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There’s some great hiking around Hollywood hills. Just need to manage the crowds. Awesome views πŸ‘Œ

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I wanna wanna wanna do that hike.
Troy Archer . 2 months ago
Great pics mate Damien Dau 
Jay Woods . 1 month ago
Great photo πŸ‘πŸΌ
Adam Goodger . 1 month ago
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Thanks Adam Goodger 
Damien Dau . 1 month ago
Yeh the boys! πŸ€™πŸΌ
Evan Stray . 1 month ago
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As I launched myself off this tiny jump I felt I was floating 10ft up in the air πŸ˜‚, the focus on my face, the commitment to the landing.......long way to go! Great fun though πŸ€—πŸ‘Œ

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Super rad! Looking forward to flicking some dust with you.
Troy Archer . 2 months ago
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Epic!
Troy Archer . 2 months ago
Looks super fun Damien Dau - in a  couple of months the Aus slopes open up for the same thing. Will make an effort to try it out this year. Stay tuned for even smaller jumps!
Jay Woods . 2 months ago
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Want to see the pics Jay Woods 
Damien Dau . 2 months ago
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Thanks Troy Archer 
Damien Dau . 5 days ago

What do you want to do on your birthday? 

Go for a bush walk & see waterfalls! πŸŒΏβ˜€οΈπŸ’¦πŸŒˆ
#Purlingbrookfalls #Springbrookqueensland 

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Looks like a fun day out Sarah Archer and Troy Archer 
Damien Dau . 1 month ago
Damien Dau - it was great hey, super simple hike, good conversation, great fun. Sarah Archer is fun to hike with it, way more fun than my other wives.
Troy Archer . 1 month ago
Awesome 
Damien Dau . 5 days ago

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Anyone Else Have a BIG August?

Maybe it's just me but I had a VERY excessive August. Maybe it's down to being in Lockdown for the 4 months. Maybe it's because my work life has been an upward battle. Maybe I'm just making excuses? More likely the latter. I ate in a huge surplus. I trained far too much. I drank more alcohol than I usually would and I worked&n

This does not make me feel confident for Thursday!
Scott Coey . 3 months ago
Starting Haydn β€œbeast mode”
Scott Coey . 3 months ago
Haydn Elliott love the last quote.
Everything in moderation......
Damien . 3 months ago
Yes!
ActivePlace . 3 months ago

With over 15 years of road cycling I thought my bike skills would be well equipped for some down hill mountain biking.......πŸ€•πŸ₯΄

Either way it was the best day spending it with my son Preston. Awesome time together

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We're going to need action shots before we give you the green light on this one Damien Dau
Troy Archer . 3 months ago
YeeeW Damien Dau
Zac Eaton . 3 months ago
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Thanks Zac Eaton videos to come. Not to mention currently carrying a slightly cracked rib
Damien Dau . 3 months ago

Hiking in the Grand Tetons National Park is something hard to explain. The sheer beauty and size is out of this world. This hike up to Delta Lake took us above 9,500ft and was worth every step! Words can’t even describe!

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Unbelievably stunning.
Heidi . 3 months ago

Being active in the outdoors is such a great feeling. A 600ft descend (& climb 😩) gets you to the launch pad of the Upper Falls in Yellowstone National Park. A must when your around this way.

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Damn! That looks epic Damien Dau, absolutely epic!
Troy Archer . 3 months ago
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Jealous!
Heidi . 3 months ago
Wow!
Sarah Archer . 3 months ago

Only a short 3km hike in 115^f temperature.......what’s well worth the result. Horseshoe bend in Lake Powell πŸ‘Œ

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Nothing like getting out into the big blue to reset the mind for the day to watch a new day be born! 

