Recommended hiking, treking and bushwalking related sites

John Chapman - Australian Guru who has published many hiking guidebooks

Love in a Tent - Michelle Waitzman is the author of "Sex in a Tent: a wild couple's guide to getting naughty in nature" (Wilderness Press, Oct. 2007) She lives in Wellington, New Zealand although she is originally from Toronto, Canada. She loves spending time in the great outdoors. This is her blog.

Freezer Bag Cooking - The best site we have found for creating hiking food. Excellent instructions and pictures.

Hiking Blogs : This blog is a unique way to browse through and discover new hiking, backpacking, trail running, and trekking related blogs. You can rate the quality of each blog listed on this site.

Aushiker: Great West Australian site. Good information on the Bibbulmun Track and other great walks in W.A.

Bushwalk Tasmania: This is the online community for friendly and helpful discussion of topics of interest to bushwalkers in Tasmania and a reference of bushwalking related information submitted by bushwalkers, for bushwalkers. Highly recommended.

Backpacker's Barn : A quote from Cathy, the owner, says it all! "I love to share my wealth of knowledge from a lifetime in this beautiful paradise island. I can help you with information on anything from bus timetables to the weather in the mountains, where to find wombats, fairy wrens or penguins, where to go caving or kayaking, the way to the bank or the nearest pub ………and if I don’t know something, I know who to ask to find out for you!" Also, a great outdoor gear shop in Launceston, Tasmania.

Guide to short walks in Victoria: This Guide contains details of walks the auther, Bob Padula, has completed in the period from March 2005, and most can be completed by anyone with a moderate level of fitness. Some walks are suitable for persons with limited mobility.
Most walks described are located in the general area around Melbourne, but there are many further afield! Recommended, a great resource with detailed information.

Weatherzone: The best Australian weather site to check out expected conditions for your next walk.

Ultra-lightweight hiking and backpacking: A great UK site exploring the world of lightweight hiking with plenty of good yarns about gear and trips in the UK.

Walkweb : A great Australian and UK hiking resource. As Jeremy describes it, Bushwalking, Hiking, Rambling, Tramping … A site dedicated to exploring the world on foot.

Wollangarra :Wollangarra is an independent non-profit outdoor education project established in the firm belief that young people and mountains are natural partners with a great deal to offer each other. Gets young people out into the bush

Best Hike : Canadian based site that that is an excellent resource. Rick constantly updates the site with fantastic hikes, treks and tramps from across the world.

maccamusings : The ramblings of an eccentric Aussie. Some fantastic posts on the South Coast Walk in Tasmania (yet to be completed!) Well worth a read. Funny and very accurate.

Real Tasmania : An interesting , developing site about "all things Tasmania and much, much more" There is an active forum and excellent photo's of our favorite State. Well worth a look as this site grows and provides a great place to discuss Tassie and all the things that make it such a wonderful place.

Desert Mandala: Life In Central Australia : A highly opinionated and mildly confusing commentary about life in Central Australia through the eyes of a park ranger and an anthropologist. And yes … they're always on the lookout for good coffee and raisin toast.

A great blog that chronicles the lives of a couple and their family who live in central Australia.
Gary is currently acting as the Chief District Ranger of Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park, and splits his time between Alice Springs and Kings Canyon. Amanda lives in Alice Springs, and until recently was the one and only anthropologist for Parks & Wildlife. As of March 2008, she’s on secondment to the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (the Sacred Sites Authority), where she travels all over Central Australia, recording and registering Aboriginal sacred sites and doing work area clearances on these sacred sites.
There is lots of excellent information about hiking and camping in the outback.

Bushwalking Blog -a great site, maintained by Neil, that has a huge amount of information about hikes in Victoria, Australia. Neil has includes track notes, distances, time and grade for all the walks. He has also added some fancy Google mapping to help you get on your way. Check it out.

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