Where to Hire Hiking Gear in Australia

Hiring hiking gear is a good alternative to forking out a tonne of money on lightweight hiking gear, which isn’t feasible for many people, especially if you’re not sure whether hiking will continue to be ‘your thing’. Importantly, hiring hiking gear is a good way to ensure you have quality equipment on that adventure, but without blowing the bank, or being stuck with stuff you’re not going to use again.

The bag on the right was rented from Adelaide University Mountain Club by a hiker that was embarking on their first multi-day adventure. It was a good way for them to test out a quality pack and figure out whether hiking was for them. They went on to buy a good Osprey pack soon after the trip.

So, I have taken the time to put together a list of places around Australia from which you can hire hiking gear. If I have missed any companies or groups let me know and I will update the list.

A lot of these places hire out PLBs too, but I will create a seperate list for these.

Places to Hire Hiking Gear in Australia:

🔹Victoria🔹

Bogong Equipment – Melbourne CBD
The Equipment Library – Northcote
The Wilderness Shop – Box Hill
Melbourne University Mountaineering Club – Parkville
Melbourne Bushwalkers – Melbourne CBD (Members Only)
Outsports Hiking Hire – Moorabbin
Absolute Outdoors – Halls Gap
Geelong Adventure Specialists – Geelong
Ajay’s Snow Country Sports – Heathmont
50 Days – San Remo

🔹Tasmania🔹

Tasmanian Wilderness Experiences – Rokeby
Mountain Creek Outdoors – Hobart
Mountain Bike & Rock Climbing Tasmania – Launceston
Allgoods – Launceston
Overland Track Transport – Launceston
Aspire Adventure Equipment – Launceston
Three Capes Gear & Gourmet – Hobart
Wild Island Adventure Hire – Invermay

🔹New South Wales 🔹

Wilderness Adventures – Blue Mountains
Mountain Equipment Australia – Sydney/Chatswood
Border Bushwalking Club – Albury
Bushsports Australia – Carlingford
Adventure Base – Katoomba
Life’s An Adventure – Belrose

🔹South Australia🔹

ABW (Adelaide Bushwalkers) – North Adelaide
Adelaide University Mountain Club – Adelaide CBD
Scout Outdoor Centre – Adelaide CBD

🔹Western Australia🔹

Bibbulmun Track Foundation – Perth

🔹Queensland🔹

Support Crew – Wellington Point
Brisbane Bushwalkers – Newmarket

🔹ACT🔹

Canberra Bushwalking Club – Kambah

🔹Australia Wide🔹

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