My name is Carly Jones, I’m 30 years old and have a love for hiking and the outdoors.  I have lived in Gippsland my whole life but am only now discovering how amazing this place truly is. 


I found hiking when I was at the lowest point in my life, I was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and was left with severe pain and a limp.  For a year and a half, I was unable to do much physically and was lucky to be able to walk.  Thanks to a cortisone injection and surgery I was able to recover, rehabilitate and start walking again.  So, I decided if walking was the only thing I could do then that’s what I was going to try.  I had always hated walking but as I have found out, just being able to walk is the best gift and it’s something we take for granted.  I am so very grateful hiking became my new hobby because it has changed my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined.


Not only do I now possess a passion for hiking but also a passion for Gippsland.  I want to change people’s perspective of the area and show them there is so much more here than first meets the eye.


I created my website because I was finding it hard to find information on walks to do in the area and having to do a lot of research to find them.  So, my idea was to have all the walks in Gippsland on the one website, with plenty of photos and a run through on what to expect on the walks.  I am currently still in the process of writing and adding all the walks to my page, so it is always changing as I explore more areas of Gippsland.


I hope my website can show you some places you might not have known existed or just some new places to explore in Gippsland. 


Thanks for visiting!

The Gippy Explorer enjoying the sights and discovering what the Gippsland region has to offer.