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BARELY A RIPPLE SNAGS the shoreline as we push lazily off across Safety Bay, adjusting skirts and rudders and dipping paddles into the clear water that washes o…

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A SMALL BUT MAGNIFICENT refuge in the midst of the Southern Ocean, Macquarie Island is a protected wilderness that undergoes dramatic seasonal change, provides…

WE'D BEEN DEBATING about where to go during the summer holidays, considering a road trip through the US, a beach holiday in Samoa and backpacking in Belize, bef…

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An Antarctic kayaking experience is not to be missed, paddling among the awe-inspiring bobbing icy monoliths. CHARLOTTE BAY IS BELIEVED by many to be one of the…

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When the bitumen beckons, where should you go? When it comes to road trips, Aussies are spoilt for choice. This list is by no means exhaustive, but should provi…

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IT'S ABOUT 3AM. I'm barefoot, half asleep, walking across the grassy embankment to the amenities block. I catch a glimpse of something on the path and freeze. T…

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THE HIKING, THE campsites, the bike and 4WD tracks – in your self-confident mind, it’s a case of ‘been there, done that’. So it can be refreshingly educational…

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Tasmania doesn’t do things in half-measures. On this island with big aspirations, experiences and landscapes are amplified tenfold. From Cradle Mountain, with i…

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IF THERE'S A GOD of the outdoors, you can bet your life he/she is behind the creation of New Zealand’s South Island. With its wild landscape encompassing everyt…

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Outdoor steels itself for a nine day wilderness bog-bash along the Cape Wrath Trail to summit one of Scotland's sweetest and most remote peaks. Some things are…

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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…

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Home to some of the world's most pristine landscapes, New Zealand has much to boast about, with Milford Sound its crowning jewel. Water crashed down from its 15…

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AS WE HOVER ABOVE the Bay of Plenty in a Robinson R44 chopper and look towards the horizon, I can almost see the curvature of the Earth. The South Pacific Ocean…

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JUST AROUND THE corner from the famed Milford Sound, the Hollyford Track is the lesser-known hidden gem of New Zealand’s Fiordland. It’s also chance to get into…

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Cathy Anderson plunges into the blue depths of the Galapagos Islands and discovers a surreal array of wildlife fine-tuned by evolution. The first time I saw a h…