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Walking in Bushfire Season

The air hung thick with smoke and the TV shouted the same headlines. This has been the worst bushfire season in NSW to date, with more homes lost and land alight than ever before. Experts say, get ready for the new normal. In such conditions it can be hard to know if it’s safe to […]

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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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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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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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Tips for Whale Watching Season Sydney

The whale watching season in Sydney is between May and November each year but some times are better than others to increase your chances of seeing whales. We’ve been walking Sydney’s coastline for years, so here are our tips on how to take advantage of nature to get the best out of your whale watching […]

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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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Find Walking Groups Sydney

If you’re new to Sydney or your mates or partner aren’t the bushwalking type, don’t feel you have to walk alone. You’ll never hike solo if you don’t want to (besides, is it even safe to walk alone in Sydney?). There are different types of walking groups Sydney to suit your style. Here’s how to find […]

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3 Brilliant Tips for Packing to Hike Overseas

When you’re packing to hike the Milford Track, walking the Tour du Mont Blanc or trekking a section of the Pacific Crest Trail, here are some packing tips when you’re not “just a hiker” but a traveller who wants to experience it all. Even when you’re ticking hikes off the list of 1001 Walks You […]

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Trekking Training for Everest in Sydney

A few months ago we received an email from a newsletter subscriber Paul about trekking training. He wrote; Just wondering if you have written any articles on good walks (with a lot of steps) in and around Sydney that would be good practice for Everest? We’d just shared the challenge of walking the Coast Track […]

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Is it safe to hike alone in Sydney?

There are two types of people who go hiking alone – those chasing the serenity, and those who think they don’t have a choice (but you do… find someone to walk with). Wherever you fit, here are tips to make your solo hiking trip in Sydney safe and sound. Is it safe to hike alone […]

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