Happy Friday Legends

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Looks like there’s a storm comin!! 
Damien Dau . 1 month ago
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I'm going to come for a piggy back ride one day Damien Stacy , that looks epic mate!
Troy Archer . 1 month ago
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Challenge Yourself

Finding the perfect back drop for my "handstand comeback' at 5:45am was a challenge, not so much where, but if?? Hyde Park Corner.... easy, The Wellington Arch...perfect, now it was a matter of can I do it? Too many times we doubt ourselves and consequently miss opportunities that could have been amazing for us. Before I had my cancer surgery I li

Marsha - thank you for the inspiration, I absolutely love this.
Troy Archer . 2 months ago
I want to see the one hander
Scott Coey . 2 months ago
Love it Marsha 😁
Trent Allan . 2 months ago
Love this!
Cecilia Blakeley . 2 months ago
AMAZING!! 😍
Heidi . 2 months ago
AMAZING!! 😍
Heidi . 2 months ago

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......😍

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Looks amazing
Jan Dau . 4 months ago
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I’d love to check this place out for myself Damien Dau !
Miles Back . 4 months ago

Today myself and Cecilia Blakeley walked the King's Cliff Walking Track through a rain forest and down to a beautiful secluded beach. Such an amazing day to be out and active.

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Ohh yer! Love it 
Damien Dau . 1 month ago

The Hunter Valley Ultra is on. An iconic and fun event in one of the nicest parts of New South Wales. Fast-flowing fire trails and grasslands with plenty of challenging hills and stunning views.

Choose your own adventure with a 102 or 60km endurance race or take it a little easier with a 30 or 12 cross country race. Registrations are open now, get amongst it.

huntervalleyultra.com.au/

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You should do the event Jay Woods !!!
Troy Archer . 3 months ago
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hi, nice to meet you all. I'm glad to join the community, it's inspiring and motivates me to push myself harder

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Epic tom phillips ! Welcome! Can't wait to see what you get up to!
Troy Archer . 3 months ago
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Off on an adventure north to the cape (if the wet season allows us), waiting to board the ferry to Fraser now. Teewah and Rainbow Beach were amazing! 

We've made a commitment to daily Yoga, surf and hike...so far, so good!


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So awesome Steve Versace! Can't wait to see how it unfolds! Travel safely! 
Troy Archer . 4 weeks ago
Wow! Looks amazing! That ocean!!
Cecilia Blakeley . 4 weeks ago

Nice weekend hike. Unfortunately the smoke is still in the air across the state. Still nice viewing after a decent incline πŸ˜…

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Watch: Where Dreams Go to Die

A cult-like race that tempts people from around the world to test their limits of physical and mental endurance. A documentary that contemplates the value of pain and a documentary that is well worth your time.2020 has been a tough year for many, a hot mess, a shit show and a cluster fuck. And, if this year has taught us anything, (science, religi

Rad. Definitely going to make this a thing Jay Woods . Thanks for sharing. Sarah Archer, let's put this on the list!
Troy Archer . 2 months ago
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Straight to the top of the list Troy Archer and Sarah Archer ... he's a pretty damn incredible guy.
Jay Woods . 2 months ago
Jay Woods its unfortunate the footage couldn't follow them around the trails. I mean elevation of two Mount Everests is so so crazy. Awesome support crew.
Damien Dau . 2 months ago
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There are a couple of Doco out there on the Berkley...they are all awesome and worth searching out and watching....
Scott Coey . 2 months ago
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Run: Bouddi National Park to Putty Beach

Welcome to Bouddi National Park on the NSW's central coast. Dripping in varied terrain, a labyrinth of creeks and small trails extend in every direction, leading you into some of the coasts finest beaches. Bow your head to low hanging vines while you weave through small tracks of mixed terrain. Thanks to Instagram, the world swiftly came to realis

That is killer Jay Woods , making me jelly.
Troy Archer . 3 months ago
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Jay Woods some nice trails out there mate.
Damien . 3 months ago
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Damien Dau & Troy Archer - next time you're in town, lets hit this little one.
Jay Woods . 3 months ago
Jay Woods - that would be great! Can we walk it? If not, you may have to carry me or wheelchair me back? Hahaha
Troy Archer . 3 months ago

This is was a great day out hiking with P-man!

