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When I was 19 (a couple of years ago…) I decided, on a bit of a whim, to go to Nepal for a holiday. I spent a month in the country, hiking through the Annapurna Ranges and I was hooked! I don’t remember it being particularly difficult, although looking back now, maybe it was and I was just too full of youthful enthusiasm to care if it was physically taxing.
Whenever I travel I always find time to fit in a hike or two. Whether it has been an urban hike through Central Park in New York or a recent adventure with my partner in Cinque Terre, Italy. Where a ‘quick 2 km hike’ turned into a 14 km, five hour adventure after a slight wrong turn at the very start.
I don’t always get it exactly right! Actually, lets just say never (probably more accurate!!), but it is always a great adventure. I adore hiking and bushwalking, particularly with friends and family. And, I’m lucky enough to live in a part of the world where there is access to some truly beautiful hiking and bushwalking trails.
In this blog I focus on the amazing walking and hiking trails available in the Hunter Valley of NSW. This includes trails in Newcastle, Port Stephens, Maitland, the Upper Hunter, Barrington, and Lake Macquarie. As I mentioned, I am always looking for new trails to explore! As such, when I find a new trail to hike, I blog about our experience. This means Hunter Hiking Trails is a bit eclectic and includes many, many hikes that aren’t in the Hunter!
Gosh! This is really difficult. If I had to choose my top three hikes in the Hunter Region (this week anyway!!), I would choose:
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