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We've got the experts' advice on how to avoid Australia's top predators and what to do if you fall victim. IT'S ALL VERY WELL to spend millions of dollars on Op…

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…

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

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

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…

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

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…

Guides

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…

Guides

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…

Guides

1. The vessel Not all canoes are created equal and these days there’s more variety than ever. Here’s a breakdown on performance attributes of different craft: W…

Guides

Chris Ord takes an introductory course with one of the world's leading survival experts, West Australian Bob Cooper. WHAT KIND OF NAME is Bear* anyway? Sounds t…

Reviews

THERE ARE TWO camps when it comes to lights for the outdoors – headlamps and torches. But why settle for just one? While a headlamp is great for active, hands-f…

Reviews

Man left the trees 4.2 million years ago. Sleeping in a Tentsile makes you wonder why we ever left. An unidentifiable creature (ferocious beast?) is ransacking…

Hundreds of thousands of tourists traipsing up and down Uluru have left their mark on the rock – literally and environmentally. Half a billion years after formi…

AS WE STRUGGLED TO make progress against gusting 48-knot winds, the 3m tiger shark keeping us company across the seagrass beds was an unwanted distraction. Its…