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Six of the best Queensland adventures

Adventure

With underwater exploration of one of the world’s natural wonders, a remote island trek, world-class MTB trails, sublime climbing and epic 4WD touring, Queensland shows size can matter.

Walking among ghosts

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With just a high school level of war history and new boots, a rather underprepared Mark Watson follows in the footsteps of our Diggers. In PNG, he discovers a new challenge – and a whole lotta pain.

Mighty Morton

Destinations

Not far from Sydney or Canberra, this wilderness and bushwalking mecca is home to the Budawang Range and Fitzroy Falls – it’s also one of the birthplaces of the national parks movement in NSW.

Jungle fever: Costa Rica traverse

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Join Australian Geographic Adventure photographer Mark Watson on an incredible journey across untamed Costa Rica, from the Pacific to the Caribbean, on mountain bike, kayak, river-raft and foot.

A day of adventure

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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.

Striding the wild isle

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Kangaroo Island’s Wilderness Trail is a rugged, 66km walk through the beautiful landscapes of Flinders Chase National Park, past landmarks including Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.

Surprise packet

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New Zealand’s Heaphy Track packs so much into its 74.8km length it’s surprising more walkers don’t put it at the top of their list