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Kepler Track in 3 Days: What you need to know

The Kepler Track quite rightly holds the title of a New Zealand Great Walk. Taking you above the clouds and through the mountains, it’s one of the most dramatic hikes we have ever done.  It definitely deserves a place on your hiking bucket list.  We may have had to battle through gale force winds and hide out in emergency shelters.  But with the squally weather came rainbows and atmospheric banks of cloud and mist.  Not to mention some great footage of Emily literally getting blown off the path. Would it have been nice to have seen a little more...

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5 Reasons to Hike Chitwan National Park

When you think about hiking Nepal, there are a few things which immediately come to mind.  Snow.  Mountains.  Everest base camp. As the home of tea house trekking and with a dizzying number of world class trails to choose from, Nepal is the dream destination for many a hiker.  It’s relatively easy to hike independently.  It’s cheap. And it’s beautiful! But while the mountains are the obvious place to head for, save a little time in your itinerary to explore another side to Nepal’s great outdoors. Here are 5 reasons why you should hike Chitwan National Park.  There may...

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Hiking Denali National Park: What you need to know

It doesn’t get any better than hiking Denali National Park, without doubt my favourite place to hike in the world.  With the opportunity to go backcountry, incredible wildlife and the chance of spotting the Northern Lights, nowhere else is quite like it. We’ve been working on this guide to hiking Denali National Park for a while now.  It’s finally ready and full of great tips to help make your time there incredible!   Tell me more… Wildlife Want to see a bear in the wild? Of course you do. Just don’t get too close! Add rutting moose, herds of caribou...

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The Overland Track: Mountains, Wombats and Wallabies

Hiking the Overland Track wasn’t even on my radar when we booked our flights to Australia.  To be honest, it wasn’t on my radar up until a month before we were on a plane to Sydney. But I guess that’s usually how things go around here. Sometime last November we were sat planning our route around Australia.  We knew we wanted to avoid hostels and tour buses and that we’d camp as much as we could to save money.  We toyed with the idea of the East Coast, and, of course, we wanted to visit the Outback. And then,...

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