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Hiking with Dogs - Kalamunda Rail Trail

We recently did this walk with Young Perth Hikers - check out more details at The Ruff Lyfe blog

Added by Erin Clark on July 30, 2018 at 7:51am — No Comments

Hiking with Dogs - Whistlepipe Gully Kalamunda

With the recent rains, it's a great time to be exploring Whistlepipe Gully. Our two small dogs loved jumping over all of the fallen logs and scrambling over rocks. 

Found out more at the Ruff Lyfe blog promoting camping and hiking with dogs in Western Australia 

Added by Erin Clark on July 11, 2018 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Hiking with dogs - Noble Falls Walk Trail

It can be heart-breaking having to leave your dog at home when going hiking. Young Perth Hikers has been trying out a series of dog hikes across Perth and surrounds. 

Check out more details of our most recent adventure, Noble Falls Walk Trail, on the Ruff Lyfe blog. …

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Added by Erin Clark on July 9, 2018 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Walking the Camino de Santiago with Your Kids

The Camino de Santiago, also known in English as the Way of Saint James, is a network of ancient pilgrim routes which span across Europe and come together in Northwest Spain at the tomb of St. James. It is one of the…

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Added by Rebecca Brown on May 28, 2018 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Taking On the Bibbulmun Track – What You Need to Know

Australia is a country that has a lot to offer when it comes to hiking and outdoor sports in general. Considering the size of the continent and its diverse nature, there is no surprise that you’ll be overwhelmed by numerous options for hiking, cycling and mountain biking. Though each track is unique in its own way, there is one that simply stands out. It’s called the Bibbulmun…

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Added by Isla Wright on May 10, 2018 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Allanson Collie duel use trail finished

2nd stage of the Collie to Allanson duel use path is complete and in full swing.

Finally connecting Collie to Allanson with a continuous path through the old growth Sheoak forest. if your new in town and looking for a quick spin, check it out, you wont be disappointed with the ride. Connecting riders with nature and communities is a great way to see the sights. Allinson town site, or cool down with a Black diamond swimming experience or just a great spin ride. It wont disappoint as a…

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Added by John Wallace on March 22, 2018 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Collie Hand Cycle Trail

Andrew from Break The Boundary tested the new Collie MTB hand cycle friendly trail built by Paul Neve and crew from 3 Chilli designs



Setting out from Rays trail car park with David Anderson from DBCA and John Wallace from the Collie mtb club, We road up and down along the newly furbished hand cycle friendly trail.



Andrew gave the new trail the thumbs up saying " It's always great trying out new trails in different areas around WA, but it's exciting…

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Added by John Wallace on December 8, 2017 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Top 5 Tips for Conquering the Temple Gorge Trail

If you are a true outdoorsman (or woman) you have probably heard about the wonders and natural beauties that await at Kennedy Range National Park in Western Australia. Located a whopping 1047 kilometres north of Perth, and 245 km east of Carnarvon, the Kennedy Range Park covers 319,037 hectares of land and is home to rich wildlife with 20 recorded mammal species, 100 bird species and 33 reptile species - truly an adventurous setting.

Inside this…

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Added by Isla Wright on September 13, 2017 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

6 Gorgeous Places You Need to Visit Before Tourists Come Flooding

When you live in a city, you know exactly how it feels to stand in a cramped overcrowded space. The bustling urban life comes with some drawbacks, and being surrounded by an incessant stream of people is definitely one of them. Having to take the metro every day and share an apartment building with loud neighbors can really do a number on your nerves. In order to preserve the inner balance, we have to reward ourselves with treks through airy environments that give us a sense…

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Added by Marie Nieves on July 27, 2017 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Top 4 Southern Forests Hikes

If you like your hikes to take you through stretches of unspoiled wilderness, you need to visit the Southern Forests region. With so many national parks, the Southern Forests offer a range of landscapes, flora and fauna to discover. Whether you want to surround yourself with towering trees, explore dramatic coastline or see incredible views, you’ll find a Southern Forest hike that will take you there. Read on to find our five favourite hikes in the region.…





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Added by Trailtalk Admin on June 6, 2017 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Top 4 Hikes in the Blackwood River Valley Region

During the cooler months, there’s no place prettier to hike than the Blackwood River Valley. The region’s rolling hills turn a vibrant green, wildflowers fill the forests, and mists rise from the tranquil waterways, making every hike feel like a magical experience.

