The Buller Huts Trail is an excellent and challenging trail that we highly recommend. Much of the walk is classed as Grade 5 due to the challenging terrain and navigability and from our perspective bad weather could make this an extremely tough trail. Check out this trip report by Michael O’Loughlin
The Yurrebilla Trail winds its way through the Adelaide Hills from Belair National Park to Amber’s Gully in Black Hill Conservation Park, 54km along the track and one of the challenges Torsten Bunge set for himself in 2023. Would he do it again? Absolutely! Read his full trip report here.
The Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail passes by spectacular remnants of railway trestle bridges set in beautiful rainforest. It also passes through attractive woodlands and cattle grazing country. The rail trail will eventually connect to the Twelve Apostles Trail at Timboon, which will enable cyclists and walkers to reach Port Campbell on a dedicated pathway.
The Carnarvon Great Walk is an 87 kilometre six-day circuit around the Carnarvon Gorge section of the Carnarvon National Park. It takes in the famous gorge itself on the first day, with most of the remainder of the walk high up on the Great Dividing Range above the gorge.
Trip Report by Jackson Gee – I highly recommend this if you want a – for lack of a better word – truly hardcore hike. It is not a 2–3-day hike – more like a 3-4 day hike if you want to visit the lake too. Hope more people do this trail. It is so much fun.
The South West Cape trek in Tasmania is a walk for experienced trekkers only. It requires some navigational skills and map contour reading, and bush-bashing through dense scrub, thick forest, multiple creek crossings, and mud, and over exposed ranges open to wild weather and wind.
Trip Report by Peter Ryan – A 3-day hike around the Northern Circuit at Wilson Prom. This is a challenging walk with a full pack, made tougher by the constant bush bashing, and the slowness of trying to find your way in the Swamp
Hammock Camping The Overland Track Tasmania. If you want to bring a hammock just to relax after a long day of hiking to hang either inside the hut or between trees.
Whilst the Burchell Trail always appealed to me, a lack of lightweight camping equipment and experience has meant that I am limited to paths and tracks that can be completed in one day. So, in order to complete the Trail in full, I had to be creative and plan how I could break the path into segments. After a little trial and error, I came up with:
This was to be my first overnight hike in 20 years AND I was going solo on the South Eastern Circuit of Wilson’s Promontory (Madness!). Check out the trip report by Mark D.
Cape to Cape track. This 135 km, sign-posted trail that runs north south along the Naturaliste-Leeuwin National Park is an absolute treasure of Australian hiking wonder, excitement and challenge…and I have wanted to walk its entirety for a long time. Last week I finally did!
I walked the Larapinta Trail solo over 13 days over a 4 year time frame. The trail consists of 12 sections, that start from Alice Springs and end at Mount Sonder in the Western Macdonald National Park 232kms in distance. I hiked the trail solo with a maximum of 3 days at a time.
After 10 days straight of work, rostering was kind enough to allocate me a 4-day break. As usual, my first thought: where can I hike? I chose Lake Mountain and the Keppel Hut tracks for my walk this week.
It’s hard to follow for a while, due to open country. GPS coordinates will be out soon. In the meantime, keep going up the steep-ish hill, staying more or less left. There will always be pink tape, and always be some cut brush to help find your way. It was great to rediscover the Old Mount Ned Overlook Track.
Track was surprisingly overgrown to what I expected. Shared the night with 2 nests of sugar ants, then hiked out the next day. Eventually met kids at car and drive the 6 hrs home. Awesome hike, probably won’t do such a big day next time though.
The first weekend of Autumn provided the perfect weather for hiking and after exploring the Murrindindi Scenic Reserve last month, I returned to the Toolangi State Forest to traverse the trails along the western slopes of Mt Tanglefoot.
Wilhelmina Falls and Murrindindi Cascades. The Murrindindi Scenic Reserve in the Toolangi State Forest provides a number of well prepared trails accessing the park’s mains features (ie the falls and the cascades). For those with sufficient fitness and enthusiasm, these tracks can be combined for a full day’s hiking.
For quite some time I have had this classic trek on my bucket list as I have heard so many amazing things about it from friends and fellow hikers. This trip report covers our 8 days on the Overland Track, Tasmania.
From a young age I have always loved exploring outdoors but it wasn’t until immersing myself in the Viking Circuit that I realised just how lucky I was to be living in a state that had so much to offer.