156 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
    • 4.7, 246 Ratings

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.

    155-Industry Interviews July 2020 Part 1

    155-Industry Interviews July 2020 Part 1

    Over the past three years Australian Hiker has attended the annual Outdoor Retailer Australia Show. This show is a chance for Australia’s outdoor wholesalers and manufacturers to showcase their new and existing products to Australia’s outdoor retailers and allied media. Due to the pandemic the show was cancelled for 2020 but rather than let the opportunity pass us by we managed to catch up with a number of suppliers for an update. In this, the first of two episodes in this series, we bring you two interviews.In our next episode, episode 156, to be released next week, we will bring you our remaining interviews. As a follow up to our discussions with the various suppliers, in the coming year we will be undertaking a number of gear reviews that will be of interest to you. www.australianhiker.com.au

    • 1 hr 45 min
    154 - Bushwalks of Bungonia National Park-Red Track

    154 - Bushwalks of Bungonia National Park-Red Track

    Bungonia National Park is located in southern NSW near the inland city of Goulburn and is an easily accessible drive from both Sydney and Canberra. There are five main designated walking tracks located within the park and they all start from the short spine road that runs from the visitor centre, all within minutes of each other.This podcast episode consists of a series of recordings taken on the Red Track which as a walk under 6 km, ranks as one of the most physically demanding I have ever done; I've had 40 km days that have been easier. We talk about things to consider when hiking the Red Track before briefly touching on the other walks within the park. Read our written write ups on the Walks of Bungonia National Park Here

    • 48 min
    153-Peak Bagging: the what and why

    153-Peak Bagging: the what and why

    Peak bagging is the practice of climbing to the summit of a hill or mountain in an attempt to collect peaks in a particular region. I must admit that from my perspective the whole concept is just plain strange. My view on hiking is that I will follow the designated trail and if the trail goes over a summit, I will follow it but if it doesn’t, then there needs to be a really good reason to head up hill. In this podcast episode we look at the concept of peak bagging and discuss some Australian options for those of you who are into peak bagging. www.australianhiker.com.au

    • 21 min
    152-Contributing to Australian Outdoor Magazines

    152-Contributing to Australian Outdoor Magazines

    In episode 138 we talked with Craig Sheather who writes hiking guide books and in episode 135 we caught up with adventure photographer Danyal Taylor. In this week’s episode we continue the theme and talk with Gary Tischer about what it takes to be a contributor of both photography and written articles to the Australian outdoor magazines.Gary has been contributing to some of Australia’s best known outdoor magazines for nearly 40 years and while you may not know his name, chances are you have read his articles over the years. Today we find out how he became involved in writing and photographing for outdoor magazines, and how the needs of magazines have evolved over the years. www.australianhiker.com.au

    • 53 min
    151-Stepping out again

    151-Stepping out again

    It's now mid-June 2020 and at long last the restrictions around coronavirus are easing, seemingly at a rapid rate. Pending a second wave of the virus, the ability to travel, while not yet back to normal, has been greatly relaxed and we can now travel further afield and do some longer and more complex hiking. In episode 145 we discussed things we can do when we can’t hike, or our hiking has been greatly curtailed for any reason, but what should we be doing now we can get out and about? In today’s episode we discuss things to consider as you get back into some more serious hiking to ensure you enjoy yourself and stay safe. www.australianhiker.com.au

    • 22 min
    150-Donkeys on the Bicentennial National Trail

    150-Donkeys on the Bicentennial National Trail

    In 2004 Liz Byron undertook a 2,500 km journey on the 5,300 km Bicentennial National Trail. As Australia’s longest designated shared trail, her story would not be too unusual until you realise she did her trip with the assistance of two donkeys, Grace and Charley, who acted as her pack animals and her companions. In this podcast episode we catch up with Liz not long after the release of her book, The Only Way Home, that details her amazing journey.This is a great episode and one that provides an unique alternative on the traditional human powered hike. www.australianhiker.com.au

    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
246 Ratings

246 Ratings

Blueberry brad ,

Excellent

Thank you Tim and Gill for a fantastic podcast. Well researched, fun, informative and local content. Thank you and see you on the track.

Peter from here ,

Excellent information - Great Banter

This is a great podcast, one of my favourites. It is very well researched. Great balance between the two presenters. I love how Tim wants to be overly precise with distance, walking speed, weights, etc to be quickly followed up by a whimsical comment from Jill that reminds us that the bush doesn’t always allow such precision. For me it is this balance that really makes this a high quality podcast.

Matt852011 ,

A really enjoyable listen

This is definitely a great podcast for hikers. Full of great and well-researched information that caters to all abilities. What’s a standout is the hosts’ clear passion for hiking; it shines through each episode.

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