Outdoors

Updated Queensland waterway maps to assist development planning

Waterway Barrier Map Cairns (small)

DEVELOPERS and government agencies now have access to updated maps of Queensland waterways, which determine their importance for the passage of fish. Fisheries Queensland biologist Ian Draper said revised Queensland Waterways for Waterway Barrier Works data has been released and is available free online. “This mapping product categorises all rivers, streams and waterways through Queensland and ranks their importance for …

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National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo arrives in Brisbane Friday

national 4x4 show

Cricketing legend, Merv Hughes, will also be appearing on stage on Saturday for Waeco, to talk all things outdoors. The Eagers Holden Proving Ground offers visitors the chance to test drive the latest Holden Colorado and test their 4WDing skills behind the wheel on a variety of surfaces to simulate being off the beaten track, with training provided by 4WD …

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BOG OUT Vehicle Recovery Kits

BOG OUT

IS BOG OUT the world’s most practical vehicle recovery kit? That’s the question four-wheel-drive enthusiasts raving about BOG OUT are asking inventor Paul Aubin. Paul is a resourceful and inventive north Queensland family man who became obsessed with his invention of a vehicle recovery kit, which he deems a ‘must have’ for all 4WD owners. Like many great innovations, BOG …

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Italian mince with spinach fettuccine

Italian mince

The flavours in this delicious camp oven recipe are to die for. Italian mince with yummy fresh herbs and spinach fettuccine with a bit of grated parmesan cheese on top, what more could you ask for in the outdoors. Ingredients 1.5kg beef mince 1/4 cup rice oil 500g jar red wine and Italian herb sauce 350g Kalamata sliced and pitted …

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Mako Ronin polarised sunglasses

AUSTRALIAN company Mako has been making high-quality sunglasses using class-leading, optically correct Japanese and Italian glass polarised lenses for decades. Mako has the largest array of polarised lens choices in Australia, perfect for all outdoor activities. The team at Mako has also recognised that most fishos want to look good as well as spot fish, so they’ve developed the Ronin frame. …

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Protect your car from rust with Electronic Rust Prevention Systems

IF you’re a keen fisher, avid four-wheel-driver or general outdoors enthusiast, chances are you’re a fan of adventure. Whether it’s bush, beach or just cruising on-road, your vehicle is the go-to travel companion for all things outdoors. Amongst the excitement of heading out, it can be easy to forget about the extreme conditions our vehicles endure and unfortunately, many of …

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Evakool tailor-made fridge solutions

FISHING, boating and a love of the outdoors are synonymous with our Australian lifestyle, but whether away for a day, week or month, your enjoyment of your trip is very dependent on your choice of 12V fridge or icebox. How often have you heard fellow travellers complaining that their fridge is struggling to keep cold or they are tired of …

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All 4 Adventure Rhino-Rack swag

Rhino-Rack swag

FROM the larrikin TV personalities on All 4 Adventure and veteran Australian outdoor brand Rhino-Rack comes the swag you’ve been waiting for: the All 4 Adventure Rhino-Rack Swag. This swag has been designed to tackle even the toughest and most unforgiving terrain. Waterproof and durable, this domed unit is strong enough to be laid down on almost any surface without fear …

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Promising start to North Coast shark net trial

nsw north coast shark net trial

THE initial results of the shark net trial on the NSW North Coast show the majority of marine life captured was released alive. The NSW Department of Primary Industries found that in the first month of the nets being in place, 72 percent of marine animals were successfully released. Four sharks from targeted species (one white shark, two tiger sharks …

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Hunting rabbits in Australia

hunting rabbits australia

It isn’t only rural and remote areas that have become infested with feral rabbits. I’ve seen them in the suburbs of Ipswich, Esk, Brisbane, Mackay, Rockhampton and Toowoomba (where they often go unnoticed because people just assume they are hares). Biological controls have been used nationwide and have proven very effective in significantly reducing the population. As impressive as the …

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