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Incredible experiences you can only have in the dark

Atacama Desert stars, Chile

From weird wildlife to epic mountain treks, we’ve tracked down some of the world’s most spectacular after-dark adventures.

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Lonely Planet's Beautiful World

The Dolomites, South Tyrol, Italy. Millions of years ago the pale peaks and pinnacles of the Dolomites lay on the seabed; now they are among the world's most distinctive mountainscapes.

Take a look at some of the spectacular images from Lonely Planet's Beautiful World, a book marking the travel guide publisher's 40th anniversary with a series of photographic essays.

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Travellers Tips

Tips

Image conscious: how to take better travel photos

Lauren Bath

Professional photographers can spend days, weeks, months - sometimes even years - waiting for everything to align for that one perfect shot.

Tips

Clearing the trails back to our national parks

Large parts of Kosciuszko National Park were previously off limits.

Jane E. Fraser New tours, accommodation and safari-style camping are part of the campaign to get more of us to explore the wilderness at our doorstep.

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

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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 | Flight simulator company sacks instructor for dressing like a teenager during CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Alexandra Rose Williams on good behaviour bond after in-flight bum grope

STEVE BUTCHER 12:36pm | A passenger who touched the buttocks of a crew member and tried to kiss him on the cheek on a flight from Manila to Melbourne has been ordered by a magistrate to behave for the next three months.

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