What To Bring When Hiking | Your Ultimate Essentials List

The benefits of hiking are truly countless. The trails provide you with a moment to restart, to forget the worries of the world and to immerse yourself in the beauty that nature provides – for free. It is a way for us to challenge ourselves while reaping the endless mental benefits of hiking in nature.

But many don’t even get that far, unsure of what to bring when hiking or where to go. It can be daunting stepping into the wild, with nothing but a pack on your back filled with the hiking essentials. Though it doesn’t have to be if you arm yourself with the knowledge and the tools to succeed, succeed you will! 

Through our many adventures and misadventures, we have discovered the ultimate list of what to bring when hiking – not only for day hikes but for overnight hikes as well. And this post is dedicated to providing you with the knowledge of what to bring on hiking trips.

In this post, I will list and explain the essentials hiking gear you should pack when going on a day hike, when embarking on an overnight hiking trip and some handy additional items that have saved our butts on a few occasions.

Standing on top of a Tor in Wilkinsons Valley watching the Sunset after climbing Hannels Spur

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What To Pack For Day Hiking

Day hikes can vary greatly, from a small loop that doesn’t stray far from your parked car to trails that weave deep into the wilderness. For that reason, this list can be altered depending on the nature of the hike you’re embarking on. 

For the beginner hikers out there, bring along the entire hiking essentials list to begin with until you get comfortable in knowing what you can leave behind in certain circumstances. It’s always better to be over-prepared than underprepared. 

Hiking Daypack

Let’s start with the basics. A good hiking daypack will become your favourite item and an uncomfortable one, your worst nightmare. For short and easy hikes, any old backpack you find in your closet could do, but if you’re planning to hike a variety of trails then finding a comfortable and practical hiking daypack is important.

When you’re searching for the best daypack for hiking, the most important feature to begin with is the waist and chest straps. This is a must-have feature for a hiking pack, in my opinion, as it helps to distribute the weight of the pack evenly instead of all the weight being carried on your shoulders. When talking about the size of a backpack, we talk in litres, as in how many litres the pack could carry. For a day hiking backpack, you should be looking at packs that have a capacity of 20-35 litres.

Osprey Packs are our go to for any hiking pack, their quality is unmatched amongst other manufacturers and specifically the Mira 32 is our pick for a day pack.

Looking out over the Victoria Forest reserve vallley watching the sunset light the sky golden

Hiking Shoes

You can get deep into debate when it comes to what shoes to wear hiking. But as I see it, you’ve got three choices…

Hiking Boots

Hiking boots are my favourite for trails that are long and known to be muddy or ungroomed. They provide extra ankle support and a thicker sole to protect your feet on uneven ground. Hiking boots are generally warmer and most are waterproof or water-resistant, making them a great option for winter hiking. 

Hiking Shoes

Hiking shoes and hiking boots are very alike, made with the same sturdy sole and similar material. Their main difference is the height of the shoe and its durability. Hiking shoes are less durable, which also means they’re more breathable and lighter. I personally don’t bother with hiking shoes as I find they’re unnecessary if you’ve got hiking boots and trail runners.

Trail Runners

Trail runners have become the new favourite among hikers. They’re flexible and light with added durability and grip for uneven trails. I choose trail runners for shorter and easier hikes, especially in summer when hiking boots can get quite hot. Trail runners are also my go-to option for a short and steep rock slab hike, the best example I can give of this type of hike is Mt Amos in Tasmania

Falling in a river while crossing wearing water resistant hiking leggings

Torch

Let me start with a little story of how I learnt the importance of a torch the hard way.

A few friends and I decided to take on a new, partially finished, trail in the mountains surrounding Whistler, BC. We began at a leisurely pace and found the beginning of the hike well marked and simple to follow. The hike was beautiful and we were hungry for more so we decided to complete the loop (which incorporated the partly finished section) with the impression it would be much the same. 

None of us had torches with us and only a few had any battery left on our phones after tirelessly using them to capture the incredible landscape. We lost the track once dark set upon us and ended up wandering down a very technical mountain bike trail instead, with only two dim phone lights between us. We made it down in one piece thankfully, but ever since then, I have carried a torch in my bag every single time I set out on a hike! 

