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The big bloody hike

Somehow I managed to convince some of my lovely, young university mates to start training for a big, bloody hike way back in February. The mission: walk 55km of hills through a huge National Park close to home, the aim being to raise money to help reduce poverty around the world. The Oxfam Trailwalker event […]


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On the hiking home stretch

We hiked hard this weekend. With only a few weeks until we walk 55km for Oxfam, my hiking ladies and I thought it would be a good idea to check out some of the trail. Luckily for us it’s close to home; only this beautiful path that passes Enoggera Dam was totally new to me. I […]


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Photodump: Hiking the Coomera Circuit

Lamington National Park will always be one of my favourite places to escape the city and today was no exception. As a group of friends and I prepare for a 55km fundraising hike at the end of June, it feels kinda nice to have ‘training’ in a World Heritage listed rainforest. The Coomera Circuit is my […]


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Photodump: Magical Mount Warning

With Autumn skies belting out a ridiculously balmy blue, the rainforest is singing  a very sweet green right now. Sweaty and tropical, Mount Warning stands as the ancient plug of a vast and extinct Tweed Volcano. Climbing the mountain means you’ll be looking out over distant cliffs, relishing the shade under the endless canopy, rock […]


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Hiking for a good cause

With a new study semester about to start and very empty pockets I recently decided a fresh goal was in order. Something that would fit a student budget, involve some outdoor exploration and induce a challenging fitness routine. A new habit that might exhaust my wanderlust on a day that Andres is usually hard at work […]


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Hiking Mount Rinjani – to summit or not to summit?

I like to think I’m not competitive, but friends who know me warts and all would probably disagree. I’ve always been a happy loser when it comes to a variety of stuff – like team sports, drinking games and life threatening leaps of faith. But when it comes to hiking I’ve had my own kind of […]


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Hiking to the volcanic hot springs of Mount Rinjani

The second day would see us trekking all the way down to the volcanic crater lake for a soak in the hot springs and then back up again to camp on the other side of the rim. Basically about six to seven hours of walking. I was worried that after the effort of hiking the first day […]


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Climbing Mount Rinjani

I seriously doubted I could do the Mount Rinjani hike about four hours in on the first day. My backpack was soaked through with sweat, I’d drank litres of water and still wouldn’t pee for another 24 hours – so complete was my exhaustion. My face felt swollen from exertion and my shit knee was […]


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A little slice of Lamington National Park

We are very lucky to live within a two hour drive to one of the most beautiful National Parks on the East Coast of Australia, a place so precious it’s been added to our National Heritage List. Lamington National Park is definitely stunning and easily one of my favourite places to escape the city. It […]


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Taking the trail well travelled to Nugget Point

Deciding on a day trip from the Otago Peninsula, we drove a couple of hours south through farmland to an area known in New Zealand as The Catlins – population 1200. An environment where sea lions, penguins and fur seals outweigh the locals on the land. A place where a rugged coastline leads to frequently wild weather and […]


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