4 of Hong Kong’s Most Unmissable Hikes
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by Cam Bostock
2d ago
Explorer Cam spent four days legging it around the stunning coastlines, mountaintops, and through the gorgeous villages of Hong Kong. Here are the four trails he says you’ve gotta see for yourself. Hiking? In Hong Kong? Hong Kong is a hiker’s paradise, which isn’t something you might expect before visiting. The region is host to a variety of multi-day walks and countless day hiking options with a mixture of different terrains, difficulty levels, and remoteness. Surprisingly, most of Hong Kong’s landmass is actually mountainous, with its bustling population centred tightly on the island’s on ..read more
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The World’s Largest Platypus Conservation Centre Has Opened in Dubbo, NSW
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by Ella Forward
3d ago
The world’s largest platypus conservation centre, dubbed ‘Platypus Rescue HQ’, has officially opened at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo NSW on Wiradjuri Country.   Platypus Rescue HQ is a $12.5 million centre, co-funded by the NSW Government, Taronga Conservation Society Australia, and philanthropic donors. It combines a research centre to study platypus behaviour, rescue and rehabilitation facilities, and a pre-release area to prepare recovered platypus for release to the wild. The facility can host up to a whopping 65 platypuses during severe environmental events, such as drought ..read more
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How To Visit Lord Howe Island on a Budget
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by Scout Hinchliffe
3d ago
Think Lord Howe Island is too fancy for your price range? Scout’s got some tips that might make a trip to this dream destination a little more achievable. About Lord Howe Island Lord Howe is an island with white sand beaches and tropical rainforests located in the Tasman Sea east of Sydney in New South Wales that offers the most amazing snorkeling adventures. The snorkeling experience can be as long as you want, provided you bring the equipment. If you were to ask me what three things first come to mind when I think of Lord Howe Island it would be those mountains, that reef, and too expensi ..read more
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Sea Scooter Safaris and Cross-Island Hiking: Untapped Adventure on The Cook Islands
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by Sophie Turner
4d ago
Picture this: you’re peering out of the plane window as you take off from the most beautiful island in the world, where you’ve just had the best week of your life. A tear rolls down your cheek at the realisation that you’re leaving this heaven-on-earth paradise behind. Yep, we’re talking about The Cook Islands.   Yes, I really did cry. But let’s rewind seven days and start at the beginning! My travel buddy Bella and I boarded the new Jetstar direct flight from Sydney to Rarotonga. With fares as low as $349 one-way, we had to jump on this opportunity to fly non-stop to our dream advent ..read more
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This Surfer Turned Her Love of the Ocean into a Conservation Mission
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by Wendy Bruere
4d ago
Wendy sat down with cinematographer Lucia Santiago to learn about her love for the ocean and how she documents its beauty and its struggle.   Lucia Santiago grew up by the ocean in Spain, but some of the nearby beaches were too polluted to swim at. These days, she surfs in Noosa. She was so taken by the Australian seas that she pursued a career as a videographer so that she could share the wonder she witnesses and inspire people to protect the environment.   Lucia Santiago chose Noosa on the Sunshine Coast to call home   ‘When I first came to Australia, the water was so cle ..read more
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6 Queensland Country Pubs, Bars, & Distilleries with Adventures Nearby
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by Alex Mitcheson
5d ago
Queensland local Alex Mitcheson shares the best adventures where getting an icy cold beer afterward might as well be mandatory. Is it me, or does every good day out adventuring deserve an icy cold beer to sign things off? If you’re truly off the beaten track – and perhaps doing a multi-day hike carrying all of your gear – then you’ll be forgiven for not agreeing with this ‘ethos’ *cough*. But for those who find themselves within striking distance of a licensed bar, it can be a great way to slacken off the boots and talk about the day that was. All great adventures end at a pub, right? Queen ..read more
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WATCH: 3 Sustainability Quotes That Live in My Head Rent Free
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by Jack Brookes
5d ago
In this episode of Act Local, Cam throws back to three conversations and, more specifically, three sustainability quotes that have lived rent-free in his head.   After travelling around Australia and interviewing people who are taking local action to combat climate change, there are three quotes that our host, Cameron Doyle, continues to think about. Unley Bicycle User Group‘s Dylan Kiernan explains that instead of finding time in your busy schedule for a whole new activity, you could do less of a bad thing to decrease your carbon footprint, like opting to ride your bike instead of re ..read more
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Zero G Gear Apex Quilt – Reviewed & Tested
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by Patrick McNally
5d ago
Zero G Gear Apex Quilt 'The experience not only of using, but purchasing the Apex Quilt from Zero G Gear has been a treat. The versatility and thoughtfulness of its design will see it come with me on probably all of my adventures in the future.' Comfort and Warmth 90 Lightweight Design 80 Ability to Customise 90 Pros Ultra lightweight design Synthetic makes it suitable for wet and damp conditions Australian artisanal-made gear which can be customised to you Cons No in-store option to see gear before purchasing Some possible draughtiness if not assembled correctly Dry bags availab ..read more
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Dunnstown Sunflower Field – Pick Your Own Sunflowers Near Melbourne
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by Kat Barber
5d ago
Brighten up your weekend by paying a visit to Melbourne’s original sunflower fields in Dunnstown. Explorer Kat took the 90 minute drive from the city to discover what it’s like to wander through a field of 1.6 million sunflowers and pick a few blooming beauties to take home. Quick Overview of Melbourne Sunflowers The Dunnstown Sunflower Fields, just outside Ballarat in regional Victoria, sees 1.6 million sunflowers bloom for around 4-6 magical weeks each year. Pack your family, friends, and your dog in the car for the 90-minute drive from Melbourne and spend some time wandering through a fi ..read more
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How To Save Our Native Forests
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by Bea Jeavons
6d ago
After running takayna Trail, Explorer Beatrice is determined the share how imperative saving our native forests really is. We Are Explorers acknowledges that this adventure is located on the traditional Country of the Tarkier People who have occupied and cared for the lands, waters, and their inhabitants for thousands of years. We pay our respects to them as the Traditional Custodians and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. Running With Giants: takayna Trail In February last year, I joined 160 other runners on takayna Trail, an annual ultra-trail running event in the northwest of lu ..read more
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