Camping

I’m pretty biased in my opinion when it comes to camping. Not only do I love spending time around a campfire, but I honestly believe that it’s actually easier to go camping than to try and find accommodation that works (especially when doing a road trip). Campgrounds are generally flat, making it relatively to wheel around. Often they have established pathways throughout the campground that are easy to wander around on. And many times there are accessible facilities too (they’re just not necessarily well known).

My first camping trips as a wheelchair user started out as car camping trips, taking lots of spare things and bits and pieces to make things easier. Then I graduated onto moving trips and was surprised by how easily you can load up a chair with overnight gear. Overnight kayaking trips have also been really fun!

Kangaroo Valley Beehive Point

Postcard Home, published in The Bugle, Kiama's local newspaper. Edition: 3 Feb 2018. Writing to you from Beehive Point, Kangaroo Valley, after a 2km swim. We started at Jack’s Corner two days ago, ready to fulfil our New Year’s resolution for six weekly aspirational...

Mackaway Bay

Kayaking is a brilliant way of exploring national parks and even more so for doing an overnight camping trip. Myall lakes offer a fantastic range of camping and kayaking options and we were keen to spend out Easter Break exploring the area. Before heading north, I...

The Mining Trail

The Mining Trail in the Myall Lakes National Park used to be a vehicle access road, but now that it's closed off, it makes a great track for a day walk or even an overnight stay at Shelly Beach Campground. I've done this track twice - once as a reconnoitred trip, and...

Wombeyan Caves

Navshield is an orienteering-rogaining event held every year in a mysterious location 3-4hours from Sydney. Each year it changes location, and each year the event attracts more than a hundred teams of bushwalkers and emergency services to tackle the course. The event...