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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…

Destinations

Joanne Marriott embarks on a canoe adventure along the Murchison River, uncovering hidden treasures and stories of an ancient past. A perfect aperture hollowed…

Adventure

PEOPLE WHO ENJOY the outdoors as adults typically had their first taste of adventure activities as children, and appreciation of such pursuits is a great gift t…

Wenonah's Prospector 16 is a boat with a story to tell. Are you sitting comfortably? Right, we shall begin. Back in the days when wild North America was first b…

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…

Adventure

Pioneer adventurer John Dean was the first to paddle the Franklin River. FACING FREEZING WATER AND roaring rapids in rafts that were often less than capabale, a…

AS WE CLANGED a couple of peat-black post-expedition pints together at the end of our 120km canoeing and camping caper along Ireland’s River Barrow, Dad accused…

HOW MANY PEOPLE know about the NSW Canoe & Kayak Trail network? Australia's most populous state has a well set-up paddling trail network encompassing some o…

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…

Destinations

A weekend spent camping and paddling along the Murray River exceeds expectations.  The Murray River has always intrigued me. My family used to spend Easters on…

AUSTRALIANS ARE remarkably lucky. Our island home is a playground of oceanic delights and diverse bushland ripe for the exploring. And nowadays, more so than ev…

Destinations

DOLLOPS OF MUD ricochet off my tyre and splatter up my back, my feet slop about in waterlogged shoes and my legs burn. I’m sweating, panting and hollering with…

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…

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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…