Jibbon Aboriginal Midden

Walk down onto the sand at the western end of Jibbon Beach, Bundeena, there’s a sign saying “Royal National Park, A Dharawal Place”. But what is a Dharawal place? What makes here any more Dharawal than the developed suburb of Cronulla across the water? The difference is Jibbon has one of Sydney’s oldest Aboriginal sites: […]

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Jibbon Beach walk

Where is the Jibbon Beach walk?

The Jibbon Beach walk is an easy coastal walk in Royal National Park, with well-preserved and easily accessible Aboriginal carvings. A great way to start your exploration of The Coast Track.

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How to write a Duke of Ed Adventurous Journey Log

You’ve finished your adventurous journey, arrived home and dropped your pack on the floor. Mum and Dad ask “How was it?” Your first response is, “It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done!” Your second response is “Actually it wasn’t that hard, it was a lot of fun.” The best time to write your journey […]

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Why I nearly stopped hiking

It’s confession time: I don’t go bush walking half as much as I could, and my fancy new boots are still not worn in. Once upon a time, I’d call myself a hiker (actually, I would have said, “I like bush walking” but not called myself a “bushwalker” – a subtle difference related to how high […]

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Sydney wildflowers

A Rainbow of Sydney Wildflowers

You’ll find an abundance of wildflowers from mid-late winter in Sydney wherever you find native bushland. This means National Parks are ideal – try Royal, Lane Cove and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Parks. There’s a particularly amazing patch of flannel flowers on the Spit to Manly walk in Sydney Harbour National Park. A note on locations: Heathland is […]

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How to purify water while hiking

How to Purify Water While Hiking

So there’s water purification tablets, filtration systems, ultraviolet light and good ol’ boiling the water. Have your say: What’s your favourite or most effective way to purify water for hiking? Have you ever taken the risk of not purifying water? What happened?

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3 Brilliant Tips for Packing to Hike Overseas

Follow my blog with Bloglovin When your dream of hiking the lush green Milford Track, walking the Tour du Mont Blanc or trekking a section of the Pacific Crest Trail comes true, there’s that other reality; that you’re not ‘just a hiker’, you’re a traveller who wants to experience it all. The reality is you’re […]

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Wedding Cake Rock Closed

The fence is staying. There will be no more access to ‪Wedding Cake Rock‬. Ever again. The drone footage shows why. It’s been a favourite of ours for years, but since becoming a hashtag phenomenon on social media, the number of people visiting the site has exploded – bringing its safety into question with NSW […]

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Tips for Whale Watching Season Sydney

The whale watching season in Sydney is between May and November each year but some times are better than others to increase your chances of seeing whales. We’ve been walking Sydney’s coastline for years, so here are our tips on how to take advantage of nature to get the best out of your whale watching […]

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6 Best Whale Watching Places in Sydney

Whale watching season in Sydney is a great reason for you to get on the winter woollies, get out of the house and head to the coast. There are numerous vantage points all along Sydney’s coastline but we’ve chosen the six best, most easily accessible and dramatic places to watch whales in Sydney. If you’ve […]

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