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A bushbash to Bairne Trig

A tough and sometimes painful climb to the Bairne Trig (TS681) and a search for Aboriginal engravings along the Bairne Trail

A cauldron of bats at the Mount Etna Caves Bat Cleft

The short Mount Etna Caves Walk finishes at the Bat Cleft, where over 100,000 little bent-winged bats stream out in search of food at sunset. It must be done as a ranger-guided tour from December to mid-February.

A challenging hike up Mount Kinabalu and a via ferrata climb down

An overnight guided hike to the summit of Mount Kinabalu (4,095m), the highest peak in Borneo's Crocker Range and the highest mountain in Malaysia. Ascent via the Timpohon Trail and descent via the Lows Peak Via Ferrata.

A challenging loop up Emory Peak and around the South Peak at Big Bend

Emory Peak in Big Bend National Park is the the highest peak in the Chisos Mountains, reached by a long day-walk. It can be combined with the South Rim, Southeast Rim and Northeast Rim for even more spectacular views.

A challenging Mackerel and Basin Loop bushwalk

The Mackerel and Basin Loop joins the Mackerel Track and Basin Track at West Head with an off-track section along the coastline. It passes some Aboriginal sites and offers some nice views, but the Basin Track is pretty dreary.

A circuit around Camp Kipwe in Damaraland

A short loop around Camp Kipwe in Damaraland, exploring some of the smaller peaks around the desert camp

A day in Tivoli: A short hike combining gorges, waterfalls and historic villas

Tivoli is home to a number of historic sites, including Villa Gregoriana (a complex of paths, waterfalls and grottoes) and is also the starting point for an interesting hike up to Monte Catillo

A failed attempt to reach the Storhaugen (Lyngenfjord) summit

The Storhaugen hiking trail offers stunning views over Lyngenfjord and Lyngsfjellan (the Lyngen Alps).

A Fossil Hunting Hike in Svalbard

A fun guided hike to a fossil hunting site at the foot of the Longyearbreen glacier, south of Longyearben.

A gruelling day hike to the Mount Whitney summit

The highest mountain in the "contiguous 48 states", Mount Whitney is a tough overnight hike - or an even more gruelling and long day walk to the 4,420m (14,500 feet) summit.

A guided Jungle Trek on Efate (Vanuatu)

A guided jungle-trek across the island of Efate in Vanuatu.

A guided walk through the Grottes du Cerdon in the French Jura

A guided walk through the Grottes du Cerdon (Cerdon Caves), inhabited and used for food storage since prehistoric times.

A hidden Delicate Arch viewpoint away from the crowds

Delicate Arch is one of the most iconic and spectacular rock formations in Arches National Park. While the popular trail is almost alway busy, a hidden vantage point provides a different perspective of the arch.

A hike through snow to the frozen Garibaldi Lake near Whistler, BC

A stunning hike to Garibaldi Lake, which in April is frozen over and surrounded by snow-covered mountain peaks.

A hike through the Malaysian jungle to the Medang Falls

The Medang Falls (Lata Medang Waterfall) is a set of cascades and swimming holes in Kuala Kubu Bharu, less then two hours drive from Kuala Lumpur.

A hike to Mt Strzelecki – the highest point on Flinders Island

Mt Strzelecki (the highest point on Flinders Island at 756m) is a Tasmanian "Great Short Walk". The peak is frequently shrouded by cloud, so an early start is recommended.

A Less Busy Lane Cove River Loop Walk

The Lane Cove River Loop walk does a circuit from Browns Waterhole along both sides of the Lane Cove River, using some of the less-busy tracks in the Lane Cove National Park..

A long hike to the spectacular Trolltunga rock tongue

Trolltunga or "troll's tongue" is a rock formation that juts out 700m above the Ringedalsvatnet lake. This spectacular location is reached via a long day walk.

A Long Loop through Lamington National Park

An extended two-day loop through Lamington National Park, which combines the Albert River Circuit and Toolona Creek Circuit. The bushwalk passes many spectacular waterfalls and lookouts.

A long ridge walk to Coba Point in Marramarra NP

A fairly long out-and-back bushwalk to Coba Point, at the end of Coba Ridge. Some filtered views over Berowra Creek along the trail and at the end.

