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Weekends Away Active Holidays

Ocean Beach holiday park.

Weekend away

Intent on an outdoors stay

Angie Schiavone sleeps under canvas but behind glass doors at Umina Beach.

Blue Mountains

Dressed to thrill

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Anthony Dennis Anthony Dennis sheds more than his skin at a five-star resort.

Rail trail

Going green on bike tour

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David Scott aims to leave a light carbon footprint as he cycles the rail trail between Wangaratta and Beechworth.

Kangaroo Island

Spinechilling adventure

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Geoff Strong More people are choosing getaways with a conscience. Why laze on a beach when you can stalk animals in the name of science? Geoff Strong joins the volunteers on Kangaroo Island.

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The modern holiday: go now, go hard, go home

Short Breaks illustration by Michael Mucci. SHD TRAVEL MAY 9.

Jane E. Fraser If you think big experiences must come with big vacations, think again. A growing range of getaways shows that short breaks can be long on adventure.

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Manila 'world's worst airport': Philippine President Benigno Aquino apologises

Terminal 1, Manila International Airport

10:10am | Air conditioning failures proves why this South-East Asia airport is named the world's worst by online travel guide.

High hopes for Blue Mountains tourism as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take in the view

DAISY DUMAS | As the Duke of Cambridge peered over a cliff edge at Narrow Neck lookout near Katoomba on Thursday afternoon, there was a reason for his wife's apparent nerves. Unlike accompanying media and the Mountain Youth Services abseiling team, neither the second in line to the throne, nor the duchess, had the comfort of a safety harness.

Australia to see rush of UK tourists after royal visit

2:57pm | Royal visit by Kate, Wills and baby George is drawing UK tourists Down Under.

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight: CNN's MH370 expert sacked over bad clothes

2:24pm | Expert used by CNN for MH370 coverage sacked for 'shaming Canadians' with his dress sense.

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