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Your ultimate adventure guide in NT. 1. Berry Springs 1 hr / 30 km / SActivities: Walking, swimmingThe drawcard: The refreshing pools of Berry Springs Nature Pa…

Tamworth is usually known for its famed golden guitar and country music festival, but there's a whole lot more to do than strumming tunes.1. Namoi River2 hr / 2…

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1. Ben Lomond National ParkDistance from Launceston: 60 min / 60 km / SEActivity: Skiing, rockclimbing, mountain biking, hikingThe Drawcard: This park not only…

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…

I OFTEN WONDER if I took up cycling at the age of five just to avoid any notion of walking anywhere. Once I'd discovered the joys of covering terrain on two whe…

AUSTRALIANS ARE remarkably lucky. Our island home is a playground of oceanic delights and diverse bushland ripe for the exploring. And nowadays, more so than ev…

Finding a mid-sized backpack that offers both a reasonable weight and compact size - without sacrificing functionality - really isn't that easy. A lot of models…

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THE CROWN JEWEL of the World Heritage-listed Wooroonooran National Park, Mt Bartle Frere, is a must see for enthusiastic trekkers and nature lovers. Climbing th…

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Australia and New Zealand are chock-full of brilliant day walks for hikers of all skill levels and ages. 1. Ormiston Pound, West MacDonnell Ranges NP, NT Time:…

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CHILDREN NATURALLY LOVE  the outdoors - the simple things amaze them and the Australian bush has plenty to offer. The physical and mental gains of time outdoors…

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…

WHEN MY NIECE, Isabel, recently enrolled in the Duke Of Edinburgh’s International Award (DOE) it provided the perfect opportunity to assist in kitting her out f…

MYRTLE BEECH TREES swathed in lichen, towering above myriad ferns and mosses on the cool, damp rainforest floor; the piercing shriek of black cockatoos in the c…

WHAT'S THAT? FAIRLY NEW to trekking, you say? Well, before you and all that fancy new gear of yours heads off to tackle the Great Himalayan highways with nary a…

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Inspired by an Aussie TV legend, Jack Murphy heads off to explore the remote and rugged Top End in an epic adventure by land, sea and air. The north-western ti…