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Luxury Great Outdoors Holidays

Water world ... Shuzenji temple.

Japan

Soaked in tradition

In a land of ancient rituals, Natasha Dragun immerses herself in the spa culture.

Room service

Mixed fortunes for reef resorts

Orpheus Island suffered only minor damage from cyclone Yasi.

Orpheus Island Beach Resort on the Great Barrier Reef welcomed guests late last month after its five-month closure for the first phase of renovations.

Australia

Let nature be your guide

Natural talents ... Simone Brooks.

Emily Dunn meets three professionals who bring the outdoors to the luxury hotel experience.

South Africa

Face time with a wild bunch

At an exclusive game lodge that looked to nature for inspiration, Rob McFarland discovers how easy it is for nature to look right back.

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Sydney's newest accommodation: Sleep at IKEA

ANNIE DANG 21 Aug | Need a place to stay? Why not spend a night at IKEA for free. You won't even need an Allen key.

Women, sex and holidays: Study looks at female tourists' sexual behaviour

20 Aug | Some women use holidays as an opportunity to 'feel like a man' and have sex with no strings attached.

Cheeky marmot photobombs, ruins Greenpeace timelapse video

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 19 Aug | Timelapse video of glacier ruined thanks to 'Marmot Love'.

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