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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.

Brubeck
If you’ve been to this website or visited the Facebook and Instagram page recently, you may have noticed that I have opened up an online store. This is one of many changes I’ll be looking to make to the website in 2018 and I thought it would be an ideal time to go into further...
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It’s probably fair to suggest that if you’re a hiker, camper or an outdoor enthusiast in general that you’re on one of the main social media platforms. Facebook is a haven for blogs, images and videos, while Instagram and its features almost give you a blow-by-blow insight into someone’s latest adventure. As someone who not...
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lake tali karng
With plenty of long weekends available every year here in Australia, this gives us hikers the opportunity to get away for an extended trip. This article takes a look at some of the obvious, and not-so-obvious, places to go for a long weekend adventure. These include places that are suitable for those who prefer camping...
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the hiking society
What may come as a surprise to some is that I’ve only been in this hiking caper for about four years now. And the beginnings of this ‘journey’ came about as I took a 12-month break from another love of mine – football. While four years isn’t a particularly long time in the grand scheme of...
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I’m not going to bore you with all the details but I have decided that as of today The Hiking Society website, MeetUp group and social media pages will cease to exist. It’s something I have been contemplating over the last few weeks as I really get deep into running my online clothing company –...
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great ocean walk
So why did l do a solo seven-day hike on the Great Ocean Walk? Well, it’s a hard question to answer. l was meant to be on a multi-day group hike with a bunch of wonderful ladies in Tassie. But l ended up pulling out, l wasn’t up to hiking with others; l needed to...
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“Aloha. Welcome to Hawai’i,” the taxi driver said as he approached me with a warm smile at the airport, stretching out his right hand before he gently placed his left over mine as if to solidify his sincerity. He slowly placed my luggage into the trunk as I nervously tried to find the Airbnb apartment address...
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outdoors victoria
If you’re a Victorian and you have been keeping an eye on the news lately, you may have come across an interesting development recently. Outdoors Victoria are in the process of writing new “Australian Adventure Activity Standards” (AAAS for short) for more than twenty adventure activities. There are a number of activities included amongst these...
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alla kozyreva
It’s not a hero’s story as much as we, as a society, love to hear them. It’s an everyday person’s story, the one, that emerges from the mud and turns into a beautiful lotus. But not because of some magic happening, but because of the willingness to recognise the mud and lotus as equally important, as...
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the hiking society
These past 12 months have been absolutely incredible. It was during July 2016 that I decided to start The Hiking Society blog off the back of almost 2 years of heavy hiking. This also included a trek across New Zealand at the end of 2015 walking from Hobbiton (Matamata) to Mount Doom (Tongariro National Park). This...
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