[ Collections ]
This is our photographic collection sourced from around our incredible big backyard. Each tile and bunch of photos is often accompanied by trail notes focusing on long distance hiking, showcasing the importance of our wilderness areas, and the simple benefits and lessons of spending our time outdoors . Click here to view our entire collection and click here to purchase prints.
[ Our Focus ]
From the Top End to Tassie, and all trails in between.
Making Tracks is a platform for hikers created by hikers passionate about our beautiful backyard.
With camera in hand and journal at the ready, we want to share our appreciation for the world in these three ways.
Australia’s unique landscapes and huge biodiversity should be forever incredible. These special places are under the pump, and for every step of inspiration we receive we need to dedicate one to active protection.
The maps. The dust. Your gear and food condensed masterfully into your backpack. Where it all begins, overnight on the trail immersed in our big backyard.
Hiking through unique landscapes grants us with incredible opportunities to be inspired to create art to share. Our online collection covers overnight trails, wilderness areas, and the simple benefits of nature.
If wilderness is ‘out there’, then what’s here at home? What does our future of wilderness look like? How do we protect wilderness areas at threat from human activity? Does a true wilderness include people, or not? There’s so many questions, and given the number of trails there’s always plenty of time to mull over the topic in more refined nature.
The sun is setting behind the coastal mountains, each brimmed with a line of clouds waiting for the days final event, a last hurrah of sunburst. Sooty oystercatchers call from across the bay, tiny fish leap out of the ankle high deep water as it recedes. A seagull forages for food rather than beg me for hot chips.
The shock of distance and the remote nature of my time on trail meant I had to reprogram my attitude to the hike. I realised that I was undertaking a mental marathon, not a sprint. The wild and remote backcountry of Aotearoa is what drew me here, and it provided the challenge I was seeking.