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Great Ocean Walk in spring

The Great Ocean Walk in Victoria runs from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles. It is a great track to explore for a few days. In this article, Clare Reilly (our daughter) writes about her recent trip from the Cape Otway Lighthouse to the magnificent 12 Apostles with her husband, Jay.

Cape Otway – Aire River

After finally getting onto our shuttle and arriving at Cape Otway at 3pm, we started our 10km walk.

Walking past the Cape Otway Cemetery (a great place to stop and have a look).

This day was the beginning of the spectacular views! Seeing capes in front and behind us. There’s an option for a beach walk, we decided to take the high road …

Overland Track – Enjoy a great journey from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair

Every now and then we come across a jewel of information about the Overland Track in Tasmania. In the following video, shared on our Facebook page by Mark Finlay. you get a real feel for the track conditions, scenery and huts.  It is a delightful production and we enjoyed every minute of it.

Overland Track from rfphotographics on Vimeo.

If you have done the Overland Track and want some great memories, check out this video. Alternatively, if you are planning the trip from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair, study this video closely. You will learn a lot and see why you need to be prepared for all types of conditions.

Thanks Mark for giving us the …

What do you wear hiking? Share your best clothing ideas.

We have a new eBook planned.

Just for a bit of fun.

It will be a giveaway on Our Hiking Blog.

It is designed to help people starting out.

We want to help them get setup with the best hiking clothing for a multi-day trip.

The mini guide will be a slightly expanded version of the “What  clothes to wear on the Overland Track” section of our How to hike the Overland Track guide.  Some of you may be familiar with it, and hopefully found it useful.

Gratuitous  photo of naked person hiking in an attempt to be funny…..

Hiking naked

End of gratuitous naked photo, hope you laughed…..

Have you been sick before a big hiking trip?

Georgie Bull, one of our contributers,  has been sharing her “Get Fit” program in preparation for Hiking the Overland Track in Tasmania in September.

This last couple of weeks she has been struck down with “the flu” but is finally on the mend.  In this piece she muses over how her fitness campaign is progressing:

Over to Georgie:

Regrettably, my fitness regime collapsed two weeks ago when I picked up a nasty dose of the flu.

I am a miserable patient and spent a lot of time mopping about, just willing my lungs and head to clear and my energy level to bounce back.

I felt better on Sunday, so decided to walk up to Montville. I got just …

Hire hiking gear in Tasmania

Hire hiking bushwalking gear TasmaniaSometimes hiring hiking gear is a great option if you are looking to kit up for a trip.

You know the times, there may be an additional member join your party, something breaks at the last minute or you just don’t trust that backpack to survive another five day trip without disintegrating.

Hiring also gives you the chance to try out different gear at a fraction of the cost of buying an untried piece.

Ian Ferrier from Mountain Bike Tasmania in Launceston hires out hiking gear. After selling Mountain Designs in Launceston back to the company, Ian is now concentrating on his tourism business and has continued the hire gear service once offered through the shop in Launceston.

Gear …