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Category Archives: Hiking

Hiking RJ Hamer Arboretum With Your Dog

By | Hiking | 4 Comments

Well it’s been 8 weeks since Alfie was born and I thought it was high time we had our first family Dog Adventure! I have wanted to explore RJ Hamer Arboretum in the Dandenongs, Victoria for a while now and after downloading the map from Parks Victoria it was decided. So off I went digging in the piles and piles of gear Kate has and found her Ezy Dog Backpack,…

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Urban Adventures

By | Hiking | 15 Comments

City dwellers, you don’t always have to go far to find a pocket of bushland for you to explore with your dog! There are often heaps of dog friendly parks located nearer to urban areas making it easy to have a mini adventure with your dog on the weekends. We found ourselves with a chock-a-block weekend this just gone, and I was itching for a bit of adventure with Kate…

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How to Fit a Dog Backpack

By | Hiking | 6 Comments

Whilst out on the trails, Kate carries her own water and food in her backpack. There are heaps of added benefits to having your dog carry some of the supplies for adventures, not least being able to share the load! Kate is a 17kg kelpie, and as with all dogs if they are to wear a pack the weight should not exceed 20% of their total body weight. This means…

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Snow Adventures and Sled Dog Races

By | Aussie Paw Stories, Dog Events, Hiking | 6 Comments

Although it seems Winter has officially moved on, Kate and I am not quite ready to let go here at Dog Adventures, before we get to tell you about our stay up at Dinner Plain in Victoria’s High Country this year! One weekend a year, Dinner Plain plays host to sled dog racing and teams travel from all over Australia to come and compete. This year Kate, Simon and I…

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Beginners Guide to Hiking with your Dog

By | Hiking | 3 Comments

Here is the next in my series of posts for the brilliant Puppy Tales. The third in my adventure series for Puppy Tales is a Beginners Guide to Hiking with your Dog. “Have you ever wanted to try hiking with your dog, but thought it would be too hard or didn’t know where to start? I’ll let you in on a secret – hiking with your dog is actually just…

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Hiking Mount Macedon with your Dog

By | Hiking | 10 Comments

A few weeks ago Simon, Kate the Kelpie, Matilda the foster puppy and I headed up to Mount Macedon, about 60kms north-west of Melbourne for a day hike up the mountain. With backpacks stocked (Kate included!) we headed off to the mountain! Mount Macedon is 615m high (2018ft) and is home to a Memorial Cross at the top of the peak in memory of those who fought and died in…

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The Adventures of Luna and Hugo | Bunyaville Conservation Park

By | Hiking, Luna and Hugo | One Comment

Bunyaville Conservation Park Blue skies and green grass greets us cheerfully as we arrive at Bunyaville Conservation Park, just 15 minutes north of Brisbane city in the gum tree edged suburb of Bunya. Living in Everton Park, this spot is just 5 minutes up the road from me so Luna and I come here often for a quick 5km circuit bush walk along the fire trails and bush tracks. Most…

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The Adventures of Luna and Hugo

By | Hiking, Luna and Hugo | 2 Comments

White Rock Spring Mountain Trails I sighed as I checked my phone. Another 45 minutes to kill until my doggy clients arrived at our arranged photo spot in Redback Plains. "Definitely enough time for a drive around the area", I thought to myself as I started the car and pulled out. Just down the road I noticed a sign "White Rock – Spring Mountain Conservation Estate" – well, that sounded…

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Bushwalking in the You Yangs

By | Hiking | 11 Comments

This past weekend Simon and I decided that a bushwalking dog adventure was long overdue so we packed up the gear and decided to go for a stroll in the You Yangs! The You Yangs are a granite peak range rising out of flat volcanic plains about an hour’s drive west of Melbourne. On entry to the park there is a Visitor Centre to the left that is worth a…

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Hiking with your Dog

By | Fitness, Hiking | 13 Comments

This past week was National Walk Your Dog Week in the US, so to celebrate getting out there and walking your dog I thought I would share my favourite types of walks with Kate the Kelpie! Without fail my favourite type of walking Kate is hiking trails. Australia is such an amazing diverse country, our environment ranges from beach to rainforest to bush to desert. I truly love nothing more…

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