5 FANTASTIC SUMMER WALKING DESTINATIONS

Sep 12, 2019

Rejoice! Winter is on the out and the warm weather is coming our way. This means it’s time to stop hibernating and get outdoors. The next question is where are you going to go. Well, we at Life’s An Adventure might be a bit biased but we reckon a 3-5 day guided pack-free walking holiday […]

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IT’S A WEIGHTING GAME ON THE THREE CAPES TRACK!

Sep 05, 2019

If you’re looking at walking Tassie’s Three Capes Track, one consideration on how to experience the walk is how much weight you’re willing to carry. You have three main walking options and each one has different requirements for what you have to fit in your pack. The first option – and the one where you’ll […]

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Take better pictures on our new Bay of Fires Photography Course!

Aug 29, 2019

Life’s An Adventure has announced a new addition to their 2020 Tassie walking tours – Bay of Fires Photography Course (dates to be confirmed). Combine your two favourite passions of hiking and photography on our 3-day Bay of Fires photography course. Join our professional photographers on a walk in some of Tassie’s most iconic coastal […]

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‘GREAT WALKS’ EDITOR SHARES HIS TOP 3 LIFE’S AN ADVENTURE WALKS

Aug 22, 2019

Great Walks editor Brent McKean chooses his three favourite Life’s An Adventure pack-free guided walks. “Having been on quite a few Life’s an Adventures walks choosing three of my favourites is tough but here goes. My first is the 5-day Kakadu Walk and Beyond. I had the opportunity to take my family – my partner […]

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CLEANING A WATER BLADDER AFTER A DAY ON THE TRACK

Aug 15, 2019

Water reservoirs (or bladders) are popular ways to carry your water in a daypack and when you’re walking any of Life’s An Adventure’s pack-free guided walks your professional guide will encourage you to sip as you walk to keep your fluids up. But after some use your water reservoir will need cleaning as bacteria can […]

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HOW TO WRITE THE PERFECT TRAVEL JOURNAL

Aug 08, 2019

One of the only times I kept a travel journal was on a big trip I did through South America. In 1991 I spent a year travelling the top half of the continent and I’m so pleased I wrote about it. Years later I still enjoy reading my observations and musings – and yes even […]

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WHY NZ SHOULD BE YOUR NEXT WALKING HOLIDAY DESTINATION

Aug 01, 2019

New Zealand. A country of such natural beauty it’s very successful tourism campaign is based around a simple symbol – 100% PURE. That’s it! It’s genius. And totally accurate. NZ is 100% Pure – pure wilderness, pure natural beauty and pure hiking. So it was a no-brainer that Life’s An Adventure’s first foray into international […]

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10 REASONS TO GO ON A LIFE’S AN ADVENTURE GUIDED WALK

Jul 25, 2019

Just in case you needed any persuading we present 10 reasons to go on a guided walk with Life’s An Adventure. It’s guided. Your professional Life’s An Adventure guide has trained to do this job. They love it! They have the skills to get your their and back and have plenty of knowledge on the […]

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SIX REASONS WHY YOU MUST WALK IN VICTORIA

Jul 04, 2019

For its size – it terms of what you can see and do – Victoria fights above its weight. From long strips of incredible coastline to areas of pure wilderness this state has it all. And if you want to explore it on foot Life’s An Adventure has you covered. The first of their six […]

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LIFE’S AN ADVENTURE COMBINES TWO ICONIC WA WALKS

Jun 28, 2019

One of Life’s An Adventure’s new pack-free guided walks is their eight-day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun Walk. No other walking tour company offers this great combination. On their own the Cape to Cape Track and the Bibbulmun Track showcase some of the Australia’s finest wilderness areas and coastal scenery but combined you not only […]

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LIFE’S AN ADVENTURE ANNOUNCES NZ TOURS

Jun 28, 2019

Now that Life’s An Adventure has walking destinations in every Australian state and territory, the walking tour company has set its sights on NZ. There are four pack-free guided walks on offer. The first one, in Fiordland National Park at the bottom of the South Island, allows clients to experience some of the best bits […]

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Put Kangaroo Island on your bucket list!

