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RUGGED UP IN AN olive-green knitted jersey and cradling a cup of steaming tea in his hands, Paul Harper gazed out to the ocean from the verandah of his temporar…

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…

IF YOU WANT a lightweight, compact (when packed) shelter that covers more than a couple of people, then you need a tarp. And before you scoff at “lightweight” a…

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…

Adventure

Here is our pick of Australia's to camping spots - with an action-based twist, from kayaking to off-road driving. There's nothing more Aussie than heading away…

Adventure

El Questro Wilderness Park, at the eastern end of WA's vast Kimberley region, combines luxury and adventure. WET CLOTHED AND A little breathless, I plant a bare…

Adventure

RICHARD ‘SWAINY’ SWAIN PAUSES and crouches by the cool flowing water of the majestic Snowy River. He glances up at a remote and rugged Byadbo Wilderness where p…

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…

Destinations

Get yourself a backcountry pass, pack your bear spray and head into the true wilderness of Yellowstone NP, Wyoming. Two days and as many river valleys behind us…

Adventure

If you think Tasmania’s Overland Track has been walked – and talked about – so much now that it might nearly be classified as passe, you’d be mistaken As one of…

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

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

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

In today’s high-tech, modern, everything-at-our-fingertips world, it’s easy to overlook the lack of nutritious dietary options whenever we’re out in the middle…