Hiking in Australia & New Zealand is Australia’s largest (over 20,000 members) and most active online hiking community and we’re pretty big in New Zealand too.
Whether you’re keen to go on your first short hike or day hike, or your a seasoned trekker, the group is a place to learn, share, and inspire, and be inspired.
This site is an extension of the group. Here, we intend to wrap up some of the most common discussions and questions in shorter, more succinct articles and posts that can serve as your go to resource when you’re planning that next hike, whether it’s here in Australia, New Zealand, or elsewhere.
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“What’s the best hiking shop in Melbourne?” It’s a question asked all the time in the Hiking in Australia and New Zealand group. Fortunately, Melbourne, like other Australian cities, has one street in particular whose purpose seems to be dedicated to hooking up budding outdoors people with quality gear and that’s Little Bourke Street in
This is a guide not only for the Travers Sabine Track, but the Nelson Lakes National Park itself. It’s a list of questions I am regularly asked about the park and its tracks, and general things like how to get there, when to visit, what facilities and amenities the village offers, and so on.
A PLB is a vital piece of kit on multi-day, as well as short hikes.