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Dr Yunupiŋu’s music is steeped in the culture of his people, the Yolŋu of northeast Arnhem Land.
Propellers and porcupines, hairpins and tennis balls — the common names for some of Australia's 78 species of banksia speak volumes about their distinctiveness and diversity. All but one — the tropical banksia — are found only in Australia. South-western WA hogs most of the limelight with more than 80 per cent of species. What appears to be one large, showy flower is actually a dense cluster of up to several thousand individual blossoms. Their nectar once provided a sweet treat for Aboriginal people, who sucked the flower spike or soaked it in water to make a drink. After flowering, the spike develops into a woody cone with tightly closed follicles, each containing one or two 'winged' seeds.
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Rock climbing legend Paul Pritchard is touring Australia talking about his incredible journey in a series of speaking events called 'Beyond Doing It Scared'.
A week without wi-fi and telly might sound like a challenge for some families, but with so much to see and do, Lord Howe Island makes it easy.
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Fighting extreme cold while pushing war-ravaged bodies to new physical limits, teams of soldiers scarred in battle take on the ultimate challenge - trekking 335km across the Antarctic to the South Pole.
Find the full story in Mar/April issue #119 of Australian Geographic.
One of North America’s best treks, the Teton Crest Trail is a gruelling series of switchbacks through Wyoming’s alpine wilderness, where the biggest hazard is neither bears nor moose, but fatigue.
A cold front ruined plan A. But the clouds parted long enough for two friends to put plan B into action – an exhilarating bike and hike up Black Peak, near Queenstown in New Zealand.
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Thought your trekking days were over once you had kids? Find out how to get back out there with these tips from trekker Chris Ord!
Get tips on planning for your next trek, whether it's your first or your 50th, in this next installment of our series on trekking basics.
Heading off on a multi-day trek takes a lot more planning and preparation than a day walk, and you’ll need the right gear to do it, but the rewards are well worth the effort.