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Up against the clock, Pat Kinsella and his crew attempt to paddle the longest lakes in Scotland, England and Wales - and finish before last drinks at the pub…

Events

The sport of adventure racing is difficult to define. No two races are the same. Some take five days, or more, to complete. Some less than a day. Some are tackl…

Destinations

CORNER AFTER CORNER. Rise and fall, rise again. Rushing, rustling green. Silence broken by the deep rumble of rubber on dirt. Eyes wide and forward. Concentrati…

Destinations

Megan Holbeck celebrates a twin milestone on a two-week trek to the Gokyo Lakes. My twin sister and I trudged up the hill in a chorus of puffing. We’d stopped t…

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…

Guides

ADJUSTMENTS FOR HIMALAYAN FIRST-TIMERS 1. Sharing the track with huge hairy animals with sharp horns and no sense of personal space. 2. The slow, steady pace se…

Protecting valuable assets - whether fragile ecosystems, unique historical settlements, rare fauna and flora - is always a worthy undertaking. Now, think about…

Adventure

Discovering Tasmania’s Southwest Wilderness. Tasmania’s Southwest exudes an almost mythical quality – it’s a place that inspires adventurers and explorers, envi…

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…

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

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…

Guides

With majestic alpine scenery, a wide variety of terrain, and a family-friendly hut system, the Routeburn is an accessible classic trek YES, THE WELL-KNOWN Milfo…

Guides

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…

Guides

THE RECENT DEATHS of two tourists who were kayaking on Lake Tekapo in New Zealand has again tragically highlighted how a bit of fun on the water on a seemingly…

Guides

The complete guide to all the gear and every idea you need before you jump in the water with your kayak. Starting a new hobby can be intimidating. I should kno…