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HiHas anyone walked the Kep track trying to find out about spots to camp along the way. I was supposed to do this 7 years ago and never got there. So, trying again... just not getting much feed back…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Williams Dec 10, 2018.

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HiHas anyone walked this walk it starts from Portland in Victoria. I would love to hear about it.Karen - Track CrakarContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Williams Jun 18, 2015.


Hello there,Yes it's been a long time since I have been on this site.Hoping to find someone who has done the Hans Heysen trail.I want to do a couple of weeks every year, ideally I would like to do in…Continue

Started Aug 18, 2014

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Hi ya,Long time since I have been on this site. Ok has anyone done the Great Ocean Walk from Apollo Bay. love to hear your views. Planning on going March 2014.Karen Dowling.I have googled a lot of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Dowling Aug 18, 2014.


Hi, thank you for visiting my home page I should get on here more often good ideas for walks and lots of help. I am a keen hiker, my track name is the "track crakar" cheers

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Accommodation along the Bibb Track

I would recommend Albany Backpackers in Stirling St if you are wanting to keep costs down. What a great place to stay, it's close to the Southern Terminus so not far to walk when finish, it's close to the pub for a great meal. Its clean offers breakfast and a clean towel. Parking out the back too.

Posted on May 30, 2010 at 8:02am — 2 Comments


I am looking for female hikers who would like to join me in walking from Walpole to Albany leaving Monday 17th may 2010 back on Sunday 30th May. I have an Itinerary so if your interested get back to me and I can email you the details.

Cheers Karen (Track Crakar)

Posted on March 29, 2010 at 2:07pm — 3 Comments

Cape to Cape

I have just finished Cape to Cape north to south.. 7 of us started on the 10th March 2010 and 3 finished on 16th March 2010.

What a walk, it was a challenge, lots of beach walks (some soft sand) up and down 4WD tracks and dunes there is a bit of everything. The first 2 days the weather was very very hot, so walking out in the open was a challenge all on its own. The good news was the water at the campsites was cold straight out of the tank, now that was something to look forward to.…


Posted on March 19, 2010 at 1:29pm

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At 8:26am on August 23, 2010, David Forster said…
World and Other Colleagues - you/we have all been down this path ... and we need some assistance with suggestions for keynote and other speakers - plus any, around the world, or local who have 'topically significant' presentations or ideas in any of the trails, organisational support, health, recreation, environment and tracks areas below - individually, as an organisation or as a business related to tracks and trails - all kinds - walking, riding, cycling etc. Suggestions also welcome on program and any other aspect of the pre-organisation.

David Forster (personal)
Trails and Recreation Advocate
Western Australia


Hi David

By way of introduction, I am the CEO of Bicycle SA and also sit on the Working Committee of Trails Australia. Bicycle SA has undertaken to deliver the 2011 T&T conference and we are pleased to have Dr. Stu Clement as project manager for the conference. The location has just been confirmed for Sydney Olympic Park, 13-15 April 2011. There are broadly four streams that the Working Committee consider of value (below) and it is expected that the Program Committee will work within these streams as they firm up speakers and concepts. Themes to date are as follows;


• Engagement

• Ownership

• Stewardship

• Volunteers


• Production and destination development

• Marketing/Events/risk etc

• Land management

• Policy


• Trail and signage standards – local and national

• Sustainable trail design

• Trail monitoring – evidenced based

• Insurance


• Commercial partnerships

• Government grants and program $$$

• Volunteer development and retention

• Evaluation – SEE (enviro/economic/social)

Let me know your thoughts and otherwise happy to discuss.

At 11:36am on April 3, 2010, Linda Daniels said…
Hi Karen
Congratulations on walking the Cape to Cape!
At 9:47am on January 5, 2010, Linda Daniels said…
Hi Karen, Happy New Year! Great to see you've joined the maintenance group. I hope you'll enjoy interacting with other volunteers and keeping up-to-date with discussions. Cheers, Linda

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