Hi, I'm Kate.
I’m a writer and photographer based in Sydney, Australia.
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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.
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 — a different kind of far north Queensland day trip — red dirt, big skies, and bushland as far as the eye can see.
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Pictures of the Nordic nation’s dramatic landscapes have me hooked. I want to hike Iceland’s rugged mountains and see its volcanoes, glaciers, rivers, lakes… and Northern Lights! And while I’m in the region, the Faroe Islands look far too spectacular to pass by.
In Australia’s red centre, the Larapinta Trail runs 223km through Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park, from Alice Springs to Mount Sonder (or the reverse, hyoy ✌).
Iconic Tassie. Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park is part of the internationally-recognised Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
With spectacular ridgeline vistas, they don’t call it a Great Walk for nothing. This hut hike through a section of New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park is on my must-do list.
Fiordland is a sprawling pocket of wilderness in New Zealand's south west corner, and after a brief visit to Gunns Camp on the Hollyford Road, I’m dreaming of a trip back to make like Davey Gunn and hike the Hollyford through to the west coast.
The Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St James, is a historic pilgrimage and popular long-distance walking trail through northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela. I’m reading The Way, The Philokalia, and walking (and walking, and walking some more) to prepare for my Camino.