Jun 21, 2019

One of Life’s An Adventure’s newest walking destinations is Kangaroo Island. Situated about 110km from Adelaide, the island is a natural marvel and a haven of beautiful, unique Australian flora and fauna. Pretty much every cool Australian animal can be found on Kangaroo Island. While the island is named after our most-famous marsupials, there are […]

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Kill the winter blues with a Top End adventure

Jun 14, 2019

As the southern states begin to cool and we start putting on jumpers and jackets it’s worth casting your thoughts to a mid-year holiday somewhere warm, sunny and local – Australia’s Top End. It’s the perfect time to explore this underrated part of the country – and Life’s an Adventure has a number of amazing […]

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8 Tips for taking great outdoor photos

May 30, 2019

The fresh air, open spaces, and the excitement of the unknown make outdoor photography a great exercise both physically and photographically. And the pace of any Life’s An Adventure pack free walk will allow you plenty of time to be creative with your photography and have a good play around with your camera. If you […]

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Life’s An Adventure’s most frequently asked questions

May 23, 2019

Life’s An Adventure gets dozens of inquiries every week and often the same questions come up. So we thought we’d list the most common questions and the answers for each. What do you mean by pack free?What we mean is you only have to carry a day pack. Your main bag will be transported to […]

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Purnunulu NP – Australia’s best kept secret!

May 16, 2019

Purnululu National Park offers some of the most striking geological landmarks in Western Australia in a remote wilderness experience. And Life’s An Adventure can show you a lot of it on their five-day Kimberley, Bungles and Beyond pack-free guided walk. Highlights include Cathedral Gorge with its amazing natural acoustics and Echidna Chasm – a gorge […]

Larapinta Trail showcases the best of the Red Centre

May 09, 2019

The Larapinta Trail is like no other walk in Australia. Voted by National Geographic as one of the world’s top 20 trekking experiences, it features magnificent gorges, high ridges with breathtaking views and peaceful waterholes. It’s also home to over 600 species of plants, abundant wildlife and glimpses of the longest continuous cultural history in […]

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You’ll have top digs in every Life’s An Adventure walk!

May 02, 2019

“I want my clients to have excellent accommodation, with first-class rooms and extremely comfy beds!” That was the brief given by the Life’s An Adventure boss when he sent people out to research each and every Life’s An Adventure walk. After all, it’s those creature comforts that the walking tour operator prides itself on. Excellent […]

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Lake Pedder & South West Wilderness Tasmania – Super Earlybirds Save $800 Per Couple

Apr 08, 2019

3 day Lake Pedder & South West Wilderness Walk Covering over 600,00 hectares of wilderness, the Southwest National Park is Tasmania’s largest National Park and even forms part of the UNESCO Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. With ancient rainforests (some over 3000 years old!) majestic peaks and pristine lakes, there is so much to discover […]

Get bang for your buck on the Three Capes walk!

Mar 28, 2019

Guided or independent. Pack-free or carry your rucksack. These are some of the things you’ll think about when considering taking on Tassie’s Three Capes Track. So we thought we’d show you what you get on a Life’s An Adventure Three Capes walk compared to walking the Three Capes Track. The official Three Capes Track is […]

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3 day Tarkine Walk. Come discover the wilderness

Mar 25, 2019

There a few places left that can be truly described as wild and untouched, but the remote Tarkine is one of these places. This vast 447,000-hectare wilderness area is renowned for its remote waterfalls, stunning myrtle rainforests, pristine rivers, dramatic mountain tops and wild coastline. The Tarkine is one of Tasmania’s greatest treasures. On this […]

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How to enjoy your wine on a Life’s An Adventure walk

Mar 21, 2019

On any Life’s An Adventure pack free guided walk you’ll experience first class meals washed down with a fine plonk. And one of the things the walking tour operator prides itself on is sourcing excellent local wines. (Whoever has that job has got it lucky!) A number of the walking tours include exploring vineyards, like […]

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Iconic Walk Raises Over $24,000 for Stroke Foundation

Mar 20, 2019

Fifty hikers took part in Tasmanian Iconic Walks annual fundraising walk on Saturday March 2.  “Despite the high temperatures in Hobart the Tasman region was much cooler so it made for a magnificent hike of Tasmania’s most glorious long day wilderness trail – Tasman Arch to Fortescue Bay” says Jo Cordell-Cooper, event organiser for Tasmanian […]

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You’ll hear ripping yarns on the Three Capes walk!