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Nice work Damien!
Trent Allan . 4 months ago
Pman on top of the world!πŸ˜€
Damien Dau . 4 months ago
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Great Job!
Claudine Dau . 4 months ago
Love that Damien Dau ! Looks like a hike I’d want to join you guys on some day! πŸ’₯
Miles Back . 4 months ago
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Anyone been to Killen falls located close to Byron Bay in NSW Australia? Troy Archer I know you likely have. Such an amazing short treck down to the falls and although small, very beautiful.

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Jealous man!! I bet it was beautiful!
Troy Archer . 1 month ago

Morning walks followed by a few stair sets. Great start to a Monday πŸ‘ 


www.visitcarlsbad.com

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Pumped for the weekend ready to hit the waves

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Gasp. How good does that look!
Troy Archer . 2 months ago
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Enjoy the weekend making tunnels πŸ˜ƒ

Nice hike up to Chip Rock. Pretty cool.

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Morning cardio in this beautiful place! From Burleigh Heads to Byron Bay it doesnt get much better! This amazing coastline we get to call home 😎

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So I've decided to set myself a goal to run every day for a whole year...that's every single day for 365 days in aid of sponsoring the Shepherd Centre, Wollongong, an organisation very close to our family...we have been extremely fortunate to have had the support of the guys at the The Shepherd Centre for our daughter Indiana over the last year. Indi was born with profound bi-lateral hearing loss in both ears - Not sure what we would have done without them.

Over the last 31 days I've been successful in running daily so am now confident, ready and highly motivated to go live and push on for the next 11 months!

I'll be looking to run 3900km over the year...which is the equivalent of running Sydney to Perth at an average of 10.7km/day.

Follow me daily on Instagram, Strava & Garmin Connect to see how I'm tracking.

If you would like to sponsor me $1/day over the course of the year, with all proceeds going to the Shepherd Centre via my Go Fund Me page. Any support would be incredibly appreciated!!✌️

connect.garmin.com/modern/profile/Michael_Donald

www.strava.com/athletes/63701644

www.gofundme.com/f/run-everyday-for-1-year?sharetype=teams&member=5554566&utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&pc_code=em_db_co2876_v1&rcid=80506d9537a6403db3adf1350a8fed85

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Michael Donald what a great cause and mission. Good luck with it all. Please keep us updated here on ActivePlace along the way.
Damien Dau . 3 months ago
@michaeldonald - good luck buddy, we're all cheering from the sidelines.
Jay Woods . 3 months ago
That's epic mate. I bet your little girl is so super proud of you now and will be forever. Amazing.
Troy Archer . 3 months ago

Upper Palisades hike in Idaho does not disappoint. A long day out with a 15mile hike to the most beautiful lake you have ever seen.

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That blows my mind! Sarah Archer we have to go there some time!
Troy Archer . 3 months ago
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Troy Archer hope this inspires you to get out there mate! Watch this space for some more.....

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Where is this Damien Dau?
Adam Goodger . 3 months ago
That does inspire me Damien Dau ! I can't wait to get the family over there to put some red dust on our shoes. I think it's Bryce Canyon Adam Goodger SICK!
Troy Archer . 3 months ago
Adam Goodger Bryce Canyon in Utah. Super awesome place.
Damien Dau . 3 months ago

Hell Hole Falls is a ~5km out-and-back trail located in Mount Jerusalem National Park, Northern New South Wales. 

The trail begins in iconic Australian bush surroundings - crunchy ground underfoot, eucalyptus trees towering above and the sound of birds, bees and bugs zipping around. After a little time on the flat, the trail heads downhill and transitions into more tropical surrounds with palm trees and ferns in abundance. The final stretch of the trail follows a creek to a series of rock pools and small waterfalls before a plunge over the Tweed Valley. 

The track is a really easy walk and follows a well-maintained fire trail until the last couple of hundred meters. If you don’t mind a dip, pack some swimming gear. The rock pools are pretty crisp and a real treat on a hot day. 

It’s not a walk I’d do regularly due to the distance from home but certainly one I’ll do again when I stay nearby and want a bit of easy adventure time.

