Australia & S. Pacific

A Hideout on the Edge of the World

When it comes to natural beauty, New Zealand doesn't do nuance. What better place to see the country's visual gifts than Matakauri Lodge, located minutes from Queenstown on New Zealand's South...

A Luxury Shelter in the Australian Outback

A trip to the backcountry doesn't mean you have to rough it. At the confluence of the Berkley River and Timor Sea sits Berkeley River Lodge, an upscale hideout in the wilds of Western Australia.

South Island Van Life

Our two-week road trip around New Zealand involved hitting up the South Island's best trails and surf breaks. With bikes on the back and surf boards on the roof of our 1970 VW Kombi Camper vans, we...

Dawn Patrol Down Under

The often overlooked Greater Blue Mountains roll through eastern Australia, just four hours west of Sydney. One winter afternoon, two friends and I decided to wake up early the following morning in...

Murder and Revenge in Papua New Guinea

Last September, a trekking company's guided trip through the wilds of Papua New Guinea was shattered when machete-wielding men attacked the native porters, killing two on the spot and injuring many...

New Zealand's SUP Getaway

Travel outside of New Zealand and you might not find many folks who have heard of Saint Bathans or its stunning Blue Lake. The Southern Hemisphere’s deepest man-made mining hole formed the...

Australia's Urban Adventure Capital

Perth was thrust into the public consciousness recently for being the home base of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean. But this city of 1.7 million people with a Mediterranean climate on the remote southwestern corner of Australia has hardly been a secret to adventure travelers.

Surviving Tasmania

A fascination with a cartoon animal and a Class V river lured her to the empty wilderness of Tasmania. Turns out the raw side of Down Under offers an amazing number of pristine places to camp, surf,...

Escaping the Recession by Boat

When the Great Recession hit, young people found a million different ways to cope with their battered job prospects. Alex and Nick Kleeman found the best way, scraping together enough cash to buy a...

Best Kept Wild: Roaming New Zealand

The helicopter ride to a luxury resort was undeniably sweet. But for Peter Heller, the greatest thing about New Zealand’s South Island was kayaking down a surly river with an old paddling buddy, in a...

Opposites Attract in New Zealand

Our summer is the perfect time to migrate south to new zealand, where July means trekking-perfect temperatures and no crowds

The Top 10 New Zealand Beaches

New Zealand has more than 9,000 miles of coast and hundreds of pristine beaches. From jagged, rocky shores to hidden black and white sands, turquoise lagoons to tumultuous surf, seaside natural...

The Top 10 New Zealand Hikes

Misted mountains and emerald fjords, ancient fern-ridden forests and cascading waterfalls, miles of empty black and white sand beaches. You’re likely to find any sort of wild path...