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The low-down on common bluebottles
Australia's best meteorite craters
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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This species of tube-nosed bat resembles a certain Jedi master, quickly making it an internet sensation.
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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.
Kangaroo Island's new Wilderness Trail is set to open October 1. The rugged five day 66km walk through Flinders Chase National Park hugs a coastal shoreline that's brimming with native wildlife.
Read more about the Wilderness Trail in AG#134, out now.
AG Society sponsored adventurer Tim Jarvis AM delivers an update from the Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia.
Two Aussies retrace a 300km walk undertaken by bush poet Henry Lawson, from Bourke to the Toorale Woolshed.
The story of Mark Moorhead, perhaps the most gifted Australian climber of the 1980s, whose life was tragically cut short at the age of 23.
A relaxing Christmas lunch sparked an idea that won this team winning The North Face/AGO Adventure Grant
You might think that circumnavigating the Mediterranean would be a relatively easy adventure. Think row boat, think four-metre waves, think Force 7-8 winds and think again.
Luxury travel and adventure sports tend to be mutually exclusive, even polar opposites, but they don't have to be
You don’t have to be a grizzled trailblazer to fit adventure into your life – urbanites and nine-to-fivers are embracing the new buzzword ‘microadventure’ to make the most of what they’ve got.