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Weekend Escapes

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…

Guides

THERE'S NO SINGLE perfect solution to bush accommodation – there are so many variables affecting your choice; destination, numbers camping (family or single/dou…

IF YOU'RE LIKE me, you probably have a couple of roof bars fitted to you vehicle for carrying toys like kayaks or surfboards, but they’re pretty useless when it…

Destinations

North of Adelaide, the Flinders Ranges boast 4WD, mountain bike trails and bushwalks. There's one big problem with the Flinders Ranges: there's just too much to…

REACHING THE NORTHERNMOST point on the Australian continent in a 4WD has become the stuff of off-road legend, whispered about over campfires, laughed about over…

Adventure

From family camping to multi-day hikes and mountain bike rides, Australia's smallest mainland state has something for all types of adventurers. 1. Hiking: Croaj…

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

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…

Guides

PACKING YOUR CAR or four-wheel drive for a camping trip is a lot different to just throwing the groceries in the back for a short trip home from the shops. On a…

Guides

IT WAS ALL VERY well to spend millions of dollars on Oprah Winfrey spruiking our wide, open spaces, but watch that publicity lose its gloss when actor Sam Worth…

Adventure

El Questro Wilderness Park, at the eastern end of WA's vast Kimberley region, combines luxury and adventure. WET CLOTHED AND A little breathless, I plant a bare…

Adventure

COVERING AN AREA of almost 20,000 square kilometres, Kakadu is Australia's largest national park, and it's oh, so beautiful. Kakadu contains all you could want…

Adventure

When the bitumen beckons, where should you go? When it comes to road trips, Aussies are spoilt for choice. This list is by no means exhaustive, but should provi…

Adventure

COVERING 2191KM OF primarily off-road tracks and roads, the Binns Track appears to be a massive undertaking. Starting as it does in the northern Simpson Desert…

Adventure

Linking up a series of Victorian High Country huts over the course of an epic week's walk. ICON. A SMALL WORD with a big weight of expectation. It denotes somet…