• Feb-Mar issue. Photo: Ingrid Birgden
    Feb-Mar issue. Photo: Ingrid Birgden

The Great Walks Feb-Mar issue is back from the printers and on its way to newsagents and subscribers!

The cover photo is of a mud-soaked bushwalker loving every minute of the South Coast Track in southern Tassie.

The theme for the issue is 'hard yakka walks' including muddy, windswept tracks like the Buffalo Circuit, the Overland Track, the Great Walhalla Alpine Trail and the Tongariro Northern Circuit.

“We had been walking for about two hours when we ascended up onto South Crater. It was at this point that we became aware of how bad the weather really was,” writes Prue Asmus on her Tongariro walk.

“The wind was blowing madly and we had gusts of above 85km which meant at times we were walking sideways. The visibility was very poor at this stage and we were walking across a flat expanse which resembled a small lake.”

We also showcase some of the best walks on some Australian islands such as Flinders, Fraser, Bruny and Lord Howe.

"Put the passport away because our island home boasts many smaller islands scattered from the Tasman Sea through to the Indian Ocean, offering wonderful walking opportunitie," writes Andrea Purnomo.


And we review portable, lightweight furniture you could carry on a bushwalk, and we discuss when you should call it quits on the trail.

Plus you could win a wonderful guided walk with our good friends at Life's an Adventure!

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