Australian Hiker

Sports & Recreation Podcasts

Australian Hiker is Australia’s premier hiking podcast as well as providing a southern hemisphere view on overseas hiking. We are Australia’s most downloaded hiking podcast with regular episodes being released every two weeks covering gear and trail reviews, hiking practice, recipes and skills. Bonus episodes will be released at least once a month and include interviews from the trail as well as with relevant industry and allied professionals. Let us do all the research for you.

Location:

Canberra, ACT

Description:

Australian Hiker is Australia’s premier hiking podcast as well as providing a southern hemisphere view on overseas hiking. We are Australia’s most downloaded hiking podcast with regular episodes being released every two weeks covering gear and trail reviews, hiking practice, recipes and skills. Bonus episodes will be released at least once a month and include interviews from the trail as well as with relevant industry and allied professionals. Let us do all the research for you.

Twitter:

@aussiehiker

Language:

English

Contact:

61 419 310 543


Episodes

AH 244-Boots vs Trail Runners

1/24/2023
Without a doubt one of the the most common discussions I hear in hiking circles both on-trail as well as in online forums is what type of footwear should I be wearing? In this podcast episode we look at options for hiking footwear to try to help narrow this debate and hopefully provide s starting point in particular for newer hikers. So what type of footwear should you be wearing? www.australianhiker.com.au Australian Hiker can also be found on our various social media...

Duration:00:30:44

AH 243-Gaiters for hiking

1/10/2023
When you start hiking you tend to have a picture in your mind about what a ‘hiker’ looks like. For many, the stereotype includes a broad brimmed hat, boots, kaki clothing, big pack, and of course, gaiters. By why do hikers use gaiters? They do more than just the obvious of 'snake protection'! In this podcast episode we look at the types of gaiters available to hikers today and provide guidance on when you should consider wearing them. www.australianhiker.com.au Australian Hiker can also...

Duration:00:24:48

AH 242-South Coast Track: Expectations versus Reality

12/27/2022
In this podcast episode we discuss our pre-trip expectations for the Tasmanian based, 85 km South Coast Track and compare them to reality. While I had certain expectations of the trip, some of which panned out as expected, there were things that ended up going very differently. In this episode we discuss how the trip went and make some recommendations that will help you get the best out of this experience. www.australianhiker.com.au Australian Hiker can also be found on our various social...

Duration:00:53:53

Ah 241-South Coast Track; Interviews from the trail-part 2

12/22/2022
In this episode we bring you the 2nd episode of our on trail recordings from Tim's 2022 journey on the Tasmanian based, 85km South Coast Track. In this episode we bring you a series of recordings from the second half of the trip. In our next episode, episode 242 will then discuss reality vs expectations and make recommendations based on what we found on trail to help plan your adventure. In addition the write up of this trail will be released very shortly (prior to Christmas 2022)....

Duration:00:56:01

AH 240-South Coast Track; Interviews from the trail-part 1

12/18/2022
In this episode we bring you a series of on trail recordings as well as some interviews with other hikers from Tim's 2022 journey on the Tasmanian based, 85km South Coast Track. In this episode we bring you a series of recordings from the first half of the trip with next weeks episode bringing you the second half of the trip in episode 241. Episode 242 will then discuss reality vs expectations and make recommendations based on what we found on trail to help plan your adventure. In addition...

Duration:00:54:12

AH 239-South Coast Track, an introduction

12/6/2022
This is the first in a planned series of four podcast episodes in addition to a full trip review to be released over the coming weeks on my upcoming trip on the Tasmanian South Coast Track. In this episode we set the scene for my upcoming trip and provide some background on what I expect from this trip. We hope you enjoy. www.australianhiker.com.au Australian Hiker can also be found on our various social media platforms Australian Hiker Facebook Australian Hiker Instagram Australian...

Duration:00:29:03

AH 238-Guthega to Charlotte Pass walk

11/29/2022
For the past few years, I have been keenly following the creation of the 55-kilometre, 4-day Snowies Alpine Walk in Kosciuszko National Park in Monero Ngarigo Country.When it fully opens sometime in 2023, it will deliver a world-class, multi-day walk across the alpine roof of Australia In this week’s episode we catch up with Maggie Sutcliffe from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service to talk about the recent opening of one of the sections, Guthega to Charlotte Pass Walk, and find out...

Duration:00:49:00

AH 237-Choosing rain gear for hiking

11/23/2022
This podcast episode covers the key aspects of choosing rain gear for hiking. We deliberately haven’t gotten too carried away with the technical aspects because in all honesty, there’s so much technical information that you just don't need to know! So what do you need to know when choosing rain gear? Listen to find out

Duration:00:31:02

AH 236-Australian Hiker 6th Birthday

11/15/2022
On 11 November 2022 Australian Hiker celebrated its 6th birthday. For many of us the past few years has been one of disruption and as an overactive planner this has driven me up the wall sometimes. In this episode we reflect on our past year, and look at where we are heading over the coming year. www.australianhiker.com.au Australian Hiker can also be found on our various social media platforms Australian Hiker Facebook Australian Hiker Instagram Australian Hiker Twitter Australian...

