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The complete guide to all the gear and every idea you need before you jump in the water with your kayak. Starting a new hobby can be intimidating. I should kno…

Guides

THE RECENT DEATHS of two tourists who were kayaking on Lake Tekapo in New Zealand has again tragically highlighted how a bit of fun on the water on a seemingly…

Reviews

FEW THINGS CAN ruin an adventure in the outdoors more effectively than drinking non-pure water then, a few hours later, being struck down with a stomach complai…

Adventure

This epic river run would not exist if it wasn't saved 30 years ago. VICTOR WARNED ME, very loudly, but it was too late. "Get down!" he shouted, but I was a spl…

Adventure

Discovering Tasmania’s Southwest Wilderness. Tasmania’s Southwest exudes an almost mythical quality – it’s a place that inspires adventurers and explorers, envi…

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…

Weekend Escapes

THE PERCEPTION OF driving the Gibb River Road (GRR) – all 660km of it, from Kununurra in the east to Broome in the west – is of a rugged, torturous drive throug…

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…

Guides

Master these fishing tips and you'll be reeling in an elusive barra in no time. 1. Barra are very lazy, but more intelligent than you’d think. Look for snaggy…

Guides

YOU ARE STANDING ALONG in 30ºC heat beside your car, bonnet up and a 250 km drive from the nearest town. Your car is loaded with gear for the daywalk you were p…

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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…

Guides

1. The vessel Not all canoes are created equal and these days there’s more variety than ever. Here’s a breakdown on performance attributes of different craft: W…

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Chris Ord takes an introductory course with one of the world's leading survival experts, West Australian Bob Cooper. WHAT KIND OF NAME is Bear* anyway? Sounds t…

Guides

Survial skills in the wilderness, part I Survival skills: staying warm and sheltered Being a well-prepared bushwalker you are already wearing lightweight, lon…