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, from the Bibbulmun to Mt Barney – and all trails in between – Making Tracks brings together hikers passionate about our beautiful backyard.
Making Tracks was born out of a career of rangering in national parks, campaigning for the protection of our most special places, and of course, the endless hours spent on the trails ’round the country.
With camera in hand, journal at the ready, and a pack set for plenty of time out bush, join us in sharing our appreciation for our special backyard in three ways:
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 protection.
National Parks – both on land and on water – are proven to give our unique backyard the space and sanctuary it needs 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 National Parks 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.
It’s a never ending journey. As one trail ends you’re thinking of the next. It’s the lengthy days. The maps. The sun and the dust. Your gear and food condensed masterfully into your backpack. Where it all begins, overnight on the trail immersed in our big backyard.
Long-distance hiking in Australia comes in all forms – well established trails to gnarly water-sparse wilderness traverses. At Making Tracks we’re driven to experience whatever the trail can offer, and share those 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 photograph its beauty. The Making Tracks [ Collection ] of photos covers overnight trails and national parks from all around the country (acknowledging there’s a higher portion of photos from the SE corner, nearest to home – with intention to grow our team across the country into the future!).
Like what you see? If you want to know more about trails, about natural photography, about long distance hiking, or just to say g’day – that’s great! We really want to hear from you!! Drop Making Tracks a line through our contact page.