Chris O Brien Lifehouse Walk

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Walk

How can a simple walk in the park turn into thousands of dollars for cancer care at leading non-profit Chris O’Brien Lifehouse? By adding up: 28 kilometres walking Royal National Park’s Coast Track 8 hours of effort 35,000 steps (you can do that, can’t you?) Then equate every step to a mere 2 cents to […]

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sydney walking events 2017

Sydney Walking Events 2017

Find some of the best Sydney walking events for a personal challenge you can be proud of. Enjoy choosing a walk to suit you from the 2017 calendar, including Coastrek, Oxfam Trailwalker and fun runs such as the City to Surf, or Sutherland to Surf, that have a walking component.

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Walk this way – or not

Remember how you walked to school? How everyone walked to school? Then you walked to the shops (if you were lucky and had 20c for a mixed bag of lollies), then you walked to your mate’s house and home again? It’s not just “kids these days” who aren’t walking – because kids only do what […]

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Sydney Walking Events 2016

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Why I nearly stopped hiking

It’s confession time: I don’t go bush walking half as much as I could, and my fancy new boots are still not worn in. Once upon a time, I’d call myself a hiker (actually, I would have said, “I like bush walking” but not called myself a “bushwalker” – a subtle difference related to how high […]

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My Year Without Matches

When your whole world is centrifugal chaos and you’re being spun so fast your head is about to separate from your body, you think “I need to get away”. “I need a holiday”. Well, imagine that holiday is a year-long quest for survival on a bushland property miles away from anywhere. First, build a permanent […]

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Not-so-fantastic plastic: Clean Up Australia Day 2015

Thanks to those that came out to support Clean Up Australia Day on the Coast Track in Royal National Park. It was a great success in so many ways. Firstly, we were pleasantly surprised by how rubbish-free the Coast Track in Royal National Park was. We expected to find mountains of discarded water bottles and […]

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Latest News – March 2015

This month’s update includes info about a secret beach in Royal National Park, plus an invitation to join the Hiking Camping Essentials Info Night at the Macpac store in Sydney. Tell me in the comments below what you’d like to see more of, and stay in touch by subscribing to our new YouTube channel.   […]

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Sydney Walking Events 2015


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Walk for Kids with Cancer 2015

If you could help kids with cancer simply by walking from Sydney Opera House to Manly, would you do it? Yep, so would we. So we’re walking 25 kilometres on Sunday 29 March 2015 to Walk for Kids with Cancer. You can too. It’s an inspirational and personally challenging way to make a difference to […]

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