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Megan Holbeck explores how parenthood and gender roles affect adventure.   Whenever I read anything by men on trips, I think of the women holding the fort at h…

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…

Weekend Escapes

GO ON A trip to Far North Queensland and explore the area around the largest town on the Atherton Tablelands. Mareeba experiences more than 300 sunny days a yea…

Weekend Escapes

GET A TASTE of Arnhem Land's 91,000 square kilometres of unspoiled wilderness by jumping into all Nhulunbuy has to offer. Remote by any standards, the little to…

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

Fancy yourself as a modern day adventurer, when you’re really a complete noob? Your first extended trip into the great outdoors can be daunting, but our first-t…

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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…

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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…

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Enough with the deep analysis of every footfall. It’s time to hearken back to our roots, shed the science, and run for the sake of running. Endurance running –…

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I WAS SOAKED to the bone. The wind howled around me. The granite rock stretched forward into empty whiteness, and I gripped onto the wet, greyish rope that guid…

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At six hours out of both Melbourne and Sydney, Croajingolong is pushing it for a weekend trip, but the remote untarnished landscape easily justifies the hours o…

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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…

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PACKING YOUR CAR or four-wheel drive for a camping trip is a lot different to just throwing the groceries in the back for a short trip home from the shops. On a…

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In today’s high-tech, modern, everything-at-our-fingertips world, it’s easy to overlook the lack of nutritious dietary options whenever we’re out in the middle…