Australia’s Hiking and Bushwalking Blog

Welcome to Australia’s Hiking and Bushwalking Blog! This blog is your one-stop shop for all things hiking and bushwalking in Australia. Think of it as your hiking and bushwalking manual. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, I’ve got the information and resources you need to plan and enjoy your next adventure. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about getting started, developing your hiking skills, hiking safely, health and hygiene, navigation techniques, and hiking hacks. I also cover the food and gear you’ll need for your hikes, as well as how to care for it.

And of course, no hiking blog would be complete without stories from the trail! I share inspiring stories from my own adventures, as well as from my readers. I encourage you to get involved in this exciting community by submitting your own trip reports and hiking trails, planning your own events and joining conversations in the forums.

I also offer free meal planners, packing checklists and dowloadable hiking guides, to help you plan your next adventure. Whether you’re looking to explore a new trail or learn more about hiking and bushwalking in Australia, I’m here to help. So start planning your next adventure today!

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8 Common reasons hikers get lost

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By understanding the common reasons hikers get lost & taking the necessary precautions, you can turn your next walk into a safer & more rewarding experience.

What are the Abels in Tasmania?

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Tasmania is a hiker’s paradise. For those seeking an extra challenge, there’s a special summiting list that calls: What are the Abels in Tasmania?

What gloves are best for hiking?


While gloves might not be essential for every hike, they can significantly improve your comfort, safety, and overall enjoyment. What gloves are best for hiking?

Neve Gear Waratah Quilt Review


Quilts offer impressive weight and space savings. The Neve Gear Waratah Quilt is a well-designed and thoughtfully crafted piece of Aussie made hiking gear.

Trip Report – Hannels Spur Track March 2024


Trip report and images by Mark JayPen – March 2024 This was one of the best hikes I have done in Australia We just completed the Hannels Spur Track to the top of Mount Kosciusko over the weekend of 23/24…