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  • By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick and Founder of Wild Women On Top 

    A summer long weekend can be a gorgeous, relaxing, invigorating adventure with family or a backyard barbie with a beer and buddies. However, it can also be a mission in child-wrangling and heat management, the long days feeling longer with other people’s obnoxious kids and boob sweat. Here are my top tips to get your kids outdoors this Australia Day so your long weekend is more play than cray. Enjoy!

  • By the Wild Women On Top Team

    There’s nothing like a good adventure story to inspire you to get out in nature and explore. Whether you’ve got an adventure already on the cards or you need some motivation to take the leap and make it happen, reading an adventurous book can excite and thrill you to action. These are some of our favourites.

  • By the Wild Women On Top Team

    New Year’s Eve is often a night to remember, for all the wrong reasons. The swarms of people packed in like locusts on the lawns of the harbour, waiting for a firework display that often lets you down. The inability to find a taxi, the crowded public transport services. Tired children, and even tireder parents. The hangover.

    But what if it didn’t need to be that way?

  • By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick and Founder of Wild Women On Top 

    I’ve just realised my New Year’s resolutions always fail. Nearly every single year since I was allowed out in the dark, I’ve raised my glass of bubbles (or tea, or tequila) at midnight on 31 December and wished for a fitter, slimmer, more fun version of myself. 

    Alas, I’m not a genie, and my wishes did not come true. 

    That’s not to say I haven’t, at various thrilling stages of my life, felt fitter, slimmer and more fun. But it wasn’t the promise of a new year that motivated me. Here's what did. 

  • By the Wild Women On Top team

    The silly season is about to get silly. Really, really silly. So some of us make plans to stay healthy. Really, really healthy. Which is not always possible...

    In an attempt to find some kind of middle ground, I quizzed the Wild Women On Top team about their holiday health hacks, and their advice ranged from hilarious to helpful to downright horrible. Take what you will...

  • By Di Westaway | CEO and Founder of Wild Women On Top

    Getting out of your comfort zone is good, because every time you do it you expand the zone a little further. This is crucial if you want to lead an adventurous life you love. However, sometimes getting out of your comfort zone turns to shit. Literally. 

  • Coastrek Beach

    By Di Westaway | CEO and Founder of Wild Women On Top

    To each and every one of the 25,000 Coastrekkers who have taken the challenge over the past 10 years, I’d like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Together we’ve made real and lasting difference, not just to the health and happiness of tens of thousands of Aussie women, but also to the lives of the hundreds of thousands of people who have had their sight restored as a direct result of our fundraising efforts.

  • By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick (CEO) of Wild Women On Top

    If you're tired of 'falling off the wagon' when it comes to your health, you’re not alone. It’s can be hard to commit to an exercise routine and healthy diet, especially when you see it as a chore. But it doesn't have to be. 

  • By Alex Willis 

    Now that we're into summer and the weather is awesome, get off the couch and make the most of your weekends with these spectacular micro-adventures. Take your family and friends, or just go by yourself and enjoy the tranquillity of nature. Visitors to Sydney will love these iconic, off-the-beaten-path trails. 

  • By the Wild Women On Top Team | Experts in hiking adventures for women
    Every year we love to celebrate the amazing women who have inspired us most with our Most Inspiring Award. The nominees for this award have been selected by their coaches and teammates for their remarkable achievements throughout the year, demonstrating compassion, strength, kindness, preparation, achievement, resilience, improvement, mental toughness and more. Please help us to congratulate these awesome women and join us at the Christmas Party, where we will announce the winner! 

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    Recipe developed by Di Westaway and Wild Women On Top

    This warming dish is so delicious you'd never know it was cooked over a gas burner in the bush. 

  • Hinchie funny

    By the Wild Women On Top Team

    Here are Wild Women On Top's favourite funny reasons to take a hike this weekend. If mentions of bodily functions (wee, poo, sweat etc.) or the thought of having no phone reception stress you out, this post is not for you. 

  • By the Wild Women On Top Team

    You’ll love these delicious bliss bars, which are packed full of love and nutrition to keep you healthy and happy. They are a perfect, portable snack for wilderness hikes, long-haul adventures, school lunches or Coastrek event day. 

  • By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick (CEO) of Wild Women On Top

    When friends heard I was doing two long-haul economy trips in quick succession, they couldn’t believe it. Many thought I was naive at best, masochistic at worst. But, of course, I created a positive spin on it. I figured I could overcome the discomfort of no sleep, no space, no way to get horizontal, no fresh air, no real food and no way to move my body by integrating daily health rituals into the 25 hours of sitting on planes and 25 hours in transit. And you can, too. 

  • By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick (CEO) of Wild Women On Top

    If I was to tell you about a drug that improves mood, productivity, physical and mental health, memory, sleep and sex drive, reduces stress, anxiety, lethargy and age-related cognitive decline and can be used to treat anxiety and depression with no negative side effects, would you take it?

  • Happy Feet

    By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick (CEO) and Founder of Wild Women On Top

    This is probably one of the most important posts you’ll read on this blog. I know, it’s not funny or personal, but it’s practical. So practical. 

    Because blisters are one of the most common and most terrible things that can happen to you on the trail. No, they’re not life threatening, but they can be extremely painful and prevent you from walking. In fact, they can ruin your entire trip. The good news is, they’re easily prevented.  

  • What to pack

    By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick (CEO) and Founder of Wild Women On Top 
    Last week we talked about what to wear on a hike. This week we're taking about what to bring, including the fabulous tips and tricks Wild Women On Top have learned about gear from 15 years of adventures. Enjoy.

  • Alpamayo gear

    By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick (CEO) and Founder of Wild Women On Top
    "OMG, what am I going to wear?" This is often one of the first questions we're asked by Wild Women when they sign up for their first adventure. 

    What you wear when you go hiking is very personal, but there are a few hard-and-fast rules. Cotton is death. Try before you buy. Don't be lured by a sale. Don't shop online. Try it in training first. Wear in your boots. Yes, rules are made to be broken, and these ones sometimes can be. But below is a list of all your basic essentials as well as my top tips and tricks when it comes to hiking attire. 

  • Wild Blue Labyrinth

    By Di Westaway | Founder and Chief Adventure Chick (CEO) at Wild Women On Top
    Fifteen years ago, I would have been horrified at the thought of doing my ‘business’ anywhere other than a private, sparkling, white, porcelain bowl. Now, in the wilderness, I think nothing of dropping my pants wherever I happen to be standing and doing a wee when nature calls. But periods are a different story, and I’ve had my fair share of embarrassing ones.

  • Girls in Greece

    By Bella Westaway | Content and Engagement Editor at Wild Women On Top
    Teenage girls live in a world where reality is warped by Instagram filters and Photoshop, where friends look like models and models feel like friends. They exist in a society that values ‘likes’ and ‘comments’, ‘follows’ and ‘shares’, one where beauty is defined by brands that profit from your insecurity. So what does all this have to do with hiking? Everything. Because hiking can dismantle it all. 

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