7 epic mountains to hike near Brisbane

I bet you didn’t know there’s more than a dozen mountains you can hike near Brisbane. If you’re looking for the best mountains for your next weekend adventure, I've done the hard work for you. Here's my selection of the very best mountains near Brisbane.

The beginner’s guide to hiking


I was recently talking to a friend who is new to the hiking game. She mentioned it would be great to have a guide on hiking tips for people starting out so they know what to expect when they hit the trail. You asked for it and here it is – the beginner’s guide to hiking.

Have the right gear


Before you go anywhere near a hiking trail, make sure you have the right gear. Hiking is a serious business – trails can be steep, slippery or on cliff edges; there could be wildlife; and weather is also a consideration. read more

7 Scenic Spots in New South Wales

I love to explore the great outdoors. Most weekends you’ll find me searching for a waterfall, taking a hike, uncovering caves, climbing boulders, or swimming in a waterhole.

I’ve found some truly great spots across New South Wales – and many of these are off the beaten track.

Here’s a guide to the best scenic destinations in New South Wales.

Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains


The most popular spot on my list in Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains National Park. You can simply take a short walk to the falls itself, but I found the Valley of the Waters/National Pass trail to be a stunning way to reach the cascading waterfall. read more