Mar 13, 2019

The first person to successfully swim the shark infested waters off the Tasman Peninsula was a bushranger named Martin Cash in 1840 to escape the terrors of Port Arthur. Back then the penal colony was surrounded by high walls, armed guards, impenetrable bush, high sea cliffs and those uninviting waters. I was introduced to Martin […]

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Happy feet = happy hiker!

Feb 28, 2019

Having the right footwear for a bushwalk will be one of the biggest factors on how much you enjoy your time in the outdoors. So before you head to your nearest outdoor shop to buy boots or shoes for your next Life’s An Adventure walk there are some things you need to know. First up, boots […]

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The more you walk, the more you save!

Feb 20, 2019

Frequent flyer programmes are sooo ten years ago, what you want in this modern age of digital detoxing and getting back to nature is a frequent walkers programme! Not only would you be clocking up the kilometres exploring an amazing piece of Australia, you’d also be saving money on your next trip. Life’s An Adventure’s […]

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Life’s An Adventure’s best winter escapes

Feb 13, 2019

We know it doesn’t feel like it but the end of summer is near and over the next few months things are going to cool down and soon enough you’ll be putting on jackets and scarves to brave the winter chill. And you’ll also be dreaming of a winter escape. Somewhere warm and dry – […]

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There’s more to SE Qld than meets the eye – Part 2

Feb 07, 2019

As we said said in part one of this story there’s so much more to southeast Queensland than meets the eye. Surfing beaches are one thing but beech forests are another thing altogether! The second of Life’s An Adventure’s walks in the area is the three-day Scenic Rim Walk. The Scenic Rim is a chain […]

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There’s more to SE Qld than meets the eye – Part 1

Feb 07, 2019

If you thought southeast Queensland was just bustling Brisbane and the glamourous Gold Coast then think again. Behind the famous surfing beaches and towering highrises is a world as ancient as the continent we live on. A world made up of Gondwana Rainforest, Antarctic beech trees, rugged mountain scenery and quietly flowing streams. You couldn’t […]

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How to pick the best fabrics for summer

Nov 29, 2018

  Bushwalking in summer normally involves hot, sweaty days so the more comfortable you can be the better and this means choosing the right fabric for your hiking tops. So if you want clothing that’s breathable, quick drying and cool for summer walks, consider these factors: Fabric construction and weight: Tighter knits or weaves create […]

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First aid must-haves

Nov 22, 2018

  When bushwalking there’s always the possibility of injury. Be it a simple cut, a sprain or worse, a broken bone or snake bite. Now on a Life’s An Adventure pack-free guided walk your professional guide is fully trained for all sorts of scenarios and they’ll have wilderness first aid training and a compete first […]

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Tips for hiking in the rain

Nov 21, 2018

“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet”: Roger Miller, American singer-songwriter   When you think about walking in the rain, images of cold, wet and unhappy hikers may come to mind but really it doesn’t have to be that way. Walking in the rain can be a joyous, invigorating experience – just […]

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Head to the skies with Life’s An Adventure! (part 2)

Nov 15, 2018

Last week we wrote about the safest way to enter and exit a helicopter whenever you’re on a Life’s An Adventure guided walk that includes a scenic chopper flight. This week we thought we’d list all the Life’s An Adventure’s guided walks that includes scenic flights – be it by helicopter or plane.   First […]

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Head to the skies with Life’s An Adventure! (part 1)

Nov 08, 2018

  If you didn’t already know, Life’s An Adventure is all about the WOW factor and one of the best WOW’s you’ll get is a scenic helicopter ride. Pack free walks that feature a helicopter flight include: The Three Capes walk, five-day Kimberley, Bungle Bungles and beyond, three-day Great Ocean Walk and the eight-day Cape to […]

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Ten top summer walking destinations!