The best torch to bring hiking is a head torch so that your hands can stay free. You can find them in most outdoor stores, with options for different brightness levels which are measured in lumens. For hiking at night on unlit trails, you want to be looking for a head torch with around 100 lumens. 

Hiking the epic ridgeline of Mt Victoria after climbing the the peak

Emergency Equipment

While hiking is a relatively safe activity, it’s always good to be prepared for the what-if. Some of the biggest risks in hiking are getting lost, changing weather conditions, slips or falls, and injuries from animals.

I promise I’m not telling you this to deter or freak you out, only to help keep you safe and aware. While these risks are real, by bringing the right emergency equipment along with you, you can minimise the impact they may have.

First Aid Kit

I always bring along my first aid kit whenever I set foot on a trail that will take me longer than an hour and away from instant help. There are many different first aid kits you can buy and even alter to suit your environment and needs. 

My first aid kit is the Brenniston National Standard Motor Vehicle First Aid Kit which I have added a few hiking specific items to. These extra items are a snake bandage, blister care, betadine and an asthma puffer which is a great tool to combat ticks.

Emergency Beacon

An emergency beacon is not necessary for every situation, particularly If you’re hiking in a well-populated destination where you know you will have phone reception the entire time. However, if you’re setting off into the mountains where reception is scarce and help is a long way away, an emergency beacon is highly recommended. 

There are a couple of different options out there for emergency beacons, such as a PLB (personal locator beacon), a Spot Satellite Messenger and a Garmin Inreach. We have an EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacon) which is essentially the same as a PLB. This device allows me to send my location to emergency services via the distress button and through their website, I can upload any trip notes to help the team understand my possible situation. The Garmin Inreach and Spot devices also allow you to send messages or updates to nominated people or emergency services.

Emergency Phone Apps

Emergency + is a free Australian app that you can download to your phone that will help you to accurately communicate your location to emergency services. The app provides you with your GPS location and emergency numbers that you may need to call including Triple Zero, SES, Police Assistance, Poison Information and Health Direct. Through this app, you can also keep up to date with any fire alerts in any state of Australia.

The downside to this app is that you do need reception, so it’s only an alternative to an emergency beacon if you have service.

Personal Information

It is always a good idea to keep a personal information card located in your backpack or in your first aid kit. This can involve your name, address, next of kin and any health issues that are necessary to include. 

Bear Spray

Of course I know we don’t need this in Australia, but for those of you in the northern hemisphere, this is an item I would never leave home without if I was to hike in mountains populated by bears. Like, they’re freak’n BEARS!!!

Navigation

We live in a world dominated by technology and the hiking world has certainly benefited from this. Navigation has become a whole lot easier with the use of apps and GPS devices, but avoid becoming too complacent. The practical knowledge of reading a map and a compass is still important, especially if that phone battery dies!

Compass

My compass has a permanent place in my backpack and has certainly gotten me out of a pickle or two. If you’re not sure how to use a compass, there are plenty of resources on the internet that can help you learn.

Map

Now that we have mobile phones and apps, a paper map is not always necessary – especially for those popular and well-marked hikes. However, not all hikes are listed on the GPS apps on your phone so for the hikes that are lesser-known and a little trickier to navigate, a paper map can be highly valuable. You can purchase any topographic maps of Australia through the Australian Map Shop or from any visitor centres in the region you plan to hike.

GPS 

A GPS is a great tool to have if you’re setting off on unmarked trails or wandering deep into the forests with no reception. You can buy a Garmin GPS that can pinpoint your location at any given moment. These are great to use in conjunction with a map to locate where you are and which direction you need to travel. 

Phone Apps

There are a few navigation apps out there that do the work of a GPS, map and compass. The two leading apps are AllTrails and Gaia GPS. My favourite is Gaia GPS, which has a great unpaid version and an even better paid version that allows you to download an unlimited amount of maps to your phone to use offline.

Of course, the only problem with relying on a phone app is the draining of your battery. This is why I don’t rely solely on technology.

Reading a topographical map in the snow, looking for the best hikes near me

Power Bank

For the situation stated above, it is a wise idea to take a power bank with you for those longer hikes where your phone battery may not last. Remember, phone batteries drain a lot faster if your phone is too cold, too hot or constantly searching for reception. 

