Stolen reptiles, illegal drug crops and assaults; these are but a few issues for private landowners on the Illawarra escarpment.

It is a common misconception that the bush belongs to everyone and as locals we all have fair right to enter and play as we please. In the Illawarra, this mentality is well entrenched, but it is simply not the case. … More Stolen reptiles, illegal drug crops and assaults; these are but a few issues for private landowners on the Illawarra escarpment.

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{Mt Kembla Summit}

One of Wollongong’s most beautiful and unique walks. Depending on the weather is right, a plethora of fungi, an eerie walk in the clouds or simply a great walk to absorb the iconic Wollongong coastline and Lake Illawarra views. A great walk anytime of year, enjoying plenty of wildlife with a short challenging walk. … More {Mt Kembla Summit}

{Top 3 Nature Meditation Walks in the ‘Gong}

Having travelled to Japan it is evident the benefits of absorbing the stillness of nature and meditation together. The Japanese relish being outdoors and especially nurture their connection to nature as part of a zen lifestyle. Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese phrase which describes “forest bathing or therapy”, the art of being in nature with no effort and simply just being. … More {Top 3 Nature Meditation Walks in the ‘Gong}

{Upper Byarong Creek}

A magical oasis of luscious green rocks, trickling streams and a dark mossy canopy of trees blanketed by maidenhair ferns and tiny mushrooms underfoot. This trail is sensitive. As there is no distinct trail it is important to respect the mosses, small shrubs and environment. It’s not the place to scratch off moss, trample small … More {Upper Byarong Creek}

{Comfort Merino Wool top review}

Part of the adventure Bushwalk the ‘Gong allows me to discover some awesome businesses and help spread the word about their products! I was delighted to hear that my fellow hiker John Feeney of The Hiking Society and his brother Jim Feeney have taken on a new venture Globewalker, distributing high quality active wear, down sleeping bags and mountaineering … More {Comfort Merino Wool top review}

Doggy Bushwalkers

As a nature loving bushwalker, we have all dreamed of taking our little four-legged friends for a wonderful nature adventure. In the Illawarra region, most people are accustomed to which beaches you can walk your dog on, but what about those days when you want your little mates to join you in the wild? Here … More Doggy Bushwalkers