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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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Get your dose of adventure inspiration at the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour

Strap yourself in this July as the 2022 Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour starts its annual tour around Australian and New Zealand cinemas!

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Adventure athlete profile: Sam Smoothy

From Freeride World Tour competitor to ski-movie star to aspiring mountaineering guide, there have been several twists and turns in the career of Sam Smoothy, but one thing is constant: he just loves being up in the air.

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Kayaking Haida Gwaii, Canada’s marine wonderland

When the only sound you hear is the dip of your paddle and the exhalation of a whale’s breath, you know you’re somewhere special.

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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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Kingfisher Bay Resort welcomes island explorers of all ages

This eco-adventure base, on Queensland’s pristine K’gari, is tailor-made for that adventurous family escape.

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Where in the world: Bucket-list global adventures for 2022

From New Zealand and British Columbia, to Kangaroo Valley, the Yukon Territory and Norway. Whether you’re a hiker, rider, paddler or explorer, these awesome destinations have you covered in 2022.

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Happy trails: Narooma mountain bike trail network to grow to more than 100km

The awesome mountain bike trails of Narooma, on the NSW South Coast, are set to triple in size, making for the perfect two-wheeled escape.

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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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Kokopelli Recon self-bailing packraft: Tested

The Kokopelli Recon self-bailing packraft helps open up a world of river-based exploration, as we found out.

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Aeroe Spider Rear Rack and Handlebar Cradle: Tested

Aeroe has reinvented how bicycle-borne adventurers carry their gear, with its new bike rack system able to be used on any type of bike. We load it up and head into the wild to test it out.

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MSR WindBurner® Combo Stove System: Tested

MSR’s WindBurner® Stove System Combo promises reliable cooking in all weather conditions for groups in the outdoors. We fire it up.

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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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No wasted sleepless nights: Outdoor sleep systems explained

Nothing beats a good night’s sleep in the wilderness. After a day outdoors, the ideal sleep system – a sleeping bag (or quilt) and mat – will ensure you’re rested overnight and ready to roll again for the next day’s adventure. Here’s how you do it…

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Outdoor library: Four new books to inspire adventure

From cycle trips and NSW paddling destinations, to WA’s Kimberley region and Tropical North Queensland, these books will inspire adventure.

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Adventure Fitness: Body composition and how it affects your outdoor activities

You don’t have to rock a set of six-pack abs to enjoy the outdoors but having a body composition that is optimised for your favourite activity will make sure you get the most out of every minute you’re out there.

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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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