ADVENTURE Five awesome bucket-list adventures

Trek in Victoria, cross mountains in Peru, paddle a world-famous river, and explore two tropical Aussie icons on this adventure hit-list.

1. Grampians Peaks Trail,     Victoria

The string of mountains that make up the Grampians (Gariwerd) have long made a favourite outdoor playground.

The new 164km Grampians Peak Trail offers a deep dive into its spectacular and  varied terrain.

2. Inca Rivers Trek,       Peru

For those keen to avoid   the crowds of the Inca Trail,   the nine-day, 104km Inca  Rivers trek is a must-do.

Starting at Cachora (2600m), the track ascends and descends daily from 500–1000m in altitude before reaching the final destination, Macchu Picchu.

3. Rafting the Colorado River,     USA

One of the most popular rafting sections of this river is the 362km path it has cut through Arizona’s Grand Canyon.

The trip includes 42 sets of huge rapids to negotiate, ancient cliff walls to explore, and brilliant beach camping to experience.

4. K’gari, Queensland

It's the world’s largest sand island, and one that contains a number of simply spectacular sights and outdoor experiences.

Best of all, K’gari (Fraser Island) is easily accessible to travellers, keen to explore this renowned natural wonder.

5. Kakadu National Park,     Northern Territory

This 20, national park can fill half a year’s worth of adventures – and you’ll need all that time to do this huge world wonder some kind of justice.

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