Road of Loving Hearts

The walk is called ‘Road of Loving Hearts‘ because Robert Louis Stevenson is buried at the top of the mountain summit. The trail leads to that burial tomb. Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish poet and author. The walk starts off at the Robert Louis Stevenson museum, which was the author’s home. Logistics: Starting and…

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Wynyard to Lane Cove

If you fancy an evening walk with at least 5-6 kilometres on a weekday after work, then this is the walk. It passes through Sydney’s beautiful tall buildings and also the Pylon lookout with some amazing views of Opera house. Logistics: Starting point: Wynyard train station Total distance: 9 kilometres Total time taken: 2.5 hours…

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04 – 5 places I wish to travel

The fourth topic of 30 days of blog challenge is to list out the 5 places I wish to travel. It is definitely difficult to select the top 5 places I wish to travel. In a nutshell, I want to travel to every nook and corner of this beautiful World. But if I had to…

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02 – 20 random facts

The second topic of the 30 days blog challenge is to write 20 random facts about myself. If you have been reading my blogs then below are some of them which you already know 😅. 1. I love cats and dogs. 2. I have a sweet tooth – my weakness are chocolates and cakes. 3. I love chicken biryani. 4. I have broken many…

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01 – Introduction

The first topic of the 30 days blog challenge is to introduce myself. It is a bit odd to write an introduction about myself after I have written about 300 posts on my blog 😀 . But in the spirit of the challenge, I am writing my introduction below. My name is Raksha and I am Indian…

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My 30 days blog challenge

For the next 30 days, I have taken up a post a day challenge. One of the people in my network sent me a list of topics to write about for the next 30 days. I was hesitant in accepting this challenge as I do have a bit or problem in following and sticking to…

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Hiking bucket list 2019

My friends always make fun of me. They say that generally people have one bucket list and they keep adding things they wish to do to that one bucket list. But I am that one person who has multiple bucket lists for just one place. One out of those multiple bucket lists is a hiking…

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Waverton: Balls Head Reserve

A very easy and relaxed walk to do over the weekend is the Balls Head Reserve walk in Sydney. It is in the Lower North Shore of Sydney and passes through some gorgeous views of Sydney Harbour. It is definitely a walk to be on your things to do while in Sydney. The walk is…

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Lake Waikaremoana Hike

I have decided to do more of multi day hikes. So, while searching for more walks in Australia and New Zealand, my friend Vijay and I stumbled upon the Lake Waikaremoana Track. We did a lot of research, but there was not one place where the entire information was available. So, I have decided to…

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Mt Bishop

A steep and narrow track to Mt Bishop summit in Wilsons Promontory National Park in Victoria is definitely worth hiking. The views are spectacular from the summit. The hike is challenging but worth it. Statistics: Grade: Hard. Total distance: 3.7 kilometres return. Total time: 1.5 hours.

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Square Rock

The square rock lookout is located in the Namadgi National Park in ACT. It is about 1400 metres above sea level. It is a lovely day walk with the rock platforms. Statistics: Starting and ending points: Car Park for Square Rock on Corin Road. Total Length: 8 kilometres return. Total time: around 4 hours. Grade:…

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Hiking adventures of 2018

Continuing the promise from 2017, I hiked a bit in 2018 as well. Even though I did not hike as much as I would have expected, I did tick off one of the awesomest things I have ever done in my life – The Everest Base Camp. So, on the last day of the year,…

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Ruined Castle

One of my favourite walks in Blue Mountains is to the Ruined Castle. After planning numerous times, one fine day I made it to the Ruined Castle. The views from the top is surely worth it. Unfortunately, I could not complete the last leg of the climb because of the difficulty. Logistics: Distance: 16.3 kilometers Grade: Very…

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Burbie Canyon

A very short walk but a beautiful walk is the Burbie Canyon. The walking trail is through the Warrumbungle National Park and through a sandstone gorge. Logistics: Distance: 2 kilometers return. Grade: Easy. Public transport: Unfortunately, there is no public transport. The only way to go to this national park is by car. Park entry fee: AUD…

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Hiking pack (daypack and backpack)

The first lesson I learned during my Inca trail hike was that that it is important to have two packs – the first is the backpack, carried by the porter, mainly containing clothes and things not required while hiking and the second is the day pack, carried by me, mainly containing water bottle, snacks, passport…

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Mt Everest Base Camp – Tour details

It is advisable to go with a reputed tour agent for the Mount Everest Base Camp hike. My friend Vijay and I did not do much of research – we just picked the best one reviewed in Trip Advisor. The details of the bookings are: Tour Operator: Unique Path Trekking and Expedition (P) Limited Contact…

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Castle Head Walk

Another spectacular walk in Blue Mountains is the Castle Head Walk. The walk provides the actual bush walking experience and has mind boggling views of the mountains. It’s definitely one of the hikes to add while considering hiking in the blue mountains. Logistics: Starting point: Scenic World bus stop Distance: 15 kilometers return Grade: Easy…

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Wedding Cake Rock

One of the most beautiful rocks I have ever seen in my life is the Wedding cake rock. Why is it called the Wedding cake rock? Well the answer is simple – the rock formations look like the wedding cake layered up. I had been planning a hike to this walk for close to 2 years.…

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Mt Iron loop walk!

If you want panoramic views of Lake Wanaka and Wanaka town, Mt Iron Summit is definitely the place to be. Mt Iron is about 573 metres high and is one of the prominent mountains visible from Wanaka town. The Mt Iron car park is about 2 kilometres from the Town centre. And that is the…

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Mt John – South Summit Walk

Tekapo is a small town located in the inland South Island in New Zealand. One of the must dos when in Tekapo is hiking the South Summit of Mt John. The walk starts off at the hot springs and makes its way through the lush green forest, till the Summit and then to the Cafe…

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