A power bank is a portable charger that you can bring along on hiking trips in order to charge your phone and other electronic devices. They range in size and charging abilities, and will generally be rated in milliamp-hours (mAH). I recommend getting one with 20k mAH which will provide you with approximately 5 phone charges. 

You can also buy solar power banks which you can hang on your backpack and recharge in the sun as you walk. These are a little more expensive and more recommended for multi-day hikes.

Waterproof Gear

I feel like every time I set off on a hike without my rain jacket, it rains… even if there isn’t a damn cloud in the sky! It’s as if nature is laughing at me for being so reckless.

Rain jackets have become super light and breathable, making them such an easy addition to chuck in your pack every time. And trust me when I say, staying dry and warm makes a world of difference to your overall hiking experience.

Waterproof pants are another option if your usual hiking trails are in a destination where rain is frequent. I went a long time without waterproof pants and only purchased a pair recently after moving to the cold and rainy state of Tasmania. I only add these to my backpack for day hikes when the weather is looking especially grim.

Hiking through the snow at Ben Lomond decked out in our waterproof hiking gear

Warm Clothes

When you’re hiking in the mountains, you can expect the temperature to drop a couple of degrees every 500 metres you ascend. It is also common for the temperature to cool if you’re deep in a valley where the sun barely reaches. For these reasons, it’s handy to bring along a few extra pieces of clothing to keep you warm once you reach the peak of a mountain or in case of an emergency leading you to sleep in the wilderness overnight. 

Thermals

If you’re hiking in winter or a cold destination, throwing a set of thermals (long sleeve top and long bottoms usually made of merino wool) in your pack for the peak or for the in case moment is a way to avoid the possibility of hypothermia. You can pick up a pair quite cheap at Wilderness Wear.

Down Jacket

Down jackets have become a staple clothing item in almost every person’s wardrobe for obvious reasons. They’re so damn warm and cosy they feel like you’re hugging a sleeping bag! Not to mention they’re extremely lightweight compared to their warmth. I usually chuck my down jacket in my pack whenever I set out on a hike unless it’s a short and easy walk in the height of summer.

Warm socks, Beanie and Gloves

Keeping your extremities warm if you get stuck out in the wilderness overnight will literally save your butt. If you’re setting off on a hike that is a little more challenging, these items are extremely valuable – especially for how little room they’ll take up.

As for hiking in the deep of winter, you’ll most likely be wearing at least two of these items at any given moment. Learning how to stay warm hiking in cold weather is a whole other topic of its own and something that you should most definitely familiarise yourself with.

Tracks Less Travelled Hiking over fallen Dolerite rock to reach the summit of Mt Victoria Tasmania

Food

Life is always better with food, a tasty and nutritious snack can lift even my lowest mood while I’m hiking. My go-to is a bag of trail mix, filled with nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and chocolate. It’s the perfect combination of good fats, sugar and carbs… and chocolate! Muesli bars and lollies are some other great forms of snacks for day hikes.

Hydration

This is one of the most important items on this list and one many people miscalculate. When you’re hiking, especially in the heat, you will want a hell of a lot more water than your average day. I take at least two litres of water with me on hikes that are longer than two hours and three if it’s summer. But there are also other items you can bring with you to increase your hydration.

Theoretically speaking, approximately half a litre of water per hour should keep you hydrated while hiking, but in practice, there are too many variables to provide an accurate formula. So my advice is to use the formula of half a litre of water per hour as a bare minimum on your hiking adventures.

Hydration Bladder

These are the bee’s knees. Basically, a hydration bladder is a soft plastic container that fits inside your pack with a hose attached that clips onto your shoulder strap for ease of drinking. They generally range in size from 0.5 to 3-litre capacities, with 2 litres being the most popular size for hikers. Having water readily sip-able without having to stop moving is a game-changer, you can keep your hydration levels high without any hassle.

Water Bottle

I will take at least one water bottle with me for long hikes where there may be an option to refill or when I need more than the two litres I already have in my hydration bladder. And it goes without saying, this is a sturdy reusable water bottle. It infuriates me when I still see single-use plastic water bottles on the trail… Come on people, we are way past that. Get yourself a long-lasting water bottle, our favourite brand is Nalgene.

Electrolyte Tablets

Electrolyte tablets contain potassium and sodium, two very important nutrients your body requires to stay properly hydrated. These tablets can be added to your water bottle to boost hydration.

