Australia has some amazing hiking trails to choose from and when I decided it was time for my first solo hike, choosing the destination was the hard part. I finally settled on Victoria's Great Ocean Walk.
The Mitchell River Walking Trail is a 21-kilometre Grade 4 trail that has everything from beautiful rainforest gullies to stunning views from its various lookout points. It's usually hiked as a one way trail over 2-3 days but I had only one night up my sleeve.
You want to get out hiking but with so much of our precious hiking trails having been decimated by bushfire, where can you go? How can you stay safe while out hiking? And what do you need to do to be prepared?
Refrigeration is one of those luxuries you leave at home when you’re out on the trail, so bringing food you’ve dehydrated at home or a commercially prepared freeze dried meal, is a tasty, lightweight option.
This list shows what I took on my recent 5 day backpacking trip along Australia's Great Ocean Walk. It's simple food, nutritious and super tasty and kept me feeling energised and full the whole way.
The myth has been busted about tossing your “so called” foods we think are ok to leave for nature to take care of. We must always be mindful about Leaving No Trace when we head out on a hike.
No more rummaging through your food bag trying to find something to snack on or what to have for dinner. With these techniques you can stay calm and organised while saving space and time.
The Merricks – Red Hill Rail Trail is an easy 14 km Grade 3 hike where you pass thru the peaceful rural areas of the Mornington Peninsula starting from Merricks General Store.