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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DukeOfEd – having a laugh with mates

The DukeOfEd 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 DukeOfEd adventurous journey you need to complete a trip report or journey log. We’ve written […]

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Sydney Walking Events 2016

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Hiking Tips for Beginners

It’s the adventure you’ve been waiting for; heading off on an overnight hike… until you realise that you’ll be carrying the kitchen, bedroom, lounge room, bathroom – your whole house – on your back. Take a shortcut to success by learning from the experts with our hiking tips for beginners. REGISTER HERE In one hour, learn the […]

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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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Where is Wedding Cake Rock?

Enjoy your trip to Wedding Cake Rock and the White Cliffs of Marley in Royal National Park. It’s a unique coastal formation that won’t last forever, so see it while you can. It’s sandstone, sure, but not as you know it. Whether you’re after a microadventure or a bushwalk with a purpose, I hope you […]

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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? Dharawal were the Aboriginal people that lived in southern Sydney. What makes here any more Dharawal than the developed suburb of Cronulla across the water? The […]

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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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