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Tackling this notoriously tough New Zealand mountain biking track isn’t for the faint hearted, but if you’re up to the challenge it’s an unforgettable and other…

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…

ROSS IS A prominent lawyer from Melbourne and has an unfulfilled dream: once in his lifetime he would like to stand on the Cascade Saddle and enjoy the dramatic…

1. Tongariro Northern Circuit Active volcanoes, craters and a small desert crossing (yes, there’s a desert in NZ) are highlights of the Tongariro Northern Circ…

PLAN A IS to hook up with Kiwi photographer and mate Derek Morrison for some fun around NZ’s outdoor mecca, Queenstown. However, on day three of a brutal fronta…

Adventure

BLUFF: THEY COULDN'T have chosen a better name. Not only was the town situated on a lonely outcrop of rock, buffeted by the winds and seas of the roaring fortie…

Destinations

JUST AROUND THE corner from the famed Milford Sound, the Hollyford Track is the lesser-known hidden gem of New Zealand’s Fiordland. It’s also chance to get into…

Destinations

If you ever find yourself tackling the rugged terrain around Dragons Teeth, New Zealand, make sure you pack a machete. Panic reaches me on the end of a late af…

Adventure

Is there nothing that New Zealand can’t make into a theme park? Look I get the draw of Hobbiton for people fascinated by Middle Earth and all that but a park ba…

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

Fitness, a ‘good engine’, endurance or staying power – it doesn’t matter what you call it – a solid cardio regime should be a staple life consideration for a wh…

Guides

YOU KNOW AN adventure sport is booming when it makes the New York Times. This year, the newspaper featured first the king – Spaniard Kilian Jornet – and then th…

Guides

Step up your bike maintenance game with these 10 hacks to improve the quality of your next ride. No matter what sort of cyclist you are, at some stage, you will…

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FOR 12 HOURS we'd walked into thinning air, climbing towards one of the highest and harshest points in Africa, the endless sprawl of the Ethiopian plains like a…

Guides

I STAND ALONE at the foot of the cliff, hefting an axe in each hand. Staring up at the imposing wall of ice I feel something primal stir within me. This is a ba…