoy the outdoors. Regardless if you prefer solo hiking or a group dynamic, Australia has plenty of locations that can be considered as a hiker’s paradise. After you...
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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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new zealand
9am. Monday, January 8th, 2018. It’s go time. After spending 12 days and some 260kms hiking on roads and through forests, experiencing scorching heat and icy cold wind & rain, it was time to finally do what we had come here to do – hike up Mount Ruapehu. After waking up at around 7:30am and...
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Day 12 (January 7th) of our Hobbit-inspired trip in New Zealand would be the final day of hiking before we hit the Mount Ruapehu Walking Track. Check out previous days adventures here: Day 1-2, Day 3-4, Day 5-6, Day 8-9, and Day 10-11. Our morning started off in the mist and gloom of the final...
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