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Beach Great Outdoors Holidays

Waimea Bay on Oahu's North Shore Island.

Hawaii

Aloha low-down

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

Back into the blue

Aerial view of Great Barrier Reef, Cairns.

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

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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Avalon Airport axes ad over criticism it made light of domestic violence

The advertisement as seen on Avalon Airport's Facebook page.

5:29pm | Victoria's Avalon Airport has been forced to ditch its new advertising campaign after being accused of making light of domestic violence.

UK tourist recounts 'hellish' time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo

10:09am | A 37-year-old British nurse has recounted her "hellish" experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities.

Stowaway reportedly eyed Africa

9:05am | As relatives make themselves scarce after a 15-year-old Santa Clara boy survived a flight from San Jose to Maui in a jetliner's wheel well over the weekend, Hawaiian media have reported the boy may have been trying to get to his mother in Africa.

Hang onto your seat: it's gondola be an after-dark ride to thrill

JASON DOWLING | First we had the illuminated Melbourne Star wheel for a spin after dark - next may be a midnight ride to Arthurs Seat on new multimillion-dollar gondola.

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