Active Leisure

Nothing better after a big workout in scorching temperatures! A bucket of water over the head 💦

10 sets of some killer stairs today. Super inspiring Hugo! 😰🙏

Must-see attractions in Adelaide

From riding through famous vineyards to hitting Adelaide’s best hotspots, 2021’s Tour Down Under is sure to be a memorable adventure. We’ll ride the small roads as only the locals can, take in the best scenery, enjoy the best restaurants, and relax at the finest coffee shops. While it is hard to list all the wonderful attractions...

Bonjour cycling friends from around the world

We hope you and your families are going well during the current COVID-19 virus situation. Even the most recent coronavirus situations globally continue to cause a great deal of uncertainty. Each country is at varying stages of action, response and recovery. As a travel and experience company, we have been affected, but these issues are...

Summer holiday camping gear checklist

The holidays are here, and for many of us that means dusting off the tent, strapping the kids in the car and heading to a campsite! If you’re going camping in Summer, between thinking about Christmas gifts, New Year’s plans and whether or not you’ve remembered to take leave – you’ve also got to think...

When you hike into a Hollywood horror scene 😱😳

Should I choose a synthetic or down sleeping bag?

It’s the age old question, synthetic vs down sleeping bags? Which one’s warmer? Which one packs smaller? Which one will last longer? The real question is – which one is right for you? This clip from Curly at Marmot should help you answer that question. Watch and learn! Image via Outdoor Gear Lab https://youtu.b

Top 6 beach products for this summer!

There’s nothing quite like Australian Summer. Victoria you have dry heat, Tasmania you have pleasant warmth, and Northern Queensland it’s like walking into a steam room. But there’s a universal past time that we all love regardless when the warmer months hit, and that’s going to the beach. Being a Burleigh based company we know...

What kind of parkrunner are you?

By Ricci McGreevey – Parkrun Australia Within the world of parkrun, there are many different types of parkrunners. From the millions of people who turn up at a parkrun around Australia, you are bound to spot one of the following types of parkrunners. But, the big question is, what kind of parkrunner are you? The...

Bonjour cycling friends from around the globe

We hope you and your families are going well during the current COVID-19 virus situation. Even the most recent coronavirus situations globally continue to cause a great deal of uncertainty. Each country is at varying stages of action, response, and recovery. As a travel and experience company, we have been affected, but these issues are...

Great article and an amazing Australian Cycling Tour Company. So important we work to support each other through this time.

Damien . 5 days ago

Day trips from Melbourne ultimate guide

With so much to see and so many ways to travel, picking the best day trip from Melbourne can be overwhelming. We’ve gathered our top tips to help you figure out which Melbourne day tour is right for you. How to pick the best day tour from Melbourne There is such a diversity of experiences...

Places to kayak in Australia & New Zealand

Grab your kayak and your paddle – we’re heading out to some of the best places in Australia and NZ. The Kimberleys – Western Australia Looking for an adventure like no other? In the Kimberleys, you’ll be in the heart of the Aussie outback, paddling through clear green waters, experiencing the breathtaking majesty of th

Things to do on Fraser Island

Fraser Island is the perfect family holiday destination for many reasons. Approximately 6 hours north of Brisbane, it’s a great place to take the kids for a car camping adventure. Fraser Island is part of Great Sandy National Park and is famous for its expansive sand dunes and cliffs, as well as its beautiful lakes. Well-known for&n

FIT at the 2019 Berlin Marathon

While the historic Berlin Marathon celebrated its 46th annual event last September, FIT returned to this incredible race for the second time. From first-time marathoners to experienced participants, we hosted an amazing group of runners this year, as well as a handful of travelers who came along to show their support for those tackling 26.2...

This is great 👍

Damien . 5 days ago

Outside is literally just outside, and it's so very very good. #getoutside 👌Image via Lucas Wesny.

Get the right daypack & get out there!

With so many brands and styles, choosing the right daypack can get a little confusing. Taking a few minutes to identify exactly what you need the daypack for will help make the selection process much easier, then it just comes down to picking your favourite colour…….that’s a whole other problem altogether! Let’s start with a

Our trail running top gear picks

Our resident Ultra-Runner Anderson Moquiuti has put together a list of his favourite items from the Wild Earth online store. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or looking to take your run from the road to the trail these top picks will take you the distance Salomon Adv Skin 5 Set Running Vest Keep it simple....

Palm Springs New Years Day hike! So many different eco systems.

