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Australia

Cruising

The Cruise Director: rocking the boat

Sally Macmillan Music fans are in for a treat this year, so whatever your taste there's a cruise to suit.

South Australia

South Australia safari camp: Pitch perfect

Hot-Ikara safari camp, Wilpena pound, South Australia.

Anthony Dennis Camping for cheats it may be. But glamping - in the form of luxury eco-tents with nearly every conceivable comfort - has certainly staked its place in remote Australian tourism in recent years.

South Australia

Treasure island

kangaroo island food

Kangaroo Island's food and wine is coming along in heaps and bounds, writes Julietta Jameson.

Cruising

Short & sweet

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Sally Macmillan There are short cruises to suit every type of traveller, writes Sally Macmillan.

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Special features

Queensland

Indie vibe is right on trend

Shopping

Belinda Jackson finds fashion and jewellery, heels and perfume, in the city's thriving design precincts.

ACT

Zesty flavours, sleek spaces

Authentic ... Italian & Sons delivers in cool surrounds.

At every level of dining, there are delights to discover, writes Julietta Jameson.

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Photo galleries

Dog sledding in dinner plain

Dog sledding in Dinner Plain.

Dog sledding in dinner plain

Baw Baw's snow (and visitors) keep falling

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Ski lifts are expected to close despite bumper snow fall during the past week, and businesses are getting hot-headed over losing money.

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Travellers Tips

Tripologist

Diversionary tactics on the long ride north

Tripologist We plan to drive from Sydney to the Gold Coast in mid-December with our two children. Can you suggest some good stopping points along the way?

Tips

Clearing the trails back to our national parks

Large parts of Kosciuszko National Park were previously off limits.

Jane E. Fraser New tours, accommodation and safari-style camping are part of the campaign to get more of us to explore the wilderness at our doorstep.

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Travel News

Alexandra Rose Williams on good behaviour bond after in-flight bum grope

Alexandra Williams.

STEVE BUTCHER 12:36pm | A passenger who touched the buttocks of a crew member and tried to kiss him on the cheek on a flight from Manila to Melbourne has been ordered by a magistrate to behave for the next three months.

Golden Princess largest cruise ship to be based in Melbourne

ANNIE DANG 11:32am | Golden Princess will be the biggest cruise ship to hit Melbourne.

London's first skyscraper hotel: Shangri-La to open at the Shard

8:53am | Shangri-La hotel brings Asian-style comfort and luxury to Western Europe's global city.

Planes, porn and racism: Travel's biggest Twitter fails

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 16 Apr | You won't believe what some travellers - and travel companies - have done on Twitter.

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