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Great Outdoors in Australia

Rodney the camel.

Western Australia

Broome family holiday: kids in the Kimberley

Broome offers the kind of holiday adventures children will never forget, writes Lynne Whiley.

Tasmania

Hiking Tasmania with children: Small stature, great heights

Andrew Bain with daughter Kiri on the Overland Track

Andrew Bain Andrew Bain has a new perspective on hiking through rugged Tasmania, thanks to his companion - his young daughter.

South Australia

Kangaroo Island: Beacons beckon

Cape Willoughby lightstation

Elspeth Callender Elspeth Callender tours a trio of remote, windswept towers whose lights saved lives.

Mama Holiday

Mama Holiday: the retro holiday

Tracey Spicer Kitchy, retro, flashback, call it what you will, but family holidays have taken on a '70s 'flare'.

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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

Photos

The new Uluru

Sunset at World Heritage listed Uluru in Australia's Northern Territory with Uluru Camel Tours.

Fairfax photographer, Steven Siewert, travels to Australia's red centre in the the Northern Territory capturing a photographic essay on tourism at Uluru. Selected images available from www.

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...

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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

Magaluf bar crawl shut down in wake of viral sex video

A private security worker watch tourists having fun in Punta Ballena street in the Magaluf zone, in Calvia on Mallorca.

NATALIE PARIS 10:34am | A club night notorious for encouraging drunken sex acts among tourists in Magaluf has been ordered to close down for 12 months.

Hilton hotels to replace room keys with guests' smartphones

10:16am | Hilton Worldwide hotel guests will soon be able to use their smartphones to select specific rooms, make special requests, check in and out, and even unlock their room doors.

Drunk tour driver terrifies passengers in the Top End

9:37am | Alarmed tourists in a Darwin minivan called police when they realised their female driver was showing signs of intoxication.

No nudes is bad news for Germany's nudists

5:45pm | Germans still love to bask naked on holidays, but at home the nudist scene is facing a decline.

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