Overland Track planning, camping, itinerary

Heading towards the end

Tweet One of our readers, Bruce, shot us a couple of emails about walking the Overland Track in Tasmania.  He is based in the USA and plans on travelling to Australia and doing some exploring. One of the walks he has  planned is the Overland Track in the World Heritage Cradle Mountain – Lake St […]

Winter round up 2014 – Overland Track here we come!

Getting geared up with a new hat

Tweet Lots of things have been happening around the Our Hiking Blog household. After moving into our new home about 12 months ago the dust is finally settling. This weekend the garden went in and NEXT weekend we finally head off for a long awaited winter trip on the Overland Track in Tasmania. Heading from […]

A Novice Tramper in New Zealand – how to get on the trail safely!

Tricky Creek Crossing New Zealand

Tweet 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 […]

Hire hiking gear in Tasmania

Hire hiking bushwalking gear Tasmania

Tweet Sometimes 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 […]

Gaiters – which ones for hiking …. and why?

Tweet Gaiters are like boots, with different ones designed for different jobs.  But are they just handy little accessories or wouldn’t-go-withouts?   With a good range to choose from according to durability, weight, length, latest technology and price, have a look at the gaiters available in your local outdoor shop and online. My gear criteria are fairly […]

Hiking poles – how to fit, measure and use them (properly)

Walking poles in NZ

Tweet This article  follows up last week’s  How to chose the best walking poles for the job .  We have learnt how to buy the best poles , now it is time to learn how to fit, measure and use them. Over to Georgie: Hopefully, reading the good news that walking poles are good for your knees […]

How to choose the best walking poles for the job

using walking poles over a log

Walking poles definitely make walking easier. Any age walker should think poles are great, if only because they will save your knees. In this article, Georgie Bull discusses walking poles and how to choose the right pole for the job you have in mind. With such a broad range of hiking poles on the market, how to select the best type and what to look for is really useful information.