All posts tagged: Walking

Marramarra Microadventure

There’s nothing like a spot of winter camping, particularly when Sydney delivers day after day of crisp, sparkling July weather. Last weekend eight of us set off  to Marramarra National Park, about an hour and a half’s drive north of the city. Destination: The Orchard […]

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Mt Kuring-gai to Berowra

A bushwalk on a sparkling Sydney winter’s day is a pretty great way to spend a Saturday, particularly when you can take advantage of cheap end-of-week travel and get the train. On the weekend just gone we headed to Mt Kuring-gai station to tackle the […]

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Leliyn Falls

After a night at Cooinda Lodge (and a super great Thai-inspired fish curry in their on-site restaurant) we drove our trusty hire car out of Kakadu and south to Nitmiluk National Park, where we’d be spending the next couple of nights. To break up a the 3-hour […]


Milk Beach

My favourite time of year in Sydney is that lazy week between Christmas and the New Year, when most offices have shut down and everyone is in full leisure-mode. It not only allows for some serious battery-recharging, but also means getting out and about and […]

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The end of the line

On our fourth day in Tassie, we headed still further west until literally the end of the road – the most southwesterly road in the southwest in fact, that takes you all the way to Gordon Dam. With Lake Gordon on one side and Lake […]

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West to Mount Field

On day 3 of our Tasmanian adventure we hit the road west along Glenora Road, en route to Mount Field National Park. It’s a beautiful drive from Lachlan, hugging the river, winding through green hills, and alongside numerous fields growing a large quantity of Australia’s hops […]

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The Secret Garden

Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden is hardly a secret these days, but it’s still one of Sydney’s most peaceful and secluded spots, with stunning views across the harbour to boot.

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Frazer Beach Microadventure

It’s a bit of a tradition amongst my friends to load car boots full of camping paraphernalia and head out of the city whenever a long weekend rolls around. This Easter we returned to Frazer Campground, an old favourite where board and body surfing, beach volleyball, […]


Maria Island

“You have to go to the Wombat Island”, urged a friend upon hearing we were planning a trip to Tasmania, and in all honesty I didn’t need require much further convincing.