Travelling from place to place, carrying one’s possessions in a backpack. Backpacking and hiking are essentially the same thing however the term backpacking is seen by many as implying overnight trips that include carrying cooking and sleeping systems usually in a larger capacity backpack.

From an Australian perspective the term ‘backpacker’ is often associated with younger people travelling overseas on a holiday typically carrying all their gear in a pack rather than someone walking through the bush.

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