Grampians National Park: Mt Difficult – a Guest post by Michelle

Hi All; Ben here. We’re back with another guest post, this time by Michelle Herbison, please have a read and comment at the bottom. Thanks for reading. A note from Michelle Herbison: I’m a journalist currently living in Torquay on Victoria’s coast. During my spare time I write for my blog, Cutting Corners, about life, adventure, cooking and other various hobbies I have. I like doing things on the cheap, saving money and appreciating the little things. Getting into hiking … Continue reading

Boots, Socks and Seasons: A sponsored post by Hi-Tec Sports

Hi All, Ben here. Below is a guide on thinking about the Socks you might be looking to chose depending on seasons, Its by Hi-Tec Sports, I’m sure for most of you they need no introduction, but for those who don’t recognise they’re a forerunner in the Hiking Boots industry. So thanks to Mike over at Hi-Tec, we’ve got an instructional and some considerations on what boots and socks you might want to consider looking at. ——- A Guide When … Continue reading

Bushfire watch resources for the Long weekend

Hi there readers! Just a quick update coming into the long weekend. Recent bushfires around Victoria have stymied my plans to go to the Alpine region and climb Mt Feathertop this Australia day long weekend, but it did bring to the forefront of my mind that there are resources out there people should be using during the summer months. Most of the states now have a Mobile APP that you can download, I’m not going to provide links because they’re … Continue reading

Langi Ghiran & Mount Gorrin Overnight walk – A Guest post by Sam

A note from Ben: Thanks for your patience everybody, We’re back again with another Guest post, Sam is a young adventurer that showed great interest in my site, and has been very patient with me and my sporadic upload schedule. Thanks for your continued patience readers and Sam alike! So in the usual form, here is a short introduction followed by the post! ————————————————————————— My name is Sam, and I love the outdoors, I love bushwalking and I love adventure! I … Continue reading

Wilsons Prom: Day 3 with Adrian Brewer

Note from Ben: This is day 3 of a hiking trip guest post by Adrian Brewer, for Day 1; start here.  Day 3: I woke up at around 0630 to a brisk, overcast morning.  The night was peaceful and very quiet, just the sounds of the waves breaking the shore over the hill.   It was a very nice way to leave this world into the land of Nod. It was cloudy but it had the feeling that it was going to be … Continue reading

Wilsons Prom: Day 2 with Adrian Brewer

A note from Ben: Hi Guys, this is day 2 of Adrian’s trip to Wilsons Prom, Click Here for day 1; or enjoy day 2! It was a very quiet night, absolutely no noise, no wind, dead quiet.  I had heard horror stories from other bushwalkers of hungry possums and critters literally getting inside tents during the night in search of food items, so I slept with the torch and machete close at hand.  Maybe it was my snoring that … Continue reading

Wilsons Promontory National Park: A Guest post series by Adrian Brewer

A Note from Ben: Hi all, Wecome back to Hike Australia, I guess I’m kind of like that light on the distance, never around full time but always there when you look hard enough. For the next little while, I have another Author to thank for some of the posts you’ll be seeing. Adrian found Hike Australia a few months ago, and we have had a few chats about getting a few of his stories on here, yesterday he was … Continue reading

You Yangs: Saddleback track to West walk return

I’m back. Hike Australia has been on a bit of a hiatus because Liz and I have been dedicating our weekends to some other projects. With that finally out of the way after a grueling 10 month process that consumed nearly every Saturday for a year; we’re finally at the point where we can start to get out on the weekends again. So; celebrating our first weekend free was easy. Saturday the 7th of July turned out to be a … Continue reading

Im still here – A call for guest posts

Hi there everybody. You’ve probably noticed that its been over a month since I have had time to do a real update. Unfortunately  with a busy life, sometimes Hike Australia like most hobbies, gets prioritised down the list somewhat. I haven’t even been on an overnight hike in 5 months, Heck I haven’t gone bush in two! Its been a busy year, with our new puppy Lilly monopolising afternoons for walks and training. On top of that, those who know … Continue reading

Gear Review: Airspresso – Extreme hiking coffee machine

I have a very exciting and interesting review ahead for coffee aficionados, with the Airspresso. With this in mind, I’d like to thank Steve over at Airspresso for getting one of these into my hot little hands to review, I have already spent far past my budget on gizmos and gadgets over the last couple of months! The first impression I had upon opening the box and getting the machine out was the sheer workmanship and quality of the device. I … Continue reading