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A Main Range Adventure

A Main Range Adventure

Main Range track 21.11.20 – 12.10.20 Distance: 24km Location: Kosciuszko National Park Time: 2 days For most Aussies, Kosciuszko is the site of an underwhelming school trip where teachers trek you up the highest mountain in Australia as part of the year six curriculum. Luckily, I somehow […]

Pindar Cave Camping

Pindar Cave Camping

Woy Woy to Wondabyne via Pindar Caves 17.10.20 – 18.10.20 Distance: 21.3km Location: Brisbane Waters Time: 2 days What better way to christen Amanda’s new pack on her very first hike than with two days slogging up fire trails and a night spent in Pindar Caves? […]

Things to do in Canberra

Things to do in Canberra

02.10.2020 – 04.10.2020 Early last month, I made the most of the long weekend and the fact that COVID restrictions had lifted just enough, and escaped Sydney for the white pavement and green hills of Canberra. Contrary to its stereotype, Canberra is far from boring. […]

5 Year Reunion – Grenfell

5 Year Reunion – Grenfell

It has officially been five years since I left school, packed my bags and flew to the other side of the world for a job that I knew would pay me very little but gave me school holidays to spend that wage travelling around Europe. […]

Escape to Jindabyne

Escape to Jindabyne

July 10 – 12, 2020 Less than two weeks into my new job, I decided the most professional thing to do would be request a day of annual leave that I have barely earned to drive down to Jindabyne with Brendan and Sarah for Han’s […]

The Coast Track Solo

The Coast Track Solo

Back in July I decided to get out of Sydney for the day and make the most of my weekend by tackling the 27km Coast Track in the Royal National Park solo. I have always been somewhat apprehensive about hiking solo, as previous experience has […]

A South Australian Adventure

A South Australian Adventure

Bringing in the New Year in South Australia made for a strong start to 2020. Having Grace on our side of the planet was a great excuse to take a couple of weeks away from Sydney (albeit while skirting bushfires). We began in Victor, toasting […]

Hobart in Photos

Hobart in Photos

Photo Diary 13.12.19 – 17.12.19 For Christmas, and to coincide with two Overland hikes, my parents shipped the family out to Hobart. We spent four days exploring the Salamanca Markets, drinking at Cascade Brewery, getting confused at MONA, eating incredible steak at Landscape and hiking […]

The Overland Track

The Overland Track

Distance: 68 kilometres (give or take) Location: Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania Time: 6 days The Overland Track isn’t something that should be approached lightly. The length of time alone it takes to complete (6 days and 5 nights) is enough to deter […]

A Weekend Walk

A Weekend Walk

Alternatively: No Sleep Til Brooklyn the lowdown Distance: 31km (give or take) Location: Cowan to Brooklyn Brooklyn to Rocky Ponds Campsite Rocky Ponds to Brooklyn Time: 2 days, 1 night At 5.30am on Saturday morning, I set off from King’s Cross station with my brother and three […]