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THE CITY OF SYDNEY is proudly launching a new initiative to get more people in Sydney riding. It's called the Sydney Rides Challenge and it's a fun workplace co…

CHAFFING, HALLUCINATIONS, BLISTERS and bonding. The Oxfam Trailwalker is a suburbanite’s Everest. One hundred kilometres of non-stop walking on tracks and trail…

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

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…

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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…

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WALKING THE OVERLAND TRACK with four or five family members and as many friends for my 50th birthday last April seemed a capital idea: my favourite walk in my f…

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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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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…

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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…

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With zero bike tech knowledge and just a big dream, Henry Brydon set off on an epic cycling adventure, learning a thing or two along the way. In 2010 I quit my…

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Huw Kingston muses on some of the things that go into organising an expedition, using his yearlong journey around the Mediterranean by kayak, foot, ocean rowboa…

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Simon Madden's guide to the best beginner and intermediate climbing crags in Australia. SIMON MADDEN Simon Madden is the publisher of Vertical Life, Australia’…

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At six hours out of both Melbourne and Sydney, Croajingolong is pushing it for a weekend trip, but the remote untarnished landscape easily justifies the hours o…

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YOU KNOW AN adventure sport is booming when it makes the New York Times. This year, the newspaper featured first the king – Spaniard Kilian Jornet – and then th…

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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…