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Active in Australia

Saddle up: cycling along the Danube with Persenbeug Castle in the background.

Cycling

Two-wheel wonders: The world's 12 best bike rides

Andrew Bain As cycling holidays become the first choice of travel for a growing number of us, there is no shortage of places to conquer, writes Andrew Bain.

Global

Extreme: the kooky new holiday activities that will blow your mind

Charlotte Piho

David Whitley Holiday ideas that are putting new spins on destinations around the world, writes David Whitley.

NSW

Sydney Harbour Bridge climb: Why this is Sydney's number one must-do

Climbers cheer as they reach the summit at dawn.

Daniel Scott Everyone else I know has done it and now it's time for me to give it a try.

Queensland

Might of a magic forest

Daintree

The sudden forces of nature in the Daintree are an inspiration, writes Sue Williams.

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Photo galleries

Abseiling from the Story Bridge

Marissa abseil

brisbanetimes.com.au journalist Marissa Calligeros abseils from Brisbane's Story Bridge.

World's most exhilarating hikes

Via ferrata, Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo.

Walk this way to experience some of the least-known yet most exhilarating hikes from the Northern Territory to Nepal.

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Travellers Tips

Insider

The modern holiday: go now, go hard, go home

Short Breaks illustration by Michael Mucci. SHD TRAVEL MAY 9.

Jane E. Fraser If you think big experiences must come with big vacations, think again. A growing range of getaways shows that short breaks can be long on adventure.

Traveller's tips

We're definitely a weird mob

Unspecified

David Astle The perils of travel writing go beyond three-legged chickens, as David Astle discovered.

Map of Australia

Travel News

Paris tourist spot overrun by 'dirty' rats

A rat runs next to a Maillol Statue in The Tuileries gardens of the Louvre Muesum in Paris, France.

10:13am | Hundreds of tourists are enjoying a picnic in the city's Tuileries garden at Louvre, but there is just one drawback - 'dirty' rats.

Why some flights are safer than others

9:45am | Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe - roughly the population of New York City - step aboard an airplane. They almost always land safely.

Stranded Air New Zealand passengers finally head home

LAURA WALTERS AND SHABNAM DASTGHEIB 9:29am | Air New Zealand passengers stranded in Honolulu since Sunday due to plane fault finally take off.

Jetstar apologises after crew member advises passengers to flush their drugs

9:20am | Jetstar has apologised after a crew member advised Splendour in the Grass festival goers to dump their drugs before landing in Sydney.

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