Fancy the idea of a bushwalk, but not the oh so practical attire? Chances are that you are a Gliker (glamorous + hiker). Here are three ways to be practical and a little bit glamorous when bushwalking:

Colourful accessories

Who said earthy colours are a must, it's not like we are trying to camouflage ourselves from predators! Wear a bright hat, scarf, gloves, belt, socks or sweatband to match your mood and style. Ladies can match this with a good SPF lipstick to protect against the sun and dryness. 

Hiking boots

Previously frowned upon in fashion circles, it has now become a fashion statement as you can see here. You do need good and comfortable shoes to navigate terrain and protect your feet, but hiking boots have come along way! They come in many materials, colours and styles, so do consult a good buying guide and go shopping.


You no longer have to look or feel like a pack donkey, there are so many sizes and styles of backpacks to choose from as you can see here.  They take load, posture, body size and many other factors into consideration, so you may end up taking your hiking backpack to work and start a new trend!

Want to do some gliking and glamping? Have a look at this guide for the best gliking destinations around the world as well as glamping spots in Victoria - you can even do an urban hike if you do not have the time to go bush.


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Current Campaigns

Bushwalking Victoria's advocacy efforts aim to proactively influence decisions that impact on bushwalking and bushwalkers in Victoria, by engaging with key decision makers and land managers such as Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)to ensure that bushwalking issues and opportunities are understood and considered when policies and decisions are made that impact on the bushwalking community in Victoria.

Below is a list of campaigns that we encourage you to join:


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