Standing on top of Mt Victoria, with my CamelBak bladder at the ready

Fire

Bringing a match or lighter to start an emergency campfire could save your life. If you’re lost and need to wait out the night, a small fire can keep you warm and provide extra light. It is important that you know how to safely light a campfire, especially if you’re planning to tackle some larger technical hikes.

Be sure to check the fire regulations for the destination of your hike before you set out. Some national parks have a total fire ban year-round and some only during hot summer months. In these circumstances, leave the campfire to the last resort. You can read up on campfire information on the national park website for that state you are hiking in. 

Multi-tool Pocket Knife

Along with chopping food, a pocket knife is a handy tool to carry in your pack in the event of an emergency. It can be used in many ways from aiding in starting a fire to repairing equipment. A multi-tool pocket knife is an item you’ll hopefully hardly need to use but when you do, you’ll be thankful you’ve got it. 

Sun Protection

Sun protection is not just directed for the summer months. The worst sunburn I have encountered on my face was from hiking Hannels Spur in the snow, the reflection can be mightily strong and we tend to forget about the risk of sunburn when we’re freezing cold. These are the essential items I bring along for sun protection.

Sunscreen

Just don’t leave home without it! This is such a simple item that can prevent so much discomfort. Aside from the pain and risk of skin cancer, serious sunburn can cause headaches, fatigue and a general feeling of weakness. In Australia, I use 50+ for my body and zinc for my face.

Lip Balm

When you’re choosing a lip balm for hiking, make sure to pick one with an SPF of 15+ or higher and moisture care. I find the Nivea ultra care and protect lip balm with 30+ works best for me and always have at least one stashed in my hiking pack. 

A little word of advice, don’t use paw-paw when hiking. I speak from experience… Paw-paw acts in a similar way to oil when directly in the sun, causing your lips to burn faster.

Hat

I used to hate hats, I found them incredibly annoying to wear when hiking. It wasn’t until I had to wear one for my outdoor guiding job that I changed my tune. I was completely astounded by the difference it makes in your exhaustion levels. Just chucking a hat on your head when it’s hot makes a huge difference in keeping you cool. 

I still find wide-brimmed hats far too annoying with a pack, choosing to wear peak caps instead. But do a little experimenting and find what fits you best.

Sunglasses

It’s always good to bring a pair of sunglasses with you on a hike, especially if you’re walking in alpine vegetation where trees are scarce. The reflection of the sun from snow or rocks can also be quite powerful and cause headaches if you don’t protect your eyes.

Standing at the peak of The Castle in the Budawangs in Trail runners without blisters

Insect Repellent

Insect repellent is a small and compact item that can save you a whole lot of irritation. Mosquitos are the biggest concern for bites when you’re hiking and live by any water source. I have heard that Insect repellent can even help to deter leeches, though I have yet to determine the truth of this. 

Rubbish Bag

I could go on for days about the necessity for environmental care and following the leave no trace principles when hiking in nature. But I’ll keep it short. Basically, what you pack in, you pack out. This includes apple cores, banana and orange peels, and every other scrap of food or rubbish. Bringing a rubbish bag, or using the bag you brought your food in is an easy way to store your scraps and wrappers until you find a bin. 

And you can even do one better, use that rubbish bag to pick up pieces of trash along your journey. You’ll be overwhelmed with the feeling of satisfaction you’ll have when you know you’ve helped in our constant war on rubbish.

Toilet paper and Trowel

Now, this is obviously not necessary for all hikes, but you certainly don’t want to get yourself in a sticky situation when you’re far from a loo. For ones that are short or have access to toilets, you won’t need to bring along a trowel (small packable shovel) but I would recommend bringing some biodegradable toilet paper in case there isn’t any in the toilets provided.

You can read about the techniques of pooping in the wilderness via our leave no trace post linked above. 

Additional Overnight Hiking Essentials

So you’ve set out on a couple of hikes that have sent you far into the mountains and now you’re hooked. Planning an overnight hike is the natural progression from day hikes and can offer even more beauty and opportunity. But to successfully camp in the wilderness overnight, you need to be well prepared. Along with all the items listed above, these are the extra hiking essentials that we take on every overnight hike. 

Overnight Hiking Backpack

Much like a hiking daypack, the most important aspect of an overnight hiking backpack is the support and how it fits against your back. An overnight pack is so important to get right, an uncomfortable and painful backpack could well deter you from getting into overnight hiking. 

