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Camping Gear for Sale

Want to go hiking or camping but lacking a few essentials? Grab a bargain with ex-hire, used camping gear for sale and as-new or used bushwalking clothing. Our rental camping equipment was top-notch but we no longer offer this service so don’t need the gear anymore. We also have a bunch of ex-uniforms for sale from guiding […]

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Sir Stamford Circular Quay Review

About the Sir Stamford Hotel The Sir Stamford at Circular Quay oozes heritage and luxury of a very particular variety – that of the British colonial era. The 105 room hotel’s namesake, Sir Stamford Raffles – the colonialist responsible for effectively founding the modern city of Singapore – is a nod to the Singaporean owner-operator […]

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Things to do in Manly (for people who love the outdoors)

From Manly’s beaches to bays, there are plenty of things to do in Manly. While the locals love the cosmopolitan dining and shopping, it is Manly’s natural beauty that attracted them in the first place. So pull on your boots and follow our guide of things to do in Manly for people who love the […]

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Era cabins in Royal National Park

Royal National Park cabins: Era

There are about 200 coastal cabins still standing, with Era being the largest community of the Royal National Park cabins. Most were built in the first half of the 1900s, many during the Depression era. Unless you catch the once-a-year Royal National Park Cabins Open Day, the photos below are your only chance to see […]

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Bushwalking Blog in Sydney

When it comes to the outdoors, Sydney excels. Think vibrant surf culture, glittering harbour and rivers, masses of park and bushland all within a stone’s throw of the city centre. And Melbourne? Well it does the indoors really well – you know… small bars, intimate gigs, black skivvies… So when we discovered Neil Fahey’s Bushwalking […]

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Royal National Park Fires 2018

Royal National Park Fires

Just because it’s no longer news, don’t think the Royal National Park fires are over. For walkers, the impact will be felt for months to come. Below is exactly which walking tracks remain open, and which are closed (read on or skip straight to track closures). The 2018 fires – thought to be deliberately lit on […]

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Featured in The Guardian

While most Sydneysiders were ensconced at their nearest beach over the summer holidays, I received an email from a journalist wanting to know exactly what it is that locals love about Sydney. Only problem: there’s so much to love! But this was the brief for the piece on a Local’s Guide to Sydney for the […]

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Aboriginal Canoe Tree

Not too far along the track to Figure 8 Pools is one of the best examples of an Aboriginal canoe tree we’ve seen. It’s literally right next to the track but still easy to miss because you have to know what to look for. Aboriginal Canoes To know what you’re looking for, first you need […]

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Little Garie Shack Community

Just around the headland from Garie Beach in Royal National Park, is the quirky cabin community of Little Garie. It’s one of four shack communities in the park. Built by families mainly in the first half of the 20th Century – before this area officially became part of the park – they’re a fascinating piece […]

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Google Trekker Sydney

It’s one thing reading about a walking track or seeing a few fancy photos, and another thing actually being there yourself. Until such time as three heel clicks of ruby red hiking boots will magically transport you, we’ve found the next best thing. It’s Google Street View Trekker, and it’s the online giant’s attempt to immerse you […]

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