Australia’s Hiking and Bushwalking Blog

Welcome to your hiking, trekking and bushwalking blog. A resource filled with information including how to get started, developing your hiking skills, hiking safely, navigation techniques and hiking hacks. Find out more about the food and gear you might need for your hiking adventures and understand how to care for it. Read stories from the trail to inspire your next adventure and get involved by submitting your own trip report or hiking trail. Download my hiking guides, meal planner and packing checklists.

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Plan your hike


It doesn’t matter if you are going for a half hour stroll or a multi-day trek, the principles are still the same. Plan your hike, it’s the single most important aspect of anything you do.

Hike grading system

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The Council of Bushwalking Australia endorsed the Australian Walking Track Grading System (AWTGS), a voluntary walking track standard. Through many years of hiking in the Australian bush, I believe the AWTGS does not adequately prepare…

Hiking packs


Your choice of hiking pack will depend on how often you intend to use it and how much you want to carry. Some things to consider when choosing a day pack are listed here.

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