I'd like to have a skogkatt but am concerned that it would feel uncomfortably hot in Australia, with all of its thick fur.
So the question is: will a weggie be able to adapt to hot and humid climate?
if the cat is an indoor cat and having a/c it will be ok but if the cat is outdoors it will be too hot even in the shade,even here in norway the summer heat is at the limit for the forrest cat.
hiking and camping will often be problematic for any cat,i have often taken walks in the forrest with my cats and they do overheat quite fast even if the temparature is comfortable for us,after what is a short walk for us like a kilometer or two the cats is totally exhausted.
and remember no two cats are alike so the cat might realy hate going for hikes in unknown areas,and as you probably know cats can be realy realy stubborn if they refuses to do something.
there is breeds of cats that are more active than others so it might be better to look into them to find a hiking friend for you.
and remember any cat will eventually get exhausted and need you to carry it and the norwegian forrest cat is large so it might be problematic for you to carry it for a long distance.
my adopted feral cat he is probably a forrest cat mix.
Please do not get a skogcatt in Australia.
As trond hansen points out, those cats are not adapted to warm climates. Worse, they are adapted to cold climates. So unless you are able to provide an air-conditioned environment for your cat all the time, I would strongly recommend against it.
Second, it's very chancy you get the temperament you want in the kitten / cat you adopt. You might get the biggest couch potato cat in Australian history. Or a shy bugger that only comes out when you watch tv.
Third, you will need to import the cat (probably) into Australia. Quite a bit of work and cost. For a cat badly adapted for a warm climate.
Lastly, cat's are a feral nightmare for birds in Australia. Please don't add to that...
And I'll assume that there are cat rescue centres in Sidney. May I suggest you visit one of those? Maybe they have a cat with the personality type you are looking for! (and for a propper cat, you don't chose the cat, the cat selects her / his butler ;)