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Bushwalk ideas

Postby TerraMer » Tue 04 Dec, 2012 3:14 pm

Hi :D

Some of you are aware of what I'm doing and I have been fortunate in meeting and making contact with a few of you down here in Tassie.

In September I started a 7 year, 32,000km walk around Australia raising awareness about depression and suicide prevention and raising funds for Lifeline Australia.

I had intended to walk approx 1900km around Tassie but injury and illness pushed me back to about 1250kms over 12 weeks.

It has been great meeting people around Tassie who have shared their homes and stories with me and helped me with accommodation, meals, advice, transport and water as well as some generous donations to Lifeline.

In 2015/16 I hope to return to Tassie during one of the wet season breaks (Broome) and walk some of Australia's most spectacular places including some of the places I had planned to visit on this trip.

During the 2014/15 wet season break (Exmouth) I plan to spend 7 months ranging across my old stomping ground, the ACT/NSW/VIC Alps.

There are 3 other wet season breaks I will need to take at Darwin, Alice and Cairns. From Alice I hope to complete the Larapinta then continue on down to Adelaide incorporating a longitudinal crossing into the big walk then hitting the Heysen. During another break I hope to do the Bibbulmun.

As these wet season breaks are about 7-8 months long I have a lot of time to do a lot of bushwalking, besides what I have just mentioned.

:D This is where you all come in :D
:?: What are your suggestions for some great walks down south WA, SA, VIC, NSW, TAS, even southern QLD while I avoid the wet seasons? Can you post up some links to dedicated websites, trail guides, blogs, maps, photo galleries, etc? It would be ideal to base myself in one place and spend a month or more exploring walks from there.

Most of The Happy Walk around the mainland will be with a custom designed trekking cart and follows roads (which will get rather tedious being buffeted about by road trains and holding my breath passing carrion) but the bushwalks will be with a pack as the cart is a longish design for carrying bulk water, best for road shoulders but not much rougher than that.

If you're interested you can read more about The Happy Walk at

Also, I post a regular blog (depending on internet coverage and motivation) at

Over xmas I will be posting a heap of larger resolution photos from the walk, adding to the current collection at
http://panoramio.com/user/terramer this will be updated at the end of each of the 15 sections

If you would like to stay in touch just PM me, subscribe to the Happ-e-News (a newsletter sent out at the end of each section) via thehappywalker@gmail.com, I have a facebook profile open for public access at Terra'Mer Lalirra and of course twitter https://twitter.com/TheHappyWalk

Last but not least, if you would like to show your support in a fiscal way please visit my Everyday Hero account and make a donation direct to Lifeline Australia
http://www.everydayhero.com.au/thehappywalk regardless of whether the walk takes 7 years or 20, every donation goes directly to Lifeline as soon as you make it.

There, I have finally worked up the courage to make a post all about The Happy Walk complete with all the links. I look forward to all your ideas of bushwalking during the wet seasons and if anyone would like to be part of The Happy Walk by joining me if you have time I will welcome the company as there will be enough time on the road alone to enjoy some company on the tracks :D
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