January 19, 2018

It goes without saying (though I'm still going to say it) that this journey could not have happened without the help and support of many people. From those who were always there, keeping me focused and doing what was necessary back home to keep the ball rolling, to the...

January 14, 2018

Friday 12/01/18

I woke to feel a slightly cooler breeze coming in through the open window. But only slightly. I had had a rest day in Mt Gambier on Thursday, avoiding walking in a 37 degree day. 

As a result I had been able to meet a journalist, Jocelyn from the local pa...

January 11, 2018

Sunday 7/01/18

Jane was kind enough to drive me back to where she had picked me up the previous afternoon, but not before I had a cup of tea with her and Pooh and was gifted a few jars of Rennie’s homemade tomato chutney. Is there anything better than homemade chutney?...

January 6, 2018

Back on the road, and this time the end means the end! Over the next 7-8 days I will travel ~ 255 km from Kingston SE (SA) to Heywood (VIC). Compared to the hilly terrain I’m used to in Tasmania, it should mean a fairly easy coast to the finish line, after approximatel...

December 19, 2017

Friday 15/12

The day had come when I would have to leave my new friends Churchy, Pascal and Bennie at Freycinet Air, but luckily we didn’t get a chance to leave for most of the morning! By the time Churchie dropped me off where he had picked me up a few days earlier, an...

December 15, 2017

Monday 11th

I was lovely waking up at Clare’s in Launceston. Again, I had had an excellent night’s sleep, more than likely comforted by the hospitable people and warm household.

I said goodbye to Clare, who left before me to pick up her husband Raku who had been away. I...

December 10, 2017

Wednesday 6/12

We woke to my alarms in the free campsite at Lake St Clair, shared a cup of tea and then I packed my things. All too quickly Lauren and I said our farewells to each other and I was back on the road.

The previous afternoon I had repacked my things from my b...

December 6, 2017

As Australia’s premiere and most well-known multi-day walking track, I had been anticipating the Overland Track since I had decided to incorporate it into the walk during the planning phase earlier this year. It would also be the second and final time I would be walkin...

November 27, 2017

Monday 20th

I arrived in Rosebery at around midday on day 45 of the journey, and it couldn’t come sooner as the hilly, narrow road was heavily trafficked with large mining trucks and 4WDs, as well as tourist traffic. I would spend the next five days in Rosebery as it wa...

November 22, 2017

Saturday 18th

I think that physically, this was the most difficult day I have had on the entire journey.

I said my goodbyes to the lovely staff at Corinna and caught the ferry across the Pieman River to meet a slim bitumen road. I soon found out why it was bitumen becaus...

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There are over 1900 species in danger of extinction in Australia. Tristan is walking from Adelaide to Melbourne and around Tasmania to raise money and awareness for conservation activities to protect these species.

100% of donations received will Proudly Support:

BioR will use funds raised by 1900 Footprints to restore and maintain a species-rich conservation block near Monarto, South Australia

 Funds for Wollangarra will sponsor 

disadvantaged young people to attend life-changing outdoor courses in the Victorian mountains.

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