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Tales from a Bikepacking Newbie

Harrison by Tent

I’ve been camping before, and I’ve done multi-day bike rides before, but I’ve never done both. “Bikepacking” is “Backpacking” on a bike, and it’s completely new to me.

Here’s the story of my first attempt. I’ve included a summary of my discoveries at the end of the article.

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Highland Holiday

Liz and Blackbutt Lookout 800

Liz and I recently took advantage of the Queens Birthday long-weekend to have a short holiday up in the mountains near the Border Ranges

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A Sneak Peak

Walking Together

We’re out exploring the beautiful Border Ranges and Mount Barney for the next couple of days.

Here’s a sneak preview of some of the amazing scenery around here.

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Gus Beutel Lookout

Gus Beutel Lookout

I took the family to Gus Beutel Lookout on the weekend.

It’s a breathtaking spot on the edge of the Great Dividing Range between Hampton and Esk. On our way home from Toowoomba, we decided to take the scenic route rather than battle all the roadworks on the Warrego Highway.

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Ngungun

My daughter Laura and her partner Ken are visiting us from Scotland for a few days, so I thought today would be a good opportunity to enjoy some on-foot exploration of the Glasshouse Mountains.

Although they’re half a world away from the bonnie braes and glens

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D’Aguilar – Conondale Epic

Today’s adventure was a 4WD bash through the bush with my brother, Kevin, and our sons. I’ve ridden many of these trails through the D’Aguilar and Conondale Ranges, and thought it would be good to share them with family from the comfort of a motor vehicle.

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Bribie

Bribie Island is a sea-side paradise, less than an hours drive from the northern Suburbs of Brisbane.

The aboriginal name for the island is “Yarun”, meaning “Crab”. According to traditional legends, Yarun (or Yirrin) was a greedy man who ate too much honey. The bees

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The Border Ranges

I’ve cycled through the Border Ranges a couple of times with friends. Both times it was raining, so we didn’t really get to see it at its best. So today I thought I’d take advantage of the recent

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