A long-ish loop through Mt Coot-tha Reserve in Brisbane

This 8km loop through the Mt Coot-tha Reserve combines fire trails and bushwalking trails. It passes West Ithaca Creek and East Ithaca Creek, and both of the waterfalls in the reserve.

A loop bushwalk via the Gosford Glyphs and Lyre Trig

A short and partly off-track loop that explores the intrigung Gosford Glyphs (Kariong Hieroglyphs) and passes some Aboriginal engraving sites, before returning via the Lyre Trig Firetrail.

A loop through the Red Hill Reserve (Beacon Hill)

A short loop in the Red Hill Reserve using both the Cromer North Trail (Red Hill Main Trail) and Cromer Trail. The bushwalk explores two trig stations and the Wheeler Heights Aboriginal engraving site.

A loop with views at Enchanted Rock

Enchanted Rock is a massive pink granite dome rising above Central Texas. The short climb to the top rewards with sweeping views across the surrounding basin.

A nice view from the Morelia Walking Track on Mount Nebo

The Morelia Walking Track in the D'Aguilar National Park provides a nice view from the Mount Nebo Lookout, It's an easy, family-friendly bushwalk you can do in under two hours.

A partly off-track Smiths Creek Loop

The Smiths Creek Loop combines the Smiths Creek West and Nerang Track with an off-track route along Smiths Creek. A nice bushwalk with a variety of scenery.

A popular hike up Manisan Mountain on Ganghwa Island

Manisan Mountain (469m) is one of three sacred mountains in Korea, with two hiking paths that lead to an altar and temple on the summit. 

A quick trip to Wallaroo Hill

A partly off-track walk along the Salvation Loop at West Head, to explore Wallaroo Hill (a small hill at the start of the Wallaroo Track).

A rainforest walk to Greenes Falls in D’Aguilar National Park

A fairly popular bushwalk in the D'Aguilar National Park, the Greenes Falls Track descends through rainforest to a platform overlooking Greenes Falls. It's an easy and pleasant walk, but don't expect a spectacular waterfall.

A rugged Black Mountain loop in the Brecon Beacons

The Black Mountain range (Mynydd Du) in the Brecon Beacons National Park can be reached via a circular walk, involving some occasionally challenging navigation.

A scenic Changi Boardwalk stroll

Changi Boardwalk is an urban walk in SIngapore around overlooking Serangoon Harbour - and a good place for watching the sun set.

A scenic hike to the Stawamus Chief (South Peak) summit in Squamish, BC

The Stawamus Chief mountain has three distinct peaks - Stawamus South Summit is the easiest, and offers the best views over Howe Sound and Garibaldi Provincial Park.

A secret cave and Aboriginal history along the Little Digger Track

A one-walk along the Little Digger Track and Two Creeks Track, from East Lindfield to Roseville. Along the way we explore a "secret cave", waterfalls and Aboriginal hand stencils.

A Secret West Head track to Refuge Bay waterfall and beach

An informal walking pad provides access to Refuge Bay at West Head. This spectacular spot has a waterfall which plunges onto the beach, a clifftop swimming hole, great views and fascinating WWII history.

A short and varied loop to Barker Dam in Joshua Tree

The Barker Dam trail is a relatively short and easy loop hike that goes to the Barker Dam (Big Horn Dam), which was built in 1900 to provide water for cattle.

A short Berowra circuit

A short off-track walk in Berowra Heights, exploring towering cliffs and weathered caves

A short but scenic walk to the impressive Maddens Falls

The Maddens Falls Walk in Dhawaral National Park is an easy walk to an impressive waterfall. You can continue off-track to reach the base of the falls (a more challenging bushwalk).

A short but steep hike to Fans Horizon in the Warrumbungles

Fans Horizon is a short (3.6km return) bushwalk that climbs up to a lookout over the Grand High Tops area. For best photos go late in the day.

A short coastal walk to Murrays Beach and Governor Head in Jervis Bay

Murrays Beach is very beautiful (but busy) beach on the South Coast, with views from Governors Head across to Bowen Island.

A short hike to Kitchen Hut (Cradle Mountain) through sleet and rain

Kitchen Hut at the foot of Cradle Mountain is as far as I get when a planned bushwalk to Barn Bluff is thwarted by bad weather

A short hike to the idyllic Hamilton Pool

Hamilton Pool is a picturesque turquoise pool, ringed by trees. A waterfall cascades over a semi-circular cave into the pool.

