The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is considered one of New Zealand’s best day hikes — lauded for its volcanic landscapes and brilliant alpine lakes.
Some of Australia’s best road trips — from the red dirt and blue skies of far north Queesland, to the ocean expanse of Victoria's southern coastline.
A train ride from Sydney CBD, the Coast Track in Royal National Park is 26km of coastal bushland — it can be experienced as a day hike or an overnighter.
Wave Rock is located about 330km from Perth in Western Australia. It is a 15m high and 110m long, and was formed over millions of years.
Hikes, trips, books, and… selfies, lots of selfies — reflecting on the year that was, in an attempt to make some sense of it all before having a crack at another 365.
Govetts Leap at Blackheath is one of the best places in the Blue Mountains to watch sunset.
The Grand Canyon loop track is a fern-filled paradise at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains.
With sweeping views across the Jamison Valley to Mount Solitary, the end of Castle Head track is an absolute cracker.
These hikes are all within walking distance of train stations making them perfect for an easy and fun day trip out of Sydney.
The Grampians Nationals Park is a little further out of Melbourne than most day trips, but it’s certainly doable, and it’s well worth the journey.
One of Australia’s greatest drives, hugging the southern coastline — the Great Ocean Road is home to the cuddly koalas, the historic Loch Ard Gorge, and the 12 Apostles.
The Dandenong Ranges is home to lush ferns and towering eucalypts, and at just an hour out of Melbourne’s CBD, it’s a great place to spend a day.
Hi, I’m Kate
I write, take photographs, and build things on the internet… and on weekends I hike.
Most of the time I hike close to home in the national parks around Sydney, and every now and then I head off on bigger trips.
My most recent adventure was over in New Zealand where I hiked the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and the Kepler Track — later in the year I’m heading to Spain to do a section hike on the Camino de Santiago.
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