139 episodes

Australian Hiker is Australia’s premier hiking podcast as well as providing a southern hemisphere view on overseas hiking. We are Australia's most downloaded hiking podcast with regular episodes being released every two weeks covering gear and trail reviews, hiking practice, recipes and skills. Bonus episodes will be released at least once a month and include interviews from the trail as well as with relevant industry and allied professionals. Let us do all the research for you.

Australian Hiker Gill & Tim Savage

    • Wilderness

Australian Hiker is Australia’s premier hiking podcast as well as providing a southern hemisphere view on overseas hiking. We are Australia's most downloaded hiking podcast with regular episodes being released every two weeks covering gear and trail reviews, hiking practice, recipes and skills. Bonus episodes will be released at least once a month and include interviews from the trail as well as with relevant industry and allied professionals. Let us do all the research for you.

    138-So you want to be a Travel Writer

    138-So you want to be a Travel Writer

    In episode 135 we discussed what the life of an adventure photographer/videographer was like. In this weeks episode we talk to Craig Sheather about about being a travel and guide book writer including what's involved with getting articles and books to print, and how he got into this field. Www.Australianhiker.com.au

    • 48 min
    137-What's up in 2020?

    137-What's up in 2020?

    In this our first episode for 2020 we take a look at the impacts that the current bushfires gripping many parts of Australia at the time of this podcast are having on hiking and what this may mean for the longer term. In addition, hiking is receiving a boost from state governments so we review proposed walking trails due to open later in 2020 as well as others scheduled for future years and discuss why the NSW Government in particular, is investing in these new trails. www.australianhiker.com.au

    • 31 min
    136-Apps for Hiking

    136-Apps for Hiking

    Mobile apps have become such a familiar part of life that there is an app for just about everything. And hiking is no exception. In this episode we have collected together a range of apps for hikers to make your life easier. Our list isn’t exhaustive by any means with the options only limited by your imagination! Listen to our episode to find out more. www.australianhiker.com.au

    • 34 min
    135-So you want to be an adventure photographer?

    135-So you want to be an adventure photographer?

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a professional adventure videographer and photographer? To wander the world and be paid to video and photograph some amazing scenery and individuals doing some amazing things. In this episode we talk to Danyal Taylor whose job is just that and find out a bit of what his life is like and what it takes to do his job. www.australianhiker.com.au

    • 1 hr 4 min
    134-Choosing a Sleeping Bag

    134-Choosing a Sleeping Bag

    The problem when choosing a sleeping bag is the huge range of choice we have available on the market. There are hundreds of bags available in the retail stores and online. When choosing a sleeping bag there are some key considerations that come into the mix and in this episode we discuss what to look for in selecting a sleeping bag for your camping needs. www.australianhiker.com.au

    • 32 min
    133-Light to Light Walk

    133-Light to Light Walk

    Located on the far southern coast of NSW the 31 km Light to Light Walk is one that while well known by many, still remains a bit of a hidden gem. Over the weekend just gone we chose to do this amazing walk in a single day but for most people a 2-3 day version is the norm. In this episode you can hear our on trail recordings of how our day went and at the end of the podcast we discuss logistical issues surrounding transport and accomodation and make recommendations on options that will suit all levels of hikers.We recommend that as you listen to this podcast you follow along with the written version of this walk that contains plenty of images of what we are seeing. The written version complete with images of this walk can be found here.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

ex weed farmer ,

Great listen for all hikers

I’ve recently been bitten by the hiking bug and decided to look for a podcast to help guide my beginning journey. I tried a few different shows however I’ve found this show to be a great mix of information for beginners like myself right up to experienced hikers. Very informative, fun and easy to listen to! The only problem I have now is trying to catch up on the older episodes so I’m up to date!! Absolutely love the show Tim and Jill and look forward to meeting you both on the trail some day 👍

Jackthepizzamuncher ,

The unicorn of podcasts

Informative, entertaining, humorous and motivating. It is an absolute pleasure to listen to Tim and Gill talk about their trail experiences, provide honest equipment reviews and discuss the ins and outs of all aspects of hiking. If listening to this podcast doesn’t precipitate a desire to get out into the great outdoors, then you’re beyond assistance. Keep up the excellent work and thank you, sincerely.

nanadrienne ,

Living vicariously

I’m now an arthritic grandmother, but I still love hiking, and even if I can’t manage the distances I used to, I can ‘enjoy’ hiking second hand. I particularly enjoyed the Bibbulmun track, and now loving the Hume and Hovell, especially as I’ve done sections of both in recent years. I often listen to your podcast before bed, and love the relaxed and personal feel of it, and the fact that it’s not constantly interrupted with ads. Well done, Gill and Tim!

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