Gear, tent, sleeping kit for a long 4wd trip in the Australian desert

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Tweet This article is the second in a series by Georgie as she and her husband four wheel drive  to Cape York and through central  Australia.  This piece focuses on  choosing recovery and emergency gear, tents, sleeping kit and vehicle selection. You can read the first article here –  The Big Trip – 4wd adventuring to the […]

10 lessons from hiking the Overland Track in winter

heading off on the Overland Track from Ronny Creek - Cradle Mountain

Tweet Three of us headed off on the Overland Track in late June,  first off stopping for the mandatory photo at the magic new Overland Track sign. This sign will become an iconic image for the thousands that hike the track each year. Well done Parks and Wildlife Tasmania. Hannah,  our mid 20’s daughter, was until […]

South Coast Track – mud, leeches and lots more!

A screen shot from the video, a section of mud on the South Coast Track

Tweet We tackled the South Coast Track a few years back and found it extremely challenging. Returning a few years later, Sue got some bad blisters after a couple of days. Deciding they were only going to get worse we left our party to continue on, camped at Louisa Bay for a few days,  and […]

Overland Track Tasmania – an adventure

Overland Track walking guide Tasmania

Tweet We have hiked the Overland Track in Tasmania many times. Early on in our adventures we both struggled at times. It may have been the weight of our packs, the mud, the roots, the long days or the  extreme weather. Early on,  the Overland Track and Tasmania’s wilderness always tested us, sometimes to the edge […]

Overland Track Walk Guide – we would have given him one!

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Tweet It is pouring down rain in Victoria this morning and very wet across southern Australia.  One person who has been watching the weather closely in Tasmania for the last week is fellow Our Hiking Blogger, Sue. On Thursday,  Sue and three friends head off to Tasmania to hike the Overland Track.   This will be her […]

Cradle Mountain – Free guide and day walk map

We have been thinking about creating a free resource for visitors to Cradle Mountain (and Tasmania) for some time. There is a great Parks Tasmania website plus many others that focus on accommodation at Cradle Mountain. We saw a “hole” in the market which combines lots of information about Cradle (and animals, walks, activities) with accommodation reviews etc.

To encourage visitors to the site we have created two free offerings, a Cradle Mountain guide and day walk map.

Penguin Cradle Trail – an Overland Track alternative?

Penguin Tasmania - Penguin Cradle Trail

Tweet We were contacted by Mike from Canada who is sneaking off to Tasmania for three weeks or so very soon. He was seeking advice on alternate walks in Tasmania to the Overland Track – spots are tight on the Overland Track and we are not sure if his budget extends to paying the Overland […]