The very first issue of the rebranded Australian Geographic Outdoor magazine has finally hit the shelves after much anticipation!
In an exciting shift, Outdoor magazine has become part of the growing Australian Geographic family. While we're still the Outdoor that you know and love, providing you with inspiring adventures and destinations, and the skill, gear, advice and information you need to get you there, this joining of forces brings with it some great changes and benefits for you, our readers.
Our very first AG Outdoor is proudly an all Australian issue - hit up some Australia's wildest, most remote, quirkiest camping spots, discover the gems of Queensland's outback, or tour Tasmania by bike, equip yourself with remote first aid skills and top up your camping kit with some of the greatest gear. All that and more - plus a bonus DVD on Australia's great walks - in the very first AG Outdoor!
If you haven't already, pick up your copy of our July/August '09 issue and start planning your next adventure! Your dreams may take you anywhere across the globe - and to get your thoughts a-runnin', we have tales of some fantastic adventures in Patagonia, Banff, Yellowknife, Borneo, Sweden and New Zealand. While you're head-deep in your copy of OA, check out our new Next Weekend section for some great immediate ideas on what to get up to as the week rolls to a close. This issue will have you brushing up on your bush survival skills, gaggling over some awe-inspiring shots of the world's best climbers, and dreaming over the newest gear and technology about to hit stores. You'll also learn how to build an igloo this issue, so book your trip to the snow now - or simply enter our competition to win a great trip to New Zealand - too easy!
For a full winter gear fix check out the Outdoor Australia Winter '09 Gear Guide. The GG is packed with gear to get you out and about this winter. Jackets, thermals, packs, tents, sleeping bags plus tips on winter travel and destinations to embrace the winter or to escape it! Bug your friendly newsagent for a copy today. $7.95
Our new issue is out and this time around we've delved into the issues of travelling responsibly. Outdoor Australia presents a starting point to get your head around the latest developments in travel; what does responsible travel mean, and how will it influence your decisions? Draw inspiration for your next trip; will it be Lord Howe Island's tranquility, helping to encourage change in Cambodia, or the crazy scurry of red crabs in Christmas Island? We have also compiled some great ideas for how to make a difference on your next Aussie holiday with some enjoyable and rewarding volunteer destinations. And while you're head deep in pages, cross the seas to our neighbours in Papua New Guinea and check in on Team ADCO AROC on their worthy pursuits in the recent Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge. And be sure to stay in touch! Click on the email link on the right to let us know what you think!
That's right, our new issue hits the stands today filled with all the inspiration you need for your next walking adventure. Take your pick from our ten best multi-day walks in Australia as selected by our team of experts, transport back to the days of the dinos with our special feature on Aussie rainforests or pick up a handy trail to take a day trip. For the inexperienced (or simply for those forgetful ones who could do with a handy checklist!), check out our guide to packing a weekend in a backpack.
Explore a new way to trek Nepal without the crowds, climb a different route on our neighbouring New Zealand's Mt Aspiring, and dive the depths of a remote marine park in Indonesia. We also thought it time to turn our minds to the creative side of travel, so have whipped up an extensive guide on making your very own short adventure film. Drag the camera along with you on your next trip and get started on a masterpiece!
This is just the beginning of what you'll find packed into our March/April '09 issue, so head out and pick yourself up a copy to see you through the closing months of summer. In the meantime, if you have a story to share, some pictures to show us, we'd always love to hear from you. Pop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!
Don't let the incessant rain confuse you, summer is most certainly here. Just in time for your Christmas break and (fingers crossed) long days filled with warm sunshine, our Jan/Feb 09 issue has hit the stands today – and may we say it’s a great issue for all that downtime you’re about to have. Our most bumper issue yet, it is loaded with new sections that include culture, eco, health and more travel, a complete paddle guide, and a how-to on a range of sports that’ll get you wet. While you’re at it, escape into the calm that is the Dampier Archipelago, get active in the vast wilderness of Alaska and get inspired by the likes of ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes and gutsy white water kayaker Tanya Faux.
We hope you have a very merry and heart-warming Christmas with your nearest and dearest, and we look forward to bringing you more outdoor inspiration in 2009!
Dallas and Emma
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Cheers, from Dallas and Emma