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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

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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Little Garie Shack Community

We joined in the annual Open Day of the historic Little Garie beach shacks with a guided tour by shack owners. Every shack has it’s own character and everything you see had to be carried in by the owners. We’ll be sure to pop our heads in to say G’day on our “Wattamolla tour” – […]

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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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Duke of Ed Adventurous Journey Jan 2015

The most beautiful places can only be reached on foot

Georgia, Gold practice hike
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My Year Without Matches

When your whole world is centrifugal chaos and you’re being spun so fast your head is about to separate from your body, you think “I need to get away”. “I need a holiday”. Well, imagine that holiday is a year-long quest for survival on a bushland property miles away from anywhere. First, build a permanent […]

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Tips for Hiking in the Rain

Check the weather forecast. Rain. Do you a) hide indoors and dust the top of your kitchen cupboards OR b) greedily choose to have stunning bushwalking tracks all to yourself, see more wildlife than usual, stare in amazement at the trickles and waterfalls you never thought possible? The more awesome option b) means facing the […]

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