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I KEPT HEARING people talk about Lord Howe Island – honeymooners, adventure racers, ocean swimmers, photographers and bird-nerds – so when I was invited to host…

Guides

Lace up your hiking boots and shoulder your pack for these guided walks through our breathtaking southern State. Ask any Tassie local and they'll eagerly tell y…

Weekend Escapes

GET A TASTE of Arnhem Land's 91,000 square kilometres of unspoiled wilderness by jumping into all Nhulunbuy has to offer. Remote by any standards, the little 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…

Guides

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…

THE MURRAY RIVER is one of the world's most famous rivers that is also a top-notch outdoor adventure destination, with its great mix of paddling and fishing. Wh…

THIRTY-TWO YEARS ago Greg Mortimer and Tim Macartney-Snape reached the summit of Mt Everest in the dying light of a post-monsoon day – below them an endless vis…

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…

Protecting valuable assets - whether fragile ecosystems, unique historical settlements, rare fauna and flora - is always a worthy undertaking. Now, think about…

ABOUT TO MAKE A beach landing, we fly lazily above Stewart Island, the large landmass sitting away from the rest of the country, its lush vegetation and colossa…

IT WAS SURREAL: one minute I was soaking up the views from a high, snow-peppered mountain ridge in British Columbia, overlooking the Bella Coola valley, the nex…

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…

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…

THE LAST FEW steps have always been the hardest. Some stout pushing with legs to ascend the larger steps; a handhold here and there on cold, hard rock; a watchf…

YOU KNOW YOU'RE in adventure heaven when every day exploring a country can be kicked off with hot pancakes and maple syrup for breakfast, and (quite often) be f…