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24 Best Camping Grounds In and Near Sydney for Large Groups

Some of the best camping grounds in Sydney can be defined by what they don’t have. No games room, no heated pool, sometimes not even electricity. Instead, serenity. So much serenity. In this list of places to camp in Sydney, we wanted: Less than three hours from Sydney No holiday parks or “resorts” Big enough […]

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Bondi to Manly Walk: What to Wear

We’ve already given you tips for a general hiking checklist, but let’s get really specific about the conditions you can expect on the 80km walk from Bondi to Manly… and pack accordingly. Firstly, it’s a semi-urban walk which means most people you see out and about are probably not doing what you’re doing. They have […]

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How to purify water while hiking

How to Purify Water While Hiking

It’s literally impossible to carry all the water you’ll need for a multi-day hike. One litre of water weighs one kilogram and quickly adds up to be the heaviest item in your pack. And worse? All water sources found along bush tracks run the risk of water-borne nasties that can make you very, very sick. […]

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The Coast Walk in One Day or Two?

I have hiked the Coast Walk in Royal National Park so many times I’ve lost count. A few years ago, I tried and gave up at more than one hundred. Seriously. When I founded Sydney Coast Walks in 2009 I was the only guide, and the two-day Coast Track was the only walk. But I’ve […]

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Tips for Hiking in the Rain

The weather forecast is RAIN. Do you a) hide indoors and dust the top of your kitchen cupboards OR b) greedily choose to have stunning bushwalking tracks all to yourself, see more wildlife than usual, stare in amazement at the trickles and waterfalls you never thought possible? The more awesome option b) means facing the […]

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Sydney Walking Events 2020

*** UPDATE: Well 2020 hasn’t worked out like anyone planned! Most, if not all, events have been cancelled. We’ve kept all the “old normal” information and links so you can click through to check what’s happening in the “new normal”. Here is definitive list of Sydney walking events 2020. It’s an event calendar of challenge […]

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Royal National Park Accommodation

Come for a walk in Royal National Park, they said. It’ll be easy, they said. Wedding Cake Rock, Figure 8 Pools, and more! Then they lump you with the task of planning where to stay near Royal National Park, and the questions start: “am I looking for Bundeena accommodation”, “where are all the hotels”, “hmm […]

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Hiking Checklist

With more than 50 years bushwalking experience between us, we’ve packed our bags for day walks and overnight hikes umpteen times. Over time, you get good at knowing the hiking essentials, plus what you can do without. This hiking checklist will save you a whole lot of time and hassle. It’s designed for Australian conditions, […]

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Hiking and Walking Resources

This list of walking resources will help in planning your next bushwalk. With a particular focus on Sydney and NSW, here is what you need to know to stay safe, get there on time, wearing the right gear, and choosing the best place to go… all in one spot! Weather Too hot, too cold, too […]

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NSW Heritage Festival 2021 Sydney events

Every place has a story. It’s these stories that transform locations to have a sense of place. The annual NSW Heritage Festival offers a range of history-focused events. The Australian Heritage Festival is typically held between mid-April to mid-May. We update this page every year to bring you the latest events. Sydney Highlights of the […]

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