How to Enjoy a Safe Summer Hike

RapidMap Emergency Markers Hike

Getting outdoors and exploring the natural places of Victoria can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing, especially during these challenging times.

Here are some summer tips for a great hike:
◾ Choose the right hike for you
◾ Check the latest conditions and park closures before you leave home
◾ Dress appropriately and don’t forget to wear sunscreen!
◾ Keep well hydrated
◾ Take breaks when needed
◾ Bring extra food to keep you energized
◾ Pack first aid kit
◾ Make sure your smartphone is fully charged
◾ Be kind to the environment, observe safety signage and cleanliness

Remember, when you are traveling across Victoria always check before you head off on your journey whether the open space has:
✔ Emergency Markers signs
✔ Streets signs or landmarks you will be passing for a point of reference
✔ What kind of terrain you will be traveling on

EMERGENCY MARKERS are placed in public areas, including public reserves and National Parks. Identifying these markers will help you give your exact location to first responders in case of an emergency.

Get into nature and discover your next adventure with Parks Victoria.

Read the original article here.


Should you have any questions related to existing or new Emergency Markers please do not hesitate to contact us at or 03 9466 5200.