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The low-down on common bluebottles
Australia's best meteorite craters
Clive Phillips argues in favour of a major shift away from the role of zoos as visitor attractions. He says, instead, zoos should reestablish themselves as important educational facilities.
Curtis’s Botanical Magazine began publication in 1787 and intended to familiarise its readers with plants from all over the Empire, which it presented as floral paintings by noted artists who, previously had only been accessible by an affluent audience. Its publication saw their work accessible by a wider audience with a growing interest in exotic species.
A Celebration of Australian Flowers – Curtis’s Botanical Magazine is running at the Redbox Gallery until 30 November 2017 Mrs Macquaries Rd. The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
Propellers and porcupines, hairpins and tennis balls — the common names for some of Australia's 78 species of banksia speak volumes about their distinctiveness and diversity. All but one — the tropical banksia — are found only in Australia. South-western WA hogs most of the limelight with more than 80 per cent of species. What appears to be one large, showy flower is actually a dense cluster of up to several thousand individual blossoms. Their nectar once provided a sweet treat for Aboriginal people, who sucked the flower spike or soaked it in water to make a drink. After flowering, the spike develops into a woody cone with tightly closed follicles, each containing one or two 'winged' seeds.
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Rock climbing legend Paul Pritchard is touring Australia talking about his incredible journey in a series of speaking events called 'Beyond Doing It Scared'.
A week without wi-fi and telly might sound like a challenge for some families, but with so much to see and do, Lord Howe Island makes it easy.
Aboriginal people across Australia have employed a number of common strategies to help them survive in some of the planet's most arid environments.
From mountain traverses to sand islands and outback tracks, here's our pick of the best long-distance hiking trails in Australia.
Weather dominates one of New Zealand’s longest treks, but sometimes the landscape makes you forget the wet.
AG Society sponsored adventurer Tim Jarvis AM delivers an update from the Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia.
The North Face, AG Outdoor and the AG Society have teamed up to help turn your adventure dreams into a reality.
Sebastian has been shot at and delivered a baby - and he still has 58 things left to do on his unconventional charity quest.
This trail gives walkers the chance to peer over the edge of one of central Australia’s natural wonders
An expedition by helicopter to an isolated mountain plateau on the Cape York Peninsula resulted in the discovery of a whole new ecosystem.
World Expeditions’ three-day experience means even the busiest amongst us can enjoy the Northern Territory’s Larapinta Trail
For anyone trekking in the Everest region, Ama Dablam dominates the eastern sky. For Patrick Hollingworth, reaching the peak of this beautiful mountain is a case of second-time lucky.