A short walk to the Glow Worm Tunnel via the Pagoda Track

One of the shorter access routes to the Glow Worm Tunnel, passing through the spectacular pagoda-like rock formations on the way.

A short Wollemi walk off the Box Tree Clearing Trail

A short, off-track bushwalk in Wollemi National Park off the Box Tree Clearing Trail (Lilavale Track), to visit and record a shelter with Aboriginal hand stencils.

A steep climb to the shrine atop Mount Nantai in Nikko

Mount Nantai (2,486m asl) is a sacred mountain which rises above Lake Chuzenji in Nikko, accessed via a steep climb. Great views from the summit.

A steep climb up Mt Vaea to the tomb of Robert Louis Stevenson

Combining nice views over Apia with some local history, the tomb of Robert Louis Stevenson on Mt Vaea can be reached by both the Long Trail and the Short Trail - or combine both for a loop walk.

A steep climb up Pic Malaoui (Chapeau de Gendarme)

A great half-day walk in the Koghi Mountains. Only 20min drive from Noumea , the walk traverses a range of environments, from tropical forest to low heath. It culminates with sweeping views over Noumea and the coast from the summit of Pic Malaoui.

A steep hike up to the 825m Gunung Angsi peak

Gunung Angsi (825m) is a relatively short (but steep) hike through the jungle to the third highest peak in Negeri Sembilan state, about an hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur.

A stunning alpine panorama from Lac Blanc in Chamonix

Lac Blanc is reached via a scenic loop from Argentière (near Chamonix) up to the lake. The spectacular Lac Blanc in the Aiguilles Rouges National Reserve reflects a stunning alpine backdrop.

A Sunset walk to Arden Trig in West Head

A partly off-track bushwalk around the Waratah Track and up to the Arden Trig to catch the sunset.

A tough climb to Careys Peak via the Corker Trail (Barrington Tops)

The hike to Careys Peak (1,544m asl) involves a hard slog up the Corker Trail, with almost all the altitude gain in the first few kilometres. The reward is sweeping views from the peak towards the coast.

A tough hike to the Mount Agung summit in Bali

A tough hike up Mount Agung (Gunung Agung), the highest point on the island of Bali in Indonesia.

A trip through the Kanmangafuchi Abyss

Located close to the centre of Nikko, the Kanmangafuchi Abyss is home to a long line of Jizo stone statues. The trail follows the Daiya River through the gorge.

A very “squeezy” hike through the Capricorn Caves

A challenging "hike" through a limestone cave system. The Capricorn Caves Adventurer tour takes you through tight passages, large caverns and to the top of a large rock outcrop for some sweeping views.

A winter ascent of Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain (1,545m) is a popular day-walk from Dove Lake. The bushwalk and views from the Cradle summit are even more picturesque on a clear winter day.

Aboriginal art and views on the bushwalk to Taffys Rock

A fairly demanding walk along an undulating ridge to Taffys Rock, a large sandstone platform that provides panoramic views over the Hawkesbury River and Cowan Creek

Allans Beach (Otago Peninsula)

Allans Beach on the Otago Peninsula is frequented by penguins and sea lions, as well as an abundance of bird life. It's a short 500m walk from the end of the road.

Allenby Park – a hidden bush oasis in the Northern Beaches

Allenby Park is a small but relatively unspoilt patch of bushland in the Northern Beaches. Walking trails provide access to rainforest, a picturesque creek and waterfall and nice rock formations.

Along the Bujwa Fire Trail to Bjuwa Bay in Muogamarra

A guided NPWS bushwalk along well-maintained firetrail in the Muogamarra Nature Reserve, the Bujwa Fire Trail descends through tall and shaded forest to Bujwa Bay. Some nice views of Berowra Creek and wildflowers along the way.

Along the Faulconbridge Ridge to a beautiful Grose River swimming hole

A firetrail along Faulconbridge Ridge finishes at the Grose River Lookout, which has some sweeping views. It also provides access to the Grose River via an interesting bushwalking track down to a nice swimming hole.

Along the Tunnel Fire Trail to the giant Woy Woy Snake

A pleasant half-day walk from Woy Woy Road, this bushwalk takes you past some nice views before visiting the intriguing Woy Woy Snake, a 50m-long stone arrangement.

An arduous hike to The Castle summit in Morton National Park

The Castle (847m) in Morton National Park is a challenging but rewarding bushwalk. Spectacular views from the summit plateau over the Budawang Range (Budawangs).