Nov 01, 2018

With summer almost upon us it’s time to dust off those walking shoes, get the cobwebs out of your day pack and head outdoors! So here are 10 top summer walking destinations guided by Life’s An Adventure. First off the rank is the ever-popular Three Capes walk which explores the beauty of the Tasman Peninsula. […]

Are you killing your knees?

Oct 25, 2018

Any form of exercise puts pressure on your knees and bushwalking is no exception. It’s highly likely on a Life’s An Adventure guided walk you’ll be hiking up and down hills, rockhopping, beach walking and even a bit of scrambling so you’re going to want your knees to be in tip-top shape. Now, knee pain […]

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15 AWESOME FACTS ABOUT TASMANIA!

Oct 17, 2018

So you’re heading over to Tassie to experience one of Life’s An adventure’s great pack-free walking tours. Well before you go there are a few things you should know about the Apple Isle. Like how did it get that nickname? So here are 15 awesome facts about Tasmania you can share with your new walking […]

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Let’s hear it for the volunteers!

Oct 03, 2018

If you’ve ever wondered how the tracks on Life’s An Adventures’ Three Capes Walk are so well maintained you’ve got a whole army of volunteers to thank. Like those from the Hobart Walking Club (established in 1929) who for decades have been spending their weekends and free week days clearing tracks from vegetation, fallen trees […]

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Blissful boots beat back blisters!

Sep 13, 2018

Blisters, the enemy of every bushwalker. Some people get them all the time, some people never, but most of us will occasionally get them – but they don’t have to be the end of the world (or at least the walk). So what are blisters? Blisters are small pockets of body fluid within the upper […]

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Life’s An Adventure makes national milestone

Aug 16, 2018

  With the addition of two new walks in South Australia, walking tour operator Life’s An Adventure has now become a truly national walking company. Up until recently South Australia was the only state Life’s An Adventure did not have walking destination, but soon pack-free guided tours in the Flinders Ranges and on Kangaroo Island […]

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Double savings on offer for select Three Capes walks!

Aug 02, 2018

Life’s An Adventure is offering a free night’s pre-tour accommodation in Hobart on select departures for their Three Capes pack-free walk. Take advantage of this offer by booking by 31st August for any of the select dates below. Pre-tour accommodation is at the RACV Hobart Apartment Hotel, offering modern, comfortable rooms with king or twin […]

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Exploring the Top End… in 15 swims

Jul 26, 2018

My family and I recently returned from Life’s An Adventures’ five-day Kakadu and Beyond walking tour. It was the winter school holidays which made it the ideal time to get out of chilly Sydney and head to the Top End to thaw out. This pack-free guided walk explores the spectacular stone escarpment and dramatic scenery […]

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Keeping your energy levels up on the trail

Jun 28, 2018

Walking can be incredibly pleasurable and at the same time energy-sapping. On any Life’s An Adventure pack free guided walk you could be dealing with steep hills, rock-hopping, long unbroken trails, endless steps and sand walking – all of these things require effort and energy. So what do you do when you begin to tire? […]

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ARE WALKING POLES FOR ME?

Jun 21, 2018

If you’ve never used walking poles before you may wonder what all the fuss is about. After all you’ve done without them so far haven’t you? Well maybe you have but walking poles are definitely worth considering for any Life’s An Adventure pack free walking experience. People who use bushwalking poles swear by them – […]

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Things to do in Hobart & surrounds

Jun 14, 2018

Many of Life’s An Adventure’s Tasmania walks start and end in Hobart. And no doubt you’ll want to get there a day or two before your walk so you can experience the old and new splendour of this gorgeous city. So, here’s our list of things to do in Hobart and surrounds. MUSEUMS If you […]

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Who’s up for the Tassie Multi Walks Challenge!

