The three day South East Circuit at Wilsons Prom on the southern most point of mainland Australia is regarded as one of the best multi-day walks in Australia. We booked a long weekend trip, excited by the opportunity to sleep in a remote lighthouse as well as by the promise of secret beaches, granite rocks and forests. (more…)
It’s time to hit the trail – but what do I need to pack? There is no straight forward answer – it depends on the duration and remoteness of the hike, the season, the terrain, and any other risk factors. Gear lists are personal, what’s essential to you might be unnecessary extra weight to me. Here’s a check list for you to think about as you pack.(more…)
An easy, scenic 80km walk located in Kahurangi National Park in the north west corner of South Island. The final day is a stunning 17 km walk on the wild side, along the South Island west coast.
We can’t remember who had the idea to walk the historic 46.5km Six Foot Track in a Day. A mix of single track and fire trails, the total ascent on the Six Foot Track is some 1600m. Hours after we set off from Katoomba, high up on the Black Range, we are tired and freezing from the wind and snow flurries. (more…)
Like many people, I have a day job that involves too much sitting. However you couldn’t ask for a nicer place than Sydney CBD on a sunny day for a lunch time stroll. I thought I’d be a tourist in my hometown and test some apps for Sydney urban walks. A quick search of the appstore found three, which I downloaded onto my smartphone, and then headed out the office. (more…)
Lighthouse to Skillion is a 27.5km beach walk on the Central Coast between Norah Head and Terrigal that traverses beaches, rock platforms and a whale watching headland.