Posts in Australia
Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence with Sarah Hyde

“I know it’s a long way to go but it’s easy. We’ll find the rabbit-proof fence and follow that all the way home” In 1931, Molly, Gracie and Daisy just wanted to go home after being forcibly removed from their families and placed in government settlements. They follow the 1500 kilometre fence that runs across Western Australia. In 2016, Sarah Hyde traces their footsteps and shares her experience.

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Cameleering in the Simpson Desert

As a high school maths teacher my job generally doesn’t liven up conversations, beyond the ‘it’s so important to have good maths teachers’ comment and conversation usually moves on to more interesting subjects. However, the statement ‘I’m working as a cameleer in the Simpson Desert’ does funny things to people’s faces as they try to work out what that actually means…

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She Went Wild's 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

We know that it’s important to our community that we don’t just indulge in the holiday season and consume for consumptions’s sake. We know that you vote with your dollars and that even with your gift buying, you want to be contributing to some sort of positive change. And so we have carefully selected the following gift ideas based on a love of adventure and an emphasis on local Australian businesses and on sustainability…

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Diving the SS Yongala

The SS Yongala is an incredible tale in Australian history. A tragic story that has become one of Australia’s most renowned dives. Immerse yourself in the dive experience with She Went Wild Ambassador Sara Piper as she takes a dive down into the mystery of Yongala with Adrenalin Dive, in Townsville with Adrenaline Dive. Read on!

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Life on a Postie Bike.. Around Australia

Jacqui has spent most of her life on the road and cannot remember a time when she was not either packing or unpacking. Her mother Dorothy first introduced her to Europe when she was nine years old – living in a Kombi and visiting a myriad of different countries and cultures.

Over the last 3 years, Jacqui Kennedy and her trusty CT110 called Mo have been traveling over 55,000 kilometres. “Mo is a 110cc ex-Auspost bike, top speed 75km/h on a good day and he steers like a washing machine,“ says Jacqui, “He has been a faithful companion and like most men, as long as you keep the fluids topped up, he is happy.” Read more about Jacqui and Mo's adventures on the blog

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Clipper Race Diaries : Cape Town to Fremantle

The Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other. With no previous sailing experience necessary, it’s a record breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on a 70-foot ocean racing yacht.

The sea does not distinguish between Olympians or novices. There is nowhere to hide - if Mother Nature throws down the gauntlet, you must be ready to face the same challenges as the pro racer. It's a fair game and anyone eager for adventure is invited to participate. Hungry for more? Read about Belinda's experience sailing from Cape Town to Fremantle.

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Finding big impact in the little things

Meet Thuc. A Sydney-based photographer with a lifelong affliction that the Germans call fernweh (a yearning for far-flung places) and an enthusiasm to live an active and exciting life. Inspired by big landscapes, heart-filled human feats and soul-shaping experiences. Through her phenomenal photography skills, she is able freeze beautiful and powerful moments to inspire you to dream big and live big, to chase your own versions of adventure and fulfilment. 

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Annapurna Circuit : a journey from inside out

Most adventures start either with a dream or a disillusion, but for Cristina adventure opened its arms when she stepped away from life as she knew it, said goodbye to her partner at the time and closed the door behind her. Where she run to? Fast forward several months and we find Cristina on the Annapurna circuit, in Nepal. The circuit is rated as one of the most beautiful but strenuous high altitude climbs in the world - reaching 5400m. The mountains were calling me and I had to go. 

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The unexpected places that plastics hide

Eav is an Environmental academic with a key interest in the elimination of marine debris.

It's no secret, plastic pollution is a big problem, but it’s also a visible one that we can solve. Altering your life to reduce consumption and waste, and persuading others to do the same is an important step to improve the way we care for our oceans and environment. Read more about the affects of plastics and the nooks and crannies they might be hiding in.

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Q&A with Ambassador Noemie Fox : Professional Slalom Athlete

Meet Noemie Fox, She Went Wild Ambassador, pro Canoe Slalom Athlete and student. Born in Marseille, France, Noemie moved to Sydney at the age of 2, as her parents were to compete in the 2000 Olympic Games. As a Senior Canoe Slalom athlete, she spends her time between Europe and Australia to race in competitions, train on beautiful natural rivers or man made courses and spend time with great people from all over the world! 

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