An early morning walk along the Wedgewood Fire Trail in Cowan

The relatively unknown Wedgewood Fire Trail in Cowan ends at a large rock platform, which offers filtered bush views. It's not the most exciting trail, but offers some great wildflower displays in Spring.

An easy and a hard Dundundra Falls Loop bushwalk

The picturesque Dundundra Falls can be reached via a challenging off-track circuit via Kierans Creek, or via a bushwalking track off Larool Trail. A short but very pleasant walk.

An easy bushwalk down to Peats Bight in Muogamarra

One of the longer bushwalks in the Muogamarra Nature Reserve, the walk to Peats Bight combines the views from Deerubbin Lookout with the historic Peats Bight crater.

An easy loop bushwalk along the Muogamarra Bird Gully Walk

A relatively short and easy ranger-guided bushwalk at Muogamarra, the Bird Gully Walk descends into a valley where it crosses Muogamarra Creek. You'll see wildflowers, birdlife and some Aboriginal grinding grooves,

An easy loop walk along the Cascades Track in St Ives

The Cascades Track is a short trail down to a large rock platform and picturesque waterhole on Middle Harbour Creek, in the northern suburbs of Sydney. Combines with the Bare Creek Track and Cambourne Trail for a longer loop walk.

An epic hike down to Ribbon Falls along the North Kaibab Trail

A challenging day-hike from the Grand Canyon North Rim down the North Kaibab Trail to Ribbon Falls. Stunning views and some incredible trail construction along the way to the picturesque waterfall.

An exploratory loop along McCarrs Creek

The McCarrs Creek Loop is a challenging and partly off-track bushwalk. It takes the easy Duck Holes Trail down to the bottom, and returns by following McCarrs Creek.

An exploratory Wollemi bushwalk in the D’Arcy Range with Yuri

An off-track loop bushwalk in the D'Arcy Range in Wollemi National Park, exploring the valleys and rock shelters for Aboriginal art.

An interesting hike up High Falls Creek in Squamish, BC)

The High Falls Creek Trail near Squamish (British Columbia) is a short but very steep hike to an impressive waterfall, with views over the Squamish Valley and Tantalus mountains.

An off-track adventure along the White Trig Ridge

An off-track route along "White Trig Ridge", which passes the depiled White Trig before reaching some vantage points over Bobbin Head and Cowan Creek.

An off-track adventure from Yeomans Track (West Head)

Partly on firetrails and partly off-track, this bushwalk crosses the valley between Yeomans Track and Wallaroo Track to form a loop. Some nice rock formations and a small waterfall along the way!

An off-track ascent of Little Dromedary (Najanuga)

The Little Dromedary (Najanuga) summit is reached via an "off-track" walk. The rocky hill is in private land, near the historic town of Tilba Tilba.

An off-track bushwalk along the Ramshead Range in Thredbo

The Rams Head Range Loop is one of the easiest off-track alpine routes in Kosciuszko National Park. The bushwalk follows rhe Ramshead Range, traversing the Southerly Ramhead, Rams Head and North Rams Head peaks.

An off-track Glenbrook Creek hike and a Lost Wallet

A mostly off-track hike from Warrimoo in the Blue Mountains down Glenbrook Creek to Glenbrook station via Duck Hole and the Blue Pool.

An off-track loop from the Long Ridge Trail in the Wollemi

An off-track route in Wollemi National Park from the Long Ridge Trail. The loop explores some remote gullies as it follows the base of three cliff-lines.

An off-track loop to Peak Hill overlooking the Hawkesbury River

A mostly off-track bushwalk near Brooklyn, this loop walk ascends Peak Hill from the eastern side, before returning via Sandy Bay and Dead Horse Bay (a more challenging route on the western side).

An overnight hike up Mt Jagungal from Round Mountain

A two-day circuit in the Jagungal Wilderness (Kosciuszko National Park) including an ascent of Mt Jagungal (2,061m)

Apple Tree Bay Loop (Ku-ring-gai Chase)

A nice loop walk from Apple Tree Bay, combining a "secret track" up to the ridge with the the Mt Ku-ring-gai and Berowra Tracks. Some nice views and interesting caves and rock formations.

