NEW ZEALAND. World-famous for stunning scenery, people with a cracking sense of humour, adventures galore, good food and coffee…and lots of sheep. What does 7 days in the South Island look like?Read More
Women’s-specific gear…fad or fact? Is there any grounds to having a women’s-specific backpack, sleeping bag or mat?Read More
If you’re heading to the west coast of Ireland and you need something to do in-between pub visits…add this stunning half-day hike up Ireland’s holiest mountain, Croagh Patrick, to your list!Read More
A BCD (buoyancy compensator or buoyancy control device) or stab jacket is one of the three key pieces of equipment that make up the basic scuba equipment. Here are some things to consider when purchasing one!Read More
Here are our top picks to keep your coffee addiction strong even when out in the backcountry for multiple days.Read More
Here’s how to hike Oregon’s tallest, non-technical mountain, South Sister…Read More
One of the drawing cards to backpacking is the way life can be stripped back to important basics. Here are 10 ways to trim down those backpack kilos and take the weight literally + figuratively off your shoulders.Read More
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
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
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
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
Women’s Health Week is an opportunity for us to start putting our health first. Here are 8 ways to get started!Read 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
Planning on trekking to Everest Base Camp? From Lukla to EBC and then back, the entire journey makes up approximately 136 km in distance and 3 km in elevation in just two weeks. The idea is to strip down to absolute essentials, but still have the right gear on you while not breaking the bank. Through first-hand experience, tried and tested, here is a complete breakdown of a two-week EBC packing list.Read More
So you got your qualification.
If you learn to dive on a weekend course or on holiday, it can be difficult to know where to begin with diving regularly. Here are some tips to turn what could just stay as a one-off experience into a lifestyle:Read More
Fell Running, also known as hill running, is the sport of running and racing, off road, over upland country where the gradient climbed is a significant component of the difficulty.
You may start off cold, get hot whilst challenging vertical heights running up hill, and its likely to cool down up top... so what do you wear?! Rachel, a keen fell runner, has us covered!Read More
Stuck on Christmas gift ideas this year? Check out our Christmas guides for the Sustainable Adventurous Trooper!Read More