Tips and hacks

Photo credit: Greg Cartwright, Queensland Government

23 articles.

  • 10 tips for hiking with children

    Greg Cartwright © Queensland Government

    Hiking with little children can be both enchanting and exhausting! Watching how they interact with nature—excited and engaged with their surroundings—reminds us to be curious…

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  • Discover, connect and reflect. Each time we set out on a bush walk we have the time and space to do these things, time that…

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  • 9 tips to get you out walking in Queensland National Parks

    Greg Cartwright © Queensland Government

    ‘In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.’ John Muir Hiking doesn’t have to be hard! Getting outside to walk every…

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  • A taste of Queensland’s Great Walks—take a day hike!

    Greg Cartwright © Queensland Government

    Have you always wanted to have a sneak-peak of one of Queensland’s Great Walks…

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  • Does your dog love new adventures just like you? There’s no need to leave your pooch pining for you at home when there’s long walks…

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  • Setting off into the wilderness on one of Queensland’s Great Walks with your pack and hiking boots sounds enticing, right…

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  • Camping in a national park, especially for first-time campers, can seem daunting. Why then&hellip…

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  • Not quite convinced to pack the family tent and head off to one of Queensland’s national parks? With so many great reasons to take the…

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  • Getting fit to hike—back to the basics!

    Greg Cartwright © Queensland Government

    Winter is a time for hibernation… Hmmm, perhaps that’s true in Australia’s southern states (a.k.a. ‘down south’). But here in Queensland we enjoy some of…

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  • Camping—there is no better way to relax and get back to nature! You can escape to an island paradise, pitch a tent next to a…

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  • How to prepare for your first day hike

    Ben Edmonds © Queensland Government

    When we are planning a trip or our next outdoor adventure, we are happy. (This is a proven fact!…

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  • How to prepare for your first multi-day hike

    Greg Cartwright © Queensland Government

    There’s something magical about heading out on foot in nature with everything you need in a pack on your back, and the chance to camp…

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  • Hydration on the trail

    Greg Cartwright © Queensland Government

    When hiking in Queensland National Parks you can really work up a sweat! Staying hydrated, with access to plenty of clean drinking water, is essential…

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  • We all love to visit Queensland’s parks and forests, and we want to leave them for our children, and theirs, to enjoy. How can we…

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  • Lessons we learn in the wild

    Greg Cartwright © Queensland Government

    ‘The Wilderness holds answers to more questions than we have yet learned to ask.’ Nancy Newhall…

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  • There’s an ailment that’s easy to catch when testing out a new sport or hobby, particularly one that requires specific gear…

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  • Out of the office and into the wild!

    Greg Cartwright © Queensland Government

    Queensland National Parks are a treasure trove of remarkable nature experiences. Here, we can take time for ourselves—pause, breathe and reflect—and feel the benefits of…

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  • It’s Friday afternoon and you’re leaving the office when a text pings on your phone, ‘Mum buy food I’m starving’! And so begins your weekend…

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  • If you’ve been there, done that (and swiped the hotel shampoo), it’s time to get your ‘camp on’ in one of Queensland’s many national parks…

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  • Top 3 lessons learnt by new hikers

    Greg Cartwright © Queensland Government

    You can feel the excitement! The Big Day Out (a.k.a. your first day hike) is looming. Heading out into the ‘wilderness’ as a first-time day-hiker…

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  • Treats for the trail!

    Greg Cartwright © Queensland Government

    It’s a well-known fact—everybody loves a treat! And when you’re walking in nature, whether hiking a long distance trail through the wilderness or strolling through…

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  • Warm weather hiking—8 tips for handling the heat!

    Greg Cartwright © Queensland Government

    Sweat dripping from your brow, you take off your backpack and sit down on a rock beside a cool stream. You splash your face and…

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  • Winter is a fabulous time to ‘Think outside’ and get hiking in Queensland National Parks…

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