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Beach Holidays in Australia

Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island ... rated Australia's best.

Queensland

Why Australia's best beach is still a mystery

Craig Platt It's rated the best beach in Australia and the fifth best in the world, but scientists can't explain it.

Beaches

Your island home

Young woman strolling on beach pier, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, Caribbean.

Whatever your penchant, there is a beach somewhere in the world that is just right for you. Sheridan Rhodes surveys some of your choices.

Australia

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland: Shore Excursion

Coral Princess II at Pelorus Island.

Jane E Fraser Sydneysiders Don and Sue Burnett visit a near-deserted island in northern Australia.

Australia

Summer is coming: Australia's best beach towns

Backpacker haven is all grown up ... Airlie Beach, Queensland.

Ute Junker With summer just around the corner, Ute Junker leaves no grain of sand unturned in her guide to the best beach towns on Australia's east coast.

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Photo galleries

Photos

World's best beaches

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays.

Take a look at the best beaches in the world, as named by TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice awards.

Fraser Island and Hervey Bay

Tourists pose in Lake McKenzie

The Wide Bay region is ideal for a weekend getaway.

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Travellers Tips

Tips

Caught in a rip-off

Beware ... a beachside holiday may turn into a hassle.

There are pitfalls to watch out for with holiday rental bonds, writes Jane E. Fraser.

Map of Australia

Travel News

Fear of flying haunts air travellers after MH17 crash

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LAWRENCE MONEY 11:48pm | Recent events have made those people afraid of plane travel more afraid than ever.

Sydney's newest accommodation: Sleep at IKEA

ANNIE DANG 8:18am | Need a place to stay? Why not spend a night at IKEA for free. You won't even need an Allen key.

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

20 Aug | 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'.

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