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IT WAS ALL VERY well to spend millions of dollars on Oprah Winfrey spruiking our wide, open spaces, but watch that publicity lose its gloss when actor Sam Worth…

Adventure

We've got the experts' advice on how to avoid Australia's top predators and what to do if you fall victim. IT'S ALL VERY WELL to spend millions of dollars on Op…

STEPPING ONTO THE TARMAC in Port Moresby, I register how underprepared I am at the precise moment the humidity envelops me. Only two days prior I had been sippi…

SOMETIMES, SHIT HAPPENS. It mightn’t seem fair and it mightn’t seem right, but life does not make promises about fairness or justice. Neither does adventure. An…

Adventure

ALASTAIR OAKMAN HANDS me a 40L rucksack. Inside it is a lunch pack, a two-litre water bladder and a camp mug. With my own sunscreen and camera gear added, it’s…

Adventure

You don't need to be a hardcore alpinist to find adventure in Switzerland's Jungfrau region. HEINRICH HARRER'S HORROR STORIES thump around in my head as I'm dra…

Destinations

David Cauldwell initiates himself in the World Heritage Area of Tasmania's Central Plateau on a 6-day, off-track solo hike. Two black swans glide across the lak…

Destinations

A weekend spent camping and paddling along the Murray River exceeds expectations.  The Murray River has always intrigued me. My family used to spend Easters on…

Adventure

IT WAS ONLY day two of the expedition and the rigours of the trip were already beginning to tell; carrying our 30kg packs, containing all our gear and supplies…

Adventure

THE ROAD PASSED beneath me in a blur. Don’t look down, I reminded myself as I gripped the handlebars, my knuckles white with the effort. Another sharp turn appr…

Adventure

OF ALL THE foes a hiker may face on a serious trek, fatigue is the worst. Rain and insects can be guarded against, even annoying companions are well within the…

Destinations

IT'S 8AM IN THE MORNING when I grab a cold Coca-Cola from a shanty seaside kiosk in the tiny surf village of Domical, on Costa Rica’s central Pacific Coast. Cok…