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Beach Cruises Holidays

Don and Sue Burnett at Pelorus Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

Australia

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland: Shore Excursion

Jane E Fraser Sydneysiders Don and Sue Burnett visit a near-deserted island in northern Australia.

New Caledonia

Legends of the lagoon

Mare, New Caledonia

Loyalty islanders are welcoming the first day trippers. Craig Tansley discovers a community happy to share their south Pacific idyll.

The Philippines

Cruising with the lost boys

True colours ... (from left) the turquoise waters of Bacuit Bay; a lone outpost on the sands of a Palawan beach; the bangka Aurora docks where she pleases.

A secret lagoon is one of the jewels Ellie Fazan has discovered in the Palawan islands.

Cruising

Treasure islands

Craig Tansley finds a stunning secret world of teeming wildlife and island villages untouched by modernity.

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Travel News

Qantas reroutes flights as PNG's Rabaul Volcano erupts

The smoke and ash from Mount Tavurvur

MICHAEL KOZIOL 3:26pm | A giant ash cloud is affecting some flights to and from Australia following a major eruption of the Rabaul caldera in Papua New Guinea.

Czech hotel threatens peeing tourists with YouTube post

OLIVER SMITH 9:25am | A Czech hotel is hoping to deter public urination by threatening to post videos of offenders on YouTube.

Family fuming after wheelchair-using granny left in corner of Newark Airport for 11 hours

28 Aug | A family is fuming mad after an airport worker parked a wheelchair-using grandmother in a departure lounge and an airline's "processing error" led her to be left there for up to 11 hours.

'Roofing': The best way to see Saint Petersburg

28 Aug | Thrill-seekers believe the best way to see Russia's imperial capital is by hopping roof to roof.

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