Outdoors

What to expect when road tripping Cape York

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MOST Aussies would have a trip to Cape York near the top of their bucket list. As a bloke who has had the privilege of living there since the late 1980s, I have plenty of first-hand knowledge of what the attractions are and understand exactly why the Cape is such an icon in our national psyche. Even in these modern …

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Doing the Queensland dinosaur trail

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WE are really settling into holiday mode now. It has taken us a couple of weeks but we are starting to get the gist of this relaxing thing. It has been enjoyable spending quality time with the family, especially the kids, as being a fishing guide I tend to work seven days a week and miss a lot of weekend …

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Fire ban for this Australia Day long weekend

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QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services has issued a fire ban for Bribie, Moreton and Stradbroke islands this Australia Day long weekend in the wake of the suspicious Banksia Beach (Bribie) bushfire. Queensland Police and QFES are investigating several reports of unusual behaviour surrounding the blaze, which began last Thursday and continues to smoulder. It threatened to destroy homes, Banksia Beach …

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All about bunya nuts

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FEBRUARY is a great month of the year if you love bush tucker. Why? Because bunya nuts are falling from bunya pine trees. If you haven’t been bunya nutting or even tried eating these nuts, you are missing out on delightful bush tucker. Follow this simple recipe to learn how to cook them. My favourite method is boiling the nuts …

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Australia’s number-one outdoor adventurer says G’day USA

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JASE Andrews, host of Australia’s number-one four-wheel-drive, outdoor and adventure show All 4 Adventure is set to attend the prestigious G’day USA program in Los Angeles on January 26. Representing Australia’s wild side, Jase has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the Australian media landscape. Now entering its 16th year, G’Day USA is Australia’s renowned public and economic diplomacy …

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Independent front suspension versus solid axle – what to buy?

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THOSE who have been around the four-wheel-drive community for any extended period would have likely entered into or seen some kind of debate around independent front suspension versus solid axle. For those who have only just stepped into the community, trust me, you’re bound to experience it too. But what are IFS and solid axles and why is this an …

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All 4 Adventure Season 10 – A Decade of Dirt

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AUSTRALIA’S premier outdoor and adventure program All 4 Adventure has hit 10 years on the air. Season 10, ‘A Decade of Dirt’, marks the best and most challenging season ever for show host Jase Andrews. Facing near-death at the barb of a stingray and having successfully mounted the latest expedition to find Dick Smith’s lost plaque near the site of …

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Cruising Cape York during the build-up

Cruising Cape

APART from the Chilli Beach/Iron Range area, coastal northeast Cape York doesn’t get a lot of attention from travellers. This is partly because of limited road access, but is likely also the result of the relentless southeasterly trade winds that blow for much of the dry season. They can make life fairly uncomfortable to say the least and blow a …

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Exploring Landcruiser Mountain Park

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LANDCRUISER Mountain Park, the old-faithful, much-loved and extremely well-known four-wheel-drive park is situated at Jimna, an hour north of Kilcoy. This month we dive into not only our most recent trip to ‘Cruiser’ but also some of the reasons the 4WD community adores this spectacular property. With over 200km of tracks spread across 10,000 acres, Cruiser provides entertainment for everyone from …

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Camp oven porcupine meatballs recipe

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This camp oven porcupine meatballs recipe is well-seasoned and rich in tomato flavours. Such a delight when served on creamy mashed potato. Ingredients 1kg beef mince 2 x 420g tins tomato soup 3/4 cup long-grain rice, uncooked 700g passata sauce 4 tsp chicken stock powder 2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp smoky paprika 2 eggs 1 large onion, grated 2 …

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