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The low-down on common bluebottles
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Australia is home to many bizarre creatures, but they're no less lovable than our iconic kangas and cuddly koalas. Here are our favourites.
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.
Aboriginal people across Australia have employed a number of common strategies to help them survive in some of the planet's most arid environments.
From mountain traverses to sand islands and outback tracks, here's our pick of the best long-distance hiking trails in Australia.
World No.1 hang-glider Jon Durand fulfils a lifelong dream to surf the rare phenomenon known as the Morning Glory cloud in Queensland. Pick up your copy of the Nov/Dec issue for more and all the details.
Climber Will Gadd has scaled the frozen edge of the world's largest waterfalls
AG Society adventurer Tim Cope gives insight into his epic solo journey across the remote steppes of Mongolia.
Savaged by floods and fires, Northern Wilsons Promontory circuit was left to go wild. Now, two friends take on the park to see what’s left after Mother Nature’s held the reins for a while.
How many summer alpine activities can you pack into two days?
Hiking, mountain biking, and fly fishing to name a few.
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
A massive snowmelt and a bunch of whitewater fiends leads to one epic rafting trip.