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]
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]
Sole Sisters annual New Zealand Great Walk for 2019 was the four-day Tongariro Northern Circuit around Mt Ngauruhoe (2287 m, aka Mt Doom in The Lord of the Rings films), including a section of the Tongariro Alpine Circuit. Ten ladies joined the trip this year including one brave soul new to multi-day hiking…. [Continue reading]
A large group of eleven sole sisters took off in November 2018 to explore Maria Island off the east coast of Tasmania. The Island is located about 60 minutes drive north of Hobart plus a 40 minute ferry ride. It is famous for its convict heritage, abundance of wildlife, pristine beaches, sweeping bays and dramatic cliffs. We decided to stay 4 nights on the island using The Penitentiary as our base…. [Continue reading]
Encounters on the Edge
Each day, 48 hikers set off from Port Arthur on this popular four day walk on the Tasman peninsula. The Three Capes Track should be walked slowly with friends or family: resting at the whimsical story seats, admiring the craft of the track makers, immersing your senses in the diversity of flora and dramatic cliff top views across the southern ocean…. [Continue reading]