Being injured is one of the most frustrating times. So is getting old 😂

Had the pleasure of regularly riding with John Brame this month on his riding a 100km per day for July to raise money for pancreatic cancer. The man has gone through 3500km for the month and decided to finish for a 100 miler from London to Brighton...great effort my friend and thanks for letting me be a part of it...

That's amazing. 100km per day! Epic effort John. 😇

Troy Archer . 1 week ago

Father & Son rides have to include a coffee ☕️ stop right! Sarah Archer ♥️

Looks fast Troy Archer

Damien Dau . 1 week ago

Best attractions in Mornington Peninsula

Things to do in Mornington Peninsula The Mornington Peninsula is the ultimate short trip from Melbourne. It’s got a laid-back beachside atmosphere, piers that stretch into the endless ocean, dreamy coastal bushland, dramatic rocky bays, and turquoise ocean pools. Then there’s the exhilarating hiking tracks, hedge mazes, a strawberry farm,

What is the Grampians famous for?

The Grampians Known for its dramatic bushland as well as its rich history, the Grampians is bursting with as much culture as it is picturesque landscapes and outdoor adventure. A haven of otherworldly natural beauty, the Grampians National Park, located about three hour’s drive north-west of Melbourne. It is an ideal destination for avid hikers..

Where can I go hiking in Melbourne?

HIKING MELBOURNE With its parklands, gardens, rivers, and coastal bays, Melbourne is a great place to explore on foot. Whether a casual stroll along the Yarra River, a wander through the Botanic Gardens, or a more challenging hiking trail somewhere a little beyond the city limits. You don’t have to journey far from the city...

Camping with dogs

To have the best trip with your pooch you have to be prepared. Here is what we have learned from travelling Australia the last year with our two dogs.   Camping is one of the greatest things you can do for your soul and there is nothing  greater then being in the great outdoors with...

Winter camping

For many of us, winter is the prime time for engaging in exciting outdoor activities during the day and sipping mulled wine and hot cocoa by the fireplace during the evening. But how about stepping out of your comfort zone and doing something even more For many of us, winter is the prime time for...

Ready, Set, Plan

Any journey that makes your jaw drop starts before the starting gun, with months of planning and preparation. Neglecting this key element limits success and opportunity, but when adventurers give it the proper attention, they unlock newfound potential. I recently returned home after spending a few months in the mountains. To me, it feels like...

Outdoor gifts for him

Give the gift of the outdoors to a special man in your life! This guide features a few of our top picks for every man from the 4WD junkie to the gadget-obsessed. Staun Offroad 4WD Tyre Deflators This is the ultimate gift for anyone who loves going off road in their 4WD. Not only are these...

Outdoor gifts for her

These outdoor gifts have been hand picked by us for the women in your life – whether she’s a climber, a trail runner or a car camper we’ve got something in mind! Sahara Nomad King Single Swag This is the perfect gift for someone that enjoys getting out and about, and appreciates a quick and easy set...

Different types of cyclists

What type of cyclist are you?   Cycling is a hugely popular sport worldwide, amongst people of all sorts of different shapes and sizes, from different backgrounds and with different careers and interests. But, most importantly, with different outlooks on what it means to be a cyclist! So, we’ve come up with a short list...

Gift ideas for little adventurers

Do you have a little adventurer in your life? These gifts are perfect for kids who want to ditch their screens and get outdoors. Bear Grills Compact Compass To keep the young wanderers heading in the right direction (and occupied on those long walks!) – the Bear Grylls Compact Compass is the perfect gift. It...

Off the beaten track: Lose yourself on these lesser known hiking trails

As hiking expands and grows so do the number of people on the trails, forcing us to get creative and do some more research if we want lonely tracks. That is why we have selected a few tracks that you’ll find a thinner crowd on – either due to their remoteness or they’ve yet to...

Things to do in Phillip Island

Phillip Island is known for its wildlife and natural landscapes, and at just two hours drive out of Melbourne — connected to the mainland by a bridge — Phillip Island is a popular day trip for those who love the coast and enjoy spending time outside in nature. With its famous beaches and walking trails,...

Finding solitude in Yosemite

Written By: James Stuart James Stuart seeks to break from the Yosemite crowds by trekking into the wilderness, but not before catching up with climber Andrea Hah for advice. We’ve only just hopped out of the car when I spot it high up in the branches of an oak tree: a juvenile James Stuart seeks...

Hey, check photos from my last trip to the Carpathians 😍

Troy Archer, thanks 😌Will be happy to show you the Carpathians. There are a lot of places to explore.

Sasha Nedai . 1 week ago

That place looks amazing Sasha Nedai ! Would love to see it for myself some time.

