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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…

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…

IN AUGUST 2008, CLARK Carter and Chris Bray became the first people in history to travel across Victoria Island in the Canadian Arctic, on their 1000 Hour Day a…

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…

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…

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…

I AM DRIVING a Jeep slowly behind a mobile four-legged traffic jam. A bloody big one, that doesn’t seem to want to let me pass. I guess when you’re as big and p…

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

ARRIVING AT FIRST LIGHT, New Caledonia is a bit of shock to the senses, as I work my way through the renovation rubble of the airport terminal, with caveman-lik…

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…

AT 68° NORTH, west of the Norwegian mainland, lies a chain of islands where the midnight sun lasts for almost two months each summer. The Lofoten contains some…

CORNER AFTER CORNER. Rise and fall, rise again. Rushing, rustling green. Silence broken by the deep rumble of rubber on dirt. Eyes wide and forward. Concentrati…