Use Official Sources of Information

Check maps and official sources where routes are verified, graded, accurate and up to date.

Choose a trail that matches your fitness level and experience. Websites with verified data provide detailed information on specific trails, including distance, elevation gain, estimated duration, track conditions, and amenities. Be wary of crowd-sourced data that can sometimes be unreliable and inaccurate.

Australian Hiking and Bushwalking Blogs

Tap into the wealth of Australian hiking blogs for local expertise, up-to-date trail intel, personal recommendations, and a vibrant community. These resources unlock hidden gems, keep you safe with the latest info, and fuel your adventures with Aussie passion for the outdoors.

According to FeedSpot, here are the top four Australian Hiking blogs ranked by content, traffic, social media followers & relevance.

Find a Bushwalking Club

Bushwalking clubs offer a treasure trove of benefits beyond exercise: forge new friendships on scenic trails, gain expertise from experienced leaders, explore hidden paths, boost both physical and mental health – all while being part of a supportive community passionate about the outdoors. find a club near you and unlock the door to adventure, camaraderie, and connection with nature.

While Explore Safe strives to curate comprehensive resources for safe hiking and bushwalking practices, I am currently in the process of seeking funding to build a dedicated library of expert-guided information. In the meantime, I am pleased to present these temporary links to valuable resources provided by Trail Hiking Australia.

Benefits of hiking
Preparing to hike
Hiking health and hygiene
Hiking safety tips
Develop your hiking skills
Hike navigation tools and techniques