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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.

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.

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.

Queensland

A few more off the bucket list

Rafting in Queensland

Helen Pitt faces the biggest test of her life hitting the thrill seeker's trail in far north Queensland.

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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

Korean pop culture lures tourists for plastic surgery

Jun Ji Hyun/Facebook

2:43pm | In a district made famous by the song Gangnam Style - women walk down the street with bandages over their faces and around their heads.

The decline of first class as airlines add business beds

12:50pm | World's top airlines may follow in the in footsteps of Virgin Atlantic abandoning the traditional three-class seating plan.

Legroom gadget sales jump after seat recline spat on plane

11:12am | Demand is high for a gadget that blocks seats from reclining after a scuffle between two passengers forced a jet to make an unscheduled landing.

Teens take world's scariest selfie

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 26 Aug | Three students have gone to sickening lengths to take the world’s scariest selfie.

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