About our tours
Inspiration Outdoors Blog
by Ian Bensley
4d ago
First, our tours are for people who like to walk long(ish) distances. That means we usually leave our accommodation pretty early each morning (between 7.30 and 8.30) and finish walking mid to late afternoon. You won’t break any records on our walks – for fastest or slowest hike. We keep a steady pace, but there are plenty of opportunities to rest, take photos and appreciate the views along the way. A relaxed, social and supportive atmosphere is central to our tours. Have a chat and enjoy the sights and smells with your walking companions. Then back at the accommodation, slip into your comfy sl ..read more
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Exploring the Munda Biddi Trail: Walpole to Manjimup
Inspiration Outdoors Blog
by Ian Bensley
5M ago
Embarking on a cycle tour is one of the most immersive ways to experience nature, especially when the path’s distance is too long to walk on foot. Our Munda Biddi Trail tour from Walpole to Manjimup offers just that—a seven-day journey that takes you through the beauty of Western Australia’s backcountry. Here’s what you can expect on this cycling adventure. Walpole to Manjimup cycle mapMunda Biddi: Trail Overview You’ll spend 7 days traversing 235 kilometres, which makes up 22.5% of the total Munda Biddi Trail. This includes a delightful 10km jaunt around Walpole Inlet. But before we dive into ..read more
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Summer (Dec to Feb) on Kangaroo Island
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by Ian Bensley
5M ago
Average summer temperatures are 24°C (75°F) maximum and 14°C (57°F) minimum. During summer, Kangaroo Island offers diverse beaches for exploration. The south and west coasts offer intense waves perfect for beach fishing, while serene bays like Antechamber Bay grace the east. The north boasts ideal spots for family swims. Unique beaches like Stokes Bay provide a mix; one side entertains boogie-boarders with moderate waves, while a neighbouring protected rock pool, rich with aquatic life, invites exploration and wading. Stokes BaySummer Wildlife on Kangaroo Island During the sunniest periods on ..read more
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The Otway Ranges: Dinosaur cove
Inspiration Outdoors Blog
by Ian Bensley
6M ago
The Otway ranges have a special history beyond what walkers passing through might appreciate. Currently, the area is filled with a temperate rainforest, which might evoke feelings of ancient dinosaurs skulking through its underbrush. It’s not hard to believe, or a stretch of imagination, that the area holds a significant history of fossil discoveries! The Otway Ranges are older than you can imagine The Otway Ranges date back to the Cretaceous period, around 120 million years ago, when Australia was connected to Antarctica as part of the supercontinent Gondwana. As it began to break up and mov ..read more
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East Mount Barren – What to expect
Inspiration Outdoors Blog
by Ian Bensley
6M ago
Located in the Fitzgerald River National Park, Western Australia’s East Mount Barren prominent jagged rocks and distinctive outline make it a prominent landmark. The trail leading to its summit presents a steep climb alongside rock walls, offering panoramic views of Hamersley Inlet. As hikers progress along the entire trail, they are afforded stunning views of the surrounding dramatic headlands. The summit itself provides 360-degree views of the park’s vast landscape. Overall, East Mt Barren is both a challenging hike and an opportunity for a fantastic view for those who venture its path. The ..read more
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Wildlife on Kangaroo Island
Inspiration Outdoors Blog
by Ian Bensley
6M ago
What makes Kangaroo Island so special for wildlife Located off the coast of South Australia, Kangaroo Island is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. This stunning island is home to almost all the iconic animals of Australia which is quite a marvel considering its small size. From kangaroos and wallabies to echidnas and possums, there is no shortage of opportunities to view wildlife up close. The island is also renowned for its marine life, with many conservation parks and marine parks protecting the habitats of seals, sea lions, and various species of birds. Seal Bay Conservation Park is a must ..read more
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A Rewarding Journey up Mt Rufus
Inspiration Outdoors Blog
by Ian Bensley
7M ago
Mt Rufus is one of those every challenging walks whose rewards easily match, if not exceed, the experience of what you’ll receive at the end. We asked one of our guides the inside scoop of what someone might expect tackling Mt Rufus, located in the Central Highlands of Tasmania. Mt Rufus, Central Highlands of TasmaniaA Challenging Ascent up Mt Rufus Embarking on the Mt Rufus trek is not for the faint-hearted, but oh, the rewards are plentiful! This tough loop hike stretches across a challenging 21km, demanding at least 7 hours of your grit and gusto. The trail beckons with a steady, and someti ..read more
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How hard is the Cape to Cape Track
Inspiration Outdoors Blog
by Ian Bensley
7M ago
So you want to walk the Cape to Cape Track How hard is the Cape to Cape Track? Nestled in the sublime Margaret River region of WA, this is no ordinary hike—it’s a 135-kilometre journey between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin that promises the kind of natural beauty that’ll make anyone who follows your Facebook feed green with envy. Think pristine beaches that meet gravity-defying limestone cliffs kind of experiences. However, before you set out, asking the question ‘How hard is the Cape to Cape Track?‘ will ensure you set forward on the right foot. Great walks should be an adventure for ever ..read more
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Arnhem Land: Kakadu’s Undiscovered Cultural Gem
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by Ian Bensley
8M ago
Australia boasts various captivating landscapes, but few possess the deep-rooted cultural significance and unspoiled beauty of Arnhem Land. Nestled in the Northern Territory, this region offers an authentic encounter with the world’s most ancient continuous culture. Beyond Kakadu: A Unique, and Secluded, Experience Awaits One common misconception among travellers is mistaking Arnhem Land with Kakadu National Park. Let’s clear it up that Arnhem Land is its distinct entity, separate from Kakadu. While Kakadu gets its share of spotlight and visitors, Arnhem Land remains a secluded treasure. Only ..read more
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Tasmania is a geologists wonderland
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by Ian Bensley
9M ago
Great geology is found all over the island, and you’ll find it no matter which one of our Tasmanian tours you pick. Take a look below at the full list and what makes it ‘rock’! Bruny Island & South Coast of Tasmania The Cape Queen Elizabeth Arch A geological wonder located at Miles Beach. The arch was formed over thousands of years through wind erosion and showcases intricate geometric patterns on the layered cliffs and jagged rocks. The archway offers a direct view of the Tasman Sea. Fluted Capes Fluted Capes has some amazing coastal views and beachfront cliffs. The granite rock formatio ..read more
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