Dick’s adventures and expeditions

Click on the links below to access articles, documentaries, an animated digital map and a book as described.

2013: Solo circumnavigation of Papua New Guinea

2006 – 2008: Dick and Pip Smith’s drive around the world in an EarthRoamer four-wheel drive vehicle (166 page book)

2006: Solo flight across the Tasman in a Cessna Caravan

2004: Dick sails to Lord Howe Island and Balls Pyramid (Documentary – 27 minutes)

2000: First trans-Tasman hot air balloon crossing (Article published in Australian Geographic magazine)

1999 – 2000: Twice around the world in a Cessna Caravan (Animated map of the flight route – 1 minute)

1996: Flight to Tahiti in a Cessna Citation

1994 – 1995: First East to West helicopter flight around the world

1994: Across Australia solar car record

1993: First trans-Australian hot air balloon crossing (Article published in Australian Geographic magazine)

1991: Flying expedition over Mount Everest

1991: Frontier Spirit sailing voyage to Antarctica

1990: Expedition to the Mount Everest Base Camp

1989: Expedition to find the Weapons Research Establishment Satellite (WRESAT Rocket) (Article published in Australian Geographic magazine)

1988 – 1989: First flight around the world, landing in both the North and South Poles

1988: First West to East crossing of Australia in a helicopter

1988: The North Magnetic Pole Skidoo snowmobile attempt

1987: World Solar Challenge driver

1987: Solo flight to the North Pole (Documentary – 47 minutes)

1986: Attempted two flights to the North Pole (Article published in Australian Geographic magazine)

1985: Bourke to Burketown Bash (Documentary – 43 minutes)

1985: Scuba diving on Bounty Wreck

1984: First trip around Australia by helicopter

1982 – 1983: Solo helicopter flight around world (Documentary – 47 minutes)

1981: Dick’s search for the missing Mahogany Ship (Documentary – 46 minutes)

1981: “Coffee Royal Affair” Expedition 1981 (Documentary – 46 minutes)

1980: Antarctica Expedition with the Royal Australian Air Force

1980: Balls Pyramid Expedition II (Documentary – 29 minutes)

1977 – 1978: Kookaburra Expedition in the Northern Territory

1977: First visit to Antarctica by air

1966: Climbing in the Swiss Alps

1966: Canyoning in Claustral Canyon and Kalang Falls (NSW) (Documentary – 37 minutes)

1964: Balls Pyramid Expedition I (Documentary – 18 minutes)