Author: Tim Messenger

Tidal River to Oberon Bay – Wilsons Promontory National Park – Victoria (Bare Bones Bushwalking)

Wilsons Prom is somewhere I’ve avoided exploring as it seems like every man and his dog heads there and I’ve heard endless stories of how insanely packed the Tidal River Campground gets. So I always envisioned battling crowds to see a place that is so close to home that it surely can’t really feel that remote. I was proven wrong on both counts on my first trip to the Prom with David King. He has done several hikes there over the last 18 months and preaches the virtues of the place. So, in classic Tim and Kingy form, we...

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Hiking & Coffee: Wingan Inlet to Red River – Croajingolong National Park (Victoria)

Wide open beaches, tiny coves and rocky headlands make up the 100 km Wilderness Coast Walk, from Sydenham Inlet in Victoria’s south-east to Wonboyn on the New South Wales south coast. Those not up to the 100-kilometre challenge can take on short sections of the walk via return trips or car shuffles. This section covers the 10 km (20 km return) between Wingan Inlet and River Road. Wingan Inlet is one of many beautiful camping locations Croajingolong National Park has to offer. The campground itself has plenty of good sized sites and is kept in top condition by Parks...

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Hiking & Coffee: Warburton to Mt Donna Buang (via Mt Victoria)

We had our eyes on this track for a number of months before walking it. A workmate, hiking and MTB partner, and fellow coffee lover, David King, had planted the seeds back in February when we were on a mission to keep increasing the adventure level of our outings. He’d read reviews on the track (known for the infamous Vertical K race each year) and it seemed pretty gruelling. “But just to add another level of adventure,” he’d suggested, “let’s wait until winter and do it in the snow”. Challenge accepted. The lead up was filled with mapping routes...

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