Brad Walsh (Brad W)

Completed: 12 October 2019

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Brad Walsh
Brad W
  • Start date: 13 September 2019
  • Age When Completed: 56
  • Direction Walked: South to North
  • Others in Group:

    Walked it solo.

General Comments

Wonderful track maintained by a bunch of dedicated volunteers. Met many lovely people, especially as I was walking the “wrong” way. A great experience and well worth the effort in terms of preparation and in doing it.

Food/Supplies Comments

Consider cold soaking to save weight. While it might sound off putting, it is actually okay. Posting resupplies ahead to post office, visitor centres and accommodation works well.

Favourite Section

Northcliffe to Pemberton. Some lovely forest and two beautifully situated shelters.


Waking up at the Warren shelter to a misty sunrise with a multitude of birds singing.

Personal Reactions

Proud to have such a wonderful track on my doorstep and should have tackled it years ago. Very pleased my body held up to the big days so that I could finish in the limited time I had available.


Nine snakes (most on the south coast), heaps of roos, several emus, two wild pigs, and a multitude of bird life.

Your Best Equipment

Walked the whole track in Luna sandals and my feet finished in great shape.

Your Worst Equipment

Nature Hike sleeping bag was not warm enough, although sleeping in my puffer jacket solved the problem.

Advice for Others

Go as light as possible while still being sensible and without breaking the bank.  There are plenty of great ideas out there in forums and on YouTube. Going lighter means you can cover more ground on many days, which means less food to carry between resupplying, which means a lighter pack, and so on. Really makes a difference for those of us who are getting on a little in years.