Troy Archer . 1 week ago

Australias’ top 10 summits

Written By: Sarah Gallagher A couple of months ago, I discovered the infamous Aussie 10, a 3 day hike that ticked off Australia’s 10 highest summits (plus a few more). It required a fair bit of navigation and involved camping freely within the park. 70KM, 3 DAYS A couple of months ago, I discovered the...

10 Backpacking essentials: South East Asia

Written By: Lauren Clark Packing for an overseas trip can be overwhelming; at least it certainly was for me. I’ve put together a list of my top 10 essentials that I wouldn’t leave home without, along with a more detailed checklist. Hopefully, you find them useful! Firstly, it’s tried and tested advice to pack your...

Why you need hiking poles on your next adventure

Going on another hiking adventure? Or maybe you’re a first-timer? Whatever your skill level, you’ll know how important it is to get the right gear and to train with that gear as much as possible before your scheduled trip. The most common thing we see with people embarking on hiking trips for the first time...

How to plan an adventure (the right way)

All great adventures start with a simple thought – a desire to explore or extend oneself beyond the confines of society. All great adventures start with a simple thought – a desire to explore or extend oneself beyond the confines of society. From Shackleton’s Antarctic exploits to Jessica Watson’s circumnavigation, neither of th

The perfect camp kitchen set up

Our expert hiking ambassador Kate Donald reviews her favourite ultralight ideal camp kitchen set up by Sea To Summit – The Sigma Cookset 1:1. In the distance, the slight silhouette of a hut catches my eye, home for an evening. Motivated by the thought of Our expert hiking ambassador Kate Donald reviews her favourite ultralight...

Challenge – what does it mean to challenge yourself?

Never stand still.   Challenging athletes to be self-critical, find new limits, raise their standards, push themselves, and be open to ideas. Constantly evolving, forever improving.   ‘A challenge is something new and difficult which requires great effort and determination’. This is why we do what we do, we want to push ourselves and

Five outdoor gift ideas over $300

Looking to go all out this Christmas? Here are 5 outdoor gift ideas for that extra special person in your life. Gift-giving doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Especially when buying for a significant other, many of us are still left racking our brains come mid-December. Well, this year you’re in luck because we

‘Free dog’ time

By Dr Kate Gazzard Dr Kate Gazzard is both a medical doctor and physiotherapist with 20 years of sports medicine experience. Amongst other roles, Kate is currently the Australian Medical Delegate for the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Cup Triathlon in Australia and is the Medical Adviser for the Triathlon Australia Technical and Ope

Flip flops your feet will love!

By Dr Kate Gazzard. It’s summer which means it’s flip flop time! One of my big summer *sigh* moments is seeing athletes walking around in a basic pair of thongs with no support or cushioning and complaining of painful feet/arches/Achilles tendons. If you value what your footsies do for you out on the track/road/bike/field/gym, take...

Discover trails in paradise

Spend six nights in tropical Queensland enjoying trails and tastes you’ve only dreamed of before testing yourself with the Hamilton Island Hilly Marathon. Your hosts, Steve and Martin, will ferry you from one idyllic location to another across the week, you’ll get the chance to ‘find nemo’ and his friends, visi

How good does it feel when you are not motivated for your workout and push through and get it done. During the workout something ‘clicks over’ and your all of a sudden in a zone. Some may call it endorphins? Whatever it might’s awesome 👌

I call it persistence!

Trent Allan . 1 week ago

Epic stuff Damien Dau !

Troy Archer . 1 week ago

Take on an international marathon with Fitness International Travel

Have you ever wanted to run a destination marathon in London? Do you want to climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro or take part in a yoga retreat in Costa Rica? Fitness International Travel (FIT) specializes in one of a kind marathon tour itineraries to destination events around the world, as well as custom...

London was perfect weather for the morning ride - 6am - High teens no wind good tomorrow for the big ride
#sorry Troy
# not sorry Troy

Killing it mate!

Damien Dau . 1 week ago

Scott Coey 😂😂

Troy Archer . 2 weeks ago

Thought about what would be my first post and realised it’s all about doing something that makes it better for the next generation - flashback to 2011 and starting the training early with her first words....

Love the first post.

Damien Dau . 1 week ago

That is epic Scott Coey - love it! Great way to set sail on your maiden voyage. Welcome to ActivePlace.

Troy Archer . 2 weeks ago

Top 10 things to do during your time at Challenge Roth

When you decide to race Roth make sure to make the best of your time in and around Roth. Here is our top 1o tips of things you need to do when racing Roth: 1. Visit Cafe Schmidt in Hilpoltstein. There is many Cafe Schmidt in the area but this is the Lava Java of...

