From bush + bash.
bushbash (third-person singular simple present bushbashes, present participle bushbashing, simple past and past participle bushbashed)
- (Australia, New Zealand) To travel or build a route straight across country rather than following an established track, typically involving forcing one's way through forest and/or undergrowth.
- 1990, Asiaweek, Volume 16, page 128,
- Today she and husband Murray “bushbash” regularly, going camping in remote gorges and creeks.
- 2008, George Dunford, Matthew D. Firestone, Anthony Ham, The Big Trip: Your Ultimate Guide to Gap Years and Overseas Adventures, Lonely Planet, page 215,
- Experienced bushbashing motorcyclists prize the rough roads of Cambodia, Laos and northern Thailand.
- 2010, Stu Gibson, A queer sort of intelligence, Martin Crump (editor), The Search For The Great Kiwi Yarn, unnumbered page,
- So rather than bushbash my way down to the road end, I decided to cut uphill to meet the round-the-mountain track and take the easy way out.