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  • Latest News: World Record Attempt In Antarctica
    December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 December 2012 Latest News World Record Attempt In Antarctica The Outer Edge Polar Challenge team plans to travel approximately 4500 kilometers unsupported in their custom designed and built snow ice sailers from the edge of the Antarctic polar plateau to the geographic South Pole then returning directly or via the Pole of Inaccessibility in as little as 45 days The team includes owner and Managing Director of Adventure Publishing Pty Ltd Charles Werb and Kristan Fischer an expedition leader and resident adventure guru They ll be departing for their return trip from the Polar Plateau south of the Russian Base at Novolazarevskaya Novo and sail directly to the geographic South Pole a one way distance of approximately 2100km with an increase in elevation of over 2000m After departing from the Novo base in their two snow ice sailers they ll be aiming to cover as much ground as possible each day dependent on the conditions Once the team reach the South Pole they will either return directly or via the Pole of Inaccessibility a further 500km During the round trip they ll be completely self sufficient carrying their own food fuel and enough supplies to keep them alive for up to 90 days however they re hoping to do it in as little as 45 days Through doing this expedition the Outer Edge Polar Challenge Team are aiming to Prove that snow ice sailing and wind powered travel is a viable and environmentally friendly means of travel and transportation in Antarctica Raise funds to support the Leukaemia Foundation Challenge the current world ice sailing speed record Challenge the current world record for distance covered unassisted and wind powered in a 24 hour period in Antarctica Gondwana is proud to be

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  • Latest News: Berett's Tour de Cure
    2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 December 2012 Latest News Berett s Tour de Cure What started over a coffee between two mates quickly involved three friends registering Tour de Cure as an Australian charity which lead to an inaugural cycling tour in 2007 Since then Tour de Cure has held 6 more Signature Tours introduced 3 annual Country Tours held the annual Day of Inspiration and has raised over 10 million in the fight against cancer so far Channel 7 recently aired Mark Beretta s documentary Berett s Tour de Cure about why people take on the challenge of Tour de Cure and how they are helping to cure cancer If you missed it you can check it out online at http au tv yahoo com sunrise factsheets article 20561720 tour de cure We at Gondwana are proud to be a regular supporter of Tour de Cure If you ve been following the cycling tour you may have noticed the red Gondwana soft shell jackets being worn by the cyclists Find out more about

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  • Latest News: Gondwana Supports Grueling 8 Week Trek
    proud to be supporting Mick and Rose on their trek of the Canning Stock Route from Halls Creek to Wiluna in Western Australia Heading off on the 1st of July 2014 their aim is to complete the trek in 8 weeks unaided They ll be carrying all their own supplies and are determined to be the first husband and wife team to complete the Cannning Stock Route from start to finish unaided Not only is it a personal challenge for them they are also doing it to create suicide awareness and prevention raising as much money as possible to donate to Suicide Prevention Australia a not for profit organisation so they can continue working towards preventing suicide here in Australia Mick and Rose will be accompanied by their son Saxon and nephew Harley in vehicles They will be carrying their own supplies first aid equipment and filming photography equipment Both these vehicles will not be assisting them in any way shape or form They are purely there as the film crew and for life threatening emergencies and if Mick and Rose need assistance in any way the trek will be deemed unsuccessful The Canning Stock Route is the longest and one of the most difficult tracks on Earth It leads through the most remote and inhospitable areas of West Australia it crosses three deserts and climbs over nine hundred steep sand hills For nearly 2 000 kilometers of the trek there is no decent supply of food or water and no safe way of escape The Canning Stock Route was marked out nearly 100 years ago by Alfred Canning to drive the cattle from Perth to the opposite corner of the continent However the conditions were so harsh and casualties so high that Canning Stock Route never truly served its

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  • Latest News: Great Aussie Camp Out
    December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 December 2012 Latest News Great Aussie Camp Out At Gondwana we re all about enjoying the outdoors So when we heard about the Great Aussie Camp Out happening on the 12th of October this year we got more than a tad bit excited The Great Aussie Camp Out brings together thousands of Australians for one big night where they can share the experience of camping out under the stars in their backyards on a river bank in a camp a park a caravan park in fact anywhere they may feel like This year it s already looking like that there will be well over 10 000 official participants expected and many many more joining in We re delighted to be helping promote this event and to be offering special offers to participants registered for this years event Participation is free and you can register online at www greataussiecampout org au register for gaco 2013 What are you waiting for Take out those hiking shoes from under the bed pull out

