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A QUICK PEEK THROUGH the curtains confirms that the drumming noise isn't possums tap-dancing on the roof. It's pissing down. Summer be damned, this is Victoria…

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…

Destinations

CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER, tropical vegetation, no in-water stingy things, sensational scenery, hundreds of uninhabited islands, great fish and shark life, birds of e…

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…

Adventure

Planning a lazy paddle around a beautiful scene? Then check out our top 10 kayak day trips. Kayaking in Australia We're spoilt for choice when it comes to decid…

Guides

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…

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…

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

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…

Guides

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…

THE NSW SAPPHIRE Coast is one of Australia’s best-kept secrets when it comes to a superb adventure destination. There are myriad adventure activities on offer:…

RACING A TOBOGGAN DOWN an icy Austrian mountain road seemed like a good way to score a cheap thrill in between downhill runs. That was until I smashed my face i…

Destinations

DESPITE BEING ONE OF the smallest countries in Latin America, Panama has set aside more land for its indigenous people than anywhere else in the Americas. The K…

Adventure

Husband and wife team Fritz and Jillian explore Indonesia's best kept secret. THOUSANDS OF SMALL ISLANDS fringed by coral reefs and blue water mangroves litter…

FROM THE STANDING POSITION I feel as if I am towering over the other surfers in the line-up. I spot the dark line of swell early and stroke hard - I feel the mu…