Wild camping in Australia is permitted on most free land, plus campfires are a go as well (unless signposted otherwise)
Tasmania’s pristine national parks and lush landscapes make for superb wilderness camping. But, it’s not like New Zealand, you’re going to have to share your space with wildlife in various guises.
Biting, stinging, spitting, jumping, sidewinding, crawling, hopping, it’s all here in abundance!
Except for a sluggish snake sidewinding out of the sea on Bruny Island, a few Jumping Jack ants and the occasional leach, I was fortunate to have a fairly tame time with the local critters! Continue reading
I’ve been asked many a time on my cycle journeys, what do you eat, how do you cook?
Generally, I’ll eat whatever I can get my hands on! Namely, high in protein, carbohydrates and calories (fat).
Proteins: are easy to find in eggs, tuna and the occasional steaks.
Carbs: comes in the form of pasta. Eaten pretty much every evening.
Calories: peanut butter, salami (contains a lot of fat), cheese and full fat yogurt.
At times acquiring plenty of calories is not so easy. Or should I say, not been able to replenish what I’ve burnt during a day is a bigger ask! Continue reading
Wilderness, freedom, bush, stealth camping, whatever you prefer to call it, it’s about getting back to the real nitty-gritty of survival and life.
Wild camping in New Zealand is generally referred to as freedom camping.
So where can I freedom camp in New Zealand?
Freedom camping is permitted on public conservation land, except in areas where it is expressly prohibited. This is indicated by signage. But I found this is dedicated to vehicles. I had absolutely no problem. Continue reading
So here we are about to leave Tasmania. Over six months since I left the shores of England for New Zealand.
In that time I’ve cycled countless miles (yet to tally up), conquered many BIG l o n g hills, visited family, worked at a backpackers, welded an ailing bike, fought mind bending headwinds, endured countless road kill, ran away arms flaying from sand flies, grew a handlebar moustache, had a haircut, fell of the bike twice, broke and lost sunglasses, ate tons of pasta (need a bigger saucepan!), surveyed lots of stars, cycled in snow, cycled in blistering heat, cycled in cold driving horizontal rain, got lost a few times, wild camped most of the time, stealth camped, caravan parked camped, camped in a rugby changing room, camped on tennis courts, 50km’s is enough for one day, found a maggot in my coffee, attacked by jumping ants, lost travel adapter, slept a lot, experienced four seasons in one day, helped a hedgehog cross the road, hate vehicles even more, attacked by Magpies, chased ‘Low Battery’ endlessly, need a dynamo hub, lost a good friend, cried on my bike, spent too much time chasing the elusive wi-fi, new drive train on bike, experienced Warm Showers, Continue reading