Mt Gillen, Alice Springs, N.T.

Just outside of the Alice Spring township is an unassuming trail, which, if followed, will lead one across a beautifully jagged landscape toward the rocky summit of Mount Gillen. The trail head is just passed the Flynn’s grave memorial (pictured left), and you can see Mount Gillen beyond. The trail snakes up the steep ridges…

Wilsons Promontory

Photos from a recent 3 day hike at Wilsons Prom, Victoria. The Route view my Wilsons Prom hike PDF brief: Day 1 Distance: 18.1km Elevation gain/loss: 786, -808 Max elevation: 277 Start: Trailhead (Telegraph Saddle car park) End: Roaring Meg campsite Estimated time: 7 hours (5 to camp, 2 return to southern point) possible deviations:…

Picaninny Gorge, Bungle Bungle Ranges

Arriving half-cocked at the Purnululu ranger station at twenty to five, hurriedly shown the park-issued hiking literature we signed away our waivers (you understand it’s a remote and potentially dangerous hike: yes; you understand you are responsible for your own navigation: yes; enjoy your hike—oh, do you have a satellite phone?). The drive in took…

Escarpment hike, Gregory NP, Northern Territory

Northern Territory Travelling along the Victoria Highway toward the Western Australia border, we stopped overnight at the Victoria River Roadhouse. Just driving here gives you a sense of the great country which occupies Gregory National Park: towering escarpments that shadow the valley through which you travel, a reminder of how much the land has been erroded over…

Smalleys Beach: Camping at Cape Hillsborough

Cape Hillsborough NP A small national park camp grounds on the beach. Only 11 sites makes his place pretty special. Waking up and walking to the sand, scaring the bathing birds and watching the first rays of light touch on the cape while you have the entire beach to yourself is what makes camping out…