Tag: paddling

Sarah Davis – Paddling the Nile: 7 months of hippos, deserts and danger

Sarah Davis is a risk-management expert who took on a seven-month journey full of peril: angry hippos, blazing heat, kidnapping threats, civil war and raging rapids. All to fulfill her dream of paddling the Nile River from its source to the sea. Despite being a seasoned and successful ocean paddler, nothing could prepare her for the adventure ahead. On this episode Sarah talks about her training and meticulous prep, and how her first encounter with a territorial hippo just days into the journey made her realise it was a far bigger challenge than imagined. You can find out more about Sarah here: https://www.paddlethenile.com/ This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Liz Ginis (Managing Editor Digital at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com) You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic

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Water worlds

Australia is jam-packed with paddling opportunities covering all disciplines from sea kayaking and canoeing to whitewater rafting and kayaking. If you want to dip your paddle in the water and explore our immense coastline, big rivers or some of the world’s best whitewater, here’s how.


Superb South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand’s South Island is one of the world’s premier adventure destinations. Whether you are an avid hiker, paddler, mountain biker or climber, the South Island will answer your outdoor dreams. And it’s only a short flight from Oz!


A day of adventure

Whether it is one of the myriad day walks through national parks, a ride on a world-rated mountain-bike trail system or a paddle in a river or the ocean, the sheer volume of choice is nearly too much. We’ve made it easier for you by selecting some of the very best experiences.


Adventure guide to Canada

It’s the world’s second-biggest country, it is incredibly easy to get to – and get around – and it’s chock-full of adventures for all ages. Whether you’re after huge hikes, exciting paddling, some of the world’s best MTB trails and ski terrain, epic climbing, brilliant family camping, or want to see some of the planet’s most iconic animals in the wild, Canada is where it’s at for Australian Geographic Adventure readers.


Paddling the Murray River, Victoria

Bill Robinson has paddled the length of the Murray and completed 22 Murray Marathons. When floods revitalised the river he decided to explore his favourite part – the beautiful, forest-lined stretch from Tocumwal to Barmah.