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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…

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THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT the ease and grace of snorkelling that makes it one of the absolute best outdoor activities. A tiny bit of practice, a minimal amount of…

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…

AARON AND LISA’S TOP 5 DIVE SITES No one knows Lord Howe from beneath the surface like Aaron and Lisa Ralph, who run Pro Dive and live on the island with their…

Destinations

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…

IN 1966, A DRIVEN young climber (the late Douglas Tompkins) tired of scavenging for quality gear from mail order and army surplus, took a few thousand dollars a…

SUCH IS THE challenge of circumnavigating Australia in a kayak that you can count on one hand the number of people who have done it. With obstacles such as seri…

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…

WE WOKE TO the sound of pounding surf. Ketchum Bay was closing out with eight-foot monsters, but we really didn’t want to stick around. We were already eight da…

A VALLEY OF green pastoral lands rolled away to our left, where we had parked the car about 7km outside the village of Berry, NSW, and set off on foot into shad…

1. Trekking: The Thorsborne Trail VIDEO: Footage by Drew Hopper | Editing by Alex Palmer Hinchinbrook Island sits 8km off Queensland’s Cardwell coast (the sm…

Destinations

Thanks to its unique geography and climate, Lord Howe Island stands out from a sea of passable destinations as a genuine adventure hotspot. Keen adventurers, w…

Destinations

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…

Adventure

A freak weather event rewrites the plans of two paddlers making their way through the inescapable enclosure of Apsley Gorge. Clambering down the exposed slope…

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…