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Australia

Cabin fever: Modern RVs have revolutionised the retro family holiday experience.

Mama Holiday

The nomads leading a resurgance in caravanning

Tracey Spicer A bumper sticker I once saw sums it up perfectly: 'Adventure before dementia.'

Weekend away: Turtle Beach Resort, Gold Coast

Scott Beveridge Trees, gardens and water parks disguise the main road frontage, with units set so far back there is no traffic noise at all.

Weekend away: Sea World Resort and Water Park

Sea World has undergone an upgrade of its rooms, and remains a family favourite.

Simon Holt Avoid queues with resort-only access, and dodge crowds with resort-exclusive entry into the first dolphin training session.

New South Wales

Long weekend away: Watermark at Watego's in Byron Bay

Watermark on Watego's Byron Bay.

Joanna Savill finds a tiny jewel of a beach a few kilometres from Byron Bay.

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Special features

Luxury

Height of luxury: Australia's top five hotel suites

Sydney Suite, Park Hyatt.

Ute Junker Huge rooms, unsurpassed views, private butlers, even a $9000 toilet - Ute Junker takes a look what Australia's most exclusive hotel suites have to offer.

ACT

Fun comes with the territory

Canberra

Julietta Jameson uncovers entertainment from AFL matches to international acts.

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Photo galleries

Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island

Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island

Oaks Oasis Resort, Caloundra

Oaks Oasis Resort, Caloundra

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Travellers Tips

Travel tips

All the buzz on a budget

Phra Nang beach, Krabi. Thailand.

From Hobart to Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Groundwater picks the new year's best affordable breaks.

Victoria

Stay the night

Open house ... Boroka Downs.

David Reyne finds some cosy lodgings, from coastal getaways with open fires to inner-city Italian chic.

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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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