Hi, I'm Kate.
I’m a writer and photographer based in Sydney, Australia.
I help businesses with content production and search engine optimisation. And on weekends, I hike. More →
From Tim Winton’s exploration of cultural imagination and connection to country, to Oliver Sacks’ joyful excursion to commune with hundreds of species of fern… these books will take you to wonderful places.
The Dandenong Ranges is home to lush ferns and towering eucalypts, and at just an hour out of Melbourne’s CBD, it’s the perfect place to spend a day.
The Osprey Eja 58 is a good fit for women who are after a comfortable backpack for overnight trips, weekend adventures, and longer trips such as multi-day hikes.
There's no way to see all of New Zealand's South Island in a week, but we gave it a pretty good crack: combining road-trip with hiking for the ultimate South Island adventure.
From the historic and eclectic Gunn's Camp to the grandeur of Milford Sound, Fiordland in New Zealand’s south west corner is an enchanting pocket of rugged wilderness and natural beauty.
You don't have to have long time in Queenstown to have a good time in Queenstown. Here’s where to eat, play, and stay in New Zealand’s adventure capital.
In Aoraki Mount Cook National Park you can explore some of the valleys, mountains, and lakes that make up New Zealand’s breathtaking Southern Alps.
The walk from Katoomba to Leura winds through valleys of ferns, tall trees, moss covered rocks and logs, over streams, and around cascades before a climb to breathtaking valley views.
A proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall threatens to flood 65kms of Blue Mountains' wild rivers and 4,700 hectares of National Park.
Narrow Neck Plateau separates the Megalong and Jamison Valleys and offers sweeping views across the Blue Mountains at Katoomba, and runs a little over 30km return from train station.
Walking Berowra Valley is rewarding with its soft morning light, deafening cicada sounds of summer, and tiny cascades and rock pools under the shade of tall trees in the gully.
For a moderate to challenging walk you can tackle in an afternoon (with a train station at either end), try Royal National Park's Karloo and Uloola trails from Heathcote to Waterfall.
Head out of Cairns and take the Wheelbarrow Way to Chillagoe for a different kind of far north Queensland day trip — red dirt, big skies, and bushland as far as the eye can see.
"The fern tour is turning out to be much more than a fern tour. It is a visit to another, a very other, culture and place."
At the southern end of the Daintree National Park is Mossman Gorge, a great way to experience the Daintree as a day-trip when visiting Far North Queensland.
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