About the author

Warwick Sprawson grew up hiking in Victoria’s many beautiful national parks. After studying materials engineering he travelled overseas, working and hiking in many countries including England, Ireland, Spain, Japan, Mexico and Costa Rica. In 2000 he finally ditched engineering after completing studies in Australian Land Conservation and Management, subsequently working as a bushland regenerator with The National Trust, Greening Australia, Practical Ecology and Peninsula Bushworks. Working in the bush led to a deeper appreciation of Australia’s native plants and animals, and inspired him to begin writing about what he saw. Developing this interest, he completed RMIT’s Professional Writing and Editing course in 2008, and has since combined his love of writing with his passion for the environment.

Warwick’s articles have appeared in many hiking magazines including Wild, Australian Geographic Outdoor and Great Walks.