Bushwalking is a lot of fun - the more you develop your skills the safer and more enjoyable it will be.
Learning skills before we need them is one of the best ways we can stay safe and enjoy our bushwalking experiences. The following articles are good starting points to help you prepare for many great bushwalks.
Supplement your reading with real-life practice. Start with some short walks and build up over time. Learn from friends, test your gear and skills in wet and dry weather. Don't just plan to walk the one track, use this as an opportunity to discover great walks near where you live and enjoy walking in different places.
Find local walks by searching bushwalk.com, use the map and refine the filters to find walks that best suit you.
Start local and build up. There are many amazing places to explore.