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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ECCO Exostrike GTX

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Field test and review – What a great looking boot that I am more than happy to wear off the trail. They come in a range of colours so if black is not your thing,…

Salomon Sense Ride 2

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Field test and review – For now, Salomon Sense Ride 2 have become my new go-to hiking shoe for day-hikes. If the upper and tread perform well in terms of durability, Salomon has created yet…

Trekking at high altitude


Trekking at high altitude can be intimidating. If you have been considering one of these adventures for a while, you have probably heard all the horror stories already. Here’s some of the most common mistakes…

Things to do in the Riverina


Whatever your interests, there are plenty of things to see and do in the Riverina. From camping and fishing to bushwalking and hiking, the Riverina is bursting with outdoor activities for the whole family to…

Anatomy of a compass


There are many different types of compasses, but for hiking/bushwalking, it’s important to purchase a unit that can reliably measure bearings and help you determine your route of travel. 

COXA M18 Day Pack


Field test and review – Recently I was contacted by Summit Global, who is the Australian distributor for the COXA M18 Day Pack. As you might imagine, I was somewhat excited as I agreed to…

Going through tough times?

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Are you finding things a bit tough? Many of us experience some form of mental health challenge at some point in life, sadly, it is just part of being human. Good mental health is something…

Panda Child Carrier


Field test and review – Panda Child Carrier. Designed for the harsh sun conditions we’re used to here and are suitable for kids from seven months to four years old.

Ascent Explore Merlot Shoe

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Field test and review – I am impressed to say that there was no wearing-in required with the Ascent Explore, they offered me comfort and protection, right out of the box. I am thrilled to…

Trail access and features

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Part of the challenge when planning a hike is to understand the Trail Access and Features that relate to any given hike. When you return from a hike, don’t forget to update the conditions so that…

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