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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.

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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pureora forest
We woke early on day four (December 30th) with the knowledge that this would be the last time over the next three days that we would be doing any more hiking on the road. It was time to hit the trails of the Pureora Forest and our destination for that day would be the campsite...
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whakamaru
By the start of day three we had already done 52kms and were only a couple of days away from getting off the road and into the forest trails. At 9am we walked into the Tokoroa post office, grabbed our food parcel and loaded up our packs. This was a significant moment as it was the...
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new zealand
After a long first day hiking 30kms in hot conditions, we woke at 7am on December 28th to an overcast morning in Putaruru. Furthermore, on that day we were only hiking 22kms to a town called Tokoroa and were due to pick up our food drop at the post office that I had sent over at...
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hiking new zealand
It was on this day in 2015 that myself and three others began our 10 day, 240km trek across New Zealand from the filming location of Hobbiton in Matamata to the filming location of Mount Doom (Mt. Ngaurahoe) on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Now, as you can probably imagine, this is not a hike (or...
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Australian Alpine Walking Track
Despite not completing the Australian Alpine Walking Track due to injury, Lucy ‘Bird’ Thorpe says the experience was a positive one where she learnt a lot of things about herself. Unlike most who choose to do the Australian Alpine Walking Track from Walhalla to Canberra, Bird decided to do it in reverse. Having spoken to Bird...
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bushwalking blog
Combining his love for digital technology and the outdoors, hiking blogger Neil Fahey credits his website ‘The Bushwalking Blog’ for playing a significant part in his obsession with hiking. Despite being obsessed with it these days, Neil says it wasn’t always the case when he was younger. “I didn’t grow up in a very outdoorsy family...
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