sydney walking events 2017

Sydney Walking Events 2017

Find some of the best Sydney walking events for a personal challenge you can be proud of. Enjoy choosing a walk to suit you from the 2017 calendar, including Coastrek, Oxfam Trailwalker and fun runs such as the City to Surf, or Sutherland to Surf, that have a walking component.

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How to get to Figure 8 Pools

A day trip to Figure 8 Pools is one of the best ways to spend a summer day in Sydney. Remember you have a steep bush walk and rocky scramble to reach it, so wear shoes and take your thongs or sandals in a bag. There are no shops down on the beach so take […]

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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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Best Walks Royal National Park

Best Royal National Park Walks

With all these bushwalking options, it’s no wonder Royal National Park is a favourite escape for Sydney-siders. It’s a pleasure to share some of the best Royal National Park walks with you, after all, this park is where it all started for us. The only problem now is choosing which walk you’ll tackle this weekend!

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Eagle Rock Royal National Park

Curracurrong Falls, or Eagle Rock in Royal National Park, is one of those rare waterfalls that sometimes looks like it’s flowing upwards. It can happen when the wind is strong enough to blow the water droplets back up before seemingly disappearing as mist. The churning ocean below shows the day’s wild weather. The waterfall is […]

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Duke of Ed Award adventurous journey sign-off

You’ve written the report for your Duke of Ed Award adventurous journey and now you need it signed off by your Assessor. (If you haven’t written your report here’s how to write a Duke of Ed adventurous journey log). You’ve done the hard parts, which are the journey and the report, this is the easy […]

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Duke of Edinburgh Award Adventurous Journey

What does a Duke of Edinburgh award adventurous journey look like? A whole lot of fun! Check out this video of Aquinas College Menai doing their bronze qualifier with us on the Coast Track in Royal National Park, Sydney. Thanks to the students and teachers of Aquinas College for letting us post this video and lotsafreshair.com for […]

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Is it safe to hike alone in Sydney?

There are two types of people who go hiking alone – those chasing the serenity, and those who think they don’t have a choice (but you do… find someone to walk with). Wherever you fit, here are tips to make your solo hiking trip in Sydney safe and sound. Is it safe to hike alone […]

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Never Walk Alone: Find Walking Groups Sydney

If you’re new to Sydney or your mates or partner aren’t the bushwalking type, don’t feel you have to walk alone. You’ll never hike solo if you don’t want to. There are different types of walking groups Sydney to suit your style. Here’s how to find someone to team up with: Bushwalking Clubs Free walks […]

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Duke Of Ed – having a laugh with mates

The Duke Of Ed adventurous journey is more than reading maps and sleeping in tents. It’s about enjoying the natural environment, escaping the school books for a couple of days and having a laugh with your mates. At the end of each Duke Of Ed adventurous journey you need to complete a trip report or […]

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Sydney Walking Events 2016

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Hiking tips for beginners

Hiking Tips for Beginners

Ian and I have been hiking and camping since the days when we smelled like teen spirit. You can imagine what we’ve learnt along the way. Now it’s time to share our hiking tips for beginners to give you the confidence to make camping a fun and safe experience.. Since 2009, we’ve been taking young […]

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