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Beach Great Outdoors Holidays

A wonder of the world ... the Great Barrier Reef.

Queensland

Back into the blue

Jane E. Fraser takes a trip to the tropics and falls in love all over again.

Hawaii

Aloha low-down

Beautiful Waimea Bay on Oahu's North Shore, Hawaii

After a 25-year absence, Katrina Lobley gets to know the lei of the land all over again for this beginner's guide to a Pacific idyll that's become a true favourite for Australian travellers.

Queensland

Crocs and awe

Golden Beach, Caloundra, Queensland.

Bindi Irwin stars in a cast of attractions on a family trip to Caloundra, writes Debbie Neilson-Hunter.

Pacific

Lessons in kava etiquette

Preparing coconuts on the Lau Islands.

On the remote Lau Islands, Kevin Rushby dons his Sunday-best sarong and learns the art of ceremonial clapping.

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The best beach in the world

Best beach in the world Rabbit Beach Sicily

Rabbit Beach in Sicily, Italy, has been named the best beach in the world by travel website TripAdvisor, based on reviews and rankings from millions of users.

Five unforgettable beaches

Travel author Lee Atkinson has seen a lot of beautiful beaches. Here are five she'll never forget.

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Travel News

Why some flights are safer than others

Delta Air Lines jet OK

4:45pm | Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe step aboard an plane. But not all flights are equally safe.

Helsinki airport introduces world's first passenger tracking system

1:38pm | Helsinki's airport will be the world's first to track passengers in real-time from parking lot to takeoff, but the plan has been criticised by civil liberty groups.

Two new hotels at Brisbane Airport

CAMERON ATFIELD 4:10pm | Pullman and Ibis hotels to be built by November at cost of $150m.

Boozy with bad diets but foreigners love the British, study says

12:32pm | Despite a passion for binge-drinking and lousy food, Britain was named the second most attractive country along with Australia, according to a survey.

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