Other components of an overnight hiking backpack to consider are pockets, durability and size. The general size for this type of pack is 55-75 litres. My backpack is 65 litres which is perfect for an overnighter or a multi-day hike. If you have more equipment such as loads of camera gear, you may want to think about purchasing a backpack with between 75 and 85 litres instead. 

The best way to pick a hiking backpack is to try them on in a store, the retail assistants can help you discover the best fit for your body and teach you how to fit the bag properly. By explaining the type of hiking you’re planning to do can also help the retail assistant in guiding you to the right sized backpack.

Below are links to our hiking packs and we absolutely love them!

Hiking in Cradle Mountain in my Smartwool hiking socks to avoid hiking blisters surrounded by snow capped mountains

Tent

While it does sound appealing to sleep under the stars, the reality is it’s usually bloody freezing and the wilderness is full of wildlife. A tent can be the most difficult item to choose when starting out, but there are plenty of resources available to help you choose the correct tent for your situation. The best resource is your local outdoor retailer, they’re usually full of knowledge and more than willing to help.

We have a Macpac Duolight three-season tent which has served us extremely well in freezing conditions, high winds and heat. A four-season tent is great if you’re planning to camp in sub-zero and snowy conditions, but these tents don’t breathe well and therefore aren’t good for summer.

See the latest price for a Sustainable 2 person tent from The North Face.

Sleeping Bag

Even in summer, we bring along our sleeping bags. The weather high on the mountains or deep in valleys can get at least 5 to 10 degrees cooler than town overnight.

Check the rating of your sleeping bag to be sure it will keep you warm in the conditions you’re hiking in. These ratings will generally come with comfort, low limit and extreme temperature levels and can usually be found either on the sleeping bag cover or the sleeping bag itself near the zip.

We own a summer and a winter sleeping bag as we do many trips in cold weather. But if camping in the snow sounds horrible, purchasing a sleeping bag that has a warmth rating of at least comfort 0 (in Australia) should keep you comfortable throughout the year.

To add extra warmth to your sleeping bag, you can also purchase a sleeping bag liner. Some can add up to 10 degrees of extra warmth. Sleeping bag liners also help to keep your sleeping bag fresh.

Watching the sunrise from the peak of Mt Freycinet while hiking the Freycinet Circuit

Sleeping Mat

One of my biggest arguments with kids I would take hiking as an outdoor guide was whether they needed to bring a sleeping mat. So many would argue that they were tough enough to sleep on the ground and didn’t need a big and bulky mat. They were always grateful I stood my ground…

So much of your warmth is sucked right out from underneath you onto the ground. Not only does a mat provide you with a more comfortable sleep, it also helps to retain your body heat. Even a yoga mat is a great option to take with you on an overnight hike if you don’t have a lightweight inflatable mat.

Hiking Cooking Equipment

A long and arduous hike can always be made exponentially better with a warm meal in your belly. We always bring along our hiking stove to make a hot meal for dinner and at least a coffee for breakfast. Getting the right amount of nutrition on a hike is so important to keep your energy levels and wits high.

Cooking Stove

There are many different hiking stoves you can choose from. The three categories are gas stoves, integrated gas stoves and liquid fuel stoves. We use a 360 Degrees Furno Hiking Stove which is a gas stove and has been super reliable for over 5 years.

These stoves don’t work as well in the snow but are much easier to deal with than the liquid fuel stoves – which require a steeper learning curve.

Kathmandu Tent behind our gear to cook our backpacking meals on the Hannels Spur Hike in Moiras Flat Campground

Pot Set

Our hiking stove came with a pot set, which includes a deep pot and a lid that can be used as a shallow pot or ‘fry pan’. These can come in different sizes and are available at most outdoor stores.

Utensils and Crockery

This is where most hikers bring too much in the beginning. Most often you can get away with one bowl, a cup, a spoon and a knife for all your meals. You can find some pretty cool collapsible crockery from Sea to Summit at outdoor stores, or if you don’t want to fork out too much coin, bamboo is a great option. Avoid metal as it can get extremely hot to hold! 

