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Beach Surfing & Diving Holidays

Paradise lost ... few Australians have heard of Cocos - unlike its notorious neighbour, Christmas Island.

Islands

Lost horizons

It’s a seemingly idyllic paradise where the living is so laid-back it creates a dreamlike reality all its own.

Mexico

Detour at Yucatan

Tourists walk underneath a pier on Caracol beach in Cancun

Lance Richardson discovers diving caves and a beach cabana beyond the bristling high-rise of Cancun.

French Polynesia

Sharks, rays and reef

Aerial of motu in Bora Bora Lagoon.

Katrina Lobley finds the fins are friendly and the stingrays can be cuddled on an underwater eco-adventure in French Polynesia.

Indonesia

The new Bali? Indonesia hopes so

Oberoi Hotel pool area. Lombok

As Bali becomes a victim of its own success, authorities in Indonesia have big plans for the nearby island of Lombok.

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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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