outdoor adventure


cash flow on the Zambezi

cash flow on the Zambezi

Packaging and selling adventure on one of the world's great high volume rivers.

surfing the Zambezi

surfing the Zambezi

Nothing could top rafting the Zambezi - or could it?

gagging down the Tully. Image reproduced with kind permission of Raging Thunder

gagging down the Tully

There are ten thousand unemployed comedians in Australia and every raft guide in Far North Queensland is stealing their lines.

Shotover River, NZ.

birth of a river guide

Life as a river cat: Robbo Bennetts finds out what it takes to make and break a river guide.




Mt Kosciusko is the last place novices should find themselves during a blizzard, especially when their tent blows away & the snowcave they dig collapses during the night. This true story was re-enacted for Grainger TV's The world around us & screened nationally on Channel 7 on 23 April 2005.


cycling the Kimberley

cycling the Kimberley

Not your average family holiday - braving crocodiles, corrugations & stories of trumped-up corellas during a 6-day cycle through an amazing museum of natural and human history.


Surf rage

surf rage

When there are just two surfers out there & just too many waves & one surfer is a soul surfer & the other surfer is a macho surfer, the word break takes on a new meaning.


beware crocodiles, bilharzia, humps

beware crocodiles, bilharzia, humps

Robbo Bennetts takes an ironic look at the vagaries of travelling in darkest Africa.




the orchid-killing fields

We have destroyed, & continue to destroy at an alarming rate, one of nature's most splendid creations. Yet we barely realise it. Don't read this article if you don't want to be seriously disturbed.


hard skills


101 ways to stay warm & dry when it is cold & wet in the mountains

They said it couldn't be done, but nordic skier Robbo Bennetts has come up with 101 ways to make sure you stay within your comfort zone when you find yourself in the mountains.

cave dweller

The art of bivvying

Whether you are caught out, or just want to catch the stars, the ability to bivouac is a valuable inclusion in every serious camper's bag of tricks. This article takes a closer look at how to go about camping overnight without tents.