Good news, happy campers! We can now go on unlimited overnight trips anywhere in the Sunshine State. Hiking, biking and camping are now allowed in national and state parks, and tourist accommodation reopened on 1 June, including caravan parks and campsites.
 
If you’re keen to get in the car and go on a hiking or camping adventure, the Valley is a convenient hub for a range of outdoor outfitters that will have you kitted up and ready to explore. Best of all, these stores are all located within easy walking distance, so you won’t wear out your new hiking boots before you hit the trails.
 
Kathmandu
 
Kathmandu is your one-stop outdoor adventure shop. At the Valley outlet located on Ann Street, you’ll find a huge range of Kathmandu-branded camping and hiking gear from all-weather clothing to sleeping bags and tents and all the necessary accessories. Peep the dimensions of shelters and tents in person to choose the right gear for your adventure.
 
K2 Base Camp
 
For a massive collection of the world’s top adventure and lifestyle brands, head to K2 Base Camp on Wickham Street. The independent outdoor adventure specialist store has been in the Valley for 31 years and specialises in climbing, mountaineering, hiking and trail running pursuits. You’ll also find a wide range of camping and travel gear.
 
Macpac
 
Also on Wickham Street you’ll find one of Macpac’s classic stores, offering the NZ brand’s full range of technical apparel, equipment and accessories for camping and hiking, plus some footwear and accessories from other outdoor outfitters, such as Columbia and Patagonia.
 
Paddy Pallin
 
Queensland’s only Paddy Pallin outlet also has a massive space on Wickham Street where you’ll find more than 100 of the world’s premier outdoor and adventure brands, including Arc’teryx, Icebreaker, The North Face and Patagonia. Spanning footwear and clothing to hiking, camping and climbing equipment for all terrains and climates, your next adventure starts right here.


Image Source: Macpac

— June 2020