So we traveled to Falls Creek for the opening of the Victorian snow season. We did not ski but hiked in snow and on ice. We got vaguely “off track”. We discovered the delights of the Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT) and are keen to return. In this article we recount a 16km day hike through some beautiful country in the Australian Alps near Falls Creek and the AAWT. It was great to get the first snow for the season and have a terrific walk.
The Great North Walk, from Sydney to Newcastle, is a 250km (160 mi) bushwalking trail. It can be hiked over around two weeks or split up into sections as day or weekend walks. You can go in either direction as the mood takes you and your time allows. Many sections are readily accessible by public transport. Alternatively, groups can car-pool. There are many campsites along the way allowing for a terrific multiday hike near Sydney.
Tweet The crew at Bushwalk Tasmania hold monthly photographic competitions highlighting some of the spectacular scenery their members come across while hiking in Tasmania. They are keenly contested competitions, and for the last couple of years some of the winning entries have been selected for a “Bushwalk Tasmania” calender. The 2010 calender has just arrived at […]
Tweet Welcome to the first in a series of interviews with various bushwalkers, hikers, backpackers and trekers from around the world. The series is designed to introduce you to some of the characters we have met in the outdoor blogging world. There are some great people who really enjoy getting out into the bush or […]
Tweet DYKT or “Do You Know Tasmania” is a slide show put on for the public and organised by members of the Launceston Walking Club showing and highlighting Tasmania and it’s natural beauty and wilderness. It has been held since the 1950’s in Launceston and more recently has taken the the road around Tasmania and onto […]
Tweet Get teased by friends and family that you are obsessed with hiking? Can’t resist an outdoor goods sale just in case you find a new bit of gear? Spend time at your day job dreaming of your next trip? Don’t understand why anyone would stay in a five star hotel when they could be […]
Tweet In this post we continue with Larry Hamilton’s guest post on hiking the South Coast Track in Southern Tasmania. The South Coast Track runs between Melaluka and Cockle Creek in the South West Heritage area in Tasmania. It combines spectacular coastal hiking with some (a lot) of slog through inland sections with mud and […]