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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.

globewalker
So, this blog article is a little different to the usual stuff I put out on a weekly basis. In fact, it is completely different. Despite having owned it since December, I am now a business owner after buying a company called Globewalker. First, a quick overview on what the business is, what we sell...
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carolyne nsair
I’m a firm believer that everyone’s story about how they got into hiking, camping or the outdoors is interesting in its own way. As someone who is knee deep in all things Instagram, it enables me to engage with all sorts of people from the outdoor world. Recently, I got to have a chat with...
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hiking MeetUp
If you haven’t worked it out yet, I run a hiking MeetUp group of the same name as this website – The Hiking Society. I kicked it off on the first weekend of September and it has grown rapidly ever since. Why did I start it? For a number of reasons, really. The most obvious...
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I’m of the belief that heading into the outdoors is a relatively safe thing to do. It can be an experience that changes your outlook on life or can be used as a means of getting you out of the house more often. In saying that, just as the outdoors can be a fun and...
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After nine days and almost 240kms, the day had finally arrived to walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and climb Mount Doom/Mount Ngaurahoe. We had to be up at out of the holiday park by 6:45 am as the trek started at the Mangatepopo Road car park at 7:30 am. The trek shuttle bus can be...
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tongariro
“Go back, Sam. I’m going to Mordor alone” – Frodo in Fellowship of the Ring. And that is exactly what happened on day nine of our trek to the Tongariro Holiday Park. Well, for me anyway. Nelson’s ankle still wasn’t right, and Matt and Keith’s bodies were pretty sore. Given that day’s hike terrain was...
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tokaanu
We woke on the morning of January 3rd, 2016 to the sound of more rain. In fact, it hadn’t stopped all night. At this point, we had come so far – 180kms to be exact – that we were over caring about things like wet clothes and the like. After breaking camp, and before really...
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waihaha
It was January 2nd, 2016 and our trek was well and truly back on track after the drama of the previous day. It was great to have Keith back in our company and everyone’s spirits had lifted knowing that we would continue on. Up until this point, the weather had been incredibly kind to us...
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waihaha hut
Day six (January 1st, 2016) was our rest day after hiking three days on the road and two days in a forest. By now we had hiked/hitchhiked 149kms, so, as you can imagine, we were in need of a well-earned rest. As previously mentioned, we had made our way to the Waihaha Hut in the...
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waihaha
I’m going to cut right to the chase, we got lost and separated all in the one day on our way to the Waihaha Hut. We broke camp at 8am and had decided to take it a little easier on December 30th, 2015. Our destination for the day was the Waihaha Hut and we had...
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