Jun 07, 2018

One of the things about Tasmania is its incredible contrast in walking experiences. The Apple Isle has it all – but how do you experience it all? One way would be by doing a couple of Life’s An Adventure walks back-to-back or as we like to call it: The Tassie Multi Walks Challenge – because, […]

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How to stay warm and dry by LAYERING

May 30, 2018

It doesn’t matter if you’re on Life’s An Adventure’s Three Capes walk in Tassie or the brand new five-day Bibbulmum walk in WA, when the weather turns bad you need to keep warm and dry. One way to do this is by LAYERING.  Basically you should have three layers of clothing: The inner layer is the […]

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Happy feet on the trail: blister prevention

May 24, 2018

They say there are only two certainties in life – death and taxes. But I reckon there’s a third – blisters. You see, every single one of us will experience blisters sometime in our lives, so what are they and what should we do about them? A blister occurs when a layer of fluid forms […]

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Top tips for better iPhone photos

May 17, 2018

When on a Life’s An Adventure Pack Free walking holiday you’re going to see some awe-inspiring scenery. From the Kimberley’s timeless gorges to the mind blowing rock stacks on the Three Capes walk – and everything in between. And we know you’re going to want to get the best photos. Now, pretty much everybody on […]

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THE RIGHT FOOTWEAR FOR A LIFE’S AN ADVENTURE WALK

May 10, 2018

Life’s An Adventure’s range of guided walks covers the country and this means you could be walking on a variety of terrain from soft sand to hard quartzite and from rocky tracks to open firetrails, so the big question is what’s the right footwear for each walk? The main reasons why you need shoes on […]

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Training for the Larapinta Trail

May 03, 2018

A Life’s An Adventure walk is all about the pack free experience where you only have to carry a bottle of water, your camera and a jacket. But to make the experience even better it’s worth training for the walk and that simply means getting outdoors with your daypack on and clocking up the kays […]

Walking Back to Wilderness

May 25, 2017

Article written by Marie Barbieri for Gourmet Traveller who joined Life’s An Adventure’s 3 day Bay of Fires walk. With its dreamy landscapes and dramatic seascapes, Tasmania shines with resplendent beaches, bays and coves. Marie Barbieri heads to Australia’s most southerly island to hike its iconic Bay of Fires. Flying towards Launceston across the Bass […]

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How to Prevent Foot Blisters

May 19, 2017

Extract from WikiHow Hiking can put extra strain on the feet, because it may involve traveling long distances on foot in less-than comfortable footwear. You can help prevent foot blisters when hiking for a more enjoyable walk. Typical causes of blisters on the feet include friction and pressure from wearing the wrong kind or size of […]

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Super Earlybirds on NEW Victorian Walking holidays. Save $600 per couple – offer ends 30 June 2017.

May 16, 2017

Book any Life’s An Adventure NEW Victorian Pack-Free Walking tours before 30 June 2017 and Save $600 per couple on their Great Ocean Walk, Grampians or Wilsons Promontory 3 day walking experiences. These fabulous walks are ‘Pack Free Experiences’ ensuring you are not burdened with carrying a heavy pack. This allows you the comfort of […]

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How to use Hiking Poles

May 10, 2017

Article courtesy of Mountain Warehouse. Hiking poles are of great appeal to trekkers, day walkers and backpackers, though many do not know how to use them to their best advantage. Read on to learn how to use walking poles correctly. For the best poles available check out the Leki Brand What are the benefits of […]

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Barnbougle Golfing & Bay of Fires Walk

Apr 13, 2017

View this post on Instagram Little somethin' somethin' from Lost Farm this morning. Thanks to the legends @airswing_media for their ever fabulous drone pics #barnbougle A post shared by Barnbougle (@barnbougle) on May 17, 2017 at 6:30pm PDT If you have ever wanted to play at the world’s 12th best links course Barnbougle lost world […]

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