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Begin Bushwalking – Development v2

Begin Bushwalking – Development v2

Tips to get Started

Walking in the Australian bush is a great way to improve your health and fitness, see wonderful new scenery, and perhaps make new friends.

We want to help people who are new to bushwalking in Australia to have a safe and enjoyable outdoor experience.

This website gives some simple advice to help you choose a walk that suits your needs, and guides you to plan, prepare and stay safe on your walk.


Helping you to choose an enjoyable first bushwalk....


Get ready for a safe and enjoyable walk...

Take and Wear

A guide to suitable equipment, food and clothing…

On the Walk

How to enjoy your day in the bush.

Walking as a group
Stay dry, stay cool
Leave no trace

Problems and Issues

In case something goes wrong…

After Your First Walk

At the end of the day, and then if you want more…