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  • Latest News: The Right Stuff To Bring To School Camp
    July 2015 June 2015 April 2015 March 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 December 2012 Latest News The Right Stuff To Bring To School Camp Our friends at the Australian Camps Association have provided us with a checklist of the right stuff to pack for when a child is heading along to school camp Included in the checklist is clothes to suit the weather conditions and all the fantastic activities little adventure seekers will be participating in You will want to make sure that the gear packed will keep your child clean and comfortable so they can enjoy each and every moment Checklists are an excellent shorthand method for reminding yourself about important matters In this case what could be more important than sending you kids along to camp You should consdier adapting this list depending on such factors as the age of your child the season the location the duration of the camp and any requirements of the school or camp Just a quick tip remember to clearly mark all items with your child s name too What should you consider packing when going to school camp Sleeping Equipment Sleeping bag or blankets sheets Bed socks Slippers Pyjamas Winter Summer Small pillow Pillow slip Day Wear Jeans pants skirts Shirts inc long sleeve T shirts Jumpers windcheaters Parka Raincoat Shoes runners Shorts Socks Underwear Hat sun and rain Swimwear bathers Gloves Scarf Gumboots Personal Items Towel Brush and comb Hair shampoo Thongs e g for showering Insect repellent Toothbrush and toothpaste Handkerchiefs Soap Sunscreen Personal medications Other Exercise book Pen and pencils Stamp addressed envelope Camera Torch and batteries Books games cards

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  • Latest News: Road-trip From Melbourne To Adelaide
    November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 December 2012 Latest News Road trip From Melbourne To Adelaide Ararat Giant Koala Grampians Welcome to South Australia Lauren from our sales team with a group of her friends packed up the car and made the road trip from Melbourne to Adelaide for the Supanova Pop Culture Expo last month They set out with the intention to not only save some money but to have an amazing trip with close friends Taking advantage of the great weather they took the time to admire the beautiful scenery of Western Victoria including the Grampians and stopped to dine at local bakeries and pubs On their trip they stopped at Ararat a former gold mining town Horsham which is the center of Western Victoria s wheat and wool industry Dadswell Bridge where they said hi to the Giant Koala the Victorian and South Australian boarder to take a happy snap and Bordertown in the heart of the Tatiara region By all reports it sounds like they enjoyed a great trip Lauren s handy road trip tips Pack water and healthy snacks for in between stops Make small pit stops to stretch your legs get fuel and have a bathroom break Make longer stops for dinner lunch to let the car cool and for you to enjoy the country towns We really enjoyed eating at small country pubs and bakeries When stopping take the time to enjoy the scenery and what s around you Create multiple playlists of great songs to enjoy whilst driving Playlist Top 5 Songs 1 Teenage Kicks One Direction 2 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Taylor Swift 3 If I

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  • Latest News: Leaving Room For Adventure
    in our great outdoors Events 2 Summer 10 Winter 2 Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 April 2015 March 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 December 2012 Latest News Leaving Room For Adventure Properly packing for a trip away is a necessity and while looking good is important being protected from the elements in the right gear is just as vital When packing for a trip to Byron Bay our Marketing and Social Media Coordinator Nicole aimed to pack as light as she could whilst ensuring she would be protected from the elements She jokes that at least 75 of her luggage was water sport gear and the rest was everything else Here s a sneak peek inside what Nicole packed for several days of surfing hanging out at cafes with friends and exploring 1 Vansittart Travel Light Tee 2 Bedarra ACR Plus Recycled Short 3 Geikie Hydrolite Ripstop Dress Posted by Gondwana on 7th November 2014 Categories Helpful advice Summer Tags Please enable

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  • Latest News: 7 Tips For Travelling With The Family This Summer
    2013 September 2013 August 2013 December 2012 Latest News 7 Tips For Travelling With The Family This Summer With the smell of summer in the air there was talk around the office about taking our families out for day trips to explore the great outdoors We posed the question What s your number one piece of travel advice for a day out with the family in summer to the team here at Gondwana So just what were some of the hot tips being discussed for when taking the family out on a day trip this summer For those heading out on a picnic put a small or big depending on the size of your cooler watermelon in the freezer the night before your day out This way you will have refreshingly cool watermelon once you hit your destination and won t need to worry about putting any ice packs into your cooler Liana Product Developer Always be prepared Rain hail or shine be prepared for all conditions and make sure that if you re in the sun to always reapply your sunscreen and stay hydrated Lauren Customer Service Bring a spare change of clothes for the kids for those just in case moments Yvonne Product Developer Roadside treats during car travel can be expensive and nutritionally unsound Carry a small collapsing insulated bag and include a selection of healthy snacks to stave off the Cookie Monster Sue Finance Stop and smell the roses Don t be in a rush enjoy the time away with your loved ones Stephen Owner Pretty simple and easy for me and my family Do not forget the sunscreen hats and water Hayden Business Development Manager Research not just your destination but the areas you pass through on your way to where you re heading It

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