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Beach Active Holidays

Luxury lagoon escape ... Sinalei Reef Resort and Spa.

Samoa

The new surfer's paradise

Craig Tansley rides high on Samoa's world-class reef breaks without the crowds of Indonesia or Hawaii.

South West Rocks

Last chance to see labradors of the deep

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The threat of the grey nurse shark's extinction is scarier than sharing a dive with it, writes Genevieve Swart.

French Polynesia

Shaken and stirred

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Mal Chenu gets off the beaten track in a place better known for high-end experiences than high-adrenalin ones.

Fiji

White knuckles in white water

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Debra Solomon straps on her life jacket and heads down some wild rapids in Fiji.

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Ball ban: Rio's beach crackdown

Under rules aimed at bringing order to Rio's famous beaches, ball games are among the undesirable activities being curtailed or banned as the city that will host a World Cup and Olympics within seven years seeks to clean up its act.

Rio de Janeiro is cracking down on beach behaviour ahead of 2016 Olympics, including banning ball games.

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Fuel pump fault causes Qantas A380 to turn back mid-flight

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GOYA DMYTRYSHCHAK 12:05pm | A Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne was forced to turn back mid-air because of a fuel pump fault.

I know this great little place: Roberta Sudbrack

NINA KARNIKOWSKI | When Roberta Sudbrack opened her self-titled restaurant in Rio, she brought to her kitchen the skills learnt from seven years' cooking at Brazil's presidential palace and her love of organic produce.

Frequent Flyer: Simon Westcott

JANE REDDY | Simon Westcott is the owner and chief executive LUXE City Guides.

Traveller letters: Thanks for the disloyalty, Qantas

An experience that reinforces last week's comment that Qantas does not care about its loyal Frequent Flyer members.

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