Tag: river

Why paddling the Murray River is an adventure for everyone: Sarah Davis

After fulfilling her dream of paddling the River Nile, Sarah Davis set her sights on paddling Australia’s longest river – the Murray. The adventurer paddled solo from its source in the Australian Alps to its end in South Australia.    On this episode Sarah talks about why the Murray River is an accessible adventure we all could tackle.     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

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

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

Adventure

Kings of Karangarua River, New Zealand

You don’t have to travel to far-flung places to paddle something new. As the winners of the 2015 The North Face Adventure Grant found, sometimes you can find virgin waterways in your own backyard.

Wildlife

Derwent River sea star

Known in just five areas along the Derwent River in Tasmania, this small sea star is failing to compete against introduced species

How To

Guide to river kayaking

From the shop to the shoreline, this complete guide to finding the right paddle craft and gear has got you covered. It’s time to hit the water…

Adventure

On river time

Touted as having some of the best cycling New Zealand has to offer, the Mountain to Sea Trail is immersed in history.