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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…

ANY OUTDOOR ADVENTURER who’s laid eyes on a colourful and informative Hema map will no doubt appreciate the work that has gone into its creation. After all, a H…

LITTLE MAGNETIC NEEDLES have been pointing the way for explorers and adventurers for centuries. Despite the constant advance of technology, and many premature p…

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

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…

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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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Survial skills in the wilderness, part I Survival skills: staying warm and sheltered Being a well-prepared bushwalker you are already wearing lightweight, lon…

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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…

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THE IDEA OF A head torch is a simple one: to offer mobile lighting while leaving your hands free to perform tasks other than holding a torch. While head torches…

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No time for a pilgrimage to Moab or Whistler? Check out these five epic MTB parks within a coo-ee of Melbourne and Sydney. When people think of a mountain biker…

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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…

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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…

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There’s no need for a lab coat. Everyday folks are playing an increasingly vital role in developing our understanding of the world through citizen science. Ask…