Welcome to Hiking Scenery

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”

Jack Kerouac

List of Walks by Region

New! Clickable map of my Walks

Here are all of the Australian walks I’ve posted on so far. Just click on the marker for basic info and a link to the blog post. Featured walks (generally better scenery) have gold icons.

And here are my New Zealand ‘tramps’. I’m now living in Christchurch, and will be adding many walks from the Canterbury Region to this map. Gold icons are featured walks.

Hiking Best-Of Compilations

Panorama from The Castle, Morton National Park, NSW
Best Summit Day-Hikes in South-East Australia

Australia may be the flattest continent on Earth, but it still has some great mountains. Here are my favourites from the south-eastern corner that you can climb in a day.

The Hump Track, Mt Buffalo NP
6 Great Bushwalks in Victoria, Australia

Six of my favourite hikes from three occasions walking in the state of Victoria, Australia. From easy to hard, so something for everybody.

Mt Stilwell Track, Kosciuszko National Park NSW
10 of the Best Day-hikes in Kosciuszko National Park

Ten of my favourite bushwalks in the unique alpine and sub-alpine landscape of Australia’s Kosciuszko National Park.

Barn Bluff ascent, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
Bushwalking in Tasmania: 12 of the Best Day-Walks

With mountains galore, a picturesque coastline, and unique plants and animals, Tasmania offers some of Australia’s best hiking options.

Sugarloaf Pass to pt. 1290m, Mt Aspiring National Park NZ
Five of the Best Day-Hikes Near Queenstown NZ: Glenorchy Edition

Experience some of New Zealand’s best scenery on these five classic day-hikes near Glenorchy, just 45 minutes drive from Queenstown.

Queens Drive - Wye Creek Loop, The Remarkables
Best Day-hikes in Queenstown, New Zealand

My pick of the best full day-hikes around Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital, with a few shorter options thrown in.

Featured Walks

If all you want is a bit of ‘mountain porn’…

Hiking Scenery Collage
A selection of landscapes and wildlife shots from mostly day hikes in Australia, New Zealand and beyond. All organised by region, and by portrait and landscape orientation for when you are viewing on your mobile device.