Woonoongoora – Lamington National Park Pt1

After Tamborine Mountain I was impatient to get into the bigger mountains but one important chore needed doing first. Dirty laundry! Ultralight backpacking means less clothes and needing to wash them more often. I have 1 jumper, 2 shirts, 2 trousers, PJs and 3 sets of underwear, that's all you need really (wearing your rain … Continue reading Woonoongoora – Lamington National Park Pt1


Brisbane to Mount Tambourine

I have been a slacker. So many times I have opened up the blog to write and no words come. I can't explain it but tonight I feel wordy so here is the long awaited Brisbane post which I will merge with Tambourine Mountain. You will need to wait a little longer for Lamington National … Continue reading Brisbane to Mount Tambourine

To Brisbane

Usually i try not to walk on rest days but sometimes there are places of interest which need a relaxed stroll for best experience. The water front from Scarborough to Woody Point via Redcliffe was a welcome walk after the hills and increasing traffic on narrow roads.  The salt air immediately lifted my spirits after … Continue reading To Brisbane

Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk and Glasshouse Mountains

It has been 2 weeks and 2 blog updates since i finished the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk and i am only now getting around to writing about it. I will also share the 2 days walking through the Glasshouse Mountains and the Ecolodge. Once again, i took many photos and i hope these can … Continue reading Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk and Glasshouse Mountains

Thank you

Thank you! Thank you to everyone who responded when i reached out to you. Your response was overwhelming. I don't know how to adequately thank you but you give me more motivation and the means to continue. This walk is our walk! My money situation became a bit embarrassing on the weekend and i needed … Continue reading Thank you

Can you please help?

Can you please help? I'm needing a bit of help at the moment to cover the costs of the walk like sports therapy, food, shelter, camp fees, cooking gas, phone data... I ran out of money 2 years ago after putting in $70,000 of my own, including selling everything of value, and in the last … Continue reading Can you please help?

Cooloola Great Walk

Another incredible week of The Happy Walk has passed.  Only last week i said goodbye to the caring and supportive women i met in Rainbow Beach. It would have been easy to stay longer in the company of such strong and resilient women. Thank you Brooke, Kirstie, Pearl, Jacqui, Glenys, Kay, Delila and Xavier. Thank … Continue reading Cooloola Great Walk

K’gari – Fraser Island Great Walk

On the 12th of July i lived up to a promise i made myself 19 years ago. One long weekend in 1998 an old partner, Phil, and i took his Toyota Landcruiser to Fraser Island for one of our regular micro adventures camping, bushwalking and exploring Queensland. I look back on that time in my … Continue reading K’gari – Fraser Island Great Walk

1770 to Hervey Bay

It feels longer since the last update. Time is passing too fast as I walk through some of the most beautiful places in Australia. "Where has been your favourite place?" is one of the questions people often ask. It is impossible to chose only one place. If I consider all the places made special for … Continue reading 1770 to Hervey Bay


On change... I am glad the walk has taken this long. The time has given many more opportunities for personal growth as well as a broader appreciation and awareness of my country, people and my place in it.  Often I wished I had walked faster and pushed on through all seasons so I could move … Continue reading Thoughts