Arches and lava formations on the O Le Pupu-Pue Coastal Walk

A short but spectacular trail along the Upolu coastline, the O Le Pupu-Pue Coastal Walk offers dramatic views of sea arches and columns before reaching a large lava field.

Around Topham Hill

A circuit of Topham Hill, exploring some of the Aboriginal rock art sites, sandstone shelters and views over West Head.

Art, flowers and leeches along the Crane Ridge Trail

An exploratory bushwalk in McPherson State Forest, mostly following Crane Ridge Trail along Crane Ridge and down to Warre Warren Creek. Along the way we visit some side gullies and Aboriginal rock art sites.

Avoca to MacMasters Beach (5 Lands Walk)

Following the coastline between Avoca Beach and MacMasters Beach, the route covers most of the 5 Lands Walk. It combines beaches, headlands and bush with some on-road sections.

Avoiding the crowds at the Figure Eight Pool in Royal National Park

Figure Eight Pool in the Royal National Park is popular natural rock formation. One of the access routes is a steep track down from Garrawarra Farm.

Bantry Bay Loop (Garigal NP)

The Bantry Bay Loop is a varied loop, which passes the Bantry Bay Aboriginal engravings next to the Engravings Track. It then descends to Bantry Bay along the Timber Getters Track and returns via the scenic Bluff Track.

Barn Bluff circuit – the Cradle Mountain alternative

Barn Bluff is a less-busy alternative to Cradle Mountain, with equally impressive views and a slightly harder scramble to the top.

Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk

The Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk is a short, easy and popular loop walk that offers sweeping views over the Barrenjoey peninsula, Broken Bay and the Hawkesbury River.

Beaches and views on the multi-day Freycinet Circuit bushwalk

The Freycinet Circuit (or Freycinet Peninsula Circuit) is a very rewarding 2-3 day bushwalk that combines picturesque bays, turquoise water and majestic views of the Tasmanian coast.

Ben Lomond (Queenstown)

Located just outside Queenstown, the tough half-day ascent of Ben Lomond (1,748m) rewards - on a clear day - with sweeping views over Lake Wakatipu and as far as Mount Earnslaw (Pikirakatahi) and Mt Aspiring (Tititea).

Berowra Heights Circuit

The Berowra Heights Circuit is a fantastic loop walk from Alston Drive in Berowra Heights down to Berowra Waters, and back via the Great North Walk and Turner Fire Trail.

Beyond Shark Rock Ridge – finding a route to Want Trig

An exploratory walk out along Shark Rock Ridge to Want Trig, with some stunning views over Cowan Creek. There is a rough trail all the way along the ridge, although some navigation skills and a topo map are essential.

Beyond the Wilkins Track

Venturing beyond the Wilkins Track in Duffys Forest, this partly off-track bushwalk explores what might be an old farm, and an Aboriginal engraving site.

Bibbenluke to Anembo Reserve via Kierans Creek

A challenging, mostly off-track loop that goes from Bibbenluke to Anembo Reserve. It uses the Bibbenluke Track and an informal trail down from the Anembo Reserve to access Kierans Creek.

Bibbenluke Trail

The Bibbenluke Trail is a service road that descends to Cowan Creek. Reaching the creek opposite the Sphinx Track, it's a nice spot for a swim in summer.

Big canyon vistas on the West Rim Trail down to Zion Canyon

The West Rim trail is one one of the longer day walks in Zion National Park, descending from Lava Point along the Horse Pasture Plateau to the floor of Zion Canyon.

Big views from the short but steep climb up Moro Rock

A short but steep climb to the top of Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park, a 6,725 feet (2,050m) granite dome. The summit offers spectacular, 360-degree views.

Biking along the Fernleigh Track at Lake Macquarie

TGhe Fernleigh Track is an easy cycling path (or hiking track) between Belmont and Adamstown on the Central Coast, which follows a disused rail line.

Biking Van Long Reserve in Vietnam

An evening bicycle ride along Van Long Reserve, the largest wetland in Northern Vietnam.

Blackbutt Creek Track

A short, dog-friendly loop track though a small reserve in Ku-ring-gai. The Blackbutt Creek Track follows Blackbutt Creek and Falls Creek through tall forest,

Blue Gum Walk (Berowra Valley NP)

The Blue Gum Walk is a short, popular and very scenic circuit near Hornsby through Berowra Valley Regional Park, passing the Fishponds on Berowra Creek and Washtub on Waitara Creek