The thought of heading out into the bush or mountains alone is very uncomfortable for many but for me, there isn’t much else that makes me feel as ALIVE, as comfortable in my own skin and as resilient. Of course, I didn’t get here overnight and I have so much further to go. Here are my stepping stones to solo hiking.Read More
“I know it’s a long way to go but it’s easy. We’ll find the rabbit-proof fence and follow that all the way home” In 1931, Molly, Gracie and Daisy just wanted to go home after being forcibly removed from their families and placed in government settlements. They follow the 1500 kilometre fence that runs across Western Australia. In 2016, Sarah Hyde traces their footsteps and shares her experience.Read More
REALLY get off the beaten track and up close + personal with the breathtaking New Zealand scenery super efficiently with little fuss with a 4WD tour with Nomad Safaris.Read More
As a high school maths teacher my job generally doesn’t liven up conversations, beyond the ‘it’s so important to have good maths teachers’ comment and conversation usually moves on to more interesting subjects. However, the statement ‘I’m working as a cameleer in the Simpson Desert’ does funny things to people’s faces as they try to work out what that actually means…Read More
We know that it’s important to our community that we don’t just indulge in the holiday season and consume for consumptions’s sake. We know that you vote with your dollars and that even with your gift buying, you want to be contributing to some sort of positive change. And so we have carefully selected the following gift ideas based on a love of adventure and an emphasis on local Australian businesses and on sustainability…Read More
“These walls are more than a piece of thin fabric…your Macpac tent is a reliable shelter on stormy nights that we hope will always feel like home”. It was instant love after reading this inside Macpac’s Sololight Hiking Tent. Read on for why this lightweight 1-person tent should be a solo hiker’s top pick.Read More
The Pacific Crest Trail is a 4265km (2600mile) thru-hike in North America, going from Mexico to Canada. It took Heather Porter 177 days to complete and here she addresses expectations vs reality of this massive achievement!Read More
The Kepler Track is one of New Zealand’s 10 Great Walks. It is located in Fiordland and is a 60 kilometre loop that can be done over 3-4 days - though some will do it in 2 and others will run the entire track in (less than) a day! SWW’s Marketing + Events Coordinator, Thuc, shares with us photos and her packing list.Read More
So, you think jumping off buildings, cliffs, bridges, and antennas sounds like fun? Well, you’re absolutely right. BASE jumping is a blast! But it’s not for everyone, and it will take a lot of time, energy, money and commitment. One thing IS guaranteed; base jumping will change your life. Here’s a few tips on how to get into BASE jumping, and how to get into it safely…Read More
Yes, there is a sinkhole in Australia with such natural beauty and water clarity that you might think you are in one of Mexico’s renowned cenotes…Read More
Long. Distance. Solo. Hiking. I could easily give you the list of ‘why nots’, from sore… everything… to thunderstorms to mad farmers with shotguns (that’s a whole other story), but I find myself writing a list of why you should. Here is what I have learnt from long-distance solo hiking…Read More
This tasty sultana cake is the perfect recipe to provide a sugar boost mid-hike or during a scuba diving surface interval, as tried + tested by our Ambassador and diving enthusiast, Charlie Elliott.Read More
Did you know that every second 1-2 football fields of forests are cut down?
Did you know that half of the world’s tropical forests have already been cleared?
Did you know that the number of the Earth’s wild animals has halved over the past 40 years, and every decade, another 10% of remaining wildlife will become extinct?
Here’s how you can help protect our rainforests and the threatened and endangered species that call them home…
Our childhood experiences can definitely shape us and stick with us, for better of worse. At She Went Wild, we couldn’t agree more on what a positive impact the outdoors can have on children’s cognitive, physical and character development. We’re stoked to have community member, Shinae Lee Walker, relive a significant child memory of Bundjalung National Park in Australia’s Northern New South Wales on the blog…Read More
When you are first starting out with hiking and backpacking, packing can be confusing and even daunting. You worry about packing too little and getting caught in an uncomfortable (potentially dangerous) situation. You worry about packing too much and turning what should be a manageable hike into an unexpectedly strenuous challenge. We have put together some guidelines as well as FREE downloadable packing lists to give you a starting point…Read More
We often think that if we follow social expectations and norms that we will be inherently happy in life. There is some credit to this because these expectations and norms exist for a reason. But before you trod down the beaten path, you owe it to yourself to think, "is this the path that I am truly wanting to follow?"Read More
Women’s Health Week is an opportunity for us to start putting our health first. Here are 8 ways to get started!Read More
The Women’s Adventure Film Tour is back in 2018 with a selection of 12 short films celebrating women in adventureRead More
Tamara Hutchins (aka @tamhikes), an avid hiker, is the co-founder of women's adventure group Melbourne Girls Outside and a member of our Australian SWW community.
We asked her to take on the ever-popular question, "what should I pack?"; specifically, what is different about her bag for a day hike and for a multi-day hike?
It’s almost like a natural evolution; to go from hiking and backpacking to climbing and mountaineering. But where do you even start? If you don’t have anyone to guide you, an Introductory Mountaineering course is the perfect way to lay a solid foundation, as SWW’s Marketing + Events Coordinator, Thuc Do, found out…Read More