There are few things better than hiking solo – especially if it’s an overnight escape; packing a few essentials into your pack – food, water, stove, sleeping gear – is the true definition of simplicity. Of course, besides all this gear, you also need a shelter. Ideally, this shelter must be light in weight but still robust enough to withstand those often-wild spring/summer/autumn storms we can cop on the east coast of Australia. Finding that combo of lightweight and tough construction, however, isn’t always easy.
Crisscrossed with more than 25 day walks, Kakadu National Park offers bushwalkers the chance to soak up the unique and plentiful treasures of Australia’s Top End.
Australian Geographic Adventure sends its rookie father-and-son team of Tim and Max Robson to tackle the Kosciuszko Track
There’s plenty of action to be had on Queensland’s highest mountain that will satisfy both nature lovers and adventurers
Only a short drive from Sydney, the Blue Mountains provide spectacular scenery and a variety of activities are available for everyone.
Glacial lakes, pine and beech forests abound on Corsica’s GR20 trail
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Varied terrain, pastoral landscapes, wildlife and sweeping vistas
Heading off on a multi-day trek takes a lot more planning and preparation than a day walk, and you’ll need the right gear to do it, but the rewards are well worth the effort.
It might be called the Shipwreck Coast but it’s a walk that can be done in style and comfort.