[ About Making Tracks ]

Through hiking, Making Tracks promotes the understanding, appreciation, and protection of our incredibly beautiful and unique backyard // Peak to Ocean // Australia. 

From the Top End to Tassie – and all trails in between – Making Tracks is a platform created by and for hikers passionate about our beautiful backyard.

Making Tracks was born out of a career of rangering in nature, campaigning for the protection of our most special places, and of course, the endless hours spent on the trails around the country.

With camera in hand, journal at the ready, and a pack primed for plenty of time out bush, join us in sharing our appreciation for our special backyard in these three ways:


Active Protection.

Australia’s unique landscapes and huge biodiversity should be forever incredible. Yet these special places are under the pump, and for every step of inspiration we receive we need to dedicate one to active protection.

Nature/Wilderness/National Parks – land and on water – it’s proven our unique backyard needs some space and sanctuary in order to thrive. Yes, they are places of wonder, of inspiration, and where most of our hiking is completed. Think the Prom, the Alps, and the Otways. But of most importance is the role of we can play in ensuring that what we’re enjoying today will be here for those that follow in our footsteps tomorrow.

Read more on highlighted National Parks and our collective ability to protect them here.


Long-Distance Hiking.

It’s our never ending journey. As one trail ends we’re already thinking of the next. It’s the lengthy days. The maps. The sun and the dust. Our gear and food condensed masterfully into a tight backpack. Where our inspiration often begins, overnight on the trail immersed in our big backyard.

Long-distance hiking in Australia comes in all forms – from well established trails to gnarly water-sparse traverses. Each of our experience on trail is unique. Understanding our skills, our gear, and how our expectations are formed helps refine and define our time on trail. Through Making Tracks we’re sharing our experiences for the benefit of enriching Australian hiking culture.

Read more on Long-Distance Hiking here.



Hiking through unique landscapes grants us all with incredible opportunities to be inspired to create art to share. The Making Tracks [ Collection ] includes photos covering overnight trails and wilderness areas from all around the country (acknowledging there’s a higher portion of photos from the lands SE corner, nearest to where we’re based – with intention to grow our team across the country into the future!).

Browse through our [ Collection ], and be sure to follow us on Instagram here, or Facebook here

Our Team (Summer 2020/21):

Jimmy Nails
Studying Wilderness @ UTAS
Insta: @itsjimmynails

If you want to know more about trails, natural photography, long distance hiking, or just to say g’day – we really want to hear from you!! Drop us a line through our contact page.