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Walking in the rain

Walking in the rain

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After a long hot summer the rain we’ve been hoping for has well and truly here come…..  lots of it! But while many of us will be inclined to stay under cover watch it behind the ‘safety’ of our window, there are lots of reasons to grab an umbrella and get out there into the midst (and the mist) of it all. Walking in the rain seems to heighten...

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Cape Byron Lighthouse Walk

Cape Byron Lighthouse Walk

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Byron Bay Lighthouse Cape Byron lighthouse is possibly the most iconic manmade feature in Byron Bay. Hundreds of people visit it every day to soak in the expansive panoramic views it offers from it’s unsurpassed vantage point on the most easterly headland in Australia. The lighthouse itself was built in 1901 and stood as a powerful light with a range of over...

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Greenstone Track New Zealand

Greenstone Track New Zealand

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With the unrelenting heat we’re experiencing this summer in Byron Bay, New Zealand makes for an attractive walking holiday right about now. The country is teaming with walking and hiking trails that range from a few hours to many days. And so I took myself off there for a few weeks in January to experience a few more of the countries magnificent...

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A cooler walk for the hottest time of year

A cooler walk for the hottest time of year

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Walks in the Mt. Nardi area Mt Nardi can be accessed from The Channon or Nimbin. It’s a bit of a drive to get there but definitely worth it as it has some of the most beautiful rainforest walks in the Nightcap area. Tall tree ferns, walking stick palms, elkhorns, stags and vines make this a magical walking area, traversing three different forest types. The...

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First sightings of whales

First sightings of whales

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It’s that time of year again when the humpback whales take their long migration journey (up to 10,000km in fact!) from the Antarctic seas to the subtropical waters and back again. Their journey north seemed to start late this year, and perhaps it did. The timing of the humpback migration can vary from year to year depending on a whole variety of factors,...

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Eastern Fire Break

Eastern Fire Break

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The Eastern Fire Break doesn’t sound like a very exciting walk, and that’s probably the reason why I’ve overlooked it until recently. But I was feeling the need to explore something new and pulled out my worn maps and had a look at areas I haven’t yet visited. On first glance the Eastern Fire Trail looks (on the map at least!) as though it...

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