Great Ocean Road recommended stops

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most spectacular coastal road-trips not only in all of Australia but the world. Strap in as we take you on a journey to some of our favourite spots along the epic Great Ocean Road. How to get to Great Ocean Road Hugging the southern coastline of Victoria...

Love this drive. Would enjoy the hike

Damien . 2 weeks ago

What do you need when travelling abroad internationally for a race?

For a handful of FIT clients, their trip will be their first international race and while marathon training and racing is a huge commitment on its own, traveling to an international race adds another layer (or two or three!) to the adventure. With decades of experience traveling internationally, for marathons and pleasure, we consider ourselves...

The best campsites in Australia

Whether you’re an Australian resident or visiting from overseas, our guide to the best campsites in Australia will help you choose your next camping destination! Australia’s camping spots are some of the finest on the planet, with stunning views, incredible wildlife and some of the best hiking trails you’ll find anywhere. Whether you prefer t

Binna Burra wild walk

A weekend in the Gold Coast hinterland experienced by our store manager Chuck Gartrell We awoke pre-dawn to an endless river of cloud migrating silently towards the sea. We gathered our gear, patiently wondering if the skys would favour or be confronted with the ever looming deluge as forecasted. Hoods were donned as we stepped...

Planning for a trek in Nepal – training tips

This week we caught up with Chase Tucker – he sheds some light on training for a trek in Australia, being away from home and the magic of Nepal. You’re just about to leave for a trip to Nepal, can you tell us a bit more about what you’ll be getting up to? Sure. So,...

Easy to make healthy trail mixes.

By Amber Walker, Holistic Nutritionist EASY TO MAKE HEALTHY TRAIL MIXES IN 3 EASY STEPS! If you are looking to pack a quick easy snack that is tasty, lightweight, nutrient packed and energy dense on your next adventure then look no further than a healthy home made trail mix. Whilst store bought varieties are easily...

Heading north for the winter.

Many Australians choose to head north over the summer months to escape the heat, to catch a bit of cooler weather and maybe even to experience a ‘white’ Christmas. The Northern Hemisphere offers so many culturally-rich destinations that also have loads of opportunities for adventure, whether you’re a hiker, trekker, climber, skier or all-roun

Pman pushing hard on his morning run. Nothing like a few stairs to get the day started! 😅

Great job buddy! 👍🏃🌊

Sarah Archer . 2 weeks ago

Great job buddy! 👍🏃🌊

Sarah Archer . 2 weeks ago

Bryce Canyon National Park

On our recent road trip we stopped over in Bryce Canyon which is located in the Southern area of Utah. This is one unique place with rock formations and hiking like I have never seen before. Some of the best hiking includes the trails: Navajo Loop and Queen’s Garden Trail Peekaboo Loop Trail Wall Street...

Anyone can head out and enjoy mother nature with their family. Whether it’s a casual walk or a full blown hike. There’s so many amazing places to explore across the world. What are you waiting for......😍

I’d love to check this place out for myself Damien Dau !

Miles Back . 2 weeks ago

Looks amazing

Jan Dau . 2 weeks ago

Run: Vondelpark Amsterdam, Netherlands

Vondelpark is by no means a new frontier when it comes to running tracks in the city. It’s been a shangri la for the Dutch since 1877. Today, the 47 hectares is a melting pot locals, ex-pats, tourists, lovers, larrikins and everyone in between. Use the Google plus code below to get to the start...

Sick run, was this your local when you lived there?

Damien Dau . 2 weeks ago

Run: Camp Cove to Diamond Bay, Sydney

I’m unashamedly partial to a body of water that houses enjoyable waves or a running track in close proximity to a city. So, here’s a photo a kilometre or thereabouts along some of Sydney finest running tracks. Use the Google plus codes below to get to the start or finish, whichever end you decide. Enjoy,...

I'll have to do this run with you one day Jay, it looks pretty cool 😎

Trent Allan . 2 weeks ago

ActivePlace Is Yours

On behalf of the team at ActivePlace we welcome you to a new home! This home is all about your health. This home is all about your wellness. This home is all about your active life. Whether you are a top athlete, just getting started, or everything in between. ActivePlace is a social platform specialized...

Love this. What a journey to be on!

Miles Back . 2 weeks ago

I love this video. Inspires me.......lots!!!😍

I love that video too! Makes me want to go out and do something Damien Dau

Miles Back . 2 weeks ago

Troy Archer way to create something super motivating.

Damien Dau . 2 weeks ago