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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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John Lennon once said, ''trail running is bigger than Jesus," or something like that - and if the increasing number of people flocking, week-in, week-out, to tr…

HOW MANY PEOPLE know about the NSW Canoe & Kayak Trail network? Australia's most populous state has a well set-up paddling trail network encompassing some o…

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Around 40 million years ago the entire Australian continent was covered in rainforest. As our climate became drier, the rainforest receded and is now only found…

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Northern Sydney has some fantastic adventure options for walking, kayaking and mountain biking. The Manly Warringah War Memorial Park (Manly Dam) is indeed a un…

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Exploring routes made through the Southern Highlands of New South Wales is like stepping back in time. IN THE YEAR 1818, explorer Charles Throsby was commission…

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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…

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Laura Waters tackles the Buller Huts Trail in the Victorian Alps, discovering wild mountains, historic huts and summer wildflowers.  But it's no walk in the par…

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A staircase at the top of Pigeon House Mountain, NSW leads walkers to magnificent views. THERE IS NO QUESTION about it - Pigeon House Mountain, west of Milton o…

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Newbie trekkers tackle the Larapinta Trail over 12 days, learning plenty along the way. David only had one job. As the baby of the group, we’d limited his respo…

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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…

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EIGHT KILOMETRES off Queensland’s Cardwell Coast is Hinchinbrook Island, a place so special much of it is off limits and hikers are limited to just 40 a day. Fr…

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Louise Southerden peers over the edge of one of central Australia’s natural wonders. There’s more to the Red Centre than Uluru and its famed Base Walk. An hour’…

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…

A trail-running shoe is a different beast to its bitumen-based brethren. That's because it covers far more rugged terrain. It needs to combine the attributes of…