Overland Track – Planning the walk from overseas or outside Tasmania

Waterfall Valley Hut

Tweet Planning to hike one of the greatest wilderness treks in the world? What information do I need to walk the Overland Track in Tasmania? How do I organise Hiking the Overland Track in Tasmania? Guided or solo? What is the best option? Transport and transfers, what are the best options for the Overland Track? […]

GPS Question – Which one for hiking?

Tweet Trying to decide which GPS to buy for hiking? Not sure of what mapping software you need for your Garmin GPS? What are the best bushwalking maps for Australia? How good are Shonky maps and Garmin GPS’s? In this post we compare the use of Mapsource, Tracks4Australia and Shonky GPS maps with a clear […]

Great Ocean Walk Report

great ocean walk joanna beach

Tweet Hiking the Great Ocean Walk? How long will it take? What are the highlights and best bits to walk? What annoyed our guest poster Ivor? Have been chatting by email with Ivor who has recently completed the Great Ocean Walk in southern Victoria, Australia. He has made some excellent comments that we thought were […]

Thorsborne Trail – Hinchinbrook Island

Tweet Just arrived back in Cairns after completing the Thorsborne Trail. Have decided to post a few pictures of this beautiful place. Words and more editing to follow!! The Start View from Clare and Tom’s tent first morning Zoe Falls – top with Zoe Bay in distance Zoe Falls – swimming pool at base Local […]

Hinchinbrook Island – Thorsborne Trail – Day 4

Tweet Leg: Little Ramsay Bay to Nina Bay Distance: 3.6 km Maximum Elevation: 74m Time taken: 1-2 hrs Today was almost a rest day as we only had to cover a short distance. It was up late, a wander on the beach and then we packed up and were away by 1030. The travelling was […]

Hinchinbrook Island – Thorsborne Trail – Zoe Bay to Little Ramsay Bay

Tweet Leg: Zoe Bay to Little Ramsay Bay Distance: 10.4km Maximum Elevation: 90 metres Time: about 6 hrs but at a slow pace with lots of stops We got on the track quite early as this is one of the longer legs of the Thorsborne Trail. The first part of the track is along the […]

Hinchinbrook Island – Thorsborne Trail – Day 2

Tweet Leg: Sunken Island Reef to Zoe Bay Distance: 6.9.km Maximum Elevation: 232 metres The sunrise was wonderful at Sunken Island Reef and the shot below from Clare and Tom’s tent showcases it beautifully. Clare’s pack can be seen hanging from our rat rope, which is effectively a strong (but light) rope threaded length wise […]

Hinchinbrook Island – Thorsborne Trail – Day 1

Tweet Leg: George Point to Sunken Island Reef Distance: 9.5 km Maximum Elevation: 120 metres Following a very early start we were all keen to get on the Thorsborne Trail and start the walk. The group comprised 3 experienced walkers, one who had walked a “few” years ago, a 16yo with 2 walks under his […]