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Beach 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.

Indonesia

Bali beyond the basic

bali

Seminyak's shopping is a treasure trove of fabulousness, as Belinda Jackson discovers.

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.

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.

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Photo galleries

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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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Travellers Tips

Tripologist

Phuket's a good bet, via a Bangkok shopover

Tripologist We have been told by friends the place to go for both beach and shopping is Phuket. If so, would it be a bit pricier than the other destinations?

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Travel News

Dubai: Two French base jumpers break world record with Burj Khalifa leap

Base jumpers break world record in Dubai (Thumbnail)

ANNIE DANG 3:31pm | Base jumpers break world record after spectacular leap from world's tallest building.

Brisbane petrol prices to settle for long weekend

MARISSA CALLIGEROS 2:02pm | There is likely to be some relief for motorists this long weekend following an Easter of high petrol prices.

Mount Baw Baw resort handed over to private operator

JASON DOWLING 9:50pm | Management of the troubled Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort has been transferred from the government to a private operator after another year of losses and millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies.

Flashing, spitting and stealing knickers: strange things that can get you deported

OLIVER SMITH 10:10am | A British woman was arrested and threatened with deportation this week after Sri Lankan authorities took offence to her Buddha tattoo.

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