While a great deal of The Amateur Adventurer has been focussed on trips further afield, the reality of having to work for a living, pay a mortgage or two, and just generally be a responsible grown-up has given me pause to think.
Adventures don’t necessarily require months of planning, a backpack and a passport. It was time to start looking closer to home and viewing my local hang-outs through a new set of eyes. Perhaps months of travel would help me appreciate the people, the culture, the lifestyle and the environment right outside my front door.
And so I present “My Backyard”, a collection of adventures right here in beautiful New South Wales, Australia. Ranging from short walks through spectacular national parks and coastlines, crazy adventure races through the mud, day-trips encompassing city highlights, weekend getaways to the wine country or short-breaks to the happening North Coast for music festivals and surfing sojourns – adventure is right there for you to find it.
That’s My Backyard
Have You Explored Yours Lately?
With its treasury of mountains, caves, rivers, rainforests, and other wilderness wonders, New South Wales is a natural playground of great hikes and walks. From a couple of hours easy stroll along spectacular coastlines to multi-day strenuous hikes into the rainforest, there is something for everyone. Explore the wild walks in my backyard.