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. 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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SV Topographic Maps Review


Field test and review – I can say without question that our SV Topographic Map provided us with the knowledge and confidence to get-it-right the first time and not spend hours in the bush trying to…

Outdoor Research Arete Gloves Review

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Field test and review – Outdoor Research best sellers, the Arete Gloves are among the most versatile alpine gloves available, offering grip, dexterity and waterproof protection for extended backcountry adventures.

Hike navigation tips

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Hike navigation requires preparation, observation, and attentiveness to your surroundings. Always prioritise safety and be prepared for unexpected situations. Here’s a handful of tips that have helped me on many hikes.

Carry water when hiking

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It consistently amazes me how many times I see people out for a walk or hike with nothing but the clothes they are wearing. If you run out of water, you have only a day…

Get fit for trekking


Do you want to get fit for trekking? If you are preparing for a trek, whether it is Everest Base Camp, Kilimanjaro, Kokoda or a multi-day adventure in your local national park, you need to…

How to read a map for hiking


Knowing how to read a map isn’t difficult, for most people, given training, a bit of practise and continual use. The symbols, topography lines and direction helpers all might require a little understanding, but the…