Author: Neil Fahey

Dandenong Ranges Circuit – Dandenong Ranges National Park – Victoria (Bare Bones Bushwalking)

The most common feedback I get from readers of The Bushwalking Blog is that they “just want more hikes to do”. I get it – hiking is my passion too. I do more hikes than I’d ever have the time to write about, so that’s why I’ve decided Bare Bones Bushwalking is now a thing. Not every hike has a story I can attach to it and some I just don’t get around to writing up, so in an effort to share ALL of (or at least more of) the hikes with you I’m doing this. A more simplified...

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Review: Stanley Flask & Shot Set – For spirit(ual) outdoor adventures

You may have noticed that this isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed gear that’s essentially for getting pissed. What can I say? Maybe it’s my Irish heritage, but I like a good drinking sesh. Of course, there are bad times and places to get on it, but sitting around a campfire on a hiking or camping trip is unequivocally the best time and place. Beer is my drink of choice, but over the years my family and my best mates have slowly but surely introduced me to the joys of a nice single malt. That’s where a quality hip...

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Skydiving Melbourne: The 3 best places near Melbourne to toy with death

Ever wished you could fly? Well, you can. At least kind of. I’m pretty sure skydiving is as close as I’ll ever get to that feeling. If you’re in Melbourne and thinking about jumping out of a perfectly good plane like I did, you’re probably wondering where the best place is to do it. Here’s what I reckon are the best three, in no particular order. Skydiving the Yarra Valley Your skydiving experience as a whole will be relatively similar regardless of where you do it, so your decision to make is really all about the views (also the...

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Little Forest Circuit – Bungal State Forest – Victoria (Bare Bones Bushwalking)

The most common feedback I get from readers of The Bushwalking Blog is that they “just want more hikes to do”. I get it – hiking is my passion too. I do more hikes than I’d ever have the time to write about, so that’s why I’ve decided Bare Bones Bushwalking is now a thing. Not every hike has a story I can attach to it and some I just don’t get around to writing up, so in an effort to share ALL of (or at least more of) the hikes with you I’m doing this. A more simplified...

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WIN: A getaway on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast

Who doesn’t want a free getaway to the Sunshine Coast? I know I do. It’s getting to that time of year where icicles are starting to form on Melbournian’s beards. I think it’s time we go somewhere warmer for a while, which always makes me think Queensland. So it’s brilliant timing that Sand Dunes Resort in Marcoola have got this competition going. They’re currently offering the chance to win 3 nights accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children, as well as a $60 voucher for Curly’s Cafe and passes to Sealife Mooloolaba. That’s a total prize value of $820....

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