A Very Special Customised Trip

GirlsTrek has always had a policy of catering for all levels of fitness. We pride ourselves in being able to make any trek work so when Emma Henderson approached us about the idea of taking her and a group of friends to Uluru we were delighted at having the opportunity to customise a very unique trip. Emma has spinal shock and is partially paralysed. She is able to stand for…

Stretch goals are the best workout for your resilience muscle

We all strike times in our life that we would rather do without. Episodes, situations, events or any other euphemism you choose to refer to those times in your life that quite frankly, absolutely “suck the big one”. Our angle to cope differs but the one thing we all have in common is the need for a good dose of resilience. My theory on coping preparation is we are best…

The benefits of having something to look forward to

There are so many benefits associated with planning ahead including increased feelings of optimism, a reason to feel grateful and feeling in charge of your destiny. A healthy sense of anticipation can also keep us motivated at work and get us through the harder days. Booking that holiday in ahead of time also means that you will actually go on holiday! All too often we ‘think’ about going somewhere but…

Why I love GirlsTrek: Jane Horwill

We’ve all heard the sage old saying that we need ‘something to do, someone to love and something to look forward to.’ This simple wisdom is pretty spot on and planning your next GirlsTrek fits firmly into the ‘something to look forward to’ category. Jane Horwill discovered GirlsTrek at a juncture in her life where children were leaving the nest. Having become accustomed to putting everyone else’s needs before her…

We Are Taking the Freaky Out of Trail Running!

How about coming trail running with GirlsTrek? At GirlsTrek, we know how important it is to have a goal to look forward to, the ‘twinkle’ on the calendar. Could a Great Ocean Road trail running trip be your next goal? Jacqui Donaldson, our GirlsTrek Trail Running expert, talks about the why she loves trail running and why a GirlsTrek trail running trip could be your next perfect girls getaway. When…

Choosing the Right Trail

When I was a girl, one of my favourite pastimes was lying on my back on a spongy bed of Couch grass in my mum’s extraordinary garden. Mum’s garden was nestled near the centre of a large-ish cattle property in central Queensland. On my back, I would bring one leg up (always the right!) and rest the ankle on my opposite knee. With my left forearm I created a ‘visor’…