Author: Neil Fahey

Introducing Roamy: We have an adventure-mobile and you can rent her for your own epic road trip

We’ve bought a sweet little adventure mobile. Her name is Roamy. After six months of researching and shopping for vans, we bought Roamy in February. She’s not only going to be our ticket to adventure but we’ve made her available to hire via the peer-to-peer rental site Camplify. If you think you might be keen to take her on a road trip sometime (or if you know anyone else who might), read on for all the details… Roamy is a 2008 automatic, turbo-diesel Hyundai iLoad, converted for adventure by her previous owners. We’ll be making some modifications to her...

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Gorge Heritage Walk – Mount Buffalo National Park – Victoria (Bare Bones Bushwalking)

The Gorge Heritage Walk provides an easy introduction to the Mount Buffalo Gorge, suitable for most ages and abilities. At only 2.5 kilometres, it’s amazing how much is packed into this short trail. Spectacular lookouts provide views over the sheer rock walls of the gorge and out to the surrounding countryside, not to mention the beautiful Crystal Brook Falls. As spectacular as those views are, the massive granite tors, Alpine Ash and twisted Snow Gums you’ll weave your way through are just as impressive. Interpretive signs along the trail explain the surroundings through the eyes of the famous Guide...

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Nerindillah Lagoon & Monument Beach – Conjola National Park – New South Wales (Bare Bones Bushwalking)

Hear the crashing waves, chirping cicadas and squawking seabirds as you walk amongst the jungle behind the dunes at Monument Beach. Vines and palm trees contrast with dryer forest plant types like grass trees on this trail that follows the shoreline of Nerindillah Lagoon. When the trail turns to sand, cross the dry inlet and find the track on the other side (look for the sign with the castle symbol) and continue until you find the Walter Hood Monument. The monument is actually a gravesite where the bodies of the captain and one of the passengers of the clipper...

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When shit happens: Reflections from a PLB rescue in the Budawangs

Shit happens. It doesn’t matter how experienced or knowledgeable you are. When you put yourself at the mercy of the bush, there’s always a chance that something will go wrong. It pays to be prepared. Nathan was pretty lucky he had brought along a PLB emergency beacon when he and a mate set off for The Castle and Mount Owen from Long Gully, on the south coast of New South Wales. Both experienced hikers, they couldn’t have possibly predicted what went wrong on their adventure but they handled their situation well and sought help when they absolutely needed to....

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Mount Bushwalker Walking Track – Morton National Park – New South Wales (Bare Bones Bushwalking)

The Budawang Range is a unique and incredibly beautiful feature on the south coast of New South Wales, well known and loved by bushwalkers and other outdoor enthusiasts. Although it’s especially well known for it’s rugged, wild terrain, there’s at least one place where those lower down the fitness scale can experience its unbelievable views first hand – the Mount Bushwalker Walking Track. – descend a management vehicle track for a short time before turning off into the scrub – so many birds and lizards – boardwalks and stumps to cross in places where the ground may be particularly...

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