22 Jul 2018
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The Nymboida: A river for all 

While everyone fights with traffic at the beach in summer between Coffs Harbour and Grafton, there’s a lot less people enjoying clear mountain streams, rock pools and shady campsites along the Nymboida River. Sometimes heading west in summer makes sense. Only an hour or two…

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To Hell And Back: The aftermath of a Firestorm 

Warrumbungle NP     “The fire developed into a fully-fledged fire thunderstorm,” and was “Absolutely ferocious.” This is how two fire experts described the firestorm that devastated Warrumbungle NP and surrounds on 12 January 2013. Fifty-three houses were destroyed as well as countless native animals….

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BOURKE TO BIRDSVILLE 

Cutting up the Cut Line   EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS LESSER-KNOWN TRACK FROM BOURKE TO BIRDSVILLE CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE An Outback adventure that can be done over a few days or a few weeks! Sound…

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BEACH ETIQUETTE 

Let’s not leave our manners on the blacktop   You have ploughed through the Friday afternoon traffic and arrived at your favourite beach for a weekend’s camping with the family. The sky is blue, the weather perfect and the first guy you see fishing has…

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Australia’s Scariest Camping 

We venture to Ground Zero of Australia’s biggest atom blast and survive with just a slight green glow… CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE As Outback folklore has it, nowhere has ever gone off like Maralinga. The rocket range at Woomera…

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Pat’s top ten campsites 

  To celebrate the tenth season of Pat Callinan’s 4X4 Adventures we got him to give us his favourite camps that he’s been to in the last decade     One of the best things about shooting the TV show in Australia, is that there…

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High Country Adventure 

Travel the Dargo High Plains to some of the best campsites in the Victorian High Country, then venture to the roof of the High Country: Blue Rag Trig Point.   The Vic High Country boasts some of the best 4WD tracks and camping anywhere in…

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Kwiambal National Park 

Sometimes you find a spot and wonder why you’ve never been there before…   Where is this Kwiambal National Park, you may ask? I was asking the same question as my map showed me that I had arrived… but I had stumbled onto a private…

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Cape York in 1981 – Part Two 

Last issue Vic Widman had reached the Jardine River in his convoy of two Subarus and one Daihatsu in his epic 1981 trip to the top of Australia. With no vehicle ferry operating, he had no choice other than to drive through this treacherous stretch…

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Finding Mick Dundee 

A National Park half the size of Switzerland, and the backdrop to one of the most iconic Australian films – Kakadu screams out to be explored. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE The World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park is Australia’s…

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Cape York in 1981 – Part One 

Our resident Outback explorer, Vic Widman, started his four-wheel drive safaris with a trip to Cape York in 1981 in a Subaru. Things were a lot different in those days. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE It is incredible to think…

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7 days in Bladensburg 

Bladensburg typifies what Outback Queensland is all about: Remote and harsh yet stunning and colourful with plenty to see and do.   CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE Located a few kays out of Winton in Central West Queensland, there’s a…

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Top 8 Outback Pubs 

Vic gives us the lowdown on some of his top outback watering holes Can anyone else see the irony in the Editor asking me, a non-drinker, to write up a list of the best Outback pubs? Obviously Dex couldn’t find anyone else on the team…