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 […]

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 […]

New transport service for Bushwalkers in Tasmania

Walkers transport Tasmania

Tweet One problem many hikers face when visiting Tasmania is transport to and from the start of the walk. It can be a tricky and expensive exercise. Many of the start and finish points are not serviced by public transport or, at best, it is seasonal or intermittent. Ian Ferrier from Mountain Bike Tasmania contacted […]

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 […]

Interval training – the next step up in hiking fitness

How to get fit for hiking - interval training

Tweet How is your exercise routine coming along? In this article Georgie Bull continues her getting fit for a multi-day hike series. If you are new here, we suggest  you read the three previous articles which will give you some background about how we got to this point. – Getting fit for a multi day walking […]

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

overland_track_tasmania_sue

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 […]

Getting fit for a multi day walking trip – some personal experience

Marions lookout Cradle Mountain

Tweet I am not naturally fit. I am a 60 yo female, weigh about 75kgs and lug 18kg in my backpack. I am short and naturally stocky. I go to the gym twice a week with a personal trainer, where I do weight-bearing exercises and a light cardio regime, designed specifically to strengthen my muscles […]