Duration:00:40:52

235-Christmas Gifts for Hikers 2022

11/2/2022
It’s that time of the year again when you start to consider gifts for the special hiker in your life. In this podcast episode we talk generally about gift options for that hiker in your life and identify some key options to consider including spending nothing at all! www.australianhiker.com.au Australian Hiker can also be found on our various social media platforms Australian Hiker Facebook Australian Hiker Instagram Australian Hiker Twitter Australian Hiker Pintrest Australian Hiker...

Duration:00:21:37

AH 234-Best Walks of NSW MID NORTH COAST guidebook-Interview with the Author

10/25/2022
The NSW mid north coast is a bit of an unknown for us and we are hoping to get up that way over the next 12 months to do some hiking and wanted to do a bit of preplanning. This newly released guidebook, Best Walks of NSW MID NORTH COAST, by author Yvonne Everett is just the ticket providing an overview of some great hiking options in this region. In today’s episode we catch up with Yvonne and talk with her about hiking on the mid North NSW coast and her new guidebook....

Duration:00:23:42

AH 233-Beach hiking

10/19/2022
This may seem like a strange topic for a hiking blog but there are a number of walks both in Australia and overseas that involve close contact with the ocean. Recently we did the Great Ocean Walk on the Victorian coastline and discovered that practices we take for granted in walking along beaches and rock platforms, as well as crossing inlets, aren't always widely known. In this podcast episode we discuss considerations for hiking on the coast to help keep you safe as well as helping you...

Duration:00:32:14

AH 232-Ottie Merino

10/4/2022
Ottie Merino is a relatively new Australian outdoor clothing company and, as the name suggests, specialises in Merino garments which have been designed by hikers, for hikers. In this episode we catch up with Paul, one of the founders of Ottie Merino, to find out more about what makes this Australian adventure company worth looking at. www.australianhiker.com.au Australian Hiker can also be found on our various social media platforms Australian Hiker Facebook Australian Hiker...

Duration:00:33:39

AH 231-Crossing the Tanami

9/27/2022
A few months ago, I was contacted by adventurer James MacAlloon as he was just about to set off on the final leg of a unique adventure across Australia. The last section of his journey would take him 1745km from Alice Springs through to Broome crossing the Tanami Desert in the process. In today’s episode we talk with James about the larger trip and in particular this last segment that, for many people, will be hard to grasp let alone contemplate. www.australianhiker.com.au Australian...

Duration:01:02:47

AH 230-Great Ocean Walk: Reality vs Expectations

9/14/2022
In this podcast episode we discuss our pre-trip expectations for the Great Ocean Walk and compare them to the reality of the trip itself. In many cases the trip panned out as expected but as with any outdoor adventure there are always things that end up going differently than expected. In this episode we discuss how the trip panned out and make some recommendations that will help you get the best out of this experience. www.australianhiker.com.au Australian Hiker can also be found on our...

Duration:00:44:43

AH 229-Great Ocean Walk; Interviews from the trail-part 2

9/8/2022
This is the second of our two on-trail episodes from our recent 100km Great Ocean Walk in southern Victoria. In this episode we bring you a series of recordings from the second half of the trip, starting on day 4, which follows on from the last episode, episode 228, that brought recordings from the first half of the trip. We also had the opportunity to record a short interview with a Belgium hiker who we met up with on this trip to get her feedback. In episode 230 will then discuss reality...

Duration:00:34:28

AH 228-Great Ocean Walk; Interviews from the trail-part 1

9/4/2022
This is the first of our two planned 'on trail' episodes from our recent 100km Great Ocean Walk in southern Victoria. In this episode we bring you a series of recordings from the first half of the trip with next weeks episode bringing you the second half of the trip in episode 229. Episode 230 will then discuss reality vs our expectation and make recommendations based on what we found on trail to help plan your adventure. In addition the write up of this trail will be released very shortly....

Duration:00:56:41

AH 227-Great Ocean Walk, an introduction

8/23/2022
This is the first in a planned series of four podcast episodes and a full trip review to be released over the coming weeks on our upcoming trip on the 100km Victorian Great Ocean Walk. In this episode we set the scene for our upcoming trip and provide some background on what we expect from this trip. We hope you enjoy. www.australianhiker.com.au Australian Hiker can also be found on our various social media platforms Australian Hiker Facebook Australian Hiker Instagram Australian...

Duration:00:27:27

AH 226-When times get tough; motivation on the trail

8/10/2022
While many hikers worry about the physical aspects of longer multi-day/multi-week hikes perhaps the biggest issue for many is the mental aspect. Time with other hikers can be challenging let alone travelling by yourself and sometimes it's a struggle to maintain a degree of motivation that allows you to keep on hiking on those days when you just don't feel like it. So, how can you maintain a degree of motivation when you feel like calling it quits? www.australianhiker.com.au Australian...

Duration:00:29:55

AH 225-Industry Interviews July 2022

7/26/2022
Every year Australian Hiker touches base with suppliers, importers and manufacture of hiking equipment to find out what new and exciting products are on the market and well as to see how the industry is trending. In this years episode the pandemic is supposedly over but we are still doing these interviews virtually as we catch up with 4 of these suppliers. www.australianhiker.com.au Australian Hiker can also be found on our various social media platforms Australian Hiker...

Duration:01:45:11