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Avoiding the crowds: hike-in campsites

Sometimes all you want to do is get out there and get real. No power, no bathroom, no people, no frills – just two feet and a heartbeat. And 3kg of high cal snacks, obviously. Sometimes you’ve got to push through the crowds, punish your quads and go the extra klicks to get what you want. No pain no gain, right?

Let's Get High: Overnight on the Main Range
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Let's Get High: Overnight on the Main Range

Love to get high and wild? It doesn't get better than going off-track and camping up among Australia's highest peaks...

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Alone Time: Camping on Mount Solitary
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Alone Time: Camping on Mount Solitary

Ever camped up Sydney's loneliest mountain? If you're keen to punish your quads and rough it for the night, make Mount Solitary your next mini adventure....

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Pack it down

A four-man tent under one arm and doona roped to your day pack is one way to do it, but you’re probably going to attract a few strange looks. Another way is with our lightweight, compact, hiker-friendly camping gear. Small gear = room for beer. Nuff said.

Sleep on it

There’s nothing like a lung-busting, leg-trashing hike carrying 20kg of overnight gear to make you appreciate a pre-made bed and proximity to running water... for a little while anyway.