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An Aussie filmmaker makes waves with a documentary about gang life Down Under

Where is a good place to stay in Australia's Cape Tribulation without breaking the bank? Karin Olympia, Wa

All it takes is one trip to change your life - and we've got 40 of 'em. Dreaming of close encounters with cheetahs or penguins? Want to climb a mountain in Peru? Experience an epic trek in China? One trip, one world - that's all it takes.

So it's a vast, faraway adventure mecca,no worries, mate! Here come ten abso-bloody-lutely awesome Australian odysseys—from Sydney to the bush—plus locals' picks and all the beta you need to get there.

Ride the rails in style on these six epic train odysseys

A new class of hotels pitches boutique offerings to thrill-seeking hipsters

Australia finally lays tracks to the outback from Adelaide to Darwin

Chase your travel dreams with 48 handpicked adventures guaranteed to satisfy every type of wandering soul

To maximize the return on your investment in wanderlust, you need know-how and solid advice. We’re here to help. From saving on destination packages and high-value gear to insider trips and the bet reasons to blow a bundle, we’ve got the lowdown on affordable, rip-roaring, full-value adventure travel.

Amy Bechtel was there, and then she simply wasn't

Eileen and Tom Lonergan went out for a day of scuba diving, and never came back. The story behind the movie Open Water.

Australia's first great adventure was part Lewis and Clark, part Donner Party—searing proof that fame is a four-letter word

Of course they do—they get to trek with camels. But you can, too! We’ve got the COOLEST TRIPS, TOP TEN TRENDS, EXPERT ADVICE, AND BEST NEW PLACES TO GET LOST IN 2003. So what are you waiting for? Giddyup! Star…

The cassowary—Australia's six-foot-tall, 180-pound jungle bird—is a pushy, hard-pecking, head-butting, talon-swiping thug on the loose, and humans trespass in its habitat at their own risk. But on our writer's wary quest to confront this beast, he learns to spare a little sympathy for a fightless victim just fighting to stay alive.

When it comes to winter sports, there are skills, and there are skillz. We're talking about catching big air off the halfpipe, making like Apolo Ohno on skate-skis, building a perfect snow ramp for launchpad jumps, and climbing a frozen waterfall. Ready to get with it? Then listen to the mad wisdom of pros who know.

Need a daily powder fix? Chase epic snow through the calendar with our guide to the best places to ski and snowboard each month.

Trek the Bay of Fires and soak in Tasmania's wild northeastern shores

Five recently designated World Heritage Sites worth your while

We’ve learned a lot in a quarter-century of roaming the planet. This month, to kick off Outside‘s silver anniversary, we’ve chosen 25 bold, epic, soul-nourishing experiences that every true adventurer must seek out—from the relatively plush and classic to the cutting-edge and hard-core. All that’s left for you is the…

Twenty-seven specks of coral, lost in the Indian Ocean, 1,620 miles from Perth. And you thought Australia's interior was remote.

And deliver us pronto to these 44 island Edens—if they were any more perfect we'd be in heaven

Casting for bonefish in the mangrove-choked lagoons of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

Dive the undived, paddle the unvisited, and otherwise indulge your Pacific island fantasies

On the other side of the world are other worldly sights-Tasmanian Devils, spirit houses, and the greatest reef of them all.

Australia's huge and haunting Kimberley might just be the last frontier.

In croc country, how to look before you leap.

Going Beyond the African Safari

Escape the monkey house and take your brood to where the wild things really are. Our kid-endorsed guide to sneezing lizards, daffy otters, and bellowing moose. (Sorry, no dinosaurs.) Koalas in Kangaroo Island Though the koala is right up there in the race for…

Where do you want to go? Whether you're planning a weekend getaway or a full-blown vacation, Outside Online's Adventure Advisor is here to show you the way.

If you're ready to get away from it all and willing to forgo room service, marooning yourself on an uninhabited island can have its rewards. The trick is to ensure you get de-marooned before developing an emotional attachment to a volleyball. Here, some Castaway-style options. Buccaneer Archipelago, Australia…

For a bargain price of $1.7 million, Doug Tompkins and his wife Kristine have sewn up a vast Patagonian wonderland. Who says cranky visionaries can't close a deal?

Outside's guide to the coolest trips and the world's top new adventure travel spots.

The Top Spots to be in the Buff

Has this tired old world been explored-out? Not Down Under, where uncharted, bottomless slot canyons hide just west of Sydney.

Australia's full of things waiting to sting, prong, chomp, drown, or lay you out with a toxic nip. People go missing there all the time. But the beer is cold. The sun mostly shines. And the author figures if he can remember to never leave the asphalt, he just might make it back alive.