Ice and snow covered branch in the Snowy Mountains Australia

Guide to Speaking Like a True Snow Lover

Sometimes skiers and boarders can sound like they are speaking another language with all of their technical and colloquial terms. If you are new to the slopes this can seem pretty confusing as you have no idea what the person on the chairlift next to you is...
Tasmanian wilderness in winter

Tips for Keeping Warm on Winter Camping Trips

Getting cold at night can sap the fun out of winter trips. The right gear and a few easy tricks will help you stay warm and comfortable and keep you camping, hiking and exploring all year round. Get the Most Out of a Good Sleeping Bag If your sleeping bag...
Eastern Sherbrooke Forest Loop, Dandenong Ranges. Photograph: The Bushwalking Blog

5 Great Day Hikes Around Melbourne

There’s no better way to reset than with a day out of the city. Fortunately, Melbourne is surrounded by fantastic day walks, from child-friendly wanders to rugged scrambles. Here are five of our favourite day hikes - all within a 2 hour drive from...

A Beginner’s Guide to Day Hiking

As soon as you’ve completed your first day hike, you immediately want to start planning your next one! We know the feeling. The bush can be addictive, but if you don’t know where to begin, what to pack or what to wear, it can also be daunting. If you’ve...