Uluru Base Walk, Northern Territory, Australia

Sure, you may be able to get a 360 degree view of Uluru on Google Maps now, but nothing beats heading to the Red Centre of Australia to see this amazing natural formation up close, and while you’re at it, walk around it’s base.

The Coast Track, Royal National Park, New South Wales

Nestled in the world’s second oldest national park, Royal National Park, this spectacular coastline walk takes you across cliff tops, beaches, and forest. This walk is perfect if you’re keen to try some multi-day hiking over two days- and it will give you time to stop for some whale watching or swim in one of…

Mount Kinabalu Summit, Sabah, Malaysia

The Mount Kinabalu Summit trail was one of the hardest hikes that I have ever done. Admittedly, completing it in one day was tough because you ascend more than 2200m in a day (and then have the steep steps to descend). I gave my hiking pole to a Canadian guy who had twisted his ankle on the…

Resolute Loop Trail, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, New South Wales

Start: Resolute Picnic Area, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park (enter from gate to West Head- click here for more information) Distance: 4.4km loop Time: 2-3 hours Grade: Easy to moderate (there are some steep sections) Special Notes:  This track goes by a few different names such as the Aboriginal Heritage Walk and the Resolute Track. At time of writing, the signs in…

Heading for the Hills: Travelling in Iceland on a Budget

“I heard them calling in the distance So I packed my things and ran Far away from all the trouble I had caused with my two hands Alone we travelled armed with nothing but a shadow We fled, far away…” Of Monsters and Men (Mountain Sound)

Wild and Free

“All good things are wild and free.” Those are the words of one of my favourite writers, Henry David Thoreau, in his essay titled ‘Walking’, which he delivered many times during the mid 19th Century. My connection with Thoreau’s writing is underpinned by his struggle between the love of nature’s simplicity and it parallels with a sense…

Kiama Coastal Walk and the Case of the $7 Banana Bread

Earlier this year on Australia Day, I completed the Kiama Coastal Walk with a couple of my European friends, Susanne and Anna. While potentially a little ‘un-Australian’ to hike on this annual celebration (I have spent many previous Australia Day’s at pubs watching cockroach races, drinking XXXX Gold and counting down Triple JJJ’s Hottest 100),…

Six Foot Under: Hiking in the rain.

Since moving to Sydney, I have been told by many people that it inevitably rains most Easter long weekends. This one was no exception.  I had been thinking about doing the Six Foot Track for some time. I was at the Walk21 conference in October last year and met a guy and a girl who…