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.

Skydive, raft and hike your way around Queenstown

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Following a trip to beautiful Costa Rica trying everything from bungy jumping to rappelling down the side of a waterfall, I was looking to go one better and do something even more exciting and adrenaline pumping.

I decided there was only one way to do that. Jump out of a perfectly good plane, of course. And I chose to do it in New Zealand’s adventure capital, Queenstown.

Skydiving had been high on my bucket list for a long time but I wanted to do it somewhere special – somewhere with unparalleled views and where I knew I was in good hands. 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

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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

The best hikes near Canberra

Canberra is left off most traveller’s itineraries for the bright lights of Sydney and Melbourne and the marine life of the Great Barrier Reef. But the Canberra region is blessed with a couple of very good national parks and nature reserves with well-maintained and scenic trails.