Biodegradable Detergent, Scourer and Towel

These items are necessary if you’re doing a multi-day hike, however most of the time we clean our dishes with a bit of hot water and wash them properly when we get home. If you are using detergent, however, be sure to buy wilderness specific detergent that is biodegradable and harmless to the environment. You can find these at most outdoor stores.

Extra Food and Water

For an overnight hike, you will want at least two litres of water per day, not forgetting you’ll most likely need another litre to cook with. If there is a water source on your hike, you can use this water for your cooking as boiling will get rid of anything harmful in the water. 

Food can be a tricky one to figure out for your first overnighter. Choosing lightweight items that are nutritious and filling is the biggest concern. For a hot breakfast, we will cook up fresh apples and oats with water or for a rushed breakfast, we will pack an oat bar. Wraps with some hardy veggies and tuna are our go-to for lunch. 

Dinner can be the hardest meal to decide on and through trial and error, we have discovered our favourite go-to backpacking meals we make almost every time. Out of that list, our ultimate favourite is miso ramen soup. All you need is a packet of miso, ramen noodles, your favourite hardy veggies (we generally choose carrot and broccoli) and water.

Always eating snacks, the most important item to remember for what to bring when hiking

Handy Hiking Gear To Get You Out Of Trouble

Along with the hiking essentials list, there are a few items that we have come across either from word of mouth or by our own experimentation that have helped to get us out of a pickle or two. 

Of course, these items are optional and not essential, though they’re great to consider for those unfortunate moments… especially the duct tape!

Duct Tape

Duct tape is seriously the best multi-use invaluable tool. It’s so sticky and so hardy it can patch up almost anything. You can use duct tape to patch a hole in your sleeping mat, to prevent hiking blisters or to repair a piece of ripped clothing. 

A handy little trick is to wrap a wad of duct tape around your water bottle, re-sticking it to itself and keeping it readily available any time a situation strikes.

Corn Chips

This one may seem very weird but hear me out! Bringing a bag of corn chips can be a tasty emergency meal or they can act as firelighters. I had heard somewhere along the grapevine that corn chips are very efficient firelighters so I had to put them to the test. And what do you know, these tasty treats can burn for a long time! This did make me feel a little more uncomfortable about what I’m actually eating, but in those damp moments when you desperately want a fire to start, they’re invaluable.

Paw Paw

Paw-Paw lip balm has taken the world by storm. It makes your lips feel so soft and moisturised. But it’s not only great for your lips, paw-paw can soothe sunburn, stop bites from itching and can even get rid of a tick.

If you haven’t jumped on the paw-paw train, vaseline can do the exact same job… except the taste isn’t so great for your lips!

Just remember, don’t use paw-paw as lip balm while hiking in the sun.

Other Gear To Bring When Hiking

I couldn’t write a hiking essentials list without including some of my favourite items that aren’t quite ‘essential’ for everyone.

Camera

Our memories fade and I don’t want to forget these incredible moments deep in the clutches of nature. While taking photos is our job so we kind of have to bring a camera, I would bring one anyway as capturing these moments is incredibly special. Of course, you can take photos with your phone as well, which most have some pretty decent cameras on them nowadays. 

Using a Tripod to shoot the alpen glow in the mountains at sunrise

Hiking Poles

I avoided hiking poles for a very long time, feeling they were only for older people. But man I was dead wrong! They’re amazing, I hardly feel tired after a steep hike when I use hiking poles, they’ve changed my life. Ok, slightly exaggerated but you get the point. Don’t do what I did and wait for your knees to play up enough to need hiking poles. 

Tent Footprint

A tent footprint is a piece of material that you lay on the ground beneath your tent. You can use a tarp or we use a SOL Survival Blanket. A tent footprint is not always necessary, however, we always take ours with us as it creates extra warmth for our tent and reduces the risk of the base of the tent ripping. 

These blankets are also a great survival addition for the suffering of hypothermia or to use as a ‘picnic blanket’ when you stop for lunch. Always try to find items that can be multi-purposeful when you’re hiking, it can save you a whole lot of weight!

Deck of Cards

Who doesn’t love a good game of cards!? We love to pack a deck when we’re camping with friends, it is the perfect afternoon activity when all you want to do is laze about at camp. And the best thing is they’re so small and easy to carry.

Hiking along the sands of Wineglass Bay Beach in Freycinet National Park after completing the circuit hike

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Happy Hiking!

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