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Hiking & Walking

A 95 km stretch from Mossman Gorge, about an hour's drive north of Cairns, the Daintree Region is where the rainforest flows down from the mountains to the beach and meets the fringing reefs. Sir David Attenborough described the Daintree as “the most extraordinary place on earth”. This is no surprise, considering how ancient and evolved this region is. Compared to the Amazon at 55 million years,

Esperance has everything to offer travellers looking to get out in nature and roam in the wild with its remote and beautiful surroundings. The idyllic coastal town with its stunning white sandy beaches and national parks is a hiker’s paradise. Whether you are a regular hiker or more of a casual stroller, Esperance offers a variety of different bush, beach and wetland trail experiences. Here are some

The North Face has announced the release of Western Faces, an Australian backcountry ski film showcasing the unexpected terrain of the Main Range in the Snowy Mountains region. Created by Lachlan Humphreys, of Clean Line Productions and Rob Norman, of Knack Studios, Australian mountaineer Tim Macartney-Snape, freeskier Anna Segal and Freeride World Tour rookie Michaela Davis-Meehan, set out to explore some of the steepest faces in

There’s plenty of reasons to hang out in Tasmania’s Huon Valley; some are new and some are as old as the mighty forests that flank its townships. The Huon Valley has been social distancing long before it was on trend, sitting on the edge of World Heritage Wilderness and often popping whole paddocks between neighbours. It retains the beauty, charm and heritage of a bygone era,

Go beyond the beaches of the Sunshine Coast and roam up into the hinterland where you can lose yourself in the natural beauty and serenity of the area. The breathtaking scenery forms a stunning backdrop to the beaches, where you can discover the ancient volcanic peaks of the Glass House Mountains, walk through the lush rainforests. Even the drive through the countryside is an experience in itself,

The Gold Coast may be famous for its stretches of sandy beaches, but venture beyond the beach into the hinterland and you will find a hiker’s paradise. From rocky mountain peaks to lush rainforest tracks leading to waterfalls, there is a hike for all levels. The unspoilt Gondwana Rainforests and the charming mountain villages are well worth the drive inland. The two main areas are Lamington

Ever since their first tour in 2007, South Sea Horizons has been conducting low impact tours at a local level across Papua New Guinea and the Pacific. The Papua New Guinean owned and operated company continues to offer authentic Papua New Guinean experiences and insight into areas only the true locals know. They can do that because of the co-founder of SSH and founder of the Firedance Festival and Lark

A place of ANZAC reverence and of personal challenge, the Kokoda Trail has been a place of pilgrimage for travellers for many decades. South Sea Horizons has been leading groups along the Kokoda Track since 2008 with an exceptional trek completion rate of 99%. The Kokoda track is one of the many walking tracks in Papua New Guinea that existed long before the Europeans discovered this part of

Intrepid has always promoted positive and meaningful exchanges between travellers and the local places and people they visit. With a focus on respecting different cultures and respecting local religions, religious places and rituals, Intrepid have continued this philosophy into Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea was a destination that ranked on the second annual Intrepid Adventure Travel Index for undertourism. The report ranked destinations with the lowest tourism density ratio, by comparing the

Gorilla trekking is definitely one of a few dramatic wildlife experiences you can have and there is no place better to do this than Rwanda. It is a rare experience that will bring you up close with endangered mountain gorillas in the wild. With no single mountain gorilla in captivity, Rwanda is a must visit if you are looking to the golden opportunity of sitting amongst gorillas in the mists