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Hiking the Humpridge Track – NZ

The Humpridge track is located down the very south of New Zealand’s South Island in the Fiordland National Park, 80km west of Invercargill.  It is 56km long hike and goes over the Hump Ridge, over 800 meters above sea level.  The views are amazing….or so the pictures we saw before we went alluded to! Humpridge Track – Day 1 Tuatapera to Okaka Hut It was a 30 min drive from Tuatapera through lots of sheep country and along the coast to the start of the Humpridge Track. Lovely seeing the Fiordland in front of us. We parked at the Rarakau car park and set...

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Hiking the Western Arthurs

Day 1 Brisbane to Junction Creek     Walking time: – 3 hours.  Kate -Rushing around at the last minute finding a shoe lace for my gaiters was not on my plan first thing this morning so I only just made it to Pete’s house on time where the lovely Hannah dropped us to the airport. Met Aaron there and boarded the flight, no problems. Slick operation at Hobart Airport with Aaron’s uncle Grant meeting us with the cooking gas and shellite, while Pete went off to get the hire car. We collected the bags met Pete outside in our Nissan Micra, waved a goodbye to Grant...

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Bibbulmun Track

My sister and I have enjoyed many walks on the East Coast of Australia, but now it was time to visit the West.  We heard of this track called the Bibbulmun and thought that was for us.  At 1000km’s long we wondered which bit we should walk. The Bibb Track website was helpful, as was the “Highlights of the Bibb Track” tour. The section we chose was amazing and we where incredibly lucky to have fantastic weather.  We’d ordered the map book – The Southern Half, and with that we set off walking….not really sure what day we’d finish up in Albany but loving...

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Bare Rock – Main Range NP – QLD

Not every adventure needs to be EPIC.  Here we took advantage of a weekend of great weather and also a Full Moon Rising. Cunninghams Gap west of Brisbane has two peaks on either side,  Mt Mitchell and Mt Cordeaux.  It is part of the scenic rim and is an adventure playground. On this walk we set off on a Saturday afternoon to camp at Bare Rock and see the sunset and the full moon rise.  The first stop was 3.4km from the car park at the base of  Mt Cordeaux. We took a break to admire the  great views of the scenic rim, Lake Moogerah,...

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Guthega to Thredbo

April in the Snowy Mountains is a hikers playground.  The air is fresh and the views are amazing.  My sister and I spent a week in Thredbo exploring as much as we could.  We had friends join us for a couple of days for what turned out to be a full on weekend.  We started on the Friday with 4 girls walking from Guthega to Thredbo….the car we left in Guthega, well we got that back a few days later where it was parked at Pinch River Camp Ground. But there is another adventure in between…. Beth and I were joined last night in Thredbo by...

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Maria Island

In September 2009 I had a couple of days to fill in before going hiking with friends in the Walls of Jerusalem.  So after hearing great things about Maria Island from another tourist while I puffed and panted to the highest point on Brampton Island a year prior I decided I should visit.  I couldn’t decide wheather to book a “great walks” tour or to go on my own, I was a little worried wheather I could do it, would I be scared, would I enjoy the solitude….would I be lonely at night…..  Timing and cost influenced my decision so in...

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Hinchinbrook Island – The Thorsborne Trail

Dad had always talked of visiting Hinchinbrook Island and tackling the Thorsborne Trail, so when he convinced his two wonderful daughters it would be fun too, off we went.  Dad’s backpack had room enough for his massive sleeping bag and a borrowed tent and not much else….he led the whole way, wondering why we couldn’t keep up with him! Our story was that his cotton shirt was stinky and we didn’t want to get too close. Seriously though, if you are ever fortunate enough to spend a couple of days in the Wilderness tackling the elements and enjoying the great...

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Wilson’s Promontory – Victoria Australia

We combined this walk with the Great Ocean Road Walk. A ferry ride and 2 overnight stays in Victoria on the way to Wilson’s Prom refreshed the spirit and our feet to once again get out there. This is the second overnight walk I took my sister on. Day 1 Yanakie to Roaring Meg Up early and saw the sun rise over Northern Wilson’s Promontory.  Got away at 8:10 from our digs for the night – Black Cockatoo Cottage which was a lovely place to stay.  Very pretty drive from entrance gate of Wilson’s Prom to Tidal River. Saw 4-5 emus and...

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Great Ocean Walk – Victoria Australia

I’d done quite a bit of overnight hiking and long distance walks and thought, my sister might also enjoy this type of holiday. So here it is….our maiden adventure together on the Great Ocean Walk… the start of many, many more amazing times. Day 1  – Brisbane to Cape Otway Early start for our flight Virgin flight at 7:15 to Melbourne where we picked up our little Toyota Yaris and off we went driving along the Great Ocean Road to meet friends at Princetown and leave our car for a couple of days.  Nothing much to see in Princetown – Tavern and...

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Frenchmans Cap – Tasmania

This walk to Frenchmans Cap was the second of two 4 day walks in Tasmania in December 2004.  The first walk was in the Walls of Jerusalem ending at Lake St Clair, with a night at the Derwent Bridge Hotel in between.   We were a group of 13 amazing people from aged from 60+ to early 20’s.  A couple of minor mishaps (an unglamorous creek crossing and a twisted knee) held back 3 intrepids, so the final 10 trekked on and climb up Frenchmans Cap.   Although there were no injuries on this trip, there was a case of gastro lingering.  This Diary and the photo’s of the Frenchmans Cap...

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