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 …
For a complete beginner, going from a casual day hike to a well-planned multiday tramp, as they are called in New Zealand, can be a daunting task. In this article, we will help you make the jump with advice on the essential backpacking gear that you will need to acquire in order to be safe, self-sufficient and comfortable. We will then focus on organizing a walk in New Zealand: with its majestic scenery, first grade tracks and handy backcountry huts, this is perfect tramper country, from beginner right through to expert.
Don’t forget, you can pick up some cheap Auckland flights online and head off to the land of the long white cloud with your hiking gear.
Enjoy the …
A few weeks ago we ran a small competition with some Strive dehydrated hiking food as the prize. One of the winners was long time reader Greg from N.S.W.
Whenever we run competition or offer any advice about a trip, we always love getting emails or comments back letting us know what happened…..
Greg and his son Alex have been kind enough to share some words and images from their overnight walk to Balor Hut in the Warrumbungle NP
Over to Greg:…
Finding protein to add to meals when you are hiking or bushwalking can be challenging. Without refrigeration, your backpacking food options options are limited to either prepackaged (like tuna), dehydrated at home or a pre-dried meat such as jerky or sausages like salami . In this article we discuss using La Chang or Chinese sausage as a great option to add to fresh food when you are backpacking in the bush.
A few weeks ago we gave away a pile of Strive dehydrated hiking food to some of our readers.
Christian was one person who contacted us and promised to shoot us a photo when he used the food an a bushwalking trip.
So, thanks to Christian and Miki who sent us a short email and picture showing them enjoying their meal.…