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Great Outdoors in Australia

On safari: giraffe at the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi National Park, South Africa.

Wildlife

Responsible wildlife tourism: Close encounters

David Whitley There are ways to see animals up close without alarming them or yourself, writes David Whitley.

Western Australia

Broome family holiday: kids in the Kimberley

rodney the camel

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.

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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

Women, sex and holidays: Study looks at female tourists' sexual behaviour

Some women use holidays as an opportunity to 'feel like a man' and have no-strings-attached sexual encounters.

9:06am | Some women use holidays as an opportunity to 'feel like a man' and have sex with no strings attached.

Cheeky marmot photobombs, ruins Greenpeace timelapse video

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 19 Aug | Timelapse video of glacier ruined thanks to 'Marmot Love'.

Melbourne is the world's most liveable city, again

RICHARD WILLINGHAM 19 Aug | Melbourne has retained its status as the world's most liveable city for a fourth consecutive year, out-scoring three other Australian cities in the top 10.

Sultan of Brunei bids for New York's Plaza Hotel

19 Aug | Brunei's latest hotel bid follows celebrities, including Richard Branson and Anna Wintour, who have called for a boycott of luxury hotels owned by the sultan, including the Dorchester in London.

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