Best of all, the Blackwood River Valley region is only a three-hour drive from Perth, so you can easily squeeze a quick trip into your weekend. If this sounds like your kind of hiking adventure, here are four excellent…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on May 31, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Top 4 hikes in the Margaret River Region

When you think of Margaret River, it is usually the world-class wineries and white sand beaches that come to mind, but there is so more to this wonderful region, like its excellent hikes.

Make the three-hour drive from Perth to the Margaret River region and you’ll find a range of hikes, from epic week-long treks through bush and beach, to challenging day trips that edge along dramatic cliffs. Whichever trail you choose, you’re sure to be rewarded with coastal scenery unlike any other…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on May 31, 2017 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Collie mtb trail network

A new mountain bike trail network has just got the go ahead for Collie in the latest project under the South West mtb master plan. Set in the Arklow forest block just a few kms north of Collie, the network will fall under the Collie/Wellington regional plan as a national destination, to add adventure tourism to the diversity of the town.

The mtb trail network will consist of up to 50kms of trails including up…

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Added by John Wallace on April 13, 2017 at 5:14pm — 1 Comment

Top 4 Hikes in the Geographe Region

Cooler weather is on its way, which means it’s time to start planning your next hike - and what better place to begin with than the Geographe region. Only two hours south of Perth, the Geographe region is home to beautiful coastal, river and farmland scenery, as well as a number of excellent hike trails, making it a great spot for a weekend getaway.

With that in mind, get out your calendar, pick a weekend and pencil in a few of these must-do trails.…



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Added by Trailtalk Admin on April 4, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

5 Family-Friendly Walks in the Great Southern

If you’re looking for some family-friendly adventure dust off your walking boots and plan a trip to the Great Southern. This region is home to a diverse mix of scenery, from the karri forests of Denmark, to the beautiful beaches of Albany, to the high peaks of the Stirling Range and the rugged coast of Torndirrup National Park.

Even better, it’s got plenty of short walk trails that make it easy to explore these natural wonders. To help plan your itinerary, here are our five favourite…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on April 4, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Top 5 Hikes in the Great Southern Region

The Great Southern region is a mecca for keen hikers in Western Australia. Home to both the Stirling Ranges and Poronogurups, the region has some of the state’s highest peaks and an incredible variety of wildflowers – over 1000 species and many which are found nowhere else in the world.

Hikes in the area range from scenic coastal rambles to challenging climbs that offer jaw-dropping views. Whichever Great Southern trail you choose, you won’t be disappointed. …



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Added by Trailtalk Admin on April 3, 2017 at 7:28pm — No Comments

BUSSELTON... A HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Busselton is such a beautiful place no matter what time of the year it is. I don’t know about you but when I’m down south I feel like I’m a world away from the craziness of life and the city. I can stop, relax and watch the world go by for minutes to hours. There is something in the air down there that makes me appreciate life and value time and nature.

I have been…

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Added by April Glossop on March 23, 2017 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Who doesn't enjoy a road trip?

My latest road trip was down South to Busselton, Cape Naturalist, Canal Rocks, Smith’s Beach, Yallingup, Dunsborough and Margaret River. It was the long weekend which meant that I had time on my side. Besides wine tasting and…

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Added by April Glossop on March 16, 2017 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

Travel Guide to Australia for Australians

Whether you simply want to get out of your fancy Melbourne restaurants and tourist-filled streets, or you just realized that you’ve seen more of Asia than your own continent, you’re in for an adventure of a lifetime as soon as you step your foot out the door. But for a taste of true Australia, steer clear of famous, crowded spots that you can visit any other time. Take the road less traveled, as Robert Frost…

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Added by Marie Nieves on March 10, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Cape to Cape... Yes Please!

I have just recently returned back to Western Australia from an overseas stint with a new desire to hike and explore local trails. I have always loved being outside and walking but things have gone to new obsession levels (Thankyou Canadian Rockies). There is something about trekking that makes my heart leap out with excitement. I don’t know if it is the fresh air, the serenity, the remoteness and the pure experience of being in nature. I know we (in WA) don’t have cascading mountains that…

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Added by April Glossop on February 27, 2017 at 10:32am — No Comments

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