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My name’s Matthew but my friends call me Mowser.

I’ve lived in Tasmania, Australia my entire life. I love the place and I love hiking. I believe Tassie has some of the best hiking/bushwalking in the world. I like to share this fact with my wife and four kids as well as our many friends by revealing to them this amazing landscape and what it has to offer.

I also like tech and hiking gear.

I created this site, to share my love of Tasmania, hiking and the gear required to complete my adventures. If you can’t get to these places yourself then I hope this site provides you with some inspiration for what the Tasmanian Wilderness has to offer – It really is an incredible place! Enjoy!

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The Spires and Denison Range

The Spires and Denison Range

An adventure into true wilderness - March 2021 The Spires, ah, The Spires. I had dreamed of heading into this area of South West Tasmania for such a long time. I'm not exactly sure when I had first heard of this rough, off track walk but I can definitely remember...

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Abbott’s and Marriott’s Lookout Day Trip MOVIE

This was a quick trip down to Maydena to pop up to Abbott's lookout, followed by a bit of a scrubby walk over to Marriott's lookout. Staying at Rathmore Farm the evening before, we drove down to Maydena and even managed a bike ride at Maydena Bike Park!...

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The Southern Ranges – Movie

The Southern Ranges – Movie

This was an epic few days in Tasmania's magnificent Southern Ranges. After a big couple of days walking in to Wylly Plateau, the final day provide a massive day in horrendous weather..... https://youtu.be/FyS9tXGicX0

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