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Heysen Trail Resupply Plan
9 months ago

Heysen Trail Resupply Plan

By  •  Heysen Trail

After coordinating my itinerary, I began organising supply boxes to be dropped and stored along the route. Pre-purchasing and delivering boxes full of toilet paper, fuel canisters, Heysen Trail maps …
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Heysen Trail Itinerary
9 months ago

Heysen Trail Itinerary

By  •  Heysen Trail

Always plan an itinerary (even if you don’t stick to it).

The Heysen Trail possesses over 200 different accommodation options on or alongside its winding route. Many of the huts, shelters …
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Reflecting on my most fulfilling year
11 months ago

Reflecting on my most fulfilling year

By  •  Journal

I sit here in a cushioned alcove overlooking the lakeside village of Åre, Sweden after surviving (and I honestly mean surviving) my first three days of snowboarding. I’ve somersaulted on …
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Day 1 – Parachilna Gorge to Aroona Campground
1 year ago

Day 1 – Parachilna Gorge to Aroona Campground

By  •  Heysen Trail

The date was August 13, 2018, my bag was heavy, the hour was late, the sun was high and South Australia’s mid-north temperatures were heating up. However, at least my …
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Day 2 – Aroona Campground to Yanyanna Hut
1 year ago

Day 2 – Aroona Campground to Yanyanna Hut

By  •  Heysen Trail

Everything came up ‘Heysen’ on Day 2. From the name of the vibrant range that surrounded the Aroona Campground to discovering the lookout where Sir Hans painted the ‘Three Sisters of Aroona’ way …
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Day 3 – Yanyanna Hut to Wilpena Pound Resort
1 year ago

Day 3 – Yanyanna Hut to Wilpena Pound Resort

By  •  Heysen Trail

Quite honestly, Day 3 of the Heysen Trail was the hardest 24 hours of my life. When I finally staggered into Wilpena Pound Resort in the late afternoon, I was on the verge …
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Day 5 – Red Range Campsite to Mayo Hut
1 year ago

Day 5 – Red Range Campsite to Mayo Hut

By  •  Heysen Trail

Compared to an unrelentingly undulating Day 4, the relatively even 17-kilometre stretch on Day 5 was just the ‘rest’ my exhausted legs had screamed for. I spent the day zipping between dry creek …
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Day 6 – Mayo Hut to Hawker
1 year ago

Day 6 – Mayo Hut to Hawker

By  •  Heysen Trail

There are few things a hiker looks forward to more than a shower, a schnitzel and to slip between the sheets of a toasty bed. Hawker, a quiet township billed …
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1 year of full-time travel, what have I spent?
2 years ago

1 year of full-time travel, what have I spent?

By  •  Journal

Well, well, well. Here we are. 1 entire year of travel. I’m currently shacked up in a beautiful family home in the cozy Sydney suburb of Lane Cove, looking after yet …
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Budget Accommodation
2 years ago

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Budget Accommodation

By  •  Journal

You’re planning a trip. Exciting! Time to piece together something that resembles a travel budget. Flights, check. Activities, organised. Transport, sorted. Then we get to the pricey matter of where you’ll …
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