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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How to choose the best hiking stove


Buying a hiking stove can be confusing. With so many options, you can be excused for wondering how to choose the best hiking stove. What’s your favourite stove?

Taste testing food on the trail


The Aussie bush contains a bounty of wild edible plants. Knowing how to identify edible plants is not easy so taste testing food is important.

How and when to use hiking poles


Just using poles with common sense will provide a few of these advantages, but some skill training is required to gain ALL of the available benefits.