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Great Outdoors in Australia

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

South Australia

South Australia safari camp: Pitch perfect

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.

NSW

Cling of the Mountain

Louise Southerden walks on the wild side of Lord Howe Island.

Northern Territory

Adventures in Alice's wonderland

There's action aplenty, as Kerry van der Jagt discovers in our unofficial capital.

Australia

Wicker ways: top picnic spots

Jervis Bay.

The Tripologist Shake out the picnic rug and raid the fridge - because when the sun is shining, nothing beats a picnic.

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Special features

Australia

Places in the heart: Brett Lee

Brett Lee

Cricket's Brett Lee finds his perfect destination in Western Australia's El Questro Wilderness Park.

Photo galleries

The Arkaba luxury walk

Hiker on the Arkaba Walk, looking towards the Elder Range, South Australia.

The Arkaba Walk is the newest of a small but growing number of luxury guided walks in Australia. The four-day walk begins in Wilpena Pound and traverses the 24,000-hectare Arkaba Station at the...

Trekking the Larapinta Trail

Like a flickering flame, the land is a rainbow of colours, covered in yellow, orange, white and purple.

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Travellers Tips

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.

Q&A

Your questions

My partner and I did a New Zealand walk where you can stay in rustic huts? Is there anything similar in NSW?

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Travel News

Manila 'world's worst airport': Philippine President Benigno Aquino apologises

Terminal 1, Manila International Airport

10:10am | Air conditioning failures proves why this South-East Asia airport is named the world's worst by online travel guide.

High hopes for Blue Mountains tourism as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take in the view

DAISY DUMAS | As the Duke of Cambridge peered over a cliff edge at Narrow Neck lookout near Katoomba on Thursday afternoon, there was a reason for his wife's apparent nerves. Unlike accompanying media and the Mountain Youth Services abseiling team, neither the second in line to the throne, nor the duchess, had the comfort of a safety harness.

Australia to see rush of UK tourists after royal visit

2:57pm | Royal visit by Kate, Wills and baby George is drawing UK tourists Down Under.

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight: CNN's MH370 expert sacked over bad clothes

2:24pm | Flight simulator company sacks instructor for dressing like a teenager during CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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