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Oh man, that looks like a whole bunch of wonderful to me. I've got trail shoes and a camera bag, next time you're thinking about going, hit me up!
Troy Archer . 7 days ago
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Will do Troy Archer!
Dave Lydiard . 6 days ago
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Awesome shots! 
Damien Dau . 6 days ago
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Looking forward to it Dave Lydiard πŸ˜€
Troy Archer . 6 days ago
Cheers Damien Dau!
Dave Lydiard . 6 days ago
Great pics mate - let's run Hell Hole next time I'm up. 
Jay Woods . 5 days ago

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Why is physical activity so important for health and wellbeing?

We know that staying active is one of the best ways to keep our bodies healthy. But did you know it can also improve your overall well-being and quality of life?
Here are just a few of the ways physical activity can help you feel better, look better and live better. Because, why not?
It’s a natural mood lifter.
Regular physical activity can

Roseller Recella thanks for the helpful tips. Make sure you share with your broader community. So important! 
Damien Dau . 1 week ago
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Great article Roseller Recella - really appreciated the simplicity, nice reminders!
Troy Archer . 7 days ago

T-2 days until all the sunrises, rock admiring, self timer jumping, wandering and a hearty diet of oranges, beef jerky and peanut butter sandwiches. #westbound #adventuring #solotrip #staywild

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Danielle Moroukian this place looks amazing. Congrats on such a great hike. Welcome to ActivePlace! 
Damien Dau . 3 weeks ago
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How amazing Danielle Moroukian - that looks like some kind of dreamland. Makes me want to go hiking right now and it's 10:33pm!
Troy Archer . 3 weeks ago
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Bike explorers 🚴 

Bridges bellies are my passion πŸ™ˆ 

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I love this Sasha Nedai! I've never heard the term 'bridge bellies', what is a bridge belly?
Troy Archer . 1 month ago
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Troy Archer haha. yeah. That's my word πŸ˜„. When you are standing under the bridge and watch up, you see its belly. It always looks majestic!
Sasha Nedai . 1 month ago

Wanderlust Wednesday: Antarctica

The original cryotherapy. 

Nothing like jumping into pure 28F water - I think I blacked out underwater (brrrr...). But what a rush for the mind and body!! 

What’s your go to recovery?

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Crazy πŸ₯Ά
Damien Dau . 2 months ago
Crazy πŸ₯Ά
Damien Dau . 2 months ago
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That looks awesome Kelly McLay 
Trent Allan . 2 months ago
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Wow, that's intense. Wim would be proud Kelly McLay .
Troy Archer . 2 months ago
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GREEN EXERCISE 🌱

This is something I’ve been reading about recently, because ironically, I think I spent a lot more time exercising outdoors during lockdown than I ever did before. Kelly McGonigal PhD writes about it in her book The Joy of Movement (highly recommended) ⭐️⭐️⭐️According to scientists, when we take our

Leon Taylor A simple and wonderful message worth sharing. Thank you for doing so Leon, love this!
Troy Archer . 2 months ago
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Great advice Leon Taylor
Damien . 2 months ago
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If you are contemplating a long swim next year how about this one? Our relay/blog has been featured on the Lake Geneva Swim Association website - www.lgsa.com/en/blog/swim-and-tonic-lake-geneva-relay-swim

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I have so much respect for people that can swim long distance, amazing, and what a beautiful place dan bullock .
Troy Archer . 2 months ago
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Dan - you said you wanted to do this solo.....Wookiee is your wing man...
Scott Coey . 2 months ago

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Covid or no Covid, Ultra X is looking to the future.

History, take us back, when did Ultra X start?Ultra X was initially a stand-alone race called the Wadi Rum Ultra. A multi-stage race in the stunning Jordanian desert. It was originally formed by Jamie Sparks in 2015, however, having run the event in 2017 as a competitor, Sam came on board and the two started plotting. Both had a passion for advent

Ultra X congrats on what your have created. Great vision and future ahead.
Damien Dau . 2 months ago
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I'd be so pumped to go and check out one of your events. I can't see my knees holding up for the journey, but I would definitely like to photograph one! Great story Ultra X , Jamie, Sam Heward and Jasper!
Troy Archer . 2 months ago

Just a little #MondayMotivation πŸ™Œ

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To be free as a bird!! Got to witness this launch into the infinite a few days ago at Cape Byron - what freedom! Now, would I ever try? πŸ€” Never say never! 

