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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.

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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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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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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42 traverse
And just when we thought we had seen the end of walking on the road, the start of Day 10 saw us back on the road as made our way south to the town of Owhango (pronounced O-fan-go) and the start of the 42 Traverse. You can read all about our previous days of this adventure...
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the timber trail
As Day 7 was a rest day and we really did nothing but hang out, play cards and talk a whole lot of rubbish, I’ve decided to spare you all the pain of reading a blog about me slaughtering my mates in card games. If you’ve yet to read the previous blogs regarding this Hobbit-inspired...
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