Tracey Spicer A bumper sticker I once saw sums it up perfectly: 'Adventure before dementia.'
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.
Simon Holt Avoid queues with resort-only access, and dodge crowds with resort-exclusive entry into the first dolphin training session.
New South Wales
Joanna Savill finds a tiny jewel of a beach a few kilometres from Byron Bay.
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.
Julietta Jameson uncovers entertainment from AFL matches to international acts.
Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island
Oaks Oasis Resort, Caloundra
From Hobart to Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Groundwater picks the new year's best affordable breaks.
David Reyne finds some cosy lodgings, from coastal getaways with open fires to inner-city Italian chic.