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Annie’s canyon is a short hike just off the 101 in San Diego. Great local explore with the family. πŸ‘

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Whether its skiing, whitewater rafting, hiking, or downhill mountain biking.......Jackson Hole has it covered. A wonderland for the adventurous πŸ‘Œ

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I plan to spend some time on my board there during the winter one season... Looks amazing
Trent Allan . 2 months ago
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10 active culture B Corps worth writing a love letter to

We can't compare apples to apples anymore. When it comes to commerce, 'business as usual' isn't nearly going to cut it in the transparent world we exist. The social and environmental climate of our planet is on a seemingly constant sheet of thin ice. We can stay within our bubbles of naive arrogance, or, we can step beyond the line of comfort and

Troy Archer B Corp have some tight rules and any business approved has 'ticked' the boxes. Congrats to everyone on this list. Inspiring passions with a worthy cause.
Damien Dau . 3 months ago
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Wow - I knew about Patagonia but these others are fantastic leaders for all parts of our community...Now these firms are on my list to purchase my next THING
Scott Coey . 3 months ago
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The brands that are out there doing great things are super inspiring hey. It's nice to know about them because the choice is always yours when it comes to where your hard earned money goes. I've been involved in a brand that had a very real sustainability project in place and it was absolutely next level how much had to be done in order to be accredited for the work, so my hat comes way off!
Troy Archer . 3 months ago

Morning hike from Teton Village up the mountain. Steep climbing πŸ™„

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5 Wilsons Prom Walks To Try

Wilsons Prom walks are where it’s at if you’re after a vitamin sea-inspired nature fix. At just a few hour's drive from Melbourne, Wilsons Prom makes for a great day trip out of the city. And today we’re revealing our favorite Wilsons Prom walks.These short Wilsons Prom walks are the best way to beat the crowds and experience the

Oh guys, that looks absolutely beautiful. Sarah Archer next time we get to travel to Victoria we should jump on a tour with Hike and Seek.
Troy Archer . 3 months ago

A great day of hiking around Teton. Such an amazing place. Bears 🐻!!!!

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Get out there and explore the world. It’s waiting for you!

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Happy Monday (and Sunday for some) Active people. Get inspired for the week and do as the image says with what ever active activities you have planned!

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New Monday
New Week
New Goals
Roseller Recella . 1 week ago
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5 ways time in nature can improve your mental health.

The relationship between humanity and nature is as strong as it gets. We know that we depend on nature for our very survival, yet we can sometimes take it for granted. Society is more connected online than ever before but following global lockdowns, many of us have been left feeling anxious, disconnected from each other and disconnected from the n

Nature! I love nature! WildEarth πŸ™Œ
Troy Archer . 1 week ago

3 years ago today I was summiting Kili...sigh...I miss the world 🌍🌎🌏

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It’s Monday - Attack!

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Elabana Falls and Picnic Rock Trail is a ~7km out and back trail (closer to 8km if you scurry about, looking for blue crayfish like I did) located in Lamington National park Queensland. As with a number of other trails in the area, access is found via the Border Track located a short walk from O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat.


The morning I made the drive out wasn't particularly inviting - overcast with a high chance of rain - but I feel the weather added more than it detracted from the experience. Intermittent, light showers delicately misting through the rainforest canopy made for a calming stroll and I'd hazard a guess that the clouds kept a few people indoors and the trail quiet.


If you were on a mission, you could probably power through the trail in a couple of hours. The path is an easy walk with the only mildly tricky section being the scramble over boulders to reach the cascading waterfall. I was in no rush and took it really slow, stopping many times to admire ancient trees, search for birds and the aforementioned blue crayfish, and watch bugs do bug things.


I really enjoyed walking the trail and will be hitting it again, once I've checked out a few others in the area.

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Dave Lydiard love the shots. On my to do list for sure πŸ‘
Damien Dau . 4 weeks ago
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