Bushwalking Tips & Resources
Resources and links for both novice bushwalkers and hard core backcountry explorers!
Bushwalking is the Australian term for hiking, tramping, trekking, hill walking, or rambling. It is an adventurous and sociable activity that provides the opportunity to build fitness and endurance, acquire navigation, survival and first aid skills, to be self sufficient in the Australian bush as well as developing leadership skills and long lasting friendships.
See QORF Green Circle Members who provide bushwalking activities in Discover
(search on ‘bushwalking’ in Activity)
This website and its associated podcast is designed to provide a unique resource, including upfront opinions based on our experiences on the trail that we hope will assist you in achieving your hiking goals.
Are you keen to learn more about Bushwalking? This site will help you not merely survive out in the bush, but thrive! Get ready for your next adventure…
Bushwalking Queensland is the peak body that represents the interests of bushwalkers and members of affiliated bushwalking clubs in the state of Queensland, Australia.
Wilderness survival, tracking & bushcraft school. Learn some great survival and bush skills to help you better enjoy your bushwalking trips.
Information for bushwalkers from bushwalkers
Includes a forum, a bookstore, a wiki and games to play!
Meetups are like minded people getting together to learn something, do something, share something … go bushwalking together!
Search your local area for bushwalking and other outdoor activity Meetups
Your go-to site for all things hiking and adventures in Brisbane.
A selection of some of the best trails around Brisbane
We host meet-ups and connect like minded adventurers!
Courtesy of Start Local
Our site offers detailed information on hiking trails including trail descriptions, key features, pictures, maps, gpx files, elevation profiles and more. Additionally, the site is organised to make it easier for hikers to compare and choose trails that best suit their hiking preferences.
With our website, hikers can search for trails based on location, hiking grading, distance, or they can simply view an alphabetical listing. We host gpx files for all trails so that you can easily navigate to the start point and the trail itself. This information will benefit any day or overnight hiker; including people looking for a short stroll to a nearby lake or a long distance hiker heading for a distant peak!
Trail Hiking’s goal is to become the most comprehensive source for free information on hiking trails throughout Australia, including gear reviews, helpful tips and planning advice. In order to do this we are seeking your support. Please send us your trail info and GPX files for inclusion on our site.
Sign up to access your own copies of the Trail Hiking Australia ebook series:
- Your Guide to Hiking
- Your Guide to Hiking Safely
- Your Guide to Navigation
- Your Guide to Hiking Skills
- Your Guide to Hiking Gear
Adventure Activity Standards (AAS) are minimum, voluntary guidelines for conducting outdoor recreation activities . Designed primarily for organisations conducting outdoor recreation activities where the participants are dependent on the activity provider, they are also a useful reference for all outdoor enthusiasts.
The Outdoor Leader Online is based on the content of the Bushwalking and Ski Touring Leadership Manual, last published by the Bushwalking and Mountaincraft Training Advisory Board (BMTAB) in Victoria in 2000. The content of this Manual was the basis of the excellent outdoor leadership training courses run by the BMTAB. Following the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009, a Victorian Outdoor Industry Taskforce attracted funding to improve risk management and community confidence in outdoor activity providers. The project to make this resource available online was a component of that endeavour.
A collection of resources to help you decide how best to leave your trip intentions with somebody responsible – where you are going, what you are doing, emergency contacts and so on; or to create your own Trip Intentions Form.
Trip Intentions (website)
Bugle (iPhone app)
Let Someone Know Before You Go (AdventurePro)
Get Home Safe (Smartphone app)
Trip safety – what you can do to stay safe in the bush (Bush Search & Rescue Victoria)
Outdoor Information Sheet (Victoria Police)
Trip Intention Form (NSW Parks & Wildlife)
Adventurous Journey Intentions Sheet (Duke of Edinburgh Australia)
NZ Outdoor Intentions Form (NZ Mountain Safety Council)
Route Intention Form (Tramping New Zealand)
Outdoors Intentions for Land-based Activities (Adventuresmart NZ)
Top ten Australian trails? Too easy. Try a top one hundred! Here’s the ultimate mega list of trails to target as your next Australian bushwalking odyssey. Courtesy of Rays
Aussie Bushwalking is a user-supplied list of bushwalking and hiking tracks in Australia – made by bushwalkers, for bushwalkers. It helps bushwalkers find new walks, share walks and track conditions and remember their Australian bushwalking/hiking activities.
WE ARE ALL ABOUT BUSHWALKING, HIKING & BACKPACKING. OUR AIM IS TO HELP YOU ENJOY THE OUTDOORS AND HAVE FUN ALONG THE WAY.
Welcome to High and Wide! Action, outdoors and adventure photography, writing and more.
Blogging and Social Media
The Hiking in South-East Queensland blog is into its 5th year. Feel free to browse the archives, or pick a category to find a walk from a particular park. Blogging is a core part of what I do and allows me to give readers a taste of what I enjoy or see while out and about as well as providing one way to showcase my photography.
My name is Cameron Semple and my passion is being active in the outdoors and documenting that experience for others to share.
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