Only 90 minutes north of Sydney, you can find a pretty campsite run by National Parks at Frazer beach in Munmorah State Conservation area. There are several walks nearby so a group of us headed there for a 3 day mid-week adventure using the campground as our base…. [Continue reading]
Have you tried making your own hiking nut bars? These are tastier than supermarket bars, and easy to make. Consider this a method, rather than an exact recipe, as you can experiment and vary the nut and seed mix in creative ways to make a variety of different nut bars…. [Continue reading]
The Travers Sabine Circuit is an 80km loop located in the Nelson Lakes National Park on the south island of New Zealand. It is usually walked over 4-7 days. We chose to do it over 7 days and nights including two side trips to Blue Lake and Angelus Hut. This meant we had some careful packing to do to ensure that we could manage our pack weight.
(plus 2 more on the way – but who’s counting?)
I wouldn’t call myself a peak bagger but I do like a good scramble, preferably with a dose of elevation to make me feel virtuous, so I try to put a few mountains on my hiking list every year. Australia’s highest peaks are all conveniently located next to each other and can be ticked off, one after the other. Peak bagging at its best! This is a 56km circuit (depending on your navigation skills) which can be covered in 3 days/2 nights (or longer) with stunning backcountry camping.
Less than two months after we hiked Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, an intense bushfire raced across the western part of Kangaroo Island. Two lives were lost, homes and buildings destroyed, including those in and around Flinders Chase National Park, and the abundant wildlife decimated. We are grateful for the week we spent on the island and heartbroken by the devastation of the fire. We hope that the land and wildlife recover and the people rebuild in time.… [Continue reading]
There are nearly 200kms of coastline to walk in Sydney – how lucky we are to have such a beautiful city to live in! We know that over the years, we have covered nearly all of this coastline but our Summer Walking series is to put it all together as one long walk over several weekends.… [Continue reading]
Help! I’m going on a multi-day hike – there are no fridges, microwaves or restaurants? I don’t know what to eat! … [Continue reading]
A small group of six of us decided to hike the Light to Light Coastal walk during whale migration staying at Green Cape lighthouse. This iconic 30km hike is located about an hour south of Eden in the far south coast of NSW within Ben Boyd National Park. The walk links Boyd Tower to Green Cape lighthouse and is a very manageable walk over two days. The area is not called the Sapphire Coast for nothing – the sea does seem truly more brilliant blue in its many hues. … [Continue reading]
Red Rock marks the end of the Yuraygir Coastal Walk, which a group of Sole Sisters are planning to walk in September. But today, a glorious blue sky winters day, we put on our packs at Red Rock with our excited dog on her lead, and head south for 60km on the Solitary Island Coastal Walk from Red Rock to Sawtell. … [Continue reading]