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Frenchwoman rides brumbies to cross Australia on the Bicentennial National Trail

To those across the seas, Australia's unforgiving natural habitat can seem like a wild frontier — if it's not the snakes, spiders and crocodiles that get you, it's the heat or tropical illnesses.

So why would a woman who grew up in Paris choose to spend over a year travelling through the scrub with three feral horses?

Frenchwoman Alienor le Gouvello, who now calls Bundaberg home, has just published a book about travelling 5,330 kilometres from Victoria to the top of Queensland with three brumbies, as a way of raising awareness and understanding of the horses — and yes, there were snakes, crocodiles and tropical illnesses.

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Article written by: Brad Marsellos

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