We’ve all spent a lot of time at home over the past year or so and even we extreme homebodies crave adventure. We want sun, fresh air and breathtaking natural beauty that makes us forget about our global worries.
With travel open and all of Australia at our feet, it’s time to explore the stunning scenery and exhilarating adventures our country has to throw at us – and we know exactly the shoe to take us there. Shhh puppies have officially launched The Adventure Shoe, a powerful, unisex hiking shoe that will take you anywhere. Super light and breathable, these puppies offer serious comfort that will take you through any epic outdoor adventure our rugged Australian landscape has to offer. They’re even water resistant, giving you the ultimate protection on your next expedition.
Ready to hit the trails and reconnect with Mother Nature? Hike with Hush Puppies through these iconic Australian sites.
Put up a tent under the stars
Who says getting in touch with nature has to be an epic physical feat? All you really need to enjoy the great outdoors is a tent and sturdy shoes. Let’s slow things down and pitch a tent at some of Australia’s finest campsites.
Views of the Milky Way, anyone? This is what you will find when you camp at one of the campsites in Warrumbungle National Park. This iconic location is widely known for its galaxy views, which is definitely worth the six hour drive from Sydney.
For nothing but serenity as far as the eye can see, settle in South Australia Younghusband. With no access to caravans or amenities, this campground is perfectly calm and undisturbed, surrounded by gum trees and bush along the Murray River. Spend your days kayaking, fishing, lounging by the fire and napping in the serene light of the breathtaking sunsets.
Location: Russell Falls
When it comes to humbling mother nature experiences, you can’t beat a majestic waterfall. Australia is home to some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, so why not take a hike and take in their breathtaking beauty? Pack your water resistant adventure shoes – these hikes can get foggy.
In the far north of Queensland, surrounded by scenic rainforest, you’ll find the ever-iconic Wallaman falls. Being the nation’s tallest permanent single-drop waterfall, this one is a must-see for any fall enthusiast. The trail allows you to experience the falls from any angle as you walk through one of the world’s oldest rainforests to the Misty Base.
For cascading bodies of water surrounded by lush greenery that gives off some serious Fern Gully vibes, lace up and head out to Tasmania Russell falls. This baby is beautiful during the day and even more amazing at night when the glowworms light up like magical garlands.
If you are less into rainforest falls and are looking for a rocky oasis, Mitchell falls in Western Australia is your best bet. You’ll either need to catch an early morning flight or spend two days in a 4×4 to get to the campsite and hike, but the trip is well worth it. Once you’re there, you’ll find tiered waterfalls that weave their way through layers of sandstone, resulting in an array of scenic pools on each cliff.
Hit these trails
We understand, you are busy. While we would all love to spend weeks traveling Australia in search of epic outdoor adventures, sometimes all we have is a quick hike to reconnect with mother nature. Lucky for us lively city dwellers, we’re never too far from a breathtaking trail nearby.
If you live in Melbourne, we strongly suggest that you leave early for a three hour road trip Tip of the tongue walking. While three hours may seem like a long drive to hike, the stunning views of the coast are well worth it.
Just south of Sydney you will find the Figure eight swimming pools. It’s a slippery walk that will take you all day for the round trip, but the unique crystal clear water pools and coastal scenery are worth the trip. Make sure to go with a guide or carefully follow the tide as these pools can be dangerous and fully submerged at different times.
Why just go hiking, when you can drink wine? Just an hour and a half from Adelaide is the Riesling trail, and that’s exactly what it looks like. Explore the mesmerizing countryside that overlooks the vineyards and offers some pretty exceptional views, not to mention access to a few prime cellar doors along the way.
Conquer these multi-day hikes
Have you rolled your eyes this far in anticipation of a truly adventurous challenge? We hear you and offer you in response the Nadgee Wilderness Walk in New South Wales. For experienced hikers only, this three to four day 55km trek takes you along the coast to reveal incredible views and hidden spots, from unspoiled beaches to picturesque lagoons and immense sand dunes. From the difficult hike you will spot lots of wildlife, from whales and dolphins to sea birds. Again, only do this hike if you know what you are doing – don’t worry, your Hush puppies can do it. face.
For a multi-day hike that we can handle, pack your bags and head to Queensland. Great K’gari Boardwalk (Fraser Island). This six- to eight-day island trek traverses impressive sand dunes, scenic lakes and majestic rainforests, stretching 90 km from start to finish. Another trek open to less experienced hikers is the 48 km Track of the three capes in Tasmania. For four days and three nights, you’ll explore Tasmania’s southeast coast, from its eucalyptus forests to epic coastal cliffs.
Location: Mount Kosciuszko
Hike to these mountain peaks
We all deserve to feel like queens and kings of the mountain at some point in our lives. There is no better feeling than climbing to the top of a glorious peak, knowing that you have worked hard to get there and enjoy the reward of breathtaking views. For epic hikes with ultimate rewards, it’s time to start collecting peaks.
Start big with the mountain that dominates all other Australian heights, Mount Kosciuszko. Don’t be scared that this guy is Australia’s highest point, the hike itself can be done in a day and requires no training. Just take the Thredbo chairlift up to the road, past fields of alpine wildflowers and Australia’s highest lake, and in a few hours you’ll be standing at the literal top of the country, gazing out at the snow-capped mountains and you will feel damn. accomplished.
If you are in Tasmania, Cradle Mountain he has got everything. You can do it from base to summit in a day, packing a good level of challenge for any avid hiker and complementing with epic mountain rooftop views. For a half-day scramble to reach awe-inspiring views, head to Victoria to finish Mount Stapylton. After the intense and rapid climb, you will be greeted with an epic view of the sheer cliffs that make up some of Australia’s best climbing grounds.
Cross these adventures off your bucket list
We all have those Australian outdoor adventures that we want to cross off our list. Whether it’s conquering new heights or gazing at an ancient monument, we suggest you put on your adventure shoes and finally find the locations on your bucket list.
Right in the heart of Australia you will find a striking landscape known as the The red center which has had cultural significance for hundreds of thousands of years. Home to Uluru, the gorges of Watarrka National Park, waterholes, canyons and many more of Australia’s most iconic sights, it’s a pretty magical place that all Australians should see.
Other must-see Australian experiences would be hiking to the top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge, visiting iconic Kakadu National Park, and visiting the Twelve Apostles.
Wherever you go in Australia, be prepared. Whether you are hiking in deserts, in the mountains or across the coasts, Shhh puppies the new adventure shoes will be your trusted companion. Buy the new line here and start your adventure.
Image Credit: Destination NSW, Kate Trifo, Tourism Tasmania
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