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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
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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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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