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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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Sydney Walking Events 2018 and 2019

Here is definitive list of Sydney walking events 2018. It’s an event calendar of challenge walks in Sydney and surrounds, including Wollongong and the Central Coast. Whilst all are challenging, some are true long distance charity walks, with a few 50km or 100km walks for charity. We update this walking events calendar throughout the year, […]

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Chris Obrien lifehouse walk

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Walk

We’re proud to partner with Walk with Lifehouse, for another coast trek challenge benefitting Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. We’re working closely with Lifehouse on all things walk-related, to ensure 200 walkers have the best route, most thorough preparation and safest experience. The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse walk is an annual 28 kilometre fundraising walk along the Royal National Park’s Coast […]

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Australian Heritage Festival NSW

NSW Heritage Festival 2018 Sydney events

Every place has a story. It’s these stories that transform sites from a mere location to gaining a sense of place. The NSW Heritage Festival, held annually, offers a range of history-focused events. This year, the Australian Heritage Festival will be held between 18 April and 20 May 2018. Knowing our readers have a passion for […]

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Royal National Park Cabins Open Day

Have you ever wanted to know more about the Royal National Park cabins? On the annual open day, hear directly from members of the shack communities for the National Trust Festival. You’ll hear how the cabins have been built and maintained by generations of local families away from the mod cons of 21st century life. […]

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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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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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MyLifeWithoutMatches

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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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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