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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.

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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the hiking society
A story about how hiking impacted the mind, body and soul of a city girl from Melbourne. The wind whistled through the trees as the leaves flew amongst the breeze. As she walked down the muddy trail, she felt the fresh air in her lungs and took a deep breath inhaling the oxygen from the trees....
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bilbo baggins
Without a doubt, the Lord of the Rings and, to a lesser extent, The Hobbit, are two film trilogies that I really enjoy for a number of reasons. Hell, I love Lord of the Rings that much that it inspired myself and three friends to head off to New Zealand and replicate the journey that the...
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The Hiking Society NSW
For those of you who may not be aware, I recently started a new MeetUp group in New South Wales – The Hiking Society NSW. But why? Why did I start another MeetUp group altogether let alone another one in another state? The idea came to me late last year in an outdoors Facebook group...
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