There is something truly magical about exploring the natural world at night under the dazzling sky full of stars. Besides being a unique way to get outside and explore, night hiking gives you the ideal opportunity to experience the beauties of the nature without the being distracted by other people. Many hike trails during the day are crowded with many hikers, especially this time of year when the weather is all sunny and hot. When hiking after sunset there are no distracting noises from people just the sounds of the natural world and the warm night breeze. Whether it be through enchanting rainforests, across mountain ridges or beside some lake or the turquoise ocean, Australia has wonderful hiking locations where you can distance yourself from the urban environment and immerse yourself into the soothing realms of nature. So gather your friends and go on a night adventure into the untamed beauties of Australia. What a wonderful way to make the most of the remaining warm and dry weather and say farewell to summer.
To have a safe and enjoyable walk in the dark you must be fully prepared. First it important for you and your friends to decide whether you want to have a thrilling intense hike or just a relaxing stroll on the trail. Intense hikes call for a bit more preparation both physically and mentally before you embark on a such a long walk make sure you body can actually withstand that much walking. Next its important to figure out what to pack in your hiking bag. The best advice I can give you is to avoid over-packing you wouldn’t want to carry around with you a heavy bag that would just slow down your hike. Here are some essentials you would need to ensure the best night walk in nature.
You can’t have a safe hike without having a great source of light that you can use to illuminate the trail. While flashlights are handy and provide bright illumination, when you are exploring nature at night a practical headlamp would be your most trusted companion. There are many advanced headlamps for sale that are specifically designed for hiking. The best ones feature LED bulbs that provide constant brightness, come with various switching modes and are easy to use. Most hiking headlamps for sale have a compact design and are lightweight so they are very comfortable to wear.
Map and compass
To avoid getting lost and ruin your trip bring a map of the area where you will be hiking. You can also read online about your hiking destination and get some useful information about the animals that live there and the specific conditions of the trails. Don’t forget to take a compass with your since you cannot always relay on the GPS on your phone when your out in the wild.
For doing any kind of outdoor activity you need to have a well equipped first aid bag where you would bring essentials such as band aids, antiseptic wipes, elastic bandages, sterile gauze pads and adhesive tape. Instead of assembling your own bag you can buy a first aid kit that usually includes all the necessary supplies.