Updated: July 1

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Best Hiking Stoves in Australia – What To Choose?

Anyone can go out for a long hike or go camping and be uncomfortable, but it takes experience and some flexibility to truly make yourself comfortable out in the bush, and having hot drinks and hot food when you need it certainly goes a long way to achieving this.

Given the constant fire dangers we face in Australia, along with many restrictions around open fires, heating food and water can be a major issue here. To get the heat you need for cooking in a safe and reliable manner a hiking stove is a must.

This semi-essential piece of equipment has many options on both price and size, so read on and find out about some of the best hiking stoves to suit your outdoor needs.

 

JetBoil Flash Hiking Stove

MSR PocketRocket 2 Hiking Stove

Coleman Peak 1 Trekking Stove

MSR Whisperlite International Multi Fuel Stove


JetBoil Flash Hiking Stove
Our pick
MSR PocketRocket 2 Hiking Stove
Best Value
Coleman Peak 1 Trekking Stove
MSR Whisperlite International Multi Fuel Stove

180 x 104 x 104 mm

82 x 42 x 42 mm

90 x 55W x 90 mm

200 x 150 x 120 mm

Aluminium & Stainless Steel

Steel

Steel / Plastic

Steel

4,500

8,200

10,000

7,300

Isobutane/Propane

Isobutane/Propane

Butane/Propane

Shellite/Kerosene/LPG

100g/hr

227g/hr

227g/hr

200g/hr

Piezoelectric

Manual

Manual

Manual

427 g

70 g

190 g

423 g

1 year

1 year

1 year

Limited Lifetime

Best Hiking Stoves Australia

JetBoil Flash Hiking Stove

JetBoil Flash Hiking Stove

Best For Boiling Speed

Pros
  • Compact
  • Light
  • Fast Boiling Time
  • Insulated Pot
Cons
  • Not very versatile
  • Small pot size
  • Relatively expensive
  • Relatively heavy (427g)
  • Does not simmer