• Photo_Sylvia Wallis.
    Photo_Sylvia Wallis.

A gorgeous photo taken in NZ's Fiordland NP has won the April comp. The theme was 'Reflections in nature' and this image filled the brief. Sylvia Wallis of Cooroy, Qld wins an Osprey day pack thanks to our good friends at Outdoor Agencies.

Sylvia takes five with Great Walks.

How did you get such a wonderful photo?
On November last year my sister an I joined a group of 19 other like minded souls and joined Ultimate Hikes NZ on their combined six-day Greenstone/Routeburn guided walk. This picture was taken early morning on day five only a few minutes walk from our hut.

What was the walking like where you were?
In a word – awesome. A postcard view around every corner that I had to remind myself to walk and stop taking photos!

What's your earliest bushwalking memory?
I remember in my teens going on day hikes and extended treks with scouts in Nelson, New Zealand. We had to plan and organise everything from transport, food, route and emergency details. Those were some of the most rewarding hikes I’ve ever done.

Who is your favourite hiking buddy?
My sister. I keep dragging her along on my adventures and she’s always up for new experiences.

What's on your hiking bucket list?
Next on my hit list is The Walls of Jerusalem in Tasmania. We are doing this over the 2019/20 New Year. I’m sure they’ll be plenty of other hikes that I can squeeze in before that though.

The theme for this month's comp is 'Action' so upload your image here.

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