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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.

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.

NSW

Cling of the Mountain

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

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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

Avalon Airport axes ad over criticism it made light of domestic violence

The advertisement as seen on Avalon Airport's Facebook page.

5:29pm | Victoria's Avalon Airport has been forced to ditch its new advertising campaign after being accused of making light of domestic violence.

UK tourist recounts 'hellish' time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo

10:09am | A 37-year-old British nurse has recounted her "hellish" experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities.

Stowaway reportedly eyed Africa

9:05am | As relatives make themselves scarce after a 15-year-old Santa Clara boy survived a flight from San Jose to Maui in a jetliner's wheel well over the weekend, Hawaiian media have reported the boy may have been trying to get to his mother in Africa.

Hang onto your seat: it's gondola be an after-dark ride to thrill

JASON DOWLING | First we had the illuminated Melbourne Star wheel for a spin after dark - next may be a midnight ride to Arthurs Seat on new multimillion-dollar gondola.

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