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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Why carrying a torch is essential

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A torch is an essential tool for hiking safety that should not be overlooked. It provides crucial benefits such as enhanced navigation, emergency preparedness, campsite setup, wildlife awareness, and personal security.

How to hike on muddy trails

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Mud can make the trail slippery and challenging to navigate, increasing the risk of slips, falls, and injuries. However, with the right approach and techniques, you can safely hike along muddy trails.

Hiking at night


Hiking at night can be a unique and rewarding experience, but it also requires extra precautions to ensure your safety. If you’re inexperienced or uncomfortable with navigating at night, it’s best to avoid it or…

Hiking lunch ideas

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Lunch during a day, overnight or multi-day hike should be nourishing, energy-packed, and easy to prepare on the trail. Here are some great hiking lunch ideas.

Chased by an emu

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Emus may seem like gentle creatures, and for the most part, they are. These birds have a naturally calm disposition and don’t pose any real threat to humans. But like any animal, emus have a…