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Adventure

From long-distance treks and paddling epics, through to wild mountain biking, spectacular road trips and mighty feats of climbing and exploration, if you’re after a story to inspire you, this is the place!

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New Land Rover Defender: Eight reasons it’s the ultimate adventurer

The original Land Rover Defender was an adventure and exploration icon. Does the all-new Defender live up to that legend? We find out.

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Western Faces: The film that reveals Australia’s epic backcountry skiing

Australian mountaineer Tim Macartney-Snape, free-skier Anna Segal and Freeride World Tour rookie Michaela Davis-Meehan, are set to explore some of the steepest faces in their backyard inthe film, Western Faces. With New Zealand free-skiers Fraser McDougall and Hank Bilous along for the ride, they’re slogging deep into the Snowy Mountains backcountry to find free-ride terrain that will have their Kiwi counterparts doing a double-take.

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Adventure on the high seas

The world’s oceans have been the backdrop for some of history’s greatest adventures. And we reckon there’s still plenty of maritime excitement to be had, too. Here’s a selection of our favourite forms of oceanic excitement in Australia’s states and territories.

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Destinations

Whether it is an undiscovered part of our planet, or a national favourite location, for any and all information on the hottest adventure destinations, look no further.

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Western Australian adventures: Three of the best

Australia’s largest state is the ultimate outdoor playground. Whether camping in its many national parks, swimming with oceanic giants, or traversing one of Australia’s most famous outback tracks, WA will keep even the most discerning adventurer busy.

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Queensland adventures: Four of the best

Hike a tropical island, dive a natural wonder, ride an epic MTB trail network or paddle a unique marine trail. Queensland is the ultimate Choose Your Own Adventure destination.

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South Australian adventures: Four of the best

With its combo of spectacular coastline and vast outback, South Australia offers any number of epic adventures. Here are four of our favourites.

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Gear Reviews

Our extensive gear tests offer all the information you will need before you lay down your hard-earned on that shiny new piece of adventure equipment.

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Mountain Designs Redline 2-Person tent: Tested

The Mountain Designs Redline 2-Person tent is lightweight, robust and roomy, making it a fantastic shelter option for hikers.

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Macpac Pisa Polartec Hooded Jacket: Tested

We see if the Macpac Pisa Polartec Hooded Jacket lives up to its promise as a lightweight and warm jacket for your next outdoor adventure.

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The North Face Chimera 18: Tested

Light weight, robust and versatile, The North Face Chimera 18 could be the ultimate daypack for exploring the outdoors.

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How To

Expert advice on all things adventure, whether you’re looking to improve your skill base, or are up for tackling an all-new outdoor activity, we have all the hot tips.

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Mountain biking guide: How to get down and dirty on two wheels

Mountain biking is a dynamic sport that can be taken at top speed or at a snail’s pace, but the point of entry is the same for everyone. We walk you through the ins and outs of MTB.

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How a strong mindset can make your next adventure the best one ever

Adventure fitness guru Joe Bonington explains how important mental strength is when looking to achieve your impossible dream.

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How to: Camping with kids

Going camping with the little’uns in tow might seem daunting for some, but with the right attitude, the right gear and the right planning it can be memorable fun for everyone.

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In The Shadow Of Thor

In a land that never melts, high in the Canadian Arctic lies an Arctic Cordillera where peaks of the Norse Gods; Mt Thor, Mt Odin and Mt Asgard tower over a frozen Nanuvut tundra. It is here where Australian photographer Mark Watson claims he feels most alive.

For many years Watson’s world was that of adrenalin & action sport but a decade of photographing everything from motorsport to big wave surfing awoke a spirit for a new challenge… something rawer.

This short behind the scenes film by award winning producer, director and DOP Jase Hancox touches on the drive behind Watson’s imagery and his search for something purer and more challenging than that of fast paced action.

It’s a journey of a simple walk in a park. It just so happens it is one of mother nature’s most majestic national parks and the temperature outside Watson's tent is well below -20 degrees Celsius.

A Jase Hancox Film

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