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Drives in Australia

The big easy: Coastal trips are perfect if you're not in a rush.

Australia

Ten great vrooms with a view

Your quick guide to the best drives on offer across the planet and closer to home.

Australia

Queensland road trip: Get your kicks on the other Route 66

Queensland

Andrew Bain Andrew Bain takes the highway running along the Tropic of Capricorn in central Queensland and finds plenty of surprises along the way.

Australia

Into the red dust and wind

Painted Desert near Coober Pedy.

Retracing the route of Australia's hardiest roadmakers, Lee Atkinson tackles a trip through the heart of our western deserts.

Australia

Road to the red heart

Lake Eyre

The world has plenty of famed routes for the adventurer but none kick up as much dust as Australia's Adelaide to Uluru escapade, writes Sue Williams.

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Photo galleries

World's greatest drives

Bixby Bridge in Big Sur, California.

The highway is a grand canvas, a drive-in screen for our own epics, especially on these five great excursions.

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?

Q&A

Your questions

What are the 'must-see' places on the drive from Launceston to Hobart?

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Map of Australia

Travel News

Helsinki airport introduces world's first passenger tracking system

Passengers are seen near a flight information board in the departures hall at Helsink-Vantaa airport in Helsinki, Finland.

1:38pm | Helsinki's airport will be the world's first to track passengers in real-time from parking lot to takeoff, but the plan has been criticised by civil liberty groups.

Two new hotels at Brisbane Airport

CAMERON ATFIELD 2:40pm | Pullman and Ibis hotels to be built by November at cost of $150m.

Boozy with bad diets but foreigners love the British, study says

12:32pm | Despite a passion for binge-drinking and lousy food, Britain was named the second most attractive country along with Australia, according to a survey.

Paris tourist spot overrun by 'dirty' rats

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.

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