Outdoor Magazine September - October 2016

Widely regarded as Australia’s premier adventure magazine, Outdoor features human-powered experiences such as hiking, mountain biking and paddling; road trips and iconic destinations; as well as an array of technical features and how-to guides. It’s a respected brand with a rich heritage that captures the spirit of adventure through inspiring content, top-notch images and great practical tips.

Adventures Group Holdings Pty Ltd
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11,70 €(IVA inc.)
4 Números

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2 min.
a small part of something big

IT’S TIME TO SIT down, grab a coffee and ponder this question: what is your favourite adventure or outdoor activity? And why? Sure, it’s a loaded question, but not in a negative way. It is just to confirm one of my favourite theories and something I have always regarded as truth. No matter what your poison, whether you’re a cyclist or a hiker, or your most memorable adventures are camping with the kids at a nearby caravan park, the main thing to remember is that you are still part of what is undoubtedly the best community on the planet: the outdoors. I have been a part of this awesome community for decades and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, as I am sure all AGO readers have, along with anyone else…

2 min.
outdoor letters

THE BIG ADVENTURE We’ve been planning a massive family road trip for the past what seems like forever but reading your Road Trip section this past couple of years has renewed our enthusiasm and we are heading off in July for a six-month holiday with the kids (aged eight and 11). The info in the mag – especially the gear tests and Outdoor Tech – has been a great resource for our planning. Now the planning is finished it is time to see some of the places we’ve read about in Outdoor! Alice and Ken Williams, NSW BANG FOR YOUR BUCKS I read with interest a previous letter of the issue regarding expensive outdoor gear and do agree – reputable brands have become seriously expensive, even though I do appreciate the technology developments, which…

1 min.
letter of the issue

MY WIFE AND I really enjoy reading your magazine and finding more places to want to walk. Unfortunately, our daughters don’t share our enthusiasm for hiking - they keep reminding us that cars have been invented and suggest we get a dictionary and look up the definition of the word›“holiday” But while doing the Coast to Coast walk in England a couple of years ago we were impressed by the number of hikers of all ages on the track. So last year (while training for Kilimanjaro) and earlier this year (while training for the Kokoda Track) we’ve kidnapped our grandsons (see photo above) and have had them out walking with us in the Adelaide Hills. They both love it. Keeping them keen has been easy so far - and hopefully will remain so as…

3 min.
world ex goes two wheels

EXPLORINGTHEWORLD by bicycle,whether road cycle, tourer or mountain bike, has grown massively to become the thing to do for outdoor enthusiasts. It’s easy to see why: you can cover a lot more ground on a bike, and it gets you fit while you have a bloody good time.A bicycle always seems to be a conversation starter too, no matter what part of the world you live in, or are visiting. World Expeditions,Australia’s highly regarded guided adventure travel company, has long offered bicycle based adventures and recently – to coincide with the peak interest of both the Tour de France and the recent Olympics – reminded us here at AG Outdoor about these eight epic cycling adventures. As much as we’d (or should we say, mainly the Editor) like to keep these…

2 min.
hema explorer app update

AUSSIE MAPPING GIANT,Hema Maps,has just released a massive update to its popular Explorer app, which features multi-scale topo mapping and a host of other mapping features - for both iOS and Android systems.The new Explorer app – version 3 – includes Hema’s complete road and 4WD track database all delivered via a multi-scale map that is designed for all adventurers.The multi-scale feature allows users to zoom in from a country-wide perspective to a scale of 1:150,000, which means you’ll be able to plan, and then log, your journey more accurately.This version 3 also includes the ability to generate a route from one destination to another, or from home to your favourite campsite. For those keen on more mapping detail, you can upgrade to Explorer Pro, for either $9.99 a month or…

2 min.
australian adventure festival

THE PICTURESQUE EAST GIPPSLAND region of Victoria will be playing host to the three-day Australian Adventure Festival from Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23. The family-friendly event makes the most of East Gippsland’s adventure-laden environment over the course of the three days, with a range of different outdoor sports – including an adventure race, half- and ultra-marathon, trail running races, MTB events over different distances, along with plenty of child-focused activities, including a fun run.The event is massive, not only in terms of the number of events, but also the 150-strong team of staff and local volunteers who ensure it goes off without a hitch, and everyone has fun – a key focus of the festival, according to Race Director Steve Peterson. “The scope and scale of events means that everyone…