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THE PERCEPTION OF driving the Gibb River Road (GRR) – all 660km of it, from Kununurra in the east to Broome in the west – is of a rugged, torturous drive throug…

Weekend Escapes

I WAS GOBSMACKED. A massive Queensland groper lazily swam over to my sea kayak before performing the aquatic equivalent of buzzing the tower, swimming directly…

Weekend Escapes

On the footstep of the Great Barrier Reef, the Crater Lakes National Park provides a unique weekend escape for those visiting the Cairns region. The main attrac…

Weekend Escapes

GO ON A trip to Far North Queensland and explore the area around the largest town on the Atherton Tablelands. Mareeba experiences more than 300 sunny days a yea…

Weekend Escapes

GET A TASTE of Arnhem Land's 91,000 square kilometres of unspoiled wilderness by jumping into all Nhulunbuy has to offer. Remote by any standards, the little to…

Weekend Escapes

SWIM WITH SEA LIONS, take in Queensland's rainforests with a canopy-level view, canoe in wine country or mountain bike through alpine bushland. There's heaps to…

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Lace up your hiking boots and shoulder your pack for these guided walks through our breathtaking southern State. Ask any Tassie local and they'll eagerly tell y…

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Learn to build one of the easiest snow shelters - a cross between an igloo and a snow cave. Temperatures inside a snow shelter will be at least 0°C no matter wh…

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When heading out on a cold winter walk, pack a thermos of this steamy mulled wine for a cosy evening treat. You will need:750 ml red wineOne orangeOne lemon6 cl…

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YOU ARE STANDING ALONG in 30ºC heat beside your car, bonnet up and a 250 km drive from the nearest town. Your car is loaded with gear for the daywalk you were p…

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FOR MILLENNIA HUMANS HAVE looked to the skies to predict what the weather might bring. These days we no longer need to do it for ourselves; information about th…

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GPS DEVICES AND MOBILE phones with Google maps make getting around a whole lot easier these days. But for times when your trusty gadget has run out of batteries…

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IN AUGUST 2008, CLARK Carter and Chris Bray became the first people in history to travel across Victoria Island in the Canadian Arctic, on their 1000 Hour Day a…

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SOME PEOPLE LOVE 'EM. Some people hate 'em. Regardless though, of which side you swing in the pole debate, there's no denying the simple researched fact that th…

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Ensure a successful walking trip each and every time by adopting these tried and tested tips from the experts. You have arrived at the campsite after the first…