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ATOP A DARK staircase, at the end of a dimly lit alleyway, a soft glow illuminates the warm evening air.  It is warmer than expected, especially for a nation ho…

Guides

While diving on Lord Howe is incredible it’s far from the only thing the island has going for adventurers. So pack your hiking boots and your daypack and get re…

Destinations

Outdoor recently caught up with Luke Hanson from Lord Howe Island's Pinetrees Lodge to find out more about a festival that's set to include yoga, guided adventu…

Guides

HAVE YOU HEARD THE ONE about grown men screaming in white pain after thrashing their way through a forest full of the world's most poisonous foliage, their 'bur…

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…

Adventure

OF ALL THE foes a hiker may face on a serious trek, fatigue is the worst. Rain and insects can be guarded against, even annoying companions are well within the…

Adventure

1. Haida Gwaii, BC, Canada Start: Sandspit (guided)Finish: SandspitRecommended time: Eight days for an exploration of the southern region; 14 days-plus for the…

Adventure

1. Paddling the Snowy River, VIC/NSW  The mighty Snowy is one of Australia’s iconic whitewater journeys. For a one-day, family paddling adventure on this river…

Adventure

As one of the adventure world's boldest and most creative photographers, Krystle Wright knows a thing or two about how taking a risk can pay off. Krystle Wright…

Adventure

In the quest for adventure, there are some people who are prepared to put their bodies in danger to explore both inner and outer frontiers. Outdoor takes a look…

Adventure

Your ultimate adventure guide in NT. 1. Berry Springs 1 hr / 30 km / SActivities: Walking, swimmingThe drawcard: The refreshing pools of Berry Springs Nature Pa…

Adventure

ALASTAIR OAKMAN HANDS me a 40L rucksack. Inside it is a lunch pack, a two-litre water bladder and a camp mug. With my own sunscreen and camera gear added, it’s…

Adventure

You don't need to be a hardcore alpinist to find adventure in Switzerland's Jungfrau region. HEINRICH HARRER'S HORROR STORIES thump around in my head as I'm dra…

THE LAST FEW steps have always been the hardest. Some stout pushing with legs to ascend the larger steps; a handhold here and there on cold, hard rock; a watchf…

YOU KNOW YOU'RE in adventure heaven when every day exploring a country can be kicked off with hot pancakes and